My Room: Juliet

My Room: Juliet

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Carrie McBride
Oct 21, 2011

Looking at Juliet's colorful room it is no surprise her mom is an art teacher. Sarah shares: When we found out that I was pregnant my husband and I decided that we wanted the gender of our baby to be a surprise. This was very challenging when designing the nursery. After scouring the Internet and baby boutiques, the gender-neutral decor that we found was pastel and overplayed. Pickings were very slim. I was convinced that being an art teacher, I could DIY the nursery and make it unique.

Some of my many inspirations were Prudent Baby, Fabric Worm, Aunt Bucky, Ikea, Urban Outfitters, Ohdeedoh and Charley Harper. An Ikea fabric was the jumping off point for the room and after that it was a very organic process of collecting and creating special things for the baby's room.

We had so much fun putting it all together. The challenging thing was knowing when to stop. At one point my husband told me that it was beginning to look like Pee Wee's Playhouse!

Source List:
Paint color: Atta Boy Blue, Home Depot, Disney
Curtains, bumpers, cornice, poof, rocking chair: duvet cover Urban 0utfitters and Ikea bird print
Fabric for sheets/changing pad covers/quilt/minky blankets: Fabric Worm
Dust Ruffle: Urban Outfitters duvet cover
• Framed Charley Harper memory cards and postcards
• Framed Ikea Fabric
Closets: magnetic and chalkboard paint Peapod, Home Depot
Rocker: Craig'slist find to which we added the upholstered seats and gave it a good coat of spray paint
Rise and Shine painting: made by me
Bird collage prints: Hello Blue Bird
Hanging Fabric lamp: DIY I recovered an old paper lantern with hundreds of stacked fabric squares
Bird lampshade fabric: Fabric Worm
Stuffed bird mobile: Spool Sewing's free pattern
Changing Pad: DIY
Crib: hand-me-down Pali
Dresser: Restoration Hardware outlet
Crib Mobile: DIY tissue paper flowers, twine, sticks and birds from Hello Blue Bird
Rug: Ikea
Bunting: DIY
Alphabet magnets: DIY
Hamper/door hanger: Ikea fabric DIY stitching
Hanging parrot: thrift store find
'Juliet' Letters: Anthropologie

Thanks Sarah!

(Images: Sarah S.)

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