I'm not a big fan of pink so I was searching for a bedding set that either didn't have pink, or didn't have a ton of pink. My inspiration came when I stumbled upon Cocalo's Sundea bedding set.
We used Behr paint, the yellow is Whisper Yellow, the red is Ruby Red and the trim color is Candlelight Ivory.
We added a stripe of red up by the crown molding. I measured it out and used painter's tape to tape it off and then we primed and painted the red. I free hand drew the tree on the wall with pencil and then with a number of different sized brushes I painted it in.
The decal above her crib was ordered from Etsy. The butterfly decals came as part of the Cocalo set.
We got the Heritage crib and dresser made by Baby Cache at Babies R Us.
We found the Cocalo Sundea bedding set on EBay with a bunch of accessories for a great price. We weren't able to find it in any of our local stores.
The red drapes were bought at Target. I didn't want anything too heavy so each window actually only has one drape that was cut in half and hemmed by my Mom. The valances were part of the Cocalo set, but they were really thin and had tab tops so a curtain lining was sewed to each valance and the tabs were sewn down.
My Husband installed the crown molding about 1/2" below the ceiling
and put up rope lighting behind the crown molding which serves as a great night light when we need to go in and check on Gabrielle during the night. He ran wires down to the light switch so turning them on and off is a breeze, it is a really nice effect.
Organizing the closet was one of my favorite things. I got cloth baskets to organize bibs, socks, and hats, I wrote with bubble paint on each basket what its contents were and added decals to each one. The clothes were hung up in the closet and the drawers of the dresser contain diapers/wipes, sleep sacks, onsies and other clothes.
I got a small bookshelf to store books and placed it next to the glider for putting drinks on top and storing all her books.
It took us about 2 months to complete the nursery, I LOVE decorating so for me it was fun, my Husband probably feels differently though, but he was a good sport! My favorite part is the tree that I freehand drew and painted on the wall, with the closet coming in a close second.
When we put the decal above her crib it really made it feel real, I loved the room prior to adding that, but once we got the decal up above her crib and we stood back to look at it, I cried.
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