We didn’t know the sex of the baby so the design had to be gender neutral. Yellow and green are obvious choices, so I added a bit of the unexpected. I wrapped the yellow up onto the ceiling, framed the “sky” with crown moulding to create a skylight effect and strung miniature hot air balloons from it.
Everyone seems to love the hand painted sky and clouds on the ceiling. They are easy to do – first paint the area sky blue. Once that’s dry, dab with white paint to make the clouds. I used a paint brush, but a sponge also works.
Since my client loves all things Disney, I blew up and framed 2 excerpts from a book featuring Disney characters on a hot air balloon adventure over the crib (the actual book awaits reading on a side table), and framed 2 Disney prints on the side wall.
I grabbed this side table at Goodwill for $4.99. It was stained and wobbly originally, so I stabilized the leg with a new screw, sanded all of the previous stain off and refinished it in a blue-tinted off-white. I added a blue cushion to the rocking chair, a present from the client’s grandmother:
Here is the overall concept for the room – you can see here how well all of the elements work together:
A few additional touches complete the room.