Evie’s Out to Sea Nursery and Giveaway
I am in awe of this mama. She is so crafty, great with DIY, and has some great people that help her build and make things when she asks. She had a small budget for this nursery, but you would never know it. I love the colors and all of the little details.
Slightly better than getting to look at all the beautiful photos of this nursery is getting to enter a giveaway for a print from Sarah Jane Studios! More details at the end of this article.
When you found out you were having a girl, how did you decide what “theme” you wanted to go with for her nursery?
I was so sure that I was having a boy this time that I already had a super heroes nursery all dreamed up for him. When we found out that we were having girl number three, it took me a minute to figure out what I was going to do for her.
I started looking for gray and coral fabrics and came across Michael Millers’ Out to Sea fabric by Sarah Jane and it was perfect. I loved the whimsical designs of girly pirates and pretty mermaids. The morning coral line was perfect with the soft silver grey, pinks and corals and little pops of yellow. I narrowed it down to about eight patterns that I really liked and the room just started to take off!
How did you make it all come together? Inspiration boards, all in your head?
Pinterest was my main gathering spot for ideas! Here is my Pinterest board.
I also used Etsy for ideas and bookmarked several different ideas on my projects folder on the computer. I was lucky enough to stumble upon Sarah Jane Studio’s blog and she has a great DIY section that had some very inspiring ideas and wonderful tutorials that I was able to utilize to make the room even more special.
What were your main colors?
The main colors are grey (the paint color on the walls is Voyage by Valspar) and coral (the dresser is painted in Flower Girl by Valspar) with accents of yellow and aqua.
Where did you find most of the items in the room?
I am very proud to say that 95% of the items in her room were either handmade, upcycled or reused. We used the crib that I slept in as a baby (with some safety upgrades of course), an old rocking chair that my father in law refurbished for us and a beautiful changing table that my very talented brother-in-law, Chad, made.
I made all of the bedding, changing table covers, basket liners, and curtains. My husband refinished the little pink dresser which is very special to us because it belonged to his mom as a child. Both Craig and his brother used it as children as well. The insides of the drawers were not refinished and still have scribbles on them from the former owners which I think is so cool.
I got all of the fabrics from The Intrepid Thread and www.fabrics.com. If you are going to get a fabric collection, I highly suggest going to The Intrepid Thread and ordering a fat quarter bundle. I decided to do it this time and it worked out great! I really wanted two awesome prints from Sarah Jane studios and my dad got them for me for Christmas. I am still planning on getting this print in an 8×10 to go behind the rocker, but little Evie came two weeks early and I haven’t yet had time to order it.
Were you on a budget?
We absolutely were on a budget! I am a full-time student and my husband has the only income for our family so we have had to learn how to stretch a dollar. This nursery was no exception. I believe our total cost came in around $350.
Any tips for moms on how to make their dream nursery come to reality?
Don’t be afraid to try new things. I was very intimidated by the sewing machine before I started working on this nursery. My mother-in-law gave me her sewing machine to use and said that she thought I would be more proud of myself if I learned how to do it on my own. At first I was worried, but with every project I did, I got more comfortable and started enjoying sewing more. I finished the last couple of projects on Wednesday and went into labor on Thursday!
What do you love most about her room?
I really don’t know if I can narrow it down to one thing since I love everything about it, but my top three favorites are probably:
- the curtains
- the prints by Sarah Jane
- the silhouette canvases that I painted
Where did you find all of the tutorials and supplies for your ideas?
Paint: Valspar, all purchased at Lowes
Fabrics: www.fabrics.com, www.intrepidthread.com
Prints: Sarah Jane Studios
Baskets: Homegoods, Michaels, and Joanns
Tutorials: Crib Sheets
Contoured Changing Pad: E-Tell-Tales
Silhouette Art: DIY project
Lamp Shade Cover: Beach Vintage Blog
Anchor Pillow: Tea Rose Home Blog
Narwhal Pillow: Tea Rose Home Blog
Do you love this nursery?! Enter to win an awesome print from Sarah Jane Studios! Follow the entries in the Rafflecopter app. The more entries you complete, the better chance you have to win. Giveaway ends 3/19/13 at 11:59 p.m.
The winner of the Sarah Jane art print is Amanda B. Congrats to Amanda and thanks to all of you who entered!