Saturday, October 6, 2012

the nursery

My goal was to make all of the art for the nursery as well as repurpose accessories to pull it all together.  I am happy to say that the job is done!  

created tie backs for her curtains out of my grandmother's old buttons

wrap inspiration fabric over mats to create a pop of color in framed poetry art

hang leaf art that I made 

paint mom's childhood shelf with Chalk paint to give it new life

make large paper flowers for over the crib

The flowers were easy and cheap to make...
  1. Take a large piece of poster board and draw any size/shape of flower on the poster board.
  2. Find paper that you love.  I used sheets of colored paper as well as pages from an old book.
  3. Cut the paper into strips.
  4.  Flip the poster board over and apply strips to the back side of the poster board (the side without the drawing)  with Mod Podge.
  5. Let dry and then cut out your flower.
  6. I bent my leaves when they were dry and stuck them to the wall with Command strips.

I was able to reuse bedding I had from my oldest daughter.  A blanket over our rocker made by my mother-in-law, adds to the handmade feeling I was after in her room. It was fun going around the house to find baskets and little trinkets to finish off the room.

My sweet hubby took out the 1980's fan today and installed the Alang ceiling light from Ikea.  It was only 30 bucks!  

--This room is north facing so it is a darker room.  We went with a lighter wall color---Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue....More pics to come....


  1. Wow, what a creative hive you have! I love those paper flowers - so easy yet original! I was thinking you could also do that with wallpaper scraps too. The room feels so cozy with lots of love :)

  2. Thanks lady! Again your photos of the gardens were amazing....keep on with your adventures!

  3. All your creative and personal touches really make the room!

  4. SO cute! Love it all. Such a cozy room for your little one.

  5. You have done a great job - it looks totally gorgeous!
    Happy Weekend!


  6. Great job! I love the paper flowers and button tie backs for the curtains. It is such a sweet nursery. The wall color is also beautiful! Thanks for stopping by and following. Happy to do the same. :)

  7. Very creative with the paper flowers! Especially newspaper cuttings! Looks great!


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