I wanted to create a colorful but calming nursery with butterflies and owls, and I wanted to keep the original mossy mint paint color of the room. The Nojo Beautiful Butterfly bedding set provided most of the inspiration for our owls and butterflies nursery. The bedding had both butterflies and a hint of green!
What brand and color of paint did you use?
Vista Paint, Garden Scroll, 7672.
If you added stripes, polka dots or other paint effects, tell us how you did it.
At ACMoore, I found lavender wall stripes on the clearance rack! The stripe added a splash of color and provided a border for the Nojo Beautiful Butterfly wall decals to dance around.
What brand of crib did you buy? Where from?
Davinci Kalani crib from Babies R Us - it worked perfectly with the kids dark cherry furniture that we selected for our nursery.
What brand of furniture did you choose? Where did you buy it?
We furnished the nursery with two Logan dressers from Mealey's furniture, and a Storkcraft rocker/glider from Amazon.com, all in dark cherry.
What bedding set did you use? Where did you buy it?
Although the room was inspired by the Nojo Beautiful Butterfly bedding set, I chose not to purchase the set and opted for sage green bedding that was on sale at Babies R Us. To tie in the theme, I did purchase the Beautiful Butterfly bumper set and crocheted a blanket in coordinating colors.
Tell us about your window treatments, lighting, rugs, wall decor and accessories. Where did you buy them - were any handmade?
I used two Beautiful Butterfly window treatments, and suspended crocheted butterflies and beads from them with a safety pin and fishing line.
I happily decided to make nearly everything else - including a crocheted diaper stacker, 4-piece butterfly and owl painting, decoupaged night light, felt owl, butterfly, and block toys, pillows and painted butterfly wall hooks that I found at Michaels.
How did you store all your baby goodies? In baskets, on shelves?
I purchased a few baskets from Michaels, and a long ottoman from Amazon.com that provided not only storage space, but room for visitors to sit in the nursery.
How long did it take you? Was it easy, fun, difficult? What was your favorite part?
The nursery came together over a few months. I love to plan craft projects, and I enjoyed taking my time to create hand made decor for the baby to enjoy.
Did you do the entire nursery on your own or did someone help you? Who? What did they do?
The husband assembled all the furniture, and provided his honest critique of all the little elements that I incorporated into the room.
What do you love most about your little one's finished room?
It's a tie between my owl and butterfly painting and the crocheted butterflies that are hanging from the window valence.
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