Holly likes to decorate: To the moon and back nursery

April 17, 2016

It's well known that I like to cook, but there's a whole bunch of other stuff I like to do as well!

We've been renovating our little, old house for the past year (or so) and are very nearly done, with one addition to the to do list dragging things on a little longer... a nursery!

Knowing that we are expecting two little boys, we wanted a fun nursery that could grow with them, something colorful but versatile should they grow to have distinct colour or theme likes and dislikes (i'm talking: 'mummy, i'm scared of outer space' and 'daddy, I really like dinosaurs', rather than 'mummy, I'm feeling like we should try something a little more feng shui' and 'daddy, pantone have announced 2019's colours of the year... get on it').

I knew I wanted something a little bit different when it came to colours, and it was actually a trip to see my brother that put us onto the idea of a blackboard wall, as we were thinking about ways to decorate his new place. As it happens, we have had a full height and width blackboard wall in one of our homes before. Back in our house in the UK, one of our kitchen walls is a huge chalkboard, that saw many a penis and breast sketch at house parties. Funny, that actually having little kids rather than big kids in the house didn't turn us on to a chalkboard sooner!

I feel like if you commit to a big, permanent design choice like a bold wall, it's safest to keep it simple when adding in the rest of your 'theme' accents. As such the 'space' theme in our nursery will come from bold colours, simple stars and artwork, that can be swapped out or added to as the boys grow.

1. Rustoleum Tintable Chalkboard Paint in Moonstone from Home Depot
2. Behr Paint & Primer in One in White from Home Depot
3. Spritz Coloured Chalk from Target
4. Rug from Target
5. Fabric Storage Cubes in Blue, Red and Yellow from Target
6. Personalised Wooden Rattle Rocket Ship Toy by Bannor Toys on Etsy
7. Mix and Match Felt Stars by Crafty Wool Felt on Etsy
8. Hemnes Dresser in Grey Brown from Ikea
9. Red Venetian Blinds (I'll be spray painting an existing pair we have)
10. Circo Woven Fitted Crib Sheet in Floating on Air from Target
11. Aden and Anais Swaddle Wrap in White Sky Blue Grey from Target
12. Child of Mine by Carter's Fitted Crib Sheet in Stars from Walmart
13. Just one You by Carter's Baby Boys 4 Pack Body Suits in Green from Target
14. Room Essentials Paper Star Lights in Sea Going from Target
15. Gulliver Crib in White from Ikea

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