A good friend of mine recently had her sweet baby boy, Lucas. He’s sooo cute. 🙂
And guess what? His nursery is almost as cute as him! Almost.
His mom, Jen, designed the room using Pinterest. From the paint color to the furnishings, an amazing rug to a sweet DIY project, Jen used Pinterest to capture all of the ideas she loved so that she could come back to them later, and used it as a mood board of sorts.
Here’s the before, before they even moved into the house:
Here’s the room during renovation of their 103-year-old historic landmark home.
Jen says they used it as an extra junk room for over a year. I have a few of those rooms myself… 😉
and (are you ready), the Hot Air Balloon themed after!
inspiration pic for a DIY project, from Etsy:
Jen’s version, she says:
I bought a canvas on sale at Michaels (50% off of course), painted it one solid color (the extent of my painting skills), and then I took thick craft/scrapbooking paper and put them together for the clouds (Paper Source Dream Paper) and hot air balloons. I glued the string and then the baskets. I used some glitter in the sky and drew on stars with metallic pens.
Here’s the canvas over Lucas’ crib, I love it!
I asked her why she chose a hot-air balloon theme, Jen says:
When I was decorating Grant's nursery I was between safari/zoo/animal and hot air balloon. Then when we moved and I had to redo his room into a big boy room, it made me realize how a themed nursery with matching bedding and all that was a waste of money (because in a year and half I'd bought all new decor TWICE for him).
I wanted something fun and bright that could easily grow with Lucas for his nursery.
While sitting in my glider rocking Lucas, I feel peaceful in the nursery. I cannot wait to see him discover all that I put into the nursery. Especially the rug, I find myself staring at the rug a lot! Same with the hot air balloon canvas.
I love that rug, it and the pillow are from West Elm!
And here they are in the room:
one of my favorite features of the room is this cute elephant lamp! Jen reused it from her older son Grant’s room:
Want to see the rest of the little details, inspiration, and find out where you can get everything?
Check out Jen’s nursery board on Pinterest!