When I found out I was having a little girl, I didn't know how I would do her nursery. All I kept thinking was that I wanted it to be girly!
My mom and Dad were with me while I was shopping for curtain patterns. I thought I was going to do a gingham pattern with pink walls but my dad asked me if I would be okay if he picked out the pattern of her curtains (he was so excited for his first granddaughter) that way we would work around the pattern for her room. I was okay with that.
So my silly dad picked out a princess pattern, which of course was pink with Disney princesses on it. So, the next thing I knew I was doing the room as a fairytale. I give the credit of the awesome idea to my Dad. (RIP)
I went to Lowes for my paint and of course with my Dad's advice I used Behr Paint.
For my Daughter's room I did a paint that was called "bubble bath". I painted the walls that color first and decided to use a green grass shade for the hills. I free-handed the hills and made my own stencils with just regular printing paper and taped the stencils onto the wall and painted them in.
I bought the Crib from Wal-mart. It is a 3-1 crib that turns into a toddler bed with railings and then a day bed as well.
I bought all of the furniture from everywhere I went. Anything I saw that would go great in this room I grabbed. I went to Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Wal-mart, and Michaels.
I used a Circo bedding set from Target.
The rug was bought from target, the curtains were handmade by my mom, and the accessories were from all over.
I had multiple places in the room for storage. The bassinet I had bought had storage baskets underneath. The crib had a pull out drawer as well. The room I used for my daughters nursery did not have a closet but just a small space behind the door, I decided that would work well as a space for her clothes. So I used some wooden rods, painted them, and hung them in the space behind the door.
This room was so fun to paint and decorate. I did this room practically myself while being 8 months pregnant. During that time, I got sick, and had to delay the decorating until I was well again. My Mom helped me make the curtains and my Dad hung the closet rods for me. All together it took about 1 month to do.
I love that the room was all hers and was based around her. She was such a blessing and I am glad that I got to personalize her own little space.
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.