When we started planning our nursery it didn’t take us long to land on a theme that we both loved. We wanted to keep the room gender neutral since we don’t know what we are having while at the same time creating a more modern yet still whimsical room for our baby to be. We decided to go with a theme of owls and woodland creatures which quickly turned into more of an owls and birds theme- we call it our Put A Bird On It Nursery.
We slowly found decorations for the room that fit our theme however our walls where still bare and since we can’t paint (not allowed in our lease) we decided to create canvas art to decorate the walls. After a few weeks of searching for inspiration I came across this idea on Pinterest. Birds. Owls. Canvas. DIY. Love at first site.
We made at least ten different ones, eight of which will end up on the walls of the nursery. It was really a fun project and for all ten we paid less than $60 and made a whole arts and crafts night out of it.
To make your own Bird & Owl Canvas Art head over to Daffodil Design for instructions and templates.
When it came down to choosing a crib for our nursery we took advantage of the numerous other bloggers who had already done the research into finding a safe crib for themselves. One of the best resources we found was over on Young House Love where Sherry and John had already done pretty extensive research on a number of cribs that we were interested in. Ultimately we decided to go with the same crib that they chose the Baby Mod Parklane 3-in-1 Convertible Crib made from solid New Zealand pinewood, meets all U.S. crib standards and features a non-toxic finish.
Nursery Sneak Peak
Important things to consider when choosing a Crib, cradle or bassinet:
• Slats no more than 2 3/8 inches apart
• Corner posts no more than 1/16 of an inch above frame
• No cutouts in headboard or footboard
• Top rails at least 26 inches above mattress
Other Things To Consider:
- Materials it is made from
- Type of Paint Used
- Do you want a convertible crib or not? A convertible cost a little more but will last you longer.
Finally we are posting our big nursery reveal! I really wish that we had better natural light in the nursery but alas we don’t. Our theme for the nursery is Put A Bird on It and for those of you who don’t know the reference you can go here. Please enjoy the tour!
Total Cost*: $550
*Total Cost does not include items we already had or items that were gifted to us.