I fell in love with this modern under the sea crib bedding before I even knew if I was going to have a boy or a girl. Good thing it could go either way. I was on a very tight budget with this room so I made a lot of what is in the room or I bought something that was very inexpensive and altered it to make it look like more than it was. My only item that I was sad I couldn't get was the Eames molded plastic rocker. That would have made this room perfect!
My inspiration was the bedding. I always like to start with the bedding and work my way outward pulling colors and textures from there.
I'm usually pretty fuctional in my design, but also theme oriented. I don't like a lot of clutter so less is definitely more for me.
My favorite shops on this project were Michael's and Joanne's. I made a lot of the items in this room and because of that it seems all that more special to me.
Crib Canopy - Bought a basic white canopy and embellished it with green tulle and ribbon. When baby was big enough to stand I tied the sides of the canopy back to the wall with curtain holdbacks.
Lamp - Added extra green ball trim to the bottom of the shade to give it a more custom look.
Floor Lamp - Added white fringe and blue ribbon to the bottom of the shade to give it a jellyfish look.
Bubbles On Wall - Were cut out of sticky back paper using a compass and an exacto knife.
Light Fixture Bubble Shade - Made using differnt sizes of knitting circles overlapped and glued together. Holes were drilled in the rings so that the bubble strings could be attached. The strings were ordered pre-assembled. I then glued brackets to the inner ring so I could attach it to the ceiling.
Bookcases - I painted the back panel of the bookcases to make them pop.
I love the light fixture and the crib canopy. I'm probably partial to these items because I made them myself.
Don't be afraid to create things yourself. I was on a pretty tight budget with this, so when I couldn't find a crib canopy that was in my price range, I made it. When I couldn't find a light fixture in my price range that looked just the way I wanted it to, I made it. When I couldn't find a mobile that looked exactly like I wanted it to, I made it. I even made the stoll cusions, the crib pillow, and the octopus doll on the chair.