Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Mermaid Nursery

It's nearly impossible to find nursery items that are ocean / sea / underwater themed that are specifically for a girl! After searching for MONTHS, I came super close to buying one of the green & blue sets with sharks and octopuses on it and sewing on pink cutesy stuff. I (and the hubby) am super glad it didn't come to that thank you to (insert super hero theme here) Pottery Barn Kids! No, they didn't have a little girl underwater themed nursery set, but they DID have a couple of pink seahorse mobiles (we bought the wooden one, but there was also a very adorable pink paper cut-out one) as well as wall stickers that are mermaids, fish, starfish & flowers that match the - wait for it - nursery bedding that we bought! We went with a set that didn't have a theme to it, but instead had the colors we were looking for (mostly aqua & pink). Anyhoo - here are pics of the finished product - I just hope the baby loves the ocean =)

 Pink striped rug, from Lowes.
Basket that was used for favors for our wedding.
Laundry 'basket' and grey tote with polka dots from Thirty-One Gifts (

 This dresser was given to me by a friend when she was moving years ago. It was my dresser at my parent's house - beautiful wood veneer dresser. Hubby painted it, I painted the wooden knobs and we stuck on stickers from Pottery Barn Kids. Ta-da :) 
Lamp is from Target - we added a sticker to that also so it looked like it was part of the nursery "set."
Adorable jewelry box that baby girl got for Christmas that matches her room's colors is from Kohl's.

 Baby girl's massively-fast-growing book collection is on a shelf that used to be black. Hubby spray painted that for me (no paint fumes while preggo!).
The shadow box was a gift, came from Home Goods (loooove that store!).

 Here's a snapshot of her crib without the bedding in it (safety first for the kiddo!!).
We added one of the starfish stickers to the back of the crib, which will later be a head board (convertible crib - yesss!). 
This is the beautiful pink wood & shell mobile from Pottery Barn Kids.
Lucy pup is still sleeping in her room while we're trying to break her into sleeping in her crib at night. We had to ban the pup from our bedroom because she snores like a bear... it's rediculously loud!
Oh - and if you're wondering about the books under the feet of the bed - they're temporarily propping up one side for acid-reflux-prevention-purposes.

 More stickers on the door =)
The collage is photos of: Baby girl, my baby pic, Hubby's baby pic, and a pic of all three of us right before Christmas.
The "M" came from Hobby Lobby - another favorite store of mine!
The frames were wooden, two with cream colored mattes, two without mattes. Hubby spray painted them white and I painted the mattes with paint samples we'd gotten for the room. We *almost* went with lime (and I mean LIME) green on the walls... almost... 

 Another shot of the mobile and mermaid stickers.

 I just love this mobile!!!

 These stickers are over the changing table.
The jelly fish suncatcher was a gift from my mom from a store in WP  called Diving Off the Dock. I haven't been to this store yet, but I see some of the *most* adorable ocean-themed things that come from there... It's on my to-do list!

 I also painted this lightswitch plate with the paint samples we'd gotten for the room.

 Here's a pic of her bedding in her crib. Love love love this set! And it's something she can grow with for a bit. Pottery Barn Kids is a bit on the pricier side - but this stuff will last forever =) Or so I hope... 
Her activity mat is what's green & blue that's sticking out of the top. That's also ocean-themed. We like the beach, can you tell ?!

She even has a whale tub from Target - keeping with the beach / ocean theme. 

Where we shopped / registered / received gifts from:

Let me know what you think! Did you have a DIY nursery? What things did you do yourself? I want to hear all about it!!


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