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The Best of Dr Seuss Nursery

by April Kyer
(Odessa, TX, USA )

Horton Hears a Who, Green Eggs and Ham, and the quote “A person’s a person, no matter how small” along with our son’s name and the crib

Horton Hears a Who, Green Eggs and Ham, and the quote “A person’s a person, no matter how small” along with our son’s name and the crib

Horton Hears a Who, Green Eggs and Ham, and the quote “A person’s a person, no matter how small” along with our son’s name and the crib
The Cat in the Hat - toy box and closet
Skeetches and There’s a Wocket in my Pocket - Chair ottoman and night stand
One Fish Two Fish..., Fox in Socks, the fish from the Cat in the Hat - changing table/dresser, clothes hamper




I am a preschool teacher and I love reading Dr. Seuss books to my kids. I realized that it would be great for a nursery since it could be for either a boy or a girl and it will grow with him/her.

Many nursery themes only last a short while and then they out grow it. Dr. Seuss could last as long as first or second grade, maybe longer.

Also Dr Seuss uses bold colors which babies like, not the traditional pastel pinks and blues most nurseries consist of.

To start with I found and ordered the Trend Lab Dr. Seuss ABC crib and bedding set. I used the blue and green in the fabric to pick out the paint colors for the background.

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.



If you want to create a Dr Seuss nursery, check out Amazon.com's amazing collection of Dr. Seuss crib bedding and decor!




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Thanks for sharing The Best of Dr Seuss Nursery
by: Helen

I love all the characters - I spend hours reading the Dr Seuss books to my kids!

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