Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Paint A Tree~ Nursery Room Decor

I love the idea of a tree on the walls of a nursery! The other cool thing about them is you can use the branches to "hang" picture frames on. I have always loved this tree so when I found out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to paint it on the wall over the crib! A few years ago I found this tree decal and painted it on the wall of our old house when we had Garren! I painted it in black, just like the decal. Here is a picture of the tree from our old house. You can click on the picture below to see the process and the link to the decal is there if you don't want to try and paint a tree yourself.
I figured that no matter the sex of the baby, I was going to put it in the room with Garren because they would be closest in age. He has the smallest bedroom in our house so I had a lot of planning to do. First, I wanted to paint over the baige color that our whole house was painted before we moved in! 
I chose a light gray color for the wall because it's a good neutral. It looks slightly blue in the picture below. I also knew I wanted to have white furniture along with painting the tree white.
Then I found a used toddler bed that I painted white to match the crib!
I figured teal would be a great accent color for a unisex room so I started getting a few teal accents like the fabric shelf containers.
Here is the wall where I decided to paint the tree!
Here I am drawing the tree while Garren is playing! 
Then, here is the tree with its first coat of paint!
   
I figured I wanted to draw something on the branches so I drew two monkeys to represent the two kids in the room! I darkened the picture so you can see the drawings of the monkeys before I painted them.
I painted the one monkey teal to represent Garren and the second one I didn't paint until I found out the sex of the baby. If the baby was a girl I was going to add some violet accents along with the teal and if the baby was a boy I was going to add accents of orange.
While I waited to find out the sex of the baby, I worked on other pieces in the room. The dresser was painted for my older sons room and HAD to be changed!!!
I LOVE the way it looks matt gray with teal accents!
We worked on getting the crib up and it fit perfect in the room!
Here Garren is showing off his new room!
Then, finally when 18 weeks came around we found out we were having a boy so the orange accents started being added!
I painted four little frames the accent colors and added the first letter of each of our kids names! I blurred out the baby's initial because we haven't told everyone his name yet!
Then I hung the frames on the branches.
Here is the finished tree!
I am so happy with the finished product of the room with the cute tree! You can also see in this picture that I made a teal and orange mobile. You can click HERE to see how easy it is to make your own baby mobile!

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