It can be stressful and expensive to decorate your tiny human's nursery. We took a different approach and incorporated some diy crafts.
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When we purchased our home last August, we knew exactly what room we wanted to be the nursery. It had a huge walk-in closet that could store all the baby items that we needed, including dozens of boxes of diapers.
We thought about what we wanted the nursery to look like. We browsed the internet and spent far too much time on Pinterest. Then we discussed how the nursery would actually get used. The nursery is upstairs, directly above the master bedroom that's on the main floor. To get to the nursery from the master, you have to walk down a hallway through the kitchen and living room, then up the stairs, then down another long hallway. We would definitely not be able to be super responsive with a newborns needs and knew LadyBug would be rooming in with us for some time.
Knowing that we weren't going to be getting much use out of the nursery for at least the first few months, we didn't want to dedicate too much towards a specific theme. We furnished it to be functional and neutral. When LadyBug is old enough, we will let her choose decor that fits her personality.
The nursery was previously used as a little boy's room with three beige walls and one blue wall. Knowing that we were having a girl, we didn't really want to keep the blue wall so we painted over the blue with the same beige as the other four walls. We gave the room a crib, changing table, nightstand, and a baby rocker. It's about as bare-bones as could be.
What You'll Need:
• wood crates (this set of three is a great price - better than what I paid)
• acrylic sealer
• craft knife
• sponge brush
• road maps or other paper of choice
• Use the craft knife to cut the map paper to the size of your crate.
• Dip the sponge brush into the acrylic sealer and coat the back of the map paper
• Lay the map paper onto crate and firmly press removing air bubbles
• Brush the top of the map paper with acrylic sealer
• Allow to dry overnight
• Use the craft knife to remove pieces of map paper that are too big for the crate
How long did your baby room in with you and your spouse?
Did you have a theme for the baby's nursery?
What's your favorite nursery theme?