Peter Rabbit Nursery
Peter Rabbit Baby Nursery Theme
My husband and I chose a Peter Rabbit nursery theme simply because he and I both love books and wanted to decorate a nursery for our baby that was literary by design and not based on one of the commonly chosen styles or storybook themes.
The colors of the illustrations in Beatrix Potter's books appealed to us.
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My husband and I are delighted with the way our Peter Rabbit nursery turned out and can't wait to add the last and most important detail to our baby boy's nursery
; our son, Noah.
Here is a step-by-step account of the process:
We shopped for and purchased the necessities and baby bedding over a period of time. For example, the crib linens were purchased even before I knew that I was pregnant.
Once we got started things moved slowly but steadily along. Painting took an entire weekend since it took one day to prime and tape off the walls then it took another day to paint the base coat and then the mural painting took all of a third day. It took us two to three weeks to actually complete "project nursery".
We chose to paint three of the walls in the room in an antique white, linen color paint. 3/4's of the accent wall is painted in a fresh forest green color from Glidden called Guacamole. PETER RABBIT NURSERY WALL DECOR
After we finished painting the base colors of the walls, we started to work on the Peter Rabbit wall mural
that was my husband's original creation.
He created the mural using Photoshop editing tools. The design includes a silhouette of whitetail deer, bunny rabbits, a large group of flying geese, a boy under a tree and a girl on a swing as well as other forest animals.
After he had the basic layout we used a projector to display it on the wall so that we could easily trace the outline of the animals using green chalk. After the shapes were in place, we filled them in with green paint. THE DECORATING PROCESS
None of our Peter Rabbit themed nursery ideas were spur of the moment decisions; we carefully planned every step. This was a DIY project that took shape over the course of many months. Peter Rabbit Nursery Decor
The Peter Rabbit themed wall hanging, baby bedding set as well as the curtains were bought from Pottery Barn Kids before they discontinued the collection.
The wall clock and the decorative light switch cover was handmade by a vendor that I found on Ebay. I found the wooden wall letters that I used to decorate the space between the closet doors at Michael's Craft store and then painted them in a color that would complement the Guacamole green paint color that we used on the walls.STORAGE
The baby's closet has ample shelving and hanging space so many of the items that we have purchased so far are arranged there. We also have plans to purchase several decorative canvas storage baskets for the closet as well to place on the bottom shelf of the bookcase as well as a decorative wicker basket that can be used as a clothes hamper. The socks, diapers, wipes and other small items of clothing and supplies are stored in the baby's combination dresser/changing table.
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' visitors, Kristin! You and your husband did a beautiful job on the mural. It is a favorite with many moms and dads-to-be that continue to ask if you would mind sharing your mural pattern with them.