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Whimsical Owl Nursery


I wanted to create a whimsical nursery with fresh and bright colors. After deciding on a palette and theme, I started gathering materials and went for it!

Design Inspiration


Decorating Style

Whimsical & Fresh

Project Details

Paint: Dunn Edwards Grey Wolf & Morning Calm at 75% formula

Furniture: Bellini

Glider: Repurposed from brown with a slipcover purchased from Walmart

Walls: Tree & Owl decals from ModernWalls on Etsy. Birch branches clipped from the yard and used as perches for owl decals and name placard. Prints and metal green frames purchased from Michaels. Wooden sign purchased from Home Goods.

Dresser/Changing Station: Changing pad covers dyed using RIT in Kelly Green. Wicker baskets purchased from Pottery Barn and spray painted with Krylon Grey Primer. Lamp purchased at TJ Maxx for a steal!

Paper Lantern Mobile: I used an old metal mobile base as the frame. Purchased aqua and silver paper lanterns from Party City. Martha Stewart white paper stars purchased at Michaels. Green paper pom-poms and orange paper star purchased from Amazon. Assembled using fishing line and hot glue.

Name Placard: White wooden letters purchased from Joann's Fabrics. Scrapbook paper and Matte Mod Podge purchased from Michaels. I tore paper into scraps and used classic decopage technique to apply to wooden letters. Using twine, letters were attached to a birch branch from my yard. I also used this same technique (and leftover paper) to decopage an old trashcan for the room.

Miscellaneous Decor: Sheet, crib mobile and stuffed owl purchased from Skip Hop. Shelf purchased from Home Depot and painted using the same paint I used on baskets. Floor lamp purchased from Ikea. Hamper and small floor shelf purchased from Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Bedskirt & Curtains: Made by my amazingly talented stepmom.


Favorite Items

My favorite items are the paper lantern mobile and name placard. 


Start early... a rushed project is not a fun project. First things first, pick a palette! Four to five colors is best. Next, pick a theme and start collecting items to match it. Finally, use websites like Project Nursery, Esty and Pinterest to collect your ideas and don't be afraid to try new things, you just might surprise yourself!


Thursday 16th of August 2012

Love this room! Where did you find the "In the Jungle" painting?!


Thursday 16th of August 2012

Such a fun, bright and colorful nursery. I like your use of branches or twigs for the owls, giving these a three-dimensional effect. The mobile is really adorable, too.