Transforming a Guest Room into a Modern Animal-Themed Nursery

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When we first moved into our house, the guest room was not my favorite. Since it was going to be transformed into a nursery for our first baby, we got busy with a makeover!

Modern Animal-Themed Nursery "before" photo - Splendry

I was not a fan of this look, personally, so painting was going to be a big part of the project. Our little room also did not have a lot of space for a dresser and/or changing table, so this closet had to somehow double as both. I called in a favor from my handy grandpa, and he made a built-in (and removable) changing table (shown here, unpainted), and an additional upper shelf for even more storage.

Modern Animal-Themed Nursery original closet - Splendry

When it was time to paint, we went bright!

Walls = Valspar “Awakening” in eggshel
Ceiling = Valspar “Afternoon Delight” in eggshell

Modern Animal-Themed Nursery paint colors - Splendry

We took off the accordion doors to the closet, and painted the closet walls “Afternoon Delight”, same as the ceiling.

Our bedding, rug, and mobile was from IKEA (no longer carried), and became the theme. My husband painted the same animals on the walls to coordinate; crib was from Walmart.

Modern animal-themed Nursery - Splendry

We purchased one of these chairs from IKEA, as well, so that guests would also have a place to sleep.
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A gliding rocker and ottoman passed down from my sister-in-law, a storage cube from IKEA, and two ultrasounds pics (later to be changed out with baby pics) finished off the room.

modern animal-themed nursery - Splendry
We love color, and we loved how it turned out! What do you think?

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Aubrie

Aubrie

Executive Director at Heartbeat for Hope
I was born and raised in Edmond, OK and love the town so much I stayed here to raise my family. I am blessed with a romantic, caring, talented husband & two awesome boys. I started my career life as a wedding coordinator, and I still love event planning! Now I am founder/director of Heartbeat for Hope, a non-profit supporting education and rural development in Ghana, Africa. I love my fabulous family, friends, movies, binge-watching crime dramas, and home projects whenever I can.

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