Project Nursery: A Painting Party Weekend

I was looking forward to creating some pretty neat animal wall decals out of fabric or wallpaper for the new nursery (see the inspiration board here), but then I received the most wonderful surprise from Kevin’s mom and aunt. They offered to drive all the way from Phoenix to help paint the nursery just this past weekend – in any design that we’d like!

His entire family is filled with amazing artists and his aunt is especially talented as a professional home muralist (Palette of Possibilities). Because of the short notice and the gender-neutral theme, I stuck with my original animals and asked them to paint several zoo/safari style characters around the room.

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They’re so talented! Here they are in progress:

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They spent an entire Saturday from dawn until well after dusk finishing the room and I was so impressed with how fast the colorful animals came together. And then, just as quickly as they had arrived, they zipped away back to Phoenix leaving us with a beautiful nursery.

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If you’re on the hunt for some easy-peasy not-so-hands-on mural ideas, here are a few of the resources that I love:

Jiving Jungle Pals fabric stickers by Pop & Lolli (completely reusable – just peel off and stick anywhere) are whimsical and adorable!

My Wonderful Walls has created a neat line up of wall stencils (such as the safari animals above) and they work with local children’s hospitals to help decorate bare rooms. Beautiful art for a good cause!

Animal Wall Decals, Wallpaper, Fabric

The original designs that inspired an animal theme for the nursery were these beautiful patterned wallpaper decals by Inke over in the Netherlands. Shipping might be expensive but it would be well worth it!

For more Project Nursery posts, click the Home Makeover button on the right sidebar. The nursery is almost finished!

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Comments

  1. Basia says

    I love the painted animals! I’ m preparing a nursery for my baby girl who will come in October, my husband has just finished painting walls a nice yellow and I’d really like to try to paint some animals on the wall as well. I’ve never done anything like that before. What kind of paint did your aunt use? Regular interior wall paint or should I get little tubes of paint from art and crafts store? Do they differ?

    • says

      Hi Basia! I just spoke with my Aunt who painted the animals for us and she tells me that she used interior house paints and water based acrylic paints. I hope that helps and good luck with your cute nursery!

  2. says

    so cute – I love the animals! I love the owl and the monkey especially.
    I was blessed with talented friends (not as good as family, but still pretty close) to outfit my nursery, it was wonderful. Doesn’t having talented people in your life rock? :)

  3. says

    Absolutely love the mural! A true work of art! What a blessing with such amazing artist on hand to create a beautiful nursery!

    Thank you for sharing Pop & Lolli love! We always appreciate all the good gossip we can get. Enjoy 10% until Christmas with ENJOY10.

    Thank you for being chic 2 change, with every set of Pop & Lolli experience design decals purchased, (it’s) chic 2 change will provide educational materials and resources to positively influence children in need.

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