Elise's Origami Crane Nursery

Elise's Origami Crane Nursery

Carrie McBride
Oct 15, 2014

Name: Elise (10 months)
Location: Sacramento, California

In creating Elise's nursery, we wanted something fun, lively, eclectic, and colorful - not a standard "girly" nursery. We also didn't have a huge budget so we did a lot of re-purposing. One major challenge we had was what to put over the crib. There are so many no no's for over the crib since whatever you hang there can fall down. We weren't really into wall decals or initial letters. We solved our dilemma by using paper cranes. They are lightweight, colorful, and seemed to fit with what we were going for.

My husband can fold cranes but we quickly determined that it would take him far too long to fold the necessary number of cranes so we turned to Etsy. Another challenge we had was finding a comfortable and stylish rocking chair. We didn't have the budget to go super high end on this - there are some really awesome rocking chairs/gliders out there but they are pretty pricey. So, we created our own using an IKEA chair and attaching a swivel rocker bottom. We love the way it turned out and it is super comfortable.

Another favorite feature of the room is the antique record player piece (with the metal fan sitting on it) that my husband retrofitted to play from an iPOD. We love the way the nursery turned out and E seems to love it too!

Source List:

  • Crib - IKEA Gulliver Crib
  • Rocking Chair - Strandmon Wing Chair with swivel rocker base purchased on eBay
  • Dresser - Garage sale find, stained and painted
  • Paper Cranes - Etsy
  • Record Player - Thrift store find
  • Shelving - All IKEA shelving that we already owned and painted
  • Quilt - Iviebaby

Thanks, Marjorie!


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