Baby of The World – Eli’s Room Details

by Gillian

A few months ago I installed my nephew’s nursery and good thing since Eli Wolfe arrived 3 weeks early!  I can’t wait to share with you all the adorable details. As I mentioned in a previous blog post I found the crib bedding which was the inspiration for the whole space.

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We decided to go with a blue, red & white color theme – the walls are a pale blue color (Benjamin Moore Breath of Fresh Air # 806); the handmade  wool rug is a super plush cream and light blue chevron that I found on Overstock for a steal ; the curtains are blue and white checked panels that I also scored on Overstock; the Ikea dresser is a deep peacock-blue; the pouf and storage cubes are red and the window seat cushion is multicolored.

Here’s what we started with:

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I enlisted my sister-in-law’s help with putting together my 2nd DIY project – the window seat! I hunted down this discontinued fabric that I spotted online because once I saw it I knew it would be perfect for this room and I HAD TO HAVE IT! I mean could it be any cuter? Then I had a masonite board pre-cut at the Home Depot and then ordered thick foam online – also cut to my measurements. The bench is actually a bookcase from IKEA that we flipped horizontally.

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You basically just align the fabric and staple all the way around, and when you get to the corners you wrap them like you would a present. Cut off any excess and don’t worry about what the bottom looks like – nobody will see it.

aug - sept 2013 018I realized once we were installing that my measurements were a wee bit off so fortunately my brother’s friend was able to step in and help us cut the board.photo(7)Here we are wrapping the fabric around a masonite board and foam cushion. Gotta love a staple gun!

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I used heavy-duty velcro to adhere the bottom of the cushion to the top of the bookcase and then popped in the clear red IKEA bins.

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While we were busy with that Zach was in charge of drilling – he hung the curtains and then installed 5 wall shelves on either side of the window for our floating bookcase wall.

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I love that all the books will be visible and easy to find once his library grows.

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We then hung the swing arm lights on either side of the crib and then placed the focal point of the room – the world map mural that I found on Ebay.  The decal came in two sheets and I cut out each continent and laid it out on the floor before we began.

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Eli has no excuse for not being a whiz in geography!

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The decals peel right off and were easy to move around and adjust.

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How awesome did this turn out?? I am obsessed.

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Here’s the baby-daddy testing out the Luca Glider that used to live in my girl’s room and the new and pouf .

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Here are a few of the personal details that help to make this such a special room. A custom mobile from Etsy to perfectly match the room’s decor.

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Framed Shanghai & New York prints hang above the glider.

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An ever growing library wall filled with books and toys.

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I love this room and I hope my nephew feels all the love that went into putting it all together.

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One Comment to “Baby of The World – Eli’s Room Details”

  1. Going ga-ga over those prints, too! Beautiful baby (and big kid) room.

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