Getting creative in my nursery! Am I?

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  1. OhWow

    OhWow Member

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    Ok so I'm buying my cot for a girl due in December and after staring at the same old cots over and over I have had an idea of buying a plain white one and then painting the bottom end? What do you all think? I wouldn't touch the parts where she will probably chew on one day! It would just be the very bottom outside , just painting maybe her name, some girly things and printing me and daddy's hand prints on it? :oooo:

    Has anyone tried painting anything on a cot? Or could recommend any baby friendly paint they have used? Or am I being unrealistic here and it's a daft idea? Baby brain is killing me I don't know what makes sense and what doesn't nowadays! :wall2:
     
  2. El1en

    El1en Well-Known Member

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    That's a lovely idea! Just look for a water based paint which in fairness these days most are and if you want to be extra safe put it outside or in a garage to dry to get the smell away quicker

    I haven't done anything like that yet but my dad is making my 17m old a toy box for Christmas which either I'll decorate or my little girl and I will do together
     
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    Mel32 Well-Known Member

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    sounds lovely. There might also be something to seal it with so it doesn't flake? but obv thst might be better non toxic too. Id probs do it a while in advance of being used too... allow any fumes to settle (if there are any).

    I thought I heard that chemicals release from paint and floors/carpets etc for ages... don't know if there is any getting away from them!!
     
  4. Lucyboo

    Lucyboo Well-Known Member

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    We painted our daughters cot, it was used by her cousins and was over 10 years old but we wanted a white cot and this was wooden. We bought a special baby friendly paint from the nursery paint company. A bit more expensive than usual stuff but defo non toxic x

    http://www.nurserypaint.co.uk
     
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  5. OhWow

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    Ahhh ok thanks for the replies! Think we're going to look more into it and go ahead with the idea maybe with some stickers :)
     
  6. Maaaaaac

    Maaaaaac Well-Known Member

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    Im doing like a space theme in nursery bit different but im having so much fun doing it im using stickers for cot just for bottom panel :) i love doing things personalised so I think its a great idea! I didn't even think about paint and things! Yous are so on the ball! Have fin and def put up pics :):)
     
  7. JD.Deedee

    JD.Deedee Well-Known Member

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    My mom painted all my baby stuff and redone it for my sisters and we're all still here alive and kicking. As long as there's no lead in it but I think that's just more because the fumes are not good to breath in whilst pregnant x


     

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