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Mexican Nature Nursery
by Melanie Holden
Mexican Nature Nursery
My husband and I got married in Cozumel, MX. We've been there many times and love the culture, people, color, scenery, and local flavor. It inspired us to create our baby's nursery to reflect a bit of what we love about Cozumel.
Lighting is a simple white fixture, again, with a clean, breezy feel so as not to distract from the other features in the room.
Nursery wall decor is hand painted Mexican Talavera (pottery) shaped like various creatures - frogs, lizzards, bugs, birds, butterflies, and dragonflies. Some were carried back from Cozumel trips, others were purchased at a local Mexican import store.
I made the mobiles by hand, stringing fabric birds with fishing line and hanging from tree branches I found in a friend's yard.
How did you store all your baby goodies? In baskets, on shelves?
How long did it take you? Was it easy, fun, difficult? What was your favorite part?
The hardest part was taking all of the wallpaper down that the previous homeowner had plastered EVERYWHERE. This was a room that we really didn't use since moving into this house a couple of years ago, so we didn't have the need to remove the wallpaper until it was time to make room for baby.
That process took weeks, including spackelling and sanding the damaged areas after the wallpaper was removed. The painting process was fast and easy since I had a vision of what I wanted to end result to look like.
I thoroughly enjoyed painting the tree for our little guy, though it was a little nerve-wracking at first since I had never done a mural myself.
Did you do the entire nursery on your own or did someone help you? Who? What did they do?
I did the entire nursery with the help of my husband (wallpaper removal and furniture set-up) and my dad (wall sanding).
What do you love most about your little one's finished room?
Its so serene and comfortable, yet stimulating and colorful.
TIP: If painting or making your own tree seems a bit daunting, try an easy stick, removable tree wall decal. There are lots of beautiful ones available and they really brighten up the room!
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