Nesting 2.0 - The Nursery
I had a great time preparing a nursery for Baby Bea. I am a huge believer that nurseries should be decorated to appeal to the parent using the room, and not necessarily the baby (who'll never notice anyway). The palette I used is apricot, grey & taupe and the room features a mobile of hand-sewn fabric birds on branches.
The tutorial for the birds was first seen at Spool, and a pattern is available here. The branches are spray painted white and hung from the ceiling with fishing line & eye hooks, and the birds are nestled on each branch with yarn - which also forms their little bird feet. I used Rock 'n Romance fabrics (available online from Sprightly Fabrics). The tree decal is the "tree with birds" decal from Decor Your Wall on Etsy, and was quick and easy to install.
The collection of fabric hoops above the change table was inspired by this post at The Purl Bee - hoops were sourced from Michael's Craft Store, and the fabrics were the same Rock & Romance fabrics used for the birds. I also recovered the rocking chair with Grey Circle Tile fabric from Joann, and sewed a dead simple pocket curtain from a fabric called Zen, from Moda's Good Fortune collection - purchased from Bs Fabric Shack on Etsy. The built-in shelves are simple white laminated boards with decorative mouldings tacked to the front of each shelf to give it some depth - I included a desk at little kid level to give a place to read or play - a simple white ikea chair completes the corner. This grey Gislev rug from Ikea completes the room. I Love the whimsical feel in this room - and enjoy my (seemingly endless) time here with our newest addition.