Alice in Wonderland Baby Nursery
Alice in Wonderland Baby Nursery
I am a complete Alice in Wonderland fanatic. Alice in Wonderland has been my favorite story since I was a kid and continues to captivate me to this day. So it was no surprise that I've always dreamed of creating an Alice in Wonderland inspired nursery for a daughter. Note the word "inspired." I did not want the room to look like a scene in the Disney version which is what I think most people were expecting.
What did come as a surprise is that I totally embraced the color pink for this nursery! One look at my dark grey bedroom or my predominately black, grey and white wardrobe and you'll quickly determine that I'm not exactly a pretty in pink type of girl. But what can I say, I am in love with the way this very pink nursery turned out!
The lighter pink used on the top portion of the walls, ceiling and on the stripes is Rose Petal (Olympic Paint). The darker pink in the stripes is Raffia Cream (Olympic Paint).
I first painted the entire wall in the lighter shade. Then I figured out how thick I wanted the stripes to be. I used a piece of cardboard cut in the width of the stripes I wanted to measure the stripe and tape it off. I used tape to "x" off every other stripe so I knew which ones not to paint in the darker shade and viola!
The crib was left over from my 3 year old son. I don't recall the brand but I know we purchased it at Babies R' Us. The dresser/changing table (Babies R' Us) was left over from my 3 year
old son too. I found the silver chair at Ross for $129! The Noresund Nightstands (Ikea, $19 each) were already in the room which was formally the guestroom and a more wallet friendly solution to my original plan of purchasing new nightstands.The nursery bedding
is the Seed Sprout Damask Crib Bedding Set (Walmart, $79.96)
I searched long and hard for the perfect accessories to complement the room
. Here is a brief breakdown:
Crown Cafe Rods (Target, $19 each)
White Ruffled Waterfall Curtains (Delias, $34.50)
Crown Hand Hooked Pillow (Home Decorators, $39)
Over Sized Pocket Watch Clock (Pier One, $29 on sale)
White Bunny (Restoration Hardware Kids, $19)
Teal birdcage (Home Goods, $15)
Giant Rusty Key (Home Goods, $7.99)
Amelia Name Blocks (Moxie and Mischief Kids, $20)
Dollhouse Bookcase(Michaels, $29), painted by me
Tea Set (Ikea, $9.99)
Ung Drill Frame(Ikea, $29.99)
Arthur Rackham Alice and the Pack of Cards Poster (Zazzle, $24.99)
Grey Shag Rug (Overstock.Com, $68)
Shadow box frame (AC Moore, $9.99)
Ceramic Alphabet Balls (Michaels, $1.00 each)It took me about three weeks to finish the room
although I had started shopping pretty much as soon as I found out the baby is a girl. The painting was the most tedious part because I absolutely HATE painting. After the torture of painting was over it was super fun to put together!I did it ALL by myself
, 8+ months pregnant. I'm a control freak like that! Don't worry, I used low voc paint in a well ventilated room with a mask!
It's hard to pick one thing I love about the nursery because I love it all!! I just love the general feeling of my Alice in Wonderland Baby Nursery.
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