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!