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Never Grow Up

We’ve purchased all the large furniture items for the nursery. Luckily all pieces were found through second hand! Nothing is better then finding a quality piece of furniture for a great price.

Currently, I have been working on the small details bringing the room it’s personality.

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As an avid Funko collector family it was a must to get Lyra her first! Even better a flying Peter Pan. Etsy is probably the best place to find unique and quality knickknacks. The little box with Peter’s Kiss was found here . Featuring a hand stamped box with a small thimble.

Jar

Storage is also very important for any space. I used an inexpensive glass jar and added a thematic decal to the outside. This is great storage for pacifiers or whatever else you can imagine!

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The finished changing station! I absolutely LOVE the curtains I stumbled upon in a HomeGoods store. They couldn’t be more perfect!

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The nursery is coming along nicely and budget friendly. That old brown dresser is finished with a fresh coat of white paint and new hardware.

Before:

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After:

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The prints above are all unique. The Peter Pan map is from an old 1950’s board game that we’ve been holding on to for years. The narwhal was given to me as a present which fits perfectly into the theme. The bottom left is an adorable stencil Miguel spray painted on canvas. Lastly, the top right is a print from Etsy found here .

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The lamp is a very fun addition to the nursery. I originally  purchased the lamp for our master bedroom but found it fit better in here. Turned off the lamp looks normal but when turned on…

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The shade comes to life with all the best Peter Pan characters! I think this is my favorite piece in the room.

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The last detail on the dresser is an antique looking clock. Placed right by the crocodile canvas reminding Captain Hook of the tick tock.

Main Nursery Finishes

I believe the most important choice in a room is the paint color. I was looking for a bright, calming, and refreshing hue.

The selection I landed on is called Garden Twilight a Home Depot Behr color. I used the Behr Premium Plus paint and primer with zero voc. I don’t believe you need the most expensive paint out there. This product covered wonderfully on dark walls. It only took one coat plus a couple touch ups.

For the dresser I went with a Home Depot brand chalk paint called Americana. Chalk paint requires no sanding or finishing of furniture. It also gives more of a rustic look. To seal the chalk paint I sprayed two coats of semi-gloss polyurethane.

Below I included a visual guide of primary finishes I used in the room:

Design

Nursery Makeover

We are expecting baby Carvallo in September and what could be more exciting then fixing up the nursery! I’ve always wanted to do a Peter Pan theme for a nursery so now is my chance. The nursery  will be based off of the J.M Barrie book version more so then an all out Disney theme.

Here are some before pictures. The walls were a beige with a dark brown accent wall.

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To to keep costs low I’m redoing  and fixing up everything myself. We purchased a white crib off of Craigslist for a great price! The walls are freshly painted and I am currently in the process of chalk painting a small dresser.

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More updated photos to come!

Fabulous Children’s rooms

I was able to take photos this weekend of some children’s rooms I had the honor to design. The design for the rooms was meant to grow with the children. We went with very mature and sophisticated looks. Please take a minute and look at how wonderful they turned out!

Go to: https://arwinteriors.wordpress.com/fabulous-childrens-rooms/

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Christmas Tree

The tree is up and our home is filled with the smells of Christmas. My favorite ornaments on our tree are the beautiful glass pieces. I have collected them over the years trying to replicate my Aunts tree which always reminds me of the holidays. Hers was filled with glowing bubble lights, garland, and every ornament a delicate glass.

One of my favorite ornaments is the Sorcerer Mickey which I found while working at Walt Disney World in Florida. It reminds me of my first big adventure completely on my own.

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