With an awesome name like Everest you know you have to have an equally awesome nursery! Helena created an out of this world nursery for her son. We are loving the stripe on the wall. The soothing colors are perfect for babies. Check out how Helena created this nursery. Disclosure: this post may contain some affiliate links.
‘The inspiration for this room came from a space themed quilt gifted to us by my husband’s sister and her family. I loved the bright colors and fun faces. I knew that I had to change the nursery theme from nautical to space.
I wanted the room to use gray and navy blue with lots of pops of different colors. I knew I wanted to paint the walls, but living in military housing means in about 2 years we’ll have to paint over it. I didn’t want to do anything that required a lot of work to paint or paint over, so I thought a nice bold gray stripe would be perfect. I had to wing it, because my straight edge light broke and I was too impatient to wait to get a new one. The hardest part was making sure the walls around the doors lined up, but overall it wasn’t bad.
The first thing I had to make was a felt moon mobile. I had made a similar one for my daughter’s room, but wanted something a little more boyish. The rocket was exactly what it needed. A few pricked fingers and a couple of hours of sewing and it was done.
I slowly started to find things for the nursery. Target had a great selection of space decor. The rocket lamp is one of my favorite things. The only issue was that the shade was big and boring. It was too plain for my taste, so I used a stamp and paint to add some stars to it. I think it added something special to the lamp.
The feature wall art is a mix of Etsy and a friend’s awesome work. The orange cart is an Ikea cart that I spray painted. I love the pop of color it adds next to the blue Ikea dresser. It’s perfect for diapers, swaddles and receiving blankets. The rocking chair is one of my favorite chairs in the house. It’s actually an Ikea armchair that I added a rocking base to. The original cover was white and used in my daughter’s nursery. To save some money I decided to try to dye it. It came out alright and was fun to experiment. The planet mobile is from Pottery Barn Kids and is absolutely gorgeous. I had a plan to make my own, but this one was just too nice to pass up.
The star shelf is from Target and holds little special trinkets that we’ll add to as he grows. The onesie was made by a friend and is actually how we found out that we were having a little boy. She knew a couple of weeks before us and mailed it to us to open. Everest wore it as part of his coming home outfit.
Once I saw the rocket marquee light, I knew it had to go somewhere in the room. Next to his name was the perfect spot to fill up some of the empty wall space.
I wasn’t sure I wanted the sheet that matched the quilt, because I’m usually not into matchy things and the online photo was just ok to me. My husband insisted, so we bought it. Once it arrived I wasn’t disappointed at all. The happy faces are so fun and the colors are so nice. It isn’t as busy as I thought it looked on my computer screen. I love the metallic detail that the moon and stars have. My son is now 6 weeks old and will stare at the quilt for ages (supervised, of course). I’m glad he loves it as much as I do.
I had a lot of fun making this room. It came out so much nicer than I envisioned. Eventually we’ll add some more things like a toy box next to his crib and maybe an area rug, but for now it’s easily my favorite (and cleanest) room in the house.”
Quilt and sheet from landofnod.com
Wooden letters from Michael’s
Dresser, chair, and cart all from Ikea
Curtains from Walmart
Planet mobile from potterybarnkids.com
Rocket stool from Homegoods
Marquee lights, lamp, shelf, string art, and throw pillow from Target
Emerald Bug Creations for wall art and onesie