Today im excited to share another one of my room Makeovers and it might just be my favorite one because it's my son's nursery. This room is the smallest room in our house (besides the bathrooms) yet I think it might be my favorite. I originally painted this room in 2014 when I was pregnant for the first time. Unfortunately I lost the pregnancy at 12 weeks but already had painted the room aloe green. I originally painted the room green because I wanted the gender to be a surprise. Over the years this room kind of became a 'catch all' room where I dumped all my stuff. When I became pregnant in 2016 I no longer wanted to be 'team green'. I wanted to know as soon as I could if I was having a boy or a girl! I found out we were having a boy but I didn't want to repaint when I had just painted this room less than two years ago. So I decided to stick with the green color and update the walls with decals.
I knew I wanted to decals to go along the wall where I placed the crib for safety reasons. Originally I had planned on doing horizontal stripes for an accent wall, but when I started researching wall decals I was amazed at the designs. I ordered this set of decals from Wallums. I was a little worried that it wouldn't work well with our walls since we have plaster walls. Fortunately they send you two test items before you actually do the decals to see if they stick. I did my test decals and they were still there 48 hours later so I decided to go ahead with the project!
The trees were a bit tedious to put up. It could have also been that I was 30 weeks pregnant or so when I decided to do them! Each tree took approximately an hour to put up and I ended up doing one tree a day. Once the trees were placed I added the finishing touches with the birds and the owl.
Even though this wall art was a tedious task, I have to say it was well worth it. I absolutely fell in love with it when it was all put together. Walking past this room everyday it always brings a smile to my face. It was also one of the first ways my son recognized his room as a newborn! He would look at the decals from his crib. Now when we come home and I take him into his room, he immediately sees the decals and smiles. It melts my heart!
The other side of the room is where I keep his dresser and chair along with lots of toys! The chair is from IKEA and is one of my favorite pieces of furniture because it can easily be moved from room to room and the color can be changed as the slip cover can be removed and washed! This chair was in our finished basement but I brought it upstairs and changed the covering from black to white to match the rest of the furniture in the nursery.
After my son was born I noticed he really enjoyed bright colors so I decided to decorate this side of the room with prints and paintings. The balloon print was a gift from my baby shower and the animal canvas was a gift as well. I painted the elephant scene and love how it represents the baby and mama elephant!
This room has quickly turned into a favorite place to be for our entire family. Most evenings all four of us (this includes our cat) are huddled in this tiny room playing, laughing and giggling. This room room has definitely transformed into a place that I love to be!
Author: Sarah Warman
I like to run, take pictures and write. I've combined all three in this blog.