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Zoey's Whimsical Giraffe Nursery

by Melanie Shotts
(Corpus Christi)

Zoey's Whimsical Giraffe Nursery

Zoey's Whimsical Giraffe Nursery

Zoey's Whimsical Giraffe Nursery

I did not really have a theme when I first began working on Zoey's nursery, I just knew I wanted something that engaged her imagination and was feminine with out being too fru fru.  I went to the fabric store and found the cutest black and white giraffe print and that's when my idea really began to form.  

What brand and color of paint did you use?

I used benjamin moore paint in Aqua.  Aqua has always been my favorite color, and was actually the color of my own nursery when I was a baby.  

What brand of crib did you buy? Where from?

I looked everywhere for the perfect crib and I ended up purchasing a style craft crib from amazon.com.  It was the perfect combination of soft lines with out being too frilly.  

What brand of nursery furniture did you choose? Where did you buy it?

The furniture in Zoey's nursery is an eclectic combination of furniture I already had and re-purposed and new furniture that was purchased.

 The side table was a table we had in our storage unit that we had a cover made for.  The rocking chair was purchased from crakerbarrel, and the window bench was a tv stand I already owned that I painted red and had a cushion made for it.  

The bookcase was from ikea and was only $30 and fit perfectly in the space we had for it.

The giraffe was actually from my sister and I's nursery as children, I just painted it light pink with sparkly spots.  What little girl doesn't need a pink sparkly giraffe in her nursery?

The dresser/ changing table was my one splurge and is actually 3 pieces which can later be used for two night stands and a chest.  I loved the mirrors, design and all the storage it provided.

What nursery bedding set did you use? Where did you buy it?

The bedding was clearance pieces from pottery barn that I pieced together, to form the perfect look for my

little girl.  

Tell us about your window treatments, nursery lighting, rugs, wall decor and accessories. Where did you buy them - were any handmade?

The curtains were made by my dear friend and she did a wonderful job of making my idea come to life, I love that every 3rd tier is small black and white polka dots.  

The chandelier was already in the room, and the two lamps are from Ikea.  I took lamp shades I already owned and added cute accents to them to make them more personal and fun.  

The rug was purchased on sale from overstock for $89 and I just love the pattern, so does my little girl!  The wall decor are all printables from etsy and I purchased frames from hobby lobby to put them in.  

The wooden name was also purchased from etsy, which I then painted with the same red color as her window seat.  Her mobile was custom made to match her bumper from etsy.  Most of the other small accessories were purchased at hobby lobby or given to me from friends and family.  

How did you store all your baby goodies? In baskets, on shelves?

Most of her goodies are stored in her two closets, and dresser.  We really lucked out with the amount of storage in her room.  

How long did it take you? Was it easy, fun, difficult? What was your favorite part?

The process took a long time to complete because I always looked for the perfect piece that I absolutely loved.  I also refinished quite a few pieces which were time consuming.  

Did you do the entire nursery on your own or did someone help you? Who? What did they do?

The nursery was mainly done by myself, aside from the wall paint and the custom fabric pieces.  

What do you love most about your little one's finished baby room?

What I love most about the nursery is how engaged my little girl is looking at all of the different details, patterns and colors.

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