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Mountain Adventure Nursery


When my husband and I found out we were going to have a baby, we immediately started looking for nursery ideas on Pinterest. We had DIYed most of our wedding decor and stationary, so it was only a natural progression that we would DIY our baby's nursery! We were committed to not finding out the gender before the baby was born, so we'd need a design that could work for a boy or a girl.

After browsing through a plethora of pictures, we decided on a theme of "adventure." We wanted it to embrace the feeling of the movie "Up" without it being "Up" themed. We had a book about the art of the movie and started with that when choosing a color palette for our endeavor. We wanted the room to be bright and cheerful, above all other things.

After painting all the walls with a fresh coat of sky blue, we started by painting a mural of mountains on the wall that we were going to put the crib against. My husband sketched the mountains on the wall in pencil and then I went back with a small brush and painted the detailed sections. Next up was replacing the old carpet with hardwood floors and an amazing rug I found online. We painted an old dresser from my childhood with ombre yellow paint and some fun new glass knobs. Model hot air balloons were hung from the ceiling above the crib to give the impression that they were flying high above the mountains. The finishing touches were pictures on the walls and a pegboard station above the changing table to make changing diapers a breeze!


Tuesday 17th of September 2019

I ordered them on Amazon!


Tuesday 17th of September 2019

Where did you get the hot air balloons?


Thursday 1st of March 2018

Do you still have the paint colors you used for the mountains? Wanting to do something similar in our nursery and my mom gave us a green baby blanket that would match your wall colors really well. Thanks!


Tuesday 20th of September 2016

Thanks! The rug is from Wayfair, there's a link in the sources section of the post.


Tuesday 20th of September 2016

Love the rug, where is it from???