Nursery Window Coverings

Mkay!

 

So kid’s curtains are fun!  You can do things to them that you can’t do in any other room!

 

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Say for instance….

 

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You want to use actual branches for the curtain rods?

You can do that in a nursery!

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Or say you want the branches to be white and glittery?

You can do that in a nursery!

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Or say you want various happy colored ribbon to attach the curtain to your branch/curtain rods?

You can do that in a nursery!!!

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Or say you want to use gray/white chevron for the curtain tie backs?

You can do that in a nursery!!!

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Because in a nursery…

You can pretty much do anything!!!

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Because it’s a nursery…

The sky is the limit!!! 🙂

Of Chinese lanterns… and pom-poms… and pennants, oh MY!!!

Ahhhh yes… one of my favorite additions to our little lady’s nursery!

 

The Chinese lantern/pom-pom/pennant hang-y thing above her crib!

 

Something I totally envisioned in this inspiration post from waaaay baaaaack when!

 

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 Isn’t it to die for???  I can just imagine her getting such a kick looking up at all the bright happy colors!  This will certainly ensure a happy baby, right??!

*crossing fingers*  Haha!

Anyhoo…

On to how I rigged this thing.  I found lots of tutorials on how to make all the pom-poms, etc… But no tutorials on how to hang the things!  So this is probably NOT the best way to do it… just what worked for me! lol!

First of all… I wanted to make sure this thing was suuuuuper secure.  Even though it’s all tissue paper and coffee filters, it’s all surprisingly heavy!

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And because I didn’t take pictures of this step, you get a crudely drawn example of what I did!  Aren’t you special!??!

And don’t knock it!  That special little attempt and showing you how I hung this thing took me like 10 minutes to do! 😉

AnyWAY!

You’ll never see any of this once it’s all up… But I preferred having 2 larger holes in the ceiling as opposed to lots and lots of little holes.

 I screwed 2 hooks into the studs in the ceiling. Those puppies are secure and totally not going anywhere.  You’re welcome, small baby.  Now hopefully this thing won’t come crashing down on you mid-nap! 😉

I had some of these really long branches (at least 5.5 ft long) that were about an inch thick. They’re super straight and pretty much look like a really long dowel.  But if you didn’t have free branches that were really long, straight, and skinny, you could totally use a dowel too.

I then tied the branch to the hooks with ribbon.  Tightly.  With many knots.

I know…. Probably being paranoid with the whole “falling on my child” thing.  Still.  That sucker isn’t going anywhere and that makes me feel better! 😉

After I jerry-rigged this whole thing, I proceeded to hang the various Chinese lanterns, pom-poms, and pennants.

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Yes… It’s okay… You can admit you’re impressed!

Not one, but TWO crude drawings!  All in one post!  Wow.

I just hung it all at whatever hight looked right to me by tying ribbon from the branch to whatever hanging thing I was putting up there at the time.  Super easy and no… Not really any method to my madness.  Like I said, I just hung them wherever they looked good to me.

The little lady's room!

As of Friday, this is what it looked like. Cute, I suppose? But just not as full as I would have liked.  And FULL is definitely what you’re going for in this case.

So… it was off to Hobby Lobby I went.

I bought a package of 3 bright yellow Chinese lanterns for 7.99 (WITH a 40% off coupon, if you’re reading this, dear! 😉 )

A 3 pack of pink polka dot Chinese lanterns for 4.99 (Without a coupon… BUT they are POLKA DOT people!!!!)

And a 3 pack of bright happy blue tissue pom pons for 4.99. (I made all the other pom-poms, but didn’t have this color of tissue paper.  It TOTALLY brightens up the whole thing!)

And so for not-very-much-$$$ I now have this…

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Soooooo much better, right?!?!?   BRIGHTER! HAPPIER! And best of all, FULLER!!!

*LOVE!*

Anyhoo…. that’s all there is to it!  Go have fun and try it!!!

What’s the WORST that could happen, right?

(I suppose we’ve already established that the worst thing that could happen is that it falls on your small child, huh?  Just hang it securely!  Then hopefully you can avoid that little issue! 😉  )

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Soooo…. Following this post, I’ll have a tutorial on:

Girl Nursery Pom-Poms

The big white one that uses a Chinese lantern and coffee filters…

(I LOVE this one!  Time consuming, but cheap and ca-UTE!

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This one that uses a Chinese lantern and tissue paper…

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And even link to some tissue paper pom-pom tutorials!

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THE Nursery Reveal!

Finally, right???!

 

 

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Hey… In my defense…. I’ve slooooooowly been working on this!  It’s been a long process from catch-all storage room to my favorite nursery ever!  (And yes.  I realize I’m totally partial.)

 

 

This has been such a unique room to do!  Kid’s rooms are just plain fun I’ve realized!

So enough with the chit-chat already!!!

 

HELLO NURSERY!!!!

 

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So many adorable details I can’t wait to highlight in future posts!

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Ahhhh!  All the adorableness wrapped up in that bedding!  I can’t wait till the mattress arrives so I can officially have the bed ready! Eep!!

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I’m totally can’t stop smiling as I post this.  Dorky, I know…. BUT this is so stinkin’ cute!!

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Mucho Love-o the Chinese lanterns/pom-poms/pennants that I have going on here!  Pair that with a gray and white chevron wall and I’m just totally ecstatic!!!

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Aren’t these branches and tissue paper flowers and book page flowers just too cute?!?!?   My cousins did these for my shower and I’ve totally fallen in love with them!

Can you believe we’ve come from THIS….

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To THIS…

To THIS…

To THIS… 

To THIS…

To this FINAL Reveal?!?!

*Happiness!*

Be looking for further details of:

*Tutorial on how to hang all the various pom-poms and lanterns above the crib

*Tutorials of all the various pom-poms and lanterns

*The branch curtain rods and curtains

*The chandelier light fixture

*The adorable lamp

*And MORE!!!

P.S.  Don’t forget the CUTEST ADDITION to the nursery!!!!!

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Are you KIDDING me??!?!?!?

Remember the “most adorable bedding in the world??”

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And remember that nursery I helped my boss/friends out with??!

 

 

Well THOSE friends….

Because they’re awesome…

Really awesome…

Beyond awesome actually…

 

 

BOUGHT ME THE CUTEST BEDDING SET IN THE WORLD!

 

I absolutely COULD. NOT. BELIEVE. IT. when it arrived on my doorstep!

 

I’m giddy.  And can’t wait to start on that little blue room of mine.  🙂

The most adorable bedding in all the world….

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Okay… Are you with me here???!  This just HAS to be the cutest bedding EVER!

The downside?  I’m cheap and $129.99 is more than I’d spend on bedding for SAM AND I let alone a munchkin that would never know the difference between this or anything else! 🙂 lol!

But drool with me… Take it all in…

The light turquoise sheets with little white polka dots…

The girly yet TOTALLY FUN flowers…

The fantastic colors that would fit in that room puuuuuurrfectly!

And did I mention all the polka dots?  I love polka dots.  A LOT!!! 🙂

Okay…. So now I can get giddy about a GIRL nursery…

Ahhhh yes!   A GIRL!

 

We’re super excited about getting a girly room started….  Like I said, we’re not overly into “pink-inizing” our young munchkin but I do want her room to be fun AND girly!   I mentioned before I loved the thought of lots of this:

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Chinese lanterns… Paper pom-poms… And that garland…

All of it kinda ADORABLE, girly, AND fun!!

Here are some other tutorials of inspiration photos for what I’d like to see above out little LADY’S crib!

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I pinned this for the arrangement above the crib….  But just now, while looking at the picture, I noticed the book nook below the window!  Cuteness!

Note to Self: Do that in the Munchkin’s room!

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Again with the cuteness!   In other news… Loving that pallet daybed!

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A tutorial on how to make these ridiculously cute flower-looking pom-poms!

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AWESOME way to overhaul some faded paper lanterns… Incidentally, I have a few of those.  I have a feeling I’ll be getting some tissue paper and making some like these! 🙂

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Definitely not opposed to some glitz in there!  Every girl needs a little glitz! 🙂

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This looks like a fairly simple tutorial from Thoughtfully Simple! I could do that!!! 🙂

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How’s this for a FUN different texture??!  Tulle Pom-poms!  Brilliant!

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This one is an awesome Tutorial by “Southern Belle Soul” and it shows how to make each of these orbs.  Mmmm!   I love brilliant people who do tutorials and work out the kinks for me! Can’t wait to try some of these myself!

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Again with the brilliance!!!  Cheap upscale!  Awesome!  Great Tutorial by The Idea Room!

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Also a fun different texture!   I like the thought of oversized ones better than smaller ones… But totally could work these in pretty easily! 🙂

Anywho….. That’s what’s running through this pregnant, obviously-nursery-crazed  brain right now… Probably need to get the bedding though before I start with any of these… It’ll be easier to match colors that way! 🙂

I should go look at bedding!  Muaahahahaha!

(Ignore that last part if you’re reading this, honey!)

Of Little Lady Munchkin Nurseries….

Ahhhhhh yes…..   Pinterest is filled with nursery ideas for a little lady!

While neither Sam or I would be huge fans of our possible daughter being overly “pink-inized” I’m not opposed to moderate amounts of pink in a little lady’s nursery.  😉

 

Here are some A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E rooms that make me happy!

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My FAVORITE nursery!  Is this not totally drool-worthy?  I love the chandelier… I love the color combination… That bed ruffle…  The pom-pom trim on the curtains… And I love the chevron rug.  Again… Let me take a few minutes to drool.  😉

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Again with that color combo!   LOVE!!!!

And the little-noticed rug??  THE POLKA DOTS!  Mmmmmm!

Love the pink and white accent wall… the happy colors that are girly but not “pink-inized”… Even the simple and happy wall art.    *love*

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Are you kidding me????   A GLITTER WALL?!?!?!?!

Ummmm yeah?  If it’s a girl, she’s TOTALLY getting a wall of glitter!!! (Apparently it’s a gallon of glue mixed with glitter and when you paint it, the glue dries clear leaving SPARKLE!)

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Totally LURVE the thought of paper pom-poms… chinese lanterns… etc… above the crib. It just kinda makes me happy!  🙂

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Kinda like the curtains around the ceiling… Still trying to decide about the colors.  I don’t immediately LOVE it, but I think it could grow on me.  What do you think??

After ogling all these inspiration pictures I am trying very very hard not to hope for a girl! Haha!!!