Decorating a Baby's Nursery with a Beatrix Potter Theme




Article by: Rachel Paxton

I don't consider myself an expert interior , Budget Decorating - What Is It? decorator. In fact, I'm quite an amateur, but do enjoy do-it-yourself home decorating. , The Everyday is Full of Designs When my husband and I found out we were expecting twins, we were both very excited to decorate , Discount Office Furniture the babies' bedroom.

My husband and I compromised on a nursery theme. We agreed that even if we had boys (which we did end up having--two!), that I could decorate , The Touch of Tiffany - Unsurpassed Quality and Excellence By Dale Tiffany Inc. the nursery with a Beatrix Potter theme, but after two years it was my husband's turn to re-decorate their room , Exploring the Futon Frame with a race car or airplane theme.

We started out by choosing a paint , Discount Kids Furniture: Great Value for Less Money color for the walls. , Discount Office Furniture We chose "Pooh Bear Yellow" made by Behr paint. , Creating Personal Space for Each Member of Your Family We painted all of the walls , Carlton Ware: A Colourful Collectible yellow. We then painted a white , What Feng Shui Reveals About YOU strip, approximately 12 inches wide, all of the way around the room , Drapery Buying Tips in the center of the wall , Oriental Rugs (see photo). Above the white , The Everyday is Full of Designs strip we sponge painted white paint , Carlton Ware: A Colourful Collectible over the yellow, and below the strip we left the walls yellow. The white , A Quick Rundown on Rustic Bedding sponge painting , Sofa Slipcovers - The Quick And Easy Makeover gave the walls , Restaurant And Bar Decor a cloud-like look. Never tried sponge painting? It's easy! Here's how: http://www.frugal-home-decor.com/articles/080501b.shtml.

We decided to decorate , A Startling Fact about Slipcovers the nursery with white furniture, , Give Your Family Room Coastal Cottage Style which gave the room , Bath Storage Furniture a very clean look. We purchased two white , Oriental Rugs cribs, and painted two old wood , Home Office Desks dressers white. , Posh Pool Table Covers - The Latest Trend in Customized Decor Grandma bought us a white , Bathroom Tile Ideas For Bathroom Floor Tile changing table as a gift.

While shopping on Ebay, I found some Beatrix Potter cutouts to decorate , Tabriz Persian Rugs the walls , Creating Personal Space for Each Member of Your Family and furniture. , A Startling Fact about Slipcovers Do a search on Ebay for "beatrix potter wallies", and you will find what you need. These are great! You just wet them and stick them where you want them, and they are removable. We placed these in the white , Custom Pot Racks strip on the wall. , Kitchen Pot Racks It looks like Peter Rabbit is hopping around the room. , Feng Shui Tips for Apartments We also put them on the white , The Increased Popularity of Granite Kitchen Countertops dressers we painted (see photo).

I also purchased some Beatrix Potter poster prints on Ebay. I bought some white , Kitchen Pot Racks wooden frames for them at a local , Which kinds of Lights Emit Dangerous Rays? craft store, and they turned out beautifully.

I decided to sew new curtains for the windows. , Bathroom Storage Furniture At Walmart I found some very inexpensive yellow fabric that had tiny little bees on it. It is so cute. I just sewed a casing at the top for the curtain rod and hemmed the bottom and they were done. You can tie them back with ribbons or knot them in the middle.

Last but not least, we found some Beatrix Potter bedding , The Touch of Tiffany - Unsurpassed Quality and Excellence By Dale Tiffany Inc. sets for the cribs. One set I purchased at a local , A Review of Popular Massage Chairs consignment shop that sells baby furniture , A Mink Blanket Will Soften the Look of a Woo-Frame Occasional Chair and clothing. I purchased the other set on Ebay.

When your baby is older and starts standing up you'll find that you might have to move some of your nursery decorations. As soon as one of my boys was old enough to reach out and grab at objects he was pulling the bunnies off of the walls. , Creating Personal Space for Each Member of Your Family I figure after the bunnies are all gone it will be time to re-decorate!

Note: Photos for article here: http://www.frugal-home-decor.com/beatrix-potter-nursery.shtml
Rachel Paxton is a freelance writer and mom of four. For easy do-it-yourself home , Discount Office Furniture decorating ideas for busy moms, visit http://www.frugal-home-decor.com

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