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DIY Mountain Nursery

DIY Mountain Nursery

A few months ago, we decided to give Aren’s nursery a makeover. We switched out her crib for a Montessori-style floor bed, and everything just looked so…plain. So we redecorated and went with a mountain nursery theme – and here’s how I did it.

Mountain Wall Mural

First I scrolled Pinterest for inspiration. Of course, right? I saw beautiful bedding, accessories, and a few different walls with mountain scenes. Since we live in Colorado, I thought a mountain mural on her wall would be perfect! I decided to go with that.

mountain nursery wall mural

It was super easy to do. I just used good quality painter’s tape to sketch out the mountain peaks, then I painted around it. I did the background first – the main color of the room. It’s a super light gray, like a foggy morning.

mountain nursery wall mural

Then I used two darker shades of gray for the mountains – a medium gray for the far mountains and a darker gray for the close mountains in front. It added some depth and detail to the walls.

mountain nursery wall mural

Last, I removed the tape and lined up new strips of tape to fill in the blank spaces. That’s it! Then I finished painting the rest of the room.

Mountain Accessories

You guys know we love to shop small and handmade, and Aren’s bedroom accessories were no different. I found some super cute pieces for her room, and a few were from Colorado!

mountain themed nursery pillow

mountain themed nursery pillow

The adorable Colorado mountain pillow came from Project Whim (a Colorado based company). Her flamingo pillow was made by me, and her pink and gray pillows were made by her Lita. They aren’t mountain themed at all but I don’t care haha. They get to stay.

mountain nursery wooden shelf momblog
Wooden worm -Tree Hopper Toys; Camera – Ed’s Wooden Toy Shop; Moose – Tato and Toddle

We found the wooden mountain shelf at Sheadybaby and Co – another awesome Colorado small shop we love.

Wooden alphabet sign

The wooden alphabet sign came from Toned Gray. I knew I had to have that sign from the moment I first saw it.

This white sign (every day I love you) from Love Note Moments is another Colorado piece, and I was even able to meet the sweet mama who made it! I’m obsessed with her shop and want to decorate my whole house with her work. The gray piece is from Hobby Lobby.

wooden house bed
Someone was VERY ready for a nap.

And last – the biggest part of Aren’s room – her bed. Her house bed is a full size wooden frame from A Child’s Nook. It’s a piece of furniture that she will be able to enjoy for years to come. Her sweet pillowcase and black and white falsa are both from Wild Sunshine Threads.

Colorado handmade items momblogger
So many Colorado-made small shop items!

Girly Touches

I just love gray and pink together. I feel like it’s a girly combo without being too over-the-top. So we inserted a few pops of pink here and there to give the room a softer touch.

sleepy bird co

This wall decor from Sleepy Bird Co balances out the gallery wall opposite the mountain scene.

mountain nursery theme

A fun pom pom ball garland from C&K Party ties both pinks and grays together over her bed. I thought of draping a white gauze fabric over the bed, but I didn’t want to block the mountain view (hehe!) so we went with this instead to dress up the “roof” of the bed a bit.

This beautiful dreamcatcher in the background was a custom design from L.S. Dreams. I told her the colors and theme of Aren’s room, and she made this happen. Aren likes to lie in bed and look up at her dreamcatcher sometimes. Isn’t that sweet?

bonnet storage

One final piece is this hairbow holder from PeachyEBoutique. It once held all of Aren’s hairbows…until Aren’s bow collection grew so large that not even half of them would fit on the hooks anymore. Now it’s home to her bonnets and other accessories.

First a Mountain Nursery – Now What??

I am just so in love with Aren’s room now. It’s such a calm and relaxing space; I really hope she feels the same way! The mountain theme even fits in with her (and her siblings’) new instagram name @the.mountain.wilds – I think it fits their personalities as well!

Now I have to make a big decision – what will I do with the new baby’s room? I still have about 5 months to plan and get it done, but I have NO idea what I want to do for him. Another outdoorsy theme? Monochrome? A mix of soft earthy neutral pieces? Please help me with ideas! And if you know of some handmade shops I should check out, please leave links below! I love to browse new shops. 🙂

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