An Alice In Wonderland Nursery

Aleisha M. (NDM#150) (46 Posts)

Growing up inn the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Aleisha has never let distance stop her from enjoying Walt Disney World vacations. From an early age, whether it be on a family vacation or tagging along with a friend on her vacation, she fell in love with the magic and the joy that Disney brought. Now making her own memories as a DVC member with a Star Wars obsessed little boy, she tries to capture the same magical feelings into every day life. She has quickly established a reputation with friends, relatives and coworkers as a real-life Belle. Always with a book in her hand and available to help others plan their magical Disney vacations.

Beyond Disney, Aleisha is a lover of all genres of music; craves a good concert from time to time, considers her food allergies a blessing rather than a curse and can be seen at the good old hockey game during the NHL season.


 

The moment my husband and I found out we were having a little girl we began figuring out what our dream nursery would be. With our love for Disney playing a big part in our lives, we wanted to be able to bring it in to daughters’ life as well. After weeks of scouting Pinterest, Etsy and Google for inspiration we found our inspiration actually came not from those crafty sites, but rather a teapot I had sitting around of all things. Suddenly it hit us:

 Alice In Wonderland!

The Color:

We went with Wisteria, a soft lavender from Sherwin Williams over a Alice’s usual baby blue. After years of seeing all blue, we went with this for two reasons. The first being that we loved the femininity it gave to the room and the second was it allowed for the teapot and the other various pieces to pop.

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The decoration:

One of my favorite things about doing an Alice In Wonderland room is the fact that it didn’t exactly have to match perfectly. That being said, we wanted everything in the room to represent something from the story. Some of which would be obvious, others subtle. We chose a round mirror from Home Goods, a large oversized key from Michael’s and teacups to hang on the wall. An added bonus, we found some really cool watercolor Alice In Wonderland pictures from Etsy, which we framed and hung across from the mirror.

11046775_10153778969415883_4383286469535615726_nThe Crib Set:

I am truly blessed to have a mother who is fabulous in the sewing department. Upon hearing our theme, she immediately got to work creating our crib set with matching curtains. Hand drawing the white rabbit on one side of the blanket and lining it with a sweet bird material, while Alice is on the other. I am honored and touched that she did this for us. I absolutely love the fact that the blanket is reversible. The curtains are done with the same sweet bird fabric as the blanket.

12366342_10153778969345883_5183182279628003612_nOdds and Ends:

 Finishing off the nursery we wanted some personal touches and thanks to some incredible gifts we completed our look. Etsy had a one of a kind, Alice in Wonderland teacup lamp, a gift from my mother along with a vintage Alice doll. And thanks to an incredible sale right after Halloween we picked up a Mad Hatter pillow and a Cheshire Cat stuffed doll from the Disney Store. Finally we placed an old clock (ironically with a queen of hearts crown) and the actual Alice in Wonderland book to complete our nursery.

I have to say we are absolutely thrilled with the way it turned out; it is a little bit of classic Alice meets the Disney Alice. The result is a one of a kind masterpiece worthy of any Disney Princess.