Crafty mum Christina Davis scoured the web for inspiration for son Carter’s charming sea-creature-themed nursery. “A family member sent us the link to the [sea-creatures] rug, thinking that it was cute and that we might like it. I loved it and that became my inspiration as I worked in the colours and animals from the rug throughout the room,” said Davis. The former guest room was already painted green, so Davis found navy blue and white accents like the prints above the changing table, the large whale decal, Carter’s name decal above the crib and the navy pillow covers on the bed from one of her favourite sites, etsy.com.
“I love Etsy because I feel like you can make a personal connection with the crafters and they are located all over the world,” said Davis. “For example, I found the mobile above the crib on Etsy and contacted the seller, who was located in France, to ask if she could make something similar in my colour scheme. I sent her a picture of the rug and she even offered to change out one of the animals to include the octopus. I am so happy with how it turned out!”
Using local shippers, Sea Venture (Overseas) Shipping and Conspec Imports, Davis outfitted the room with a crib and rug from Wayfair.com, linens from Pottery Barn and Target, a rocker and ottoman from Walmart and blackout shades from Bed Bath & Beyond. The bed, dresser and mirror were eMoo.com finds that Davis spruced up with a fresh coat of paint, and she made the curtains herself.
“I like being crafty so I enjoy adding some of my own things myself, even if it is just a small touch,” added Davis. “The lamps, for example, were very inexpensive and plain from Walmart, but I added the navy ribbon embellishment with a hot-glue gun. EMoo is also great for a budget, and repainting furniture (especially white) is an easy project.”
We suspect Carter, and his mum, will be enjoying his room for many years to come.
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