I saw a picture in the Pottery Barn Kids catalog of a nursery with beadboard up to chair rail height and love how timeless it looked. I also love owls and decided to incorporate them into the design to make it a modern but also traditional space for our boy.
What brand and color of paint did you use?
BEHR Navy Blue for the walls and BEHR Brilliant Sea for the closet
If you added stripes, polka dots or other paint effects, tell us how you did it.
We used beadboard wallpaper to create the effect and added a beaded molding to the top all painted a crisp white color.
What brand of crib did you buy? Where from?
Our crib is the Graco Lauren. I loved how it was inexpensive but looks expensive.
What brand of furniture did you choose? Where did you buy it?
The changing table is Graco Lauren. The dresser is called Prepac Fremont Espresso from amazon.com and Glider is Stork Craft, also from amazon.com.
What bedding set did you use? Where did you buy it?
I got the bumper from Pottery Barn Kids, the crib sheet in standard solid navy blue, and made my own crib skirt using Alexander Henry 2D Zoo fabric.
Tell us about your window treatments, lighting, rugs, wall decor and accessories. Where did you buy them - were any handmade?
The light and lamp are from IKEA and I covered it with fabric from JoAnns that matched the Alexander Henry 2D Zoo print. The curtains on the windows are Robert Kaufman Modern Circles in Navy that I made
myself. The mobile I made myself.
How did you store all your baby goodies? In baskets, on shelves?
Baskets are my favorite thing ever, if you couldn't tell by this room. I have baskets for diapers, baskets for changing table toiletries, a laundry basket and trash can basket, closet organizer baskets, and a nightstand that has baskets for drawers. Not to mention that there is a basket on the floor for books and one on the dresser!
How long did it take you? Was it easy, fun, difficult? What was your favorite part?
From start to finish we have been working on this for 6 months. We took our time and really researched products to get good deals on them. We also kept our eye out at every store we went to for accessories.
Of course, Pinterest and Etsy gave me tons of ideas! I would say it was easy but that's because we loved every minute of it. It definitely wasn't a simple task but it really helped me look forward to this new family member we were gaining. My favorite part was having a project to do with my husband that we both enjoyed so much.
Did you do the entire nursery on your own or did someone help you? Who? What did they do?
Between my husband and I, we did everything ourselves. It was a labor of love.
What do you love most about your little one's finished room?
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