I have always wanted to do a Dr. Seuss themed nursery. I grew up as a kid loving his books and I think it is such a fun way to learn to read and there are so many great characters.
We used a combination of paints: We used as the base colors on the walls Valspar from Lowes.
We ordered paint samples of both Olympic and Valspar from Lowes for most of the characters.
We used some acrylic paint on details as well as all the black.
We sealed it with a clear coat from Lowes.
To make the design I first used chalk to draw all of the characters. After the general idea was in place we painted the background colors. I then went through again and using a projector, traced the outline of each character on the walls in their proper location. I Then painted in the main colors, mostly with latex paint, and free handed all the details with the black acrylic paint.
Our crib was purchased from Walmart as a set. It was BSF brand and included the crib, the dresser, and the changing table.
We decided not to purchase a bedding set since the walls have so much going on already. We purchased a basic green sheet and a back up blue sheet and breathable bumpers in green.
The nursery mobile was picked up from a garage sale and the Dr. Seuss blanket was made for us by my husband's Grandmother.
We purchased a Cat in the Hat lamp from Babies r Us.
We also ordered a Cat in the Hat clock from amazon.com. I had bought some of the Dr. Seuss stuffed animals from Kohls and found a couple from a garage sale that had also purchased them from Lowes.
The window treatments aren't completed yet but we hand made a valance with Dr. Seuss material that was purchased online and we plan to purchase curtains in a neutral green color to match the bedding.
Most of our goodies are stored in the closet but we have baskets as organizers. we have a bookshelf in our living room to store all of his books and there is a toy chest in his room for toys.
The entire process has taken over 6 months. It is still not completely finished. We slowly painted the characters on the wall. The part that took the longest was waiting for the paint to dry.
We did the entire nursery on our own. I am VERY picky about details and as much as I would have loved the help I think it would have been more trouble than it was worth to have someone help.
I loved doing it and seeing it finished it was definitely worth all of the work but it was most definitely work. My favorite part is seeing it finished and how well it all came together.
I love the "oh, the places you'll go" mountain and Horton the best.
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