My husband and I wanted to do something different for our baby girl's nursery. We want our child to be her own person, not a follower, which is why we picked the quote "Why Fit In When You Were Born To Stand Out" to paint on her nursery wall.
Dr. Seuss was different in his own way, and my husband and I love the books, the colors and ideas Dr. Seuss used. This is why we decided to do a Seuss Themed Nursery.
What brand and color of paint did you use?
Various Behr Colors.
If you added stripes, polka dots or other paint effects, tell us how you did it.
My husband hand drew and painted everything himself; no stencils, projector or stickers used here. He spent a good 70 to 80 hours working on the nursery. My father-in-law then came and hand painted all the little details such as the outlining of the characters, the details of the truffala trees and the grass.
We used a collaboration of Dr. Seuss books within our drawings. On one wall, Horton is carrying a tray of Green Eggs and Ham while a balloon from The Places You'll Go is tied to his tail.
Next to Horton is a fish from One Fish, Two Fish whom is speaking to the fish from The Cat in The Hat. On the other wall is The Lorax with the quote "Why Fit In When You Were Born To Stand Out", which was also hand painted without stencils, stickers or a projector.
Throughout the whole nursery are various colored Truffala Trees, Clouds and a nice big sun.
What brand of crib and nursery furniture did you buy? Where from?
We bought the white crib from Crib and Teen City, the white changing table and tan glider from Babies R Us, and the white Armoir was
actually from my bedroom when I was a teenager.
What nursery bedding set did you use? Where did you buy it?
Tell us about your window treatments, nursery lighting, rugs, wall decor and accessories. Where did you buy them - were any handmade?
Along with the bedding, we bought the matching diaper holder, clock, and hamper online as well.
We bought a plain white ceiling fan from Home Depot and put in tan carpet from Homedepot as well.
The pink black-out curtains are from Target.
How did you store all your baby goodies? In baskets, on shelves?
Baskets, Shelves, Drawers and closet.
How long did it take you? Was it easy, fun, difficult? What was your favorite part?
My husband spent a good 70 to 80 hours working on the nursery. It was difficult and very time consuming, but it was well worth it. Our favorite part was painting the drawings because it made the Seuss theme come to life.
Did you do the entire nursery on your own or did someone help you? Who? What did they do?
My husband did most of it but my father-in-law hand painted all the details in ALL the characters.
What do you love most about your little one's finished baby room?
I love that NO ONE has this exact nursery! It's so unique with all of our own touches and ideas! The nursery looks like you walked into a Dr. Seuss Book. It's cheerful, happy and uplifting and I hope our daughter will love it as much as we do! My husband doing everything himself, makes the nursery that much more special for our baby girl!
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