I’m so excited to share my latest project with you all! Since our daughter Livi was turning 3, I thought it would be the perfect time to transform her nursery into a big girl room. Might also be time to reorganize… it’s outrageous how quickly toys and clutter can accumulate over time! When we first painted her nursery, I fell in love with the color Treetop by Dunn Edwards. This color was so lovely and a perfect shade of warm turquoise. But after 3 years of seeing it every day (while toys and stuffed animals were multiplying all around me), it started to feel dark and draby. Definitely time for a change.
We decided to leave one wall Treetop as our accent wall and painted the other walls Incredible White by Sherwin Williams. During many hours of browsing Pinterest, I came across these itty bitty cloud decals from urbanwalls. Adorable right? They have a ton of awesome decals. I had to have them, they were perfect. My husband was amazing enough to measure and map out the entire wall for each decal, to perfection might I add. Math is not my forte, ha. This wooded abstract sun was made for Olivia’s 1st birthday photo shoot. We purchased the prop and still love it to this day. It fits the space like it was made for it!
I drew and handpainted the “Let’s Be Mermaids” canvas above her bed, and spray painted a simple frame with gold to match her other accents. I wanted to replicate the look of the mermaids above her dresser that I purchased from ThePaperNut at Etsy, here. Her prints are adorable and you can customize them! I put all of the pieces for her gallery wall on the floor and played around with the placement. I must have rearranged them a thousand times before I was happy with it. An easy tip; instead of hammering in a bunch of unnecessary holes, trace each item on paper and mark where the nails go, cut them out, tape them to the wall, then mark the holes with a nail. Works like a charm! Find the super cute “XOXO” print from We Lived Happily Ever After. This girl is talented, check her out!
One of my favorite pieces is this armoire that my mother gave us. Chris and I completely refurbished it just in time before Olivia was born. It started out as a dark burgundy color. ALL of it. It was a big job but the results made it all worth it! We sanded it down, added new bead board to the back, gave it some bright and fun fresh coats of paint, new crystal knobs, chicken wire inserts on the doors, and even mod podged some fancy wrapping paper on the inside of the drawers. For a little more detail on that project, click here!
My daughter loves to draw and paint so I wanted to create a little “artist corner”. If her legs get tired, she has this cute IKEA stool to rest her bum on. To spruce it up, I taped off the feet and spray painted them gold. For the easel, I painted the tray with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Florence. Such easy hacks that made a big difference! I purchased these white curtain panels from Walmart for about $4 a piece and the black pompom fringe from Joann’s. With a little help from my sewing machine, we have new and uber stylish curtains!
Her bookshelf really needed some TLC. It was over cluttered with toys and in desperate need of some storage boxes. Since I purchased the shelf from Target, I browsed their website and found these plain canvas bins to be sure they fit perfectly. In the midst of pinning like a mad woman, I came across some really cute bins from Land of Nod. I loved the look of them so I just stenciled the numbers by hand with pencil, then painted them with gold fabric paint.
I wanted a little something extra to hang over her bookshelf and found this WAY cool raindrop garland from Etsy by MadamZikzak. They’re handcrafted from Denmark. Perfect! For her ottoman, I simply recovered it using my handy dandy staple gun. Sorry, too many Blue’s Clues episodes! I found this fabric at Joann’s and couldn’t pass it up. From hot pink to RAD. Easy peasy!
I’m so pleased with how everything turned out. It’s Livi approved, for sure! She wants to show it off multiple times to our guests when they come over, haha. She’ll say, “Oooo, it’s so beauuutiful! Look how pretty!” I enjoyed doing this makeover so much. Thanks for checking it out!