I love textiles! Textiles add pattern, warmth, texture and color to a room. I found a fabric that got my ideas and creativity flowing and I couldn't stop. The fabric inspired me to design a unique modern nursery that is full of color. I used the fabric as the basis of my nursery design and then made the curtains with it.
What brand and color of paint did you use?
I used Benjamin Moore paint for both colors. The white is super white and the blue I do not know the name, but the number is NCSS-0500-N.
If you added stripes, polka dots or other paint effects, tell us how you did it.
I taped off the city outline with blue painters tape. Then I sealed it with the white paint so no blue would leak through. The lines turned out very clean and sharp. The white windows are vinyl.
What brand of crib did you buy? Where from?
I bought the crib off of Walmart.com (Baby Mod - Olivia 3-in-1).
What brand of nursery furniture did you choose? Where did you buy it?
I bought the rocking chair from Buy Buy Baby. The dresser(TARVA) and the diaper cart(RASKOG) are from IKEA. I hand painted the pine dresser white and then added the chevron pattern to match the crib bumper. I also added new hardware.
What nursery bedding set did you use? Where did you buy it?
I made the bed skirt and bumper. The bumper fabric is Up Days by Doohikey Designs.
Tell us about your window treatments, nursery lighting, rugs, wall decor and accessories. Where did you
buy them - were any handmade?
The window treatments I made from the fabric that inspired my nursery design. I purchased it at Joann's.
The pendant light (RUTBO)and the wall shelf (LACK) is from IKEA.
I cut the airplane out of black vinyl.
I created the mobile out of felt. I bought a mobile from a yard sale and took everything off of it. Then I found some ideas off of Esty and made it to fit the theme and colors of my nursery.
How did you store all your baby goodies? In baskets, on shelves?
I store most of them in the cart and dresser.
How long did it take you? Was it easy, fun, difficult? What was your favorite part?
It took me about two months. I absolutely love designing nurseries! I designed a nursery for my daughter and now for my son. I think you can be so creative. The best part is it is for a baby and they don't have any say in it. You can design it how you want. My favorite part was planning it and making all of my ideas work together.
Did you do the entire nursery on your own or did someone help you? Who? What did they do?
I had a couple of friends come over one afternoon and help me paint the walls white. Other than that I spent a lot of time working in the nursery and sewing things for the nursery. I finished the mobile while I was on maternity leave.
What do you love most about your little one's finished baby room?
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