We've been preparing for the arrival of our daughter, Eden from Ethiopia and are so happy that we poured our heart into her nursery idea.
I wanted her nursery to be soft and warming yet have an African flair to it without being all cutesy and baby like so that we wouldn't have to change her room in a year or two.
I first fell in love with a bedding set from the website Etsy. I had the lady custom make it with the colors I wanted....avocado green, soft pink and chocolate brown.
We painted 3 walls avocado green and 1 wall tofino sunset, Benjamin Moore paint colors.
We bought a the white Storkcraft Monique crib, the dresser is from Ikea and I painted an antique end table to match. The dresser has crystal knobs on it so I found some to put on the end table.
To tie in the oak trim, we had a glider/rocker already in use and just had the cushions recovered in chocolate brown. The curtains were handmade by Eden's grandma.
The biggest impact of the room is the African Acacia Tree that a friend and I painted over Eden's crib. We found a photograph on the internet of an acacia tree and then blew it up and put it on an overhead and sketched out the outline.
We knew we wanted it all in chocolate brown to tie in with all the other elements of the room. After many hours of hard work, the tree was finished!
To tie everything together, 2 more Etsy finds! I had a lady create her name decal and ordered a decal with the outline of Africa and a heart in Ethiopia to put on her walls.
I hope you enjoy Our Ethiopian Princess nursery as much as we do! We've been waiting for our daughter for so many years and poured our heart and soul and all of our love into her room, and she'll always be sleeping under her acacia tree with a little piece of Africa in her room.
Our Ethiopian Princess Nursery
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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