Space, Dinosaurs, Robots, Chemistry & Super Heroes! Everything science, inspirational and fantastical for our little boy's science themed nursery.
Daddy has always had an interest in Sci-Fi, space and comic books so we decided to do a fusion of all things science.
DIY: Crafts, Custom designed art work, handmade curtains...
Budget Design: Lots of Kijiji / second hand finds!
Up-Cycling: Using things we already had and making them work together in the room.
Baby's Name: I wanted to spell the baby's name using periodic table elements. I simply created the images in photoshop and framed them!
Art Work: I designed all the artwork using the same 5 colours to create cohesion. I love the periodic table ABCs and the 321 Blast off. I also had fun choosing various inspirational quotes to use on the art work. I thought the chemistry bottles were cute to look like various potions and lotions above the change table.
Comic Book Airplane Mobile: I printed out Comic book pages on 8.5x11 paper, front and back, and my husband folded all the paper airplanes! We used a piece of bamboo stick we had to create the 'x' structure to hang the planes off of and simply painted it black. We then taped the airplanes to black wire and attached the wire to the bamboo structure.
Disney Speck-Tacular Specialty Finish: I came across this paint when looking up 'glitter wall paint' as I was hoping to create a star/galaxy feature wall. I got a small can of this finish at WalMart and it simply is a clear top coat that you can apply over the paint for a Speck-Tacular look!
Curtains: I found this awesome fabric called 'Lab Animals' (by Michael Miller) at Lens Mills. It was perfect for the room! I used an inexpensive black cotton on the bottom of the curtains (making them cheaper) and I like that the black block of fabric mimics the black stripe in the room.
Dinosaurs: I HAD to incorporate dinos somewhere (they are so "BOY" to me.) So I got two toy dinos from the dollar store and then made the "Rawr" art and the repeat pattern dinosaurs image to make a simple Dino vignette for on the shelf. We were also given a few Dino books from an auntie and they look great in the book shelves!
Bookshelves: I have used these book shelves in three different spaces! First they were white in my daughter's nursery and then lime green in our play room, and now they are black for this room. I like how they look hanging in the corner like this.
Comic Book Mobile, Custom Art Work, Bookshelf Corner, Robot blanket & Quilt (made by grandma great) and the custom 'Lab Animal' curtains!
Go with what you LOVE. Don't be afraid to mix and match items and think big with your theme. Instead of focusing on just one thing, such as 'robots', why not take on a larger theme like 'Science' and combine a bunch of elements together. Simply use the same colour tones throughout to pull a larger theme like this together. Be sure to think about items you already have in your home that you might not be using and how you could up-cycle them to work in your space. Look for second hand items, a coat of paint goes a long way!!