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Dr Seuss Nursery

by Poppy
(Madison, WI, USA)

Dr Seuss Nursery

Dr Seuss Nursery

My husband and I are big Dr. Seuss fans and wanted to keep our new baby-to-be entertained wherever he looks. So, by looking at pictures from several Dr Seuss books, we sketched scenes inspired by the books all over the room. Then we starting the painting - one to two coats. Finally we outlined all the scenes and added all the detail. Now, when we step into the room, we can't believe it actually came from us! All it took was some pencils, a big eraser (worn down to the nub), and some basic acrylic paint. Pair all that with time, patience and a lot of love, and "Seussland" now lives in our baby's nursery!

For paint, we used Craft Smart acrylic paint in the basic provided colors - we did a little mixing of our own, but for the most part, we used the colors that were available.

All of the characters and scenes were sketched freehand - we used no projectors or tracing materials because we wanted to bring the scenes together, so the size, scale and direction of the sketches were all done by us.

Our crib, though not pictured is a DaVinci from Target in espresso brown. Outside of the crib, the rest of the furniture is a meld of family heirlooms (grandma's antique glider rocker in fire engine red), resale shops (the changing table is more solid than anything we saw "new" in stores and has plenty of convenient

storage) and naked pine that we stained (the toy shelf).

Our bedding set is Circo ABCs and Dots - it's perfect because it's all bright colors, mostly primary, to match the paintings on the walls.

Because there is so much to look at on the walls, we decided to keep the window treatments and the flooring simple. The window treatments are basic white blinds and the flooring is hardwood with an electric blue shag area rug in the center, pulling from one of the wall colors.

The baby goodies will be stored on the shelves and in espresso colored wicker baskets.

The painting took about 2-1/2 weeks because we didn't want to get overloaded, we decided to just do a little bit at a time. Doing it this way made it more fun because we weren't rushed and it wasn't a chore, it was more of a treat and a fun project to tackle together. The rest of the bits and pieces were assembled over a 3 month period as shower gifts arrived and we took time to prepare.

Other than a little help from my husband's twin sister on the initial day of sketching and first coats of a couple paint colors, we did the rest ourselves.

What I love most is that every time I enter the room, I can't help but smile.

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by: Helen

My kids all love Dr Seuss - they would love this room! The mural is brilliant - well done.

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