Creating Emery Mae's nursery was a true partnership and features our new favorite way of displaying alphabet cards. Russell shares: My wife did an excellent job of designing and decorating our nursery. I did more of the assembling, painting, and building, but she was the mastermind. Overall, we didn't want a room that screamed "PINK NURSERY," but that seemed like more of an extension of our house. We wanted a calm and relaxing space where our little birdie can grow and learn and play.
There are quite a few DIY projects:
• Old windows found at an antique store and painted white. The Bird Cards inset into the windows were the inspiration for the room. My wife found them at a store in NYC on a vacation in the fall. She didn't want the typical pink nursery for a girl, but she did want accents of pink thrown in and thought that these counting cards could be good inspiration.
• Homemade bumper, blanket, & pillows. My wife designed them all. She picked out the different fabrics to match the different birds in the cards and even cut them out herself. Her mother sewed all the birds on the blanket, bumper, and pillow as a present to her granddaughter.
• Homemade bookcases and shelves (bead-board backing painted pink with the frame painted white). My father helped me in the assembly of the bookcases. We purchased all the materials at a local lumber store. Once again, my wife wanted accents of pink so that is why we painted the bead-board backs of the bookcases pink.
• Chair rail and wainscoting. Aqua colored paint on the walls.
• IKEA light fixture. We found this light fixture on a summer vacation to Dallas and knew it would be a nice modern touch in a non-cookie cutter nursery.
Thanks Russell & Erin!