Our idea for a colorful owl nursery all started with the owl wall paper. My husband is a Graphic Designer and we were inspired by a photo we had seen. He then customized the design to add the mama, papa and baby owl and printed it large scale to fit the entire wall. The color scheme was really set by this wall.
What brand and color of paint did you use?
We used Dunn Edwards low VOC paint, in a very sophisticated pink that our baby could grow into.
If you added stripes, polka dots or other paint effects, tell us how you did it.
We didn't want to limit our baby's nursery to only certain types of patterns, so we incorporated several different effects to make the nursery more exciting and stimulating for our baby girl.
What brand of crib did you buy? Where from?
We bought a convertible Da Vinci bed from Babies R Us. We wanted to ensure that this bed could have future use as well.
What brand of furniture did you choose? Where did you buy it?
We bought furniture from several different places. We bought our dresser from IKEA, and then added the customized painted knobs ourselves. Our rocking chair is from Target, and the crib is from Babies R Us.
What bedding set did you use? Where did you buy it?
We wanted custom bedding, so we bought several different fabrics. (Satin for the bed skirt and bumper, cotton for the fitted sheets, and polyester for the quilt that her grandma made.)
Tell us about your window treatments, lighting, rugs,
wall decor and accessories. Where did you buy them - were any handmade?
The window treatments were also made by our baby's grandma. We bought this great polyester fabric with fun circles on it and added the black out to ensure the nursery would be nice and dark when the baby is sleeping.
Wall decor includes some custom made shelves that we bought from Etsy.com as well as flower treatments that my husband designed and printed.
The lighting is a soft shade light that adds ambiance to the baby's nursery. The top light also includes a custom design flower that my husband designed and printed.
How did you store all your baby goodies? In baskets, on shelves?
The baby's goodies are stored in baskets, the closet, and in her dresser.
How long did it take you? Was it easy, fun, difficult? What was your favorite part?
It took us a total of 2 months to complete. It was very fun adding all this color and getting everything ready for the arrival of our little one. Putting all her goodies away was the most fun for me, because this really made me realize how real this was.
Did you do the entire nursery on your own or did someone help you? Who? What did they do?
My husband was really the master mind behind this. He's the visionary, I just helped and provided my input and help along the way.
What do you love most about your little one's finished room?
Everything. It's so colorful, peaceful, and most of all ready to welcome our little one into this world.
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