This room was soo much fun to put together! It's a pretty small space which was previously our guest room that we painted with horizontal stripes. I definitely loved how the stripes turned out so I wanted to keep it and just add the baby elements. I wanted bright and fun colors for my baby boy's room so I decided to go with blues, green, grey and splashes of orange (a color the hubby actually likes)
So many design inspirations went into this nursery. It all started with a trip to my fave Target and found a blue and torquoise tablecloth in their seasonal kitchen department. I loved the circle design and thought it would make as great curtains (an idea from Pinterest). I then found fabric from the local craft store which had elephants and giraffes and had the matching blue color in the curtains.. and bam!!.. that started the design!! I definitely must give credit to Project Nursery, Pinterest, and Etsy for ALL of the ideas of my DIY projects.
A mix of everything. Modern, contemporary, clean, organized, crafty, and very budget friendly with a touch of vintage.
Curtains & closet fabric- tableclothes from Target. We took out the closet doors
Fabrics- from Ben Franklin craft stores and Joanns
Storage cubes- Target
Crib- Graco Lauren 4 in 1 Crib
Bedding- all DIY. tutorials from www.danamadeit.com. http://melissdark.blogspot.com. www.younghouselove.com
Dresser- Craigslist find, hubby sanded, repainted and added new hardware
Pillows- All DIY
Frames- Ikea and Ben Franklin Craft store
Mobile- DIY. made with Felt, fishing line, wooden dowels, elephant cutouts from daffodildesign.com
Library shelves- spice racks from Ikea
Elephant and Owl pic- petit collage from Marthastewart.com, free template
WA state pic- free template from thevintagelemon.blogspot.com
Changing Pad cover-DIY tutorial from www.sirbubbadoo.com
Wall decal- Etsy.com from YourVinylAnswer
Rocker- vintage, passed down the family about 100 yrs old
Knitted blanket on rocker- handmade gift from coworker.
All my DIY projects!
Try something new! My house is decorated very neutral and don't really have bright colors so I wanted to try something different. Also try making things yourself. I did not know how to sew before this project.. I remember taking a sewing class back in 8th grade and barely remember anything. Bedding is expensive so decided to give it a try. I started with simple pillow covers and then tried a simple crib skirt... then it led to the fitted sheets and changing pad cover. I must say.. not to shabby for a newbie.
Wednesday 5th of September 2012
what color did you use for the stripes? I love them!
Sunday 26th of August 2012
The nice thing about this nursery is that when you look at it as a whole and as a bigger picture, it's simple and unassuming. But when you look at the details -- like the accent wall, the mobile, the animal patterns and prints -- closely, you'd see how lovely they are.
Friday 10th of August 2012
Could u tell where u got the abc pic from? Love the room!!!