When I posted my nursery reveal two years ago, I had every intent of updating it with more pictures and tutorials.  OOPS!  I recently rearranged my now two-year old’s room, and realized I better take pictures and post a few details before it’s time to turn it into a preschooler’s room!  Here are the details on my favorite room in the house.

Even though this was my fourth child, it was the first time I could plan for a nursery in a home that I owned.  We were renters before, so I couldn’t go crazy with paint and holes in the wall.  I made up for it with this child, big time!  I had fun going wild with this brightly colored, imaginative, circus themed nursery.

The amazing circus tent was made by my sister, Susie, at Free Rose Studio.  It’s held up by two curtain rods.  The blue furniture all comes from Ikea’s Mammut line.  I love this line of Seussical furniture!  We had the pink set for our daughter’s room.

 The red shelves are from Pottery Barn Kids.  The red frames are Ikea, and the circus animal silhouettes were made by me (more details here) using my Silhouette.  The paint color was matched to the door of the wardrobe, and purchased at Pitttsburgh Paint.

 The circus plates hung on the wall are from Restoration Hardware.  The glider is from Babies R Us.  I made the “Max” wood name sign with my Silhouette.

 I played with the idea of making my own circus themed birth announcements but ran out of time.  I did make a few for grandparents and scrapbooking, though.  Again, I used my Silhouette.

 The circus blocks have turned out to be a popular toy and photo prop.  Tutorial here.

The curtains are from Ikea.  The circus themed bedding set is from Pottery Barn Kids but was discontinued, so I had to stalk Craigslist till I found it.  Luckily, I found a seller who had the full line, including the wall art, elephant bank, and lamp, and it was all in excellent condition.  The rug was a bargain I found online at One King’s Lane.

Here’s the toddler-eye view of Max’s room.  I’m so happy that he loves his room, and it really is my favorite room in the house, because I feel like it captures the joy and vibrance of childhood.  Thanks for taking a peek, and I hope some of my ideas inspired you to do something creative in your house.


    • Thank you! It was from a friend who had purchased it at the Disney store years ago. I don’t know if Disney still makes them…you can sometimes find them on Craigslist or Ebay. Good luck!

  1. Hello love this theme!! my wife and I getting to start working on are son’s nursery and I showed her this post and she fell in love with the 2 tone blues and my question is do you remember what color blues they were ?lol

    • Awww, I’m flattered you like it! Which blue do you mean…the color I used on the wall? Or the two tones on the furniture? The furniture is from Ikea.


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