I knew I wanted a sky and rolling hills. I measured the height of the furniture and decided the layout of the room. I used charcoal to draw the hills, making sure that the hill went above the crib and that they were at various but balanced heights around the room. From there I used rollers to paint the sky blue and the hills green.
Next, I decided on what characters I wanted and where to put them in the room. I bought a projector from a local craft store and projected the pictures from the books onto the wall and traced them with the charcoal.
Note: if you make a mistake, charcoal wipes right off with a damp cloth. Another note: I used foil and painters tape to cover the windows so that I could use the projector during the day. It has to be very dark in the room
to use the projector.
After drawing the images in charcoal, I painted in the colors using acrylic paint. After it dried, I reprojected the image onto the wall and drew the outlines and details using a black acrylic paint pen. Hint: don't move the projector in between the initial tracing of the image and the final details. It's very hard to line it back up if you do.
Once the paint was dried, I added the furniture and all the accessories.
The furniture we bought was from Creations, found at http://www.creationsbaby.com/. We chose this furniture because of its high quality and because it will grow with our child, from baby to teen.
I ordered window valances, diaper holder, lamp shade, clock, crib mobile, stuffed Seuss characters, burp rags and wash clothes, baby clothes, and storage baskets that all matched the Dr. Seuss' ABC theme. All of these were found and ordered on Amazon.com. I also came across several books and matching stuffed characters at Kohl's.
We are absolutely thrilled with how the nursery turned out. Everyone that has seen it in person just loves it. My favorite part is the characters from Green Eggs and Ham are peeking into the crib. My husband loves the life size painting of the Cat in the Hat on the closet door. Our little one seems to really enjoy the colors too. He looks all around while in the crib. He'll treasure it when he's older too.
Nursery Design Step-by-Step is a 105 page nursery design guide with over 100 nursery pictures to help you with planning your baby room, choosing a baby room design and implementing your nursery decorating project.
One at a time I'll take you through all the decisions you need to make in order to arrive at the best baby room design for you.