Another classic 70's room, this one soon became our youngest daughter, Madeleine's, nursery. Her room is the smallest bedroom upstairs but the updates made it feel a lot bigger than it was before. It started out covered in some great wallpaper, in fact two different wallpaper patterns, airplanes on two walls and green paper paneling on the other two walls. The addition of green trim and doors really made for an ugly room. As an added bonus, under that layer of wallpaper was some additional green paint and a lovely pink tulip wallpaper border, just in case the first layer wasn't enough. The dresser that you see in the picture was left in the basement, along with a bedframe that was painted to match. I really liked the simple lines of the dresser and it was still in good condition, although ugly, so I decided to refinish it to match the cherry crib we picked out. Looking back at these before pictures, it's hard to believe it's the same room.
We tried several different methods removing the layers of wallpaper and we had the best luck with a combination of a steamer and a wide putty knife to help scrape the stubborn spots. If one of us used the steamer and the other closely followed to peel the paper immediately, it came off pretty well. The border actually took us about the same amount of time to remove as all of the airplane and paneling wall paper because they must have used a much stronger glue. The airplane wallpaper was pretty heavy and came off in pretty good size pieces. Thankfully we were able to get it down without too many issues and it didn't leave a lot of damage to the walls. What spots we did have, we patched with a little spackle, smoothed, and sanded before painting.
Her bedding is a combination of several different pieces. We went with solid pink crib sheets. A super soft minky baby bumper (which we took out when she was little and used a breathable bumper in it's place due to the risk of soft, fabric bumpers) from Carters.