5 Nursery Wall Decor Ideas: A Guest Post

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m a guest blogger over at The Shopping Mama today! Kate is celebrating 28 Days of Design this month and invited me to contribute. And how could I say no?

Visit The Shopping Mama to read my guest post, Five Nursery Wall Ideas For the Nursery.

Leave a comment telling us which decorating idea is your favorite! We’d love to know.

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DIY: How to make a shadow box

One of a kind items always make for a more intimate space. And what better way to obtain a unique item for your baby’s nursery then to make one yourself?

This project requires zero crafting skills!

All you need is just a few materials.

Check out our Butterfly Shadow Box tutorial.

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DwellStudio Animal Heads | New and Noteworthy

animal heads from dwellstudio

Go safari chic with cruelty-free animal heads! DwellStudio recently released a collection of papier-mache animal heads ($76) for the nursery or playroom, and I just had to share it with you!

Produced in collaboration with a Haiti-based non-profit organization, each piece is handmade with vintage French book pages and finished with an oil-based varnish.

P.S. DwellStudio is offering free shipping on all orders through September, 5 2011.

* Affiliate links are included in this post.

5 Fun and Fabulous Wallpaper Finds for Kids | Decor Ideas for Children




Wallpaper is a HOT decorating trend. It’s been gaining popularity again over the past several years due to the increasingly fabulous selections that keep coming out.

Consider wallpaper for an accent wall to create a dramatic effect!

Sources:
1. Butterflies Kids Wallpaper by ferm LIVING*
2. Koeur-02 from The Fairy Tale Collection
3. Little Whales by Pottok Prints
4. Robots by Aimee Wilder
5. Unknown source

Can’t get enough of my wallpaper finds? Check out this post for more.

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Personalized Name Banners | Featured Handmade Finds

Sara + Abraham recently unveiled these lovely personalized name banners {made of merino wool blend felt}, perfect for decorating a party  and equally fabulous as accessories for an infant’s nursery or child’s room.

A six letter banner {like the one I want to get for my daughter, Sophia} will cost you $46.

Not exactly “cheap” but definitely doable!

Have you found anything handmade and FABULOUS recently? Share it in the comments.

Frames That Make You Say “WOW” {Favorite Finds}

Aren’t these frames just FABULOUS?

{If you like the vintage photographs, check out this bohemian chic nursery design board}

These stacked wooden frames are made by a company called The Organic Bloom. And as soon as I saw them, I knew I had to share my awesome find with you!

The Organic Bloom‘s custom frames are available in various sizes, colors and shapes. And only sold through professional portrait photographers.

If you’re interested in finding out where to purchase these frames, contact The Organic Bloom and provide them with your zip code, and they will email you with the information of a vendor near you.

I’m in LOVE. Aren’t you?

image sources:
1- unknown {found via}
2- polka dot umbrella photography
3- wendy zippwald photography
4- lenka hattaway photography

* found via sweet pea photography.

DIY: How to Make a Large Abacus {Do-It-Yourself}

Last year we featured a nursery with an over-sized abacus above the changing area. And I haven’t been able to get that abacus out of my mind since. It’s fantastic!

However…

Making your own abacus gives you the opportunity to customize the colors to match your decor and you can make one for at least half the price of the original CB2 version.

Jenny {and her husband Derek} over at Anything Pretty recently made an abacus for their  nursery and share a step-by-step tutorial for how you can make one.

And they included some pretty nifty features too!

Their abacus frame is thicker so it can be screwed directly into the wall for extra safety and they made adjustments so that the beads can be switched out {in case they ever want to change the color palette}.

Full details at Anything Pretty.

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