Winter Magic

Winter Magic
"Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall." ~ Ray Bradbury

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Nursery Decor: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The nursery has been a work in progress since I first learned I was pregnant.  I always knew I wanted a primary color nursery regardless of my child's gender and The Very Hungry Caterpillar was my favorite book as a child, so the idea for the baby's nursery was easy! 
"blank slate" - nursery after the primer

I had a lot of help with transforming the room.  Friends and family helped with prepping and painting, putting up the chair rail, and making the curtains. 

My dad used acrylic on canvas to re-create scenes from the book for decoration.

My dad and my brother re-did the closet.

My friend Kara made the closet curtains.

My dad painting.
 My friend Meghann helped me do the green wall paint and the chair rail.

My dad did the yellow wall paint.  My friends Jennifer and Vanessa primered the room.

yellow & green

I created the green swirl design by twisting a sea sponge over the wet green paint.

close-up of the green swirl design

clothing size dividers

I used Eric Carle fabric to make a lampshade and stickers to make clothing size dividers.

finished closet with curtains & baby bug playing

artwork, plantation shutters, and crib

artwork, lamp, dresser


        I made the "S" bow holder with supplies  from Michael's.  I used left-over paint from her room and glitter for the final touches.
artwork, changing table, closet
 The changing table and crib were purchased from Craig's List.  The dresser belonged to my sister-in-law when she was a child.  The rocking chair was purchased at an estate sale by my mom.  I found the toy box on-sale at J.C. Penny and the base of the lamp at the Pottery Barn Outlet. The book shelf and the alphabet play mat are from One Step Ahead.

Baby Bug's room was a collaborative effort of LOVE!


Jainasolodurron said...

Your nursery looks amazing. I want to do a similar thing for my new baby. Where did you get your curtains? I've been having trouble finding the dotty material.

CaliOC said...

Jaina -- the curtains were made by a friend. The fabric is the Eric Carle line. I bought it online. I used the same fabric to make the lamp shade. I actually still have the curtains, but my daughters bedroom is now changed. Let me know if you are interested in them.