Green and Pink Pooh Bear Nursery
by JoAnne Calderon
(Flemington, NJ USA)
Green and Pink Pooh Bear Nursery
We are expecting our very first baby girl to arrive on 10/5/11 and I wanted to create the most perfect nursery for her, made out of nothing but pure LOVE!
I have always adored Winnie The Pooh as I believe he brings out the innocence in all of us! I have always loved the books, movies, quotes, humor, and characters associated with Winnie the Pooh and I felt that nothing would be more fitting in my little girl's nursery than Winnie the Pooh!
What brand and color of paint did you use?
We used the Disney Brand (made by Behr). The color is called "Christopher Robin's Swing." It was perfect to go with our Winnie the Pooh theme and for our little girl to grow into for years to come!
If you added stripes, polka dots or other paint effects, tell us how you did it.
We added vinyl wall decals - which give the "painted on" effect. It was super cheap and super easy to apply ourselves. When people first walk into the nursery it's one of the first things that they see and they always think it's PAINTED on.
What brand of crib did you buy? Where from?
We brought the crib in French Vanilla from Buybuy Baby! It's terrific as it is sturdy, safe, and will last for years to come! It is a convertible crib so our little girl will be able to use it throughout her toddler, adolescence, and teenage years! What a treasure!
What brand of furniture did you choose? Where did you buy it?
We purchased a matching French Vanilla dresser from BuyBuy Baby as well and again it is a signature piece that she will be able to use throughout many future years. The drawers are extra deep and are excellent for storage!
What bedding set did you use? Where did you buy it?
We bought the Winnie the Pooh Delightful Day bedding set.
Tell us about your window treatments, lighting, rugs, wall decor and accessories. Where did you buy them - were any handmade?
We brought the sheer window panels for only $4.99 per panel at Walmart. They are perfect because they are airy and let in the perfect amount of natural light.
We then purchased ribbon rolls from Michael's for only 48 cents per roll and made little bows to tie around the curtain rods for extra detail.
We purchased the rug from designer Kathy Ireland and it is called "Forever Blossom".
The wall letters above her crib were purchased from Michael's for only $3.99 per letter. I then painted them french white to match the crib. I purchased little wooden flower/butterfly decals from Michael's for 25 cents per piece, painted them pink and green, and then glued them onto the wall letters for added detail - we then hung them above the crib.
We also purchased the Winnie the Pooh quote wall decal
above her dresser off of ebay. It was super cheap and was super easy to apply.
I also saved all of my ribbons and bows from my baby shower gifts and tied them around the lamp shades and lamps for detail.
I purchased white picture frames, and painted the inset pink and hung (3) 8x10's above the changing table and plan to add beautiful black and white portraits once Zoey arrives!
I purchased an old beat up magazine rack for $1.00 from a years sale and painted with fresh white paint, then added stickers for personalization and it makes the perfect storage solution for her books!
We purchased a lot of accessories from yard sales and from the dollar section in Michael's. How did you store all your baby goodies? In baskets, on shelves?
We store all of our goodies in canvas bins. They are excellent because they come in an array of colors, are sturdy and can be used for years to come! The ones we have are EXTRA deep which is perfect for all of our storage solutions and they also look great in dressing up the changing table (which we got for FREE from Craigslist). How long did it take you? Was it easy, fun, difficult? What was your favorite part?
It took us a little over a month to complete the nursery. The hardest part was painting it to perfection but it took less than a day to complete. The rest of the nursery consists of small details that we created using yard sale finds and innovativeness!
It was most definitely fun for me to tap into my creative side and to let Winnie the Pooh be my inspiration. The funnest part for me was bargain hunting at garage sales, painting the accessories, and making bows.
The best thing about it is that I went at my own pace and allowed myself plenty of time to complete the nursery. It is now officially complete and she is due in one month, so I didn't feel rushed or pressed for time. Did you do the entire nursery on your own or did someone help you? Who? What did they do?
My husband and brother painted the room. The rest was up to me! My husband thought that I was crazy at first because I was obsessing over all of these little details, but once it was completed, he was a beaming daddy that started to show the nursery pictures to all of his friends and colleagues. It made me feel extra proud to know that my husband was pleased just as much as I was!What do you love most about your little one's finished room?
I love the calming colors of the warm green tones, mixed with pops of pink! I love that it's cozy and bright and that it brings a sense of calm and happiness into her space.
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