My husband’s only stipulation for Brigsby’s nursery was that he have a sky above his head. Beyond that, he stepped back and let me run with it.
So, the sky was yellow. But it needed something … so I nailed plastic swallows to the ceiling. And then came the blue walls, but they were lacking something, too. So I bought a stencil — one individual stencil — and stenciled hundreds of little red patterns on every wall. It was torture but I wouldn’t admit it until it was done.
As we started pulling the furniture together — which was mostly all hand me downs or bought off of Craigslist (except the crib, which was a gift) it started to remind me of a carnival. That made me happy because we started the whole thing with no real theme in mind. So I made some pennants and stars with felt and hung some lights.
It’s surprisingly relaxing and soothing — especially at night with just the string lights on. It’s a quiet chaos.
The rest of the pictures and resource list here.
Comments on Brigsby’s kind of crazy carnivalesque nursery
I love the walls and soft, golden sky with birds. Great job!
How beautiful! When I first looked at it I thought it was too busy for baby but the colors are kind of soothing and the furniture is beautiful. I love it! So much better than light blue and puppies or something!
C…can I please live here…? (puppy-dog eyes)
Wow. I have such inspiration for our future babe.
Wow, I’d easily have my own bedroom look like that! Gorgeous and colourful, yet vintage.. guhh.. drooling now.
Love it! The bottom picture the red pattern looks like very posh flock wallpaper.
Where did you get the stencil?