I meant to post this a few months ago since it was a project that was one before W was born but I figured it was a great project to share even if he’s 10 months old now! Before I even found out I was pregnant, I had purchased a bedding set because I loved the bright primary colors in it. I knew I wanted to get a gender neutral set because I didn’t want to go PINK! crazy if I found out I was having a girl. It was a very real possibility because pink is my favorite color. So, I bought the set and waited. We didn’t do any decorating until we found out that W was a boy so we could tailor the accessories to him. For the nursery, I wanted to incorporate bright colors and some animals here and there for a cute factor.
A Baby Nursery in Primary Colors
Just a few before shots so you have an idea of the extra room we were working in!
And the other side of the room…
The dresser and crib are from a local furniture store. The bookshelf, picture frames, wall shelf, and hooks are from IKEA. The animal prints in the frames are from Etsy and the other accessories were things I collected over the months.
The chair and side table are from IKEA as well! The letters above the crib that spell out W’s name (in his room his entire name is on the wall) were done by me! I got a little crafty and used Mod Podge to put scrapbook paper on chipboard letters! I was proud of myself! I always want to be crafty! The toys on the shelves include items from my childhood, an elephant from Etsy, and the beanie baby my mother-in-law gave me the day we found out we were having a boy! She actually had both beanie babies in her purse so she was prepared for either sex!
The wall art on this side of the room was also made by me! I found the frames at Target and they were the perfect color to go with the bedding. I used Wordle.net and song lyrics from two of the songs I sang to W while I was pregnant. Cheap and easy (and amazing!) wall art!
I love W’s nursery even if he doesn’t sleep in there! I like the idea of using pops of primary colors and I think it will transition well as he gets older. He will be able to reuse many pieces from his nursery! This project did take us two weekends to complete but you have to remember that I was pregnant while doing it! Oh, and don’t worry the paint was safe for me!
What was your inspiration for your child’s nursery? Did you find a piece that spoke to you or was it something bigger like the crib? Did you go with a theme?