Lady Bug Baby Nursery - Cute as a Bug!

by Amber
(Riverside, CA, USA)

Red and White Polka Dots Baby Girl Ladybug Nursery Theme Picture

Red and White Polka Dots Baby Girl Ladybug Nursery Theme Picture

We thought that a red and black lady bug baby nursery design would be unique but we quickly learned that as long as we were willing to accept the color choices the theme made available to us that decorating the room would be smooth sailing all the way!


My husband and I wanted to use a different color than the usual red and black and we certainly wanted a nursery that is not pink; I was raised in a pink bedroom and I got so very tired of it.


When I suggested a ladybug theme using a color scheme of red, black and white he loved the idea.



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My decorating project suffered a temporary setback when I learned that the crib set I wanted retailed for as much as $600 in baby boutiques which was too expensive. But I took a chance and placed a bid on it when I found it for sale on Ebay and was tickled to win it for less than a hundred dollars! The exact price we paid was $96.00!


Pink vintage ladybug baby crib bedding set pink black and white


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Right away I started shopping for the best lady bug baby nursery bedding set and fell in love with one of JoJo's polka dot 9 piece crib sets on eBay.

The set was perfect for the lady bug baby nursery design that we had planned and what a bargain it was! The bedding includes a baby comforter, a crib bumper, a fitted crib sheet, a crib skirt (dust ruffle), a pair of window valances, a diaper stacker, a toy bag and even a decorative pillow to decorate the nursery glider or the baby bed when our baby girl is not sleeping. Once it arrived, I realized that it was even cuter in person than the pictures on the auction and I'm thrilled about the deal I got. The only other decoration we needed for the baby's bed was the matching ladybug crib mobile. We hung the crib quilt and toy bag above the changing table as wall decorations.

My husband has a very artistic personality, which definitely surfaced when he got the idea to accent the ladybug baby nursery theme using an abstract bubble painting technique. He traced four circles on the wall in different sizes using paint cans, a bucket, and a soda can as templates. Next, he painted the inside of the circles with primer, and then painted two coats of Heirloom Red paint. To put the finishing touches on our lady bug baby nursery, he installed wide, traditional crown molding that he painted Heirloom Red with a narrow strip of black trim molding underneath.

My sister, my mother-in-law and I painted the red and white polka dot wall letters that spell out our baby girl's name, "EMILY". We decorated each one of the wooden letters with gingham ribbon and wooden ladybugs and then we hung them above the baby's bed.

My husband attached a hook to the side of Emily's crib to hold the diaper stacker. To make the most of our small closet space, my husband installed a second clothing bar underneath the existing one. Then we further organized the nursery closet with two rows of black storage bins and plastic labeled tabs that separate the various clothing sizes.

Our lady bug baby nursery furniture consists of a black crib, a changing table and a comfortable glider chair with ottoman to complement our polka dot ladybug decor. Then, my talented husband built a black armoire to hold additional baby items.



FROM THE WEBMASTER

Congratulations! You took a basic lady bug baby nursery design and made it unique and original by adding your own personalized touches and homemade decorations. Thanks for sharing your decorating ideas and tips including the suggestions on where we can get a bargain on bedding. Unique Baby Gear Ideas' visitors are always looking for cute rooms that will inspire them to get to work!

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Lucky Ladybugs
by: Anonymous

The theme of my baby girl's nursery is "Lucky Ladybugs" because after 10 years of trying to conceive we finally got lucky and she is due to make her grand debut in just a few days!

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Red and Black Ladybug Decorations
by: Quida

Where did you find the cute black and red ladybug wall letters that you used to spell "Emily"'s name?

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So Cute!!
by: Tarah

I love what you and your husband did for you little emily!! My husband and I also found the same ladybug set on ebay by jojo and decided to do the same!! I didn't want it to be all pink and purple's ect.. so we are going with the red, black and white theme!! My dad is going to be painting our room for us..the top half white and the bottom half red!! so i think it is going to be cute..with a white crib. I have a 3 1/2 year old little boy and we did the all star sports theme from storkland with his nursery, and spent close to $400 dollars on his nursery set. so we wanted to go a little cheaper this time around, it being our 2nd little one!! Just wanted to tell you i love what you did with the room!!

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Pink Ladybugs
by: Gabby

We are using polka dots and pink ladybugs. At first my husband had no preference about any of the nursery's decor so I started picking out neutral paint colors and themes that could be used for both sexes.

But then we found out that we were expecting a girl and that man went crazy for pink; ladybugs in particular. This is just fine with me, so ladybugs is our nursery theme. Like the other mom, I love your red ladybugs but hubby just has to have pink! Good luck with your entry. Gab

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Lady Bug Baby Nursery
by: Anonymous

Your lady bug baby nursery ideas are so cute and fun! I'm due in February and we're having a girl. I'm also using the ladybug theme for her room only I opted out of red and black and chose a color scheme of pale pink, tan and dark, chocolate brown.

I was so torn because I love the red and black ladybug theme, but hated to miss the one chance I might ever have to decorate with girly colors like pink.

But I really love what you did and wanted to vote for you.


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Cute As A Bug
by: Grandma Aba

Emily's presence was what ultimately took what was already a lovely bedroom and put it over the top. Tucking her in her big bed made it come to life. This sweet girl looks adorable in red and she will grow up loving and enjoying her bedroom that was decorated especially for her. Those were excellent ideas that all of you put together. Enjoy the little "bug" God has given you.

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So Creative!
by: Alison

So creative and beautiful! The name that you gave your baby's nursery theme is right on the money because it IS just as cute as a bug!

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Peek-A-Bug
by: Francis

Your daughter's room is beautiful. Congratulations on a unique and original nursery. It is really, really cute.

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10 Stars!
by: Teresa

If I could I would give you 10 stars! I love it! Your baby girl deserves the cutest room ever! :) You guys did such a great job, and truly are so creative! What I love the most, is you did it on a budget! You would never know! I absolutely adore it! I really hope you win! :)

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Darling
by: Grandma

You and Ryan did an excellant job in decorating Emily's room. You are both so talented. Am proud of you.

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VERY CUTE!
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Great Idea. You are very creative.

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It's adorable!
by: Anonymous

I love it Amber! You and Ryan are very creative! It's just adorable!

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Cuttest EVER!!!
by: Tatyana

You have two babies now, oh take that back a baby girl and a little man Ethan. I'm so happy for you guys. Kids are a blessing from God.

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Bug-A-Boo
by: Bonnie

Congrats to both Amber and Ryan. You are both very creative. The room is adorable! Almost as cute as Emily.

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by: Alicia

Like Mary & Al said, the best part about this is that you did it yourself! It's so much more special for your family knowing that Ryan painted the dots on the wall, Amber won an eBay auction to get the crib set, etc. Of course I would expect nothing less from you too, but am so impressed with how it all came out!

(and thank goodness it's not pink! ;])

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Adorable
by: Christan

I love it! Fits your guys' and Baby Emily's personalities! So precious!!

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CUTE
by: anonymous

Cutest baby room i have ever seen! who ever designed this has some talent! detailed to perfection!

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classic
by: mary & allan

What a beautiful room for our first granddaughter. I love the contrasts of the colors. It is so cheerful. What I like best is that you did it and not a decorator. I love your creativity and the budget can be duplicated for other young families.

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So glad its not pink!
by: Annie

I think this is the best nursery I have ever seen. I personally am getting sick of over the top girly-princess-pink baby rooms. Its refreshing to see a baby's nursery decorated in "basic" colors with a feminine flair. Its very up to date and if I were to have a girl I would do something like this myself!

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Love it!!!
by: Brittini Samson

Your little bug probably looks so cute in that adorable room. I love the paint job!!! xoxo

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