Sebastian's owl themed nursery was inspired by a set of whimsical baby building blocks that I had purchased on Etsy. I used the colors and animals to find the bedding fabric by Robert Kaufman, the wall art and the perfect finishing accessories!
What brand and color of paint did you use?
I used two colors a creme and blue by Benjamin Moore.
If you added stripes, polka dots or other paint effects, tell us how you did it.
My husband and I added trim around the room and painted the walls in two tones. In the corner and over the two walls we adhered a large tree and owl wall decal that was ordered online from Etsy.
What brand of crib did you buy? Where from?
The crib is a three piece set from Gluckstein purchased from the Bay. The crib transitions with the baby to a toddlers bed and eventually to a double bed.
What brand of furniture did you choose? Where did you buy it?
I bought a rocking ottoman chair online from Kijiji (not like the ugly standard rocking chairs) and had it recovered with the softest wearable flannel fabric (perfect for snuggling and reading). I also had the polka dotted ottoman recovered with a matching cushion. The reading table, book case, and wall shelves were all purchased from Winners.
What bedding set did you use? Where did you buy it?
I had the bedding custom made after I chose the Robert Kaufman owl fabric and green minky material. I found a set of drapes that matched the valence and bed skirt perfectly from Walmart!
Tell us about your window treatments, lighting, rugs, wall decor and accessories. Where did you buy them - were any handmade?
So many pieces were hand made.
a growth chart for our little guy using the owl and animal art that I had found. I printed and decoupaged it onto a painted pine board.
The animals and color scheme matched perfectly with a lamp that I had found made by Carters and purchased from E-children (West coast kids).
I also made the owl, bird and tree mobile to match the theme of the room. Sebby loves his mobile!!
I found the wall art and then printed and framed it myself.
Many of the accessories were purchased from Etsy including the building blocks, some art, the vintage tricycle, and the wall decal.
How did you store all your baby goodies? In baskets, on shelves?
I stored many of the necessities (sleepers, diaper, lotions, etc) in creme colored baskets under the change table. I bought them from the dollar store and used brown ribbon to dress them up. I also added block shelves from Home Depot to the closet to store baskets with other baby goods.
How long did it take you? Was it easy, fun, difficult? What was your favorite part?
We started it when I was six months pregnant and it took us about a month of slowly working at it. I LOVED decorating Sebastian's room and making it perfect for our precious angel. My favorite part was getting excited and prepared for the arrival of our baby boy with my amazing husband.
Did you do the entire nursery on your own or did someone help you? Who? What did they do?
I designed the entire nursery on my own and can't wait to do it again!
What do you love most about your little one's finished room?
The whimsyness of his room and how much it fits his fun and playful personality!!
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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