Fun!  Hand painted zoo and farm animal nursery wall mural.

Fun! Hand painted zoo and farm animal nursery wall mural.

We used lots of cute colors for the hand painted zoo animals on our baby's nursery walls to give the room that sadly has a limited amount of natural light.

I went by the colors included in the fabric that I used to make the crib quilt to choose a paint color palette. I found this suggestion in another post on Unique Baby Gear Ideas and I'm so happy that I paid close attention. There is simply no way to know how much money I would have wasted on mis-matched paint if I had not taken the fabric with me to the paint store.

Hand painted zoo animals on the walls of a baby girl nursery room in pink lavender purple

Go here to see more examples of the many animals and birds that can be used to brighten your baby girl's nursery.

Hand Painted Zoo Animals on Baby's Nursery Walls

After we had the paint and were ready to go, the next step was to find pictures of the animals that we wanted to include in the painting.

After a quick trip to the local library where we found plenty of storybooks filled with the exact type of whimsical animals that we had in mind; we were ready to proceed with our DIY nursery wall mural.

With illustrations in hand we used a piece of chalk to draw the outlines of the giraffes, donkeys and bunnies. Then we filled the drawings in with the bright colors we bought. I was amazed at how the shades of orange, pink, lime green, blue purple looked so good together. Once again, this was most likely due to using colors that experts had chosen for the print on the quilt fabric.

Decorating the Remainder of Our Baby Girl's Nursery

We chose a lavender changing table and after I was done sewing the crib quilt I made a pink cover for the changing pad.

DIY Crafts Projects

We bought and hung some inexpensive paper lanterns from the ceiling that repeated the colors of the animals included on the nursery wall instead of buying an expensive baby mobile.

Finishing Touches

We had some paint left over so we decided to personalize the project by painting each letter of the baby's name using with one of the bright and cheerful colors that we used for the animals in the mural.

Advice for Other Parents Decorating a Nursery

My husband and I are not what anyone could call "artistic" but we just let go and had fun with the project. That's the best advice I could give to any mom and dad; just have fun and enjoy yourselves.


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Mar 08, 2008
by: Lisa

I like it! The animals are very cute and kid-friendly.

Feb 26, 2008
Awesome giraffe.
by: Anonymous

I <3 your giraffe. The rest is a little too girly, but keeping in mind that I'm a mom of 2 boys, they've trained me to frown at pink. Only two things I dont like, the words on the wall seem bizarre...does that one say Mommy? and the other thing is the doll hanging by its head. lol. a little ruthless!

Feb 13, 2008
by: artitecht

it's so nice i think.

Feb 13, 2008
by: Anonymous

great idea!
well done :)

Feb 11, 2008
Great Job!
by: Anonymous

That's very cute! The bright colors are eyecatching!

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