All that is left in this room is fun. This was actually one of the first rooms in the house we painted, nearly 18 months ago (yes, my baby is hardly a baby anymore). This was the original plumage room that inspired use of the same color in our dining room. Most of the things on our nursery mood board were hand-me-downs from big brother.
We outfitted the teal room with the hand-me-down nursery furniture including the dresser, desk unit, and crib. Other hand-me-downs included the Sleepytime rocker and the DIY alphabet flashcard art. With all that out of the way, all that was left was finishing touches to make this nursery special.
I designed the fabric used for the crib skirt. It was actually the inspiration to use Plumage on the walls. We had taken the fabric swatch to Home Depot to find a coordinating color. We initially were looking for the lighter aqua color, but then we saw the stunning Plumage color. We are not new to deep colors in the nursery…our oldest had deep royal blue walls. We love the deep, saturated colors. They envelope you and even cool blue tones feel warm when they are ultra-saturated.
The finishing touches I have planned for this room are:
- Cover for the changing pad – we used to use the vinyl pad bare because it cleaned up easily, but it has a rip in it now exposing the foam. The changing pad is an odd size, so instead of replace it, I am going to reuse some baby blankets to make changing pad covers. Update: I turned swaddling blankets into a new changing pad cover
- New mobile – since the Welcome Baby party I have had the tissue paper pom poms hanging in the nursery as a makeshift mobile. They are getting a little lifeless. I would also like some sort of sculptural mobile that can transition to a big boy room. Update: Check out the new Sputnik mobile
- Curtains – I have an awesome shower curtain that I plan to transform into curtains, a la this idea from Lay Baby Lay.
- Name letters – somewhere in the room I want to incorporate my son’s name in large letters
- Add a rug – this room is large and with al the furniture pushed up against the walls to maximize play space there is a big expanse of beige carpet. I’d like to break that up and ground the room with a fun rug.
- Extra Credit: I shared a tutorial for an easy box pleat crib skirt, like I made with my own fabric design from Spoonflower.
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