Whimsical Woodland Nursery

Walking through Babies R Us with the scanner in my hand trying to determine what “theme” I wanted my future child’s nursery to be, I realized that everything is so cartoonized and predictable. There were varying shades of light blues, greens, pinks and yellows. Cartoon animals, hearts, nautical and underwater scenes. I wanted something different, something my child could grow with and continue to enjoy. It was clear I was on my own but knew with my creative abilities I could make it something great.

I finally landed on “Whimsical Woodland”. Our color scheme is grey, white and navy blue with pops of gold. I wanted it to feel rustic and have non-cartoonized woodland animals.

For my baby shower I wanted something different – I wanted each person to have a “piece of the painting” to hang in Gunnar’s room. We bought 4X4 canvases and provided paint in blue, grey, gold and tan and gave general directions and had each person paint the canvas to their desire. We then hung them all together to form one larger painting – here.

For the most part it’s completed and will change and grow as Gunnar does. Photos with details below.

12208749_10101619022707647_4579612527264769775_nCrib, Bookself, Antlers – Homegoods and spray painted gold

IMG_3494Recliner – already owned, Giraffe, Pouf – Homegoods, Shelves – homemade


Growth chart – homemade cedar, Rocking Moose

Dresser, Changing Pad & Cover, Basket & Letters – Hobby Lobby, Paintings – homemade

12122768_10101619022652757_2137931644072321345_nKnobs – Deer, Wood, Fox – pulls came with dresser spray painted gold

12118677_10101619022847367_4926602705483063477_nHomemade – pattern

IMG_3495Wood Sign – won in an auction, can purchase here


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