Nursery Tour: Norah's Sweet and Sunny Nursery

Nursery Tour: Norah's Sweet and Sunny Nursery

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Carrie McBride
Nov 10, 2009

Name: Norah
Age: 4 months
Location: Utah

Norah's mom Caroline says she smiles every time she walks by this room and we can certainly see why. The aquas, yellows, reds, oranges and pinks manage to be both vivid and soothing at the same time to create a feeling of warmth and calm.

Caroline's DIY moxie, even eight months pregnant, is evident as she not only found pieces to fit her color scheme but used pieces she liked and transformed them with paint including Norah's enviable yellow crib (a true labor of love - read more about it below). Norah's nursery was inspired by one Caroline saw here on Ohdeedoh and we're willing to bet the room she created for her daughter will inspire one of you!

Inspiration: I was very inspired when I came across Little P's nursery on Ohdeedoh last spring. I immediately fell in love with all of the bright, cheery colors and knew that I wanted to do a similar color palette. I found some really cute pillows from Pier 1 that had a lot of colors I wanted to incorporate in the nursery, and it all just went from there. I was also very inspired by the cute embroidery hoop fabric swatches originally done by The Purl Bee, and I knew I wanted them in the nursery as well.

Favorite Element: I just love the bright and cheery colors of the room! Each time I walk by it puts a smile on my face! My favorite element has to be the yellow crib! It really brings something unique and is the main centerpiece of the nursery.

Biggest Challenge: The biggest challenge I faced during the making of the nursery was trying to do all of it myself. My problem is that every time I would see something that would go great in the room I'd get it and think, "Oh, I'll just paint that and it will be perfect." Well, the idea sounded lovely, but doing it all at 8 months pregnant isn't the most enjoyable thing and I would wonder why in the world I was doing it.

Another challenge I faced was trying to re-use our white glider that had blue cushions on it from our son's nursery. I was able to find some great cushions from Pier 1 that matched my pillows and I put one on the seat pad then flipped the other one over to cover the back of the seat and put a pillow in front, and viola, i had a new /old glider!