Four Steps to Interior Perfection: Our Whimsical Nursery REVEAL

Now that our nursery is finally complete, I’m ready to share our tips or where to shop and what to look for if you’re in a similar “Baby on a Budget” mind-set. First of all, find your inspiration. (That’s the first step.) It becomes such a labor of love once you have an overall look you are going for. For example, I was dying to decorate something in our house with the general feel of the lobby of the resort where we went on our honeymoon. (I was gaga over it while we were there and wanted all of those wonderful colors and patterns incorporated into my every day life, and now. It really is.)

We went to Couples Tower Isle in Jamaica, which I highly recommend if you have not been. Here are a few shots of the open-air lobby that I took when we arrived.

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This is the first, but not the last, time I will use this wonderfully special place as inspiration. Once you’re inspired, make a mood board. (That’s step two!) I used Polyvore to make mine. Here it is:

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DIY Mobile and Picture Gallery

And for my next trick, I will be making a DIY mobile! This one was really easy, but just took a little while, so patience and a tolerance for monotony is a must. Here’s what you will need:

  • an old lampshade you don’t mind destroying converting to something better
  • scrapbook paper
  • scrapbook paper cutter in shape of your choice
  • string
  • glue sticks

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Marquee Letter DIY

Hello, dolls. I’m finally ready to share one of the many (more to come later) projects I’ve slaved away on in preparation for our newest addition, who I am affectionately calling Peach Baby. We’ve been hard at work getting the nursery ready with projects ranging from making an adorable little baby-sized coat rack, painting the nursery, refinishing a changing table from a consignment shop, and more. (Seriously, lots and lots more, but one thing at a time.)

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DIY Animal Rack for Nursery

Now that I’m at the pregnancy halfway point, I’m thrilled to tell you that the burst of energy in this second trimester has allowed me to finally finish all of the projects that I started the moment we found out we were expecting! (Seriously, there were, like, five projects all in fluxe at the same time and it was driving me crazy the way they were inching along.) After a very productive weekend, they are all complete. Repeat: All of the projects I have been working on instead of blogging are now complete, which means, if creating a nursery is your bag, you’re in for a real treat because I’m about to fill the interwebs with my successful projects. Let’s get started with this adorable animal rack.

To make this whimsical and modern rack for your nursery, here’s what you’ll need:

  • plastic animals (I got mine at Kroger for $0.99 each in a seasonal special bin, but Michael’s also has them year round. Remember: It doesn’t have to be safari animals. You could do a dinosaur theme, sea creatures, trains, whatever!)
  • a wood panel
  • super glue (I like Loctite)
  • hanging kit (Mine is from Michael’s. It’s just two little circular hooks and wire.)
  • paint, for the animals and for the wood panel

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I’ll Eat You Up I Love You So (Nursery for a Friend)

wild things nurseryRemember when I was talking about all of the exciting things that are happening? Well, one of them is to assist a friend decorate her nursery. (Again, we. are. not. expecting. any. bear. cubs.) To ready myself for this little project, I thought I would do a test run decorating an imaginery nursery. This is what I came up with.

 

I saw some art based upon beloved childrens’ books on Pinterest, an idea I will most definitely be using whenever we do have children, so I went with that idea to theme this room…. “I’ll eat you up I love you so.”  Wild Things!

Where are the wild things? They’re in this nursery. I’m so over the pastels everywhere. Pops of fuchsia, artwork and a globe inspired from Where the Wild Things Are, and animal print make an otherwise drab nursery come to life… just like Max’s imagination. Now, let the wild rumpus start!

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