Saturday, October 1, 2011

Baby Girl's Nursery

Yesterday was one of those days.  I scorched dinner so badly while Wyatt and I were playing outside that we had to air out the house with two giant shop fans.  It still smells faintly of campfire in the kitchen and living room but I'm hoping it'll fade soon.    

All that to say, please excuse my unmet promise of nursery pictures from two days ago.  


Her room is functioning as a nursery/guest room so it was a bit challenging what with trying to have a vibrant colored nursery and yet not go overboard for when we need to use it for guests.  

I painted her closet doors with chalkboard paint and the knobs are her first and last initials.  
So now you know her first initial is an E... guess all you want.  I'm not telling!

To tone down all the colors and patterns going on, I changed out the linens to white on both the bed and crib.  The guest bed gets it's needed color pop in the shams and throw pillows.  The crib, with an extra layer of crib skirt in a fun polka dot.  The shams were my first time sewing with trim, let's just say I'm glad it's attached to the pillow somehow.

(Wyatt loves to back into the tiny doll chair from about 6 feet away.)

We were discussing sister's room and how much Wyatt likes it (he didn't want to get out of her crib so I could take pictures without a blurred jail bird jumping around) and he pulled up my shirt to include her in the conversation.  

From Lois Ehlert's Planting A Rainbow.  It was one of those giant books I found at a library sale when I was pregnant with Wyatt.  To be fair, the book was already falling apart before I intentionally butchered it. 

Here is my inspiration picture, found on Pintrest by searching 'chevron curtains.'  It's the only thing I knew I wanted.  You can view a full tour of the room here.

Because you know I love to know.  And because I told Rob I could pull this in under $500...


Crib- Craigslist $50

Rocking chair- Goodwill $15

Black 'pouf'- Target $12

White faux fur throw- Hobby Lobby $15

Rug- Pier 1 $120 with coupon

Green floor lamp- garage sale $18

Small green mod lamp- Target $14

White shelf- CCC Sale $5

'Keep Calm' sign- Goodwill $7

Fabric for pillows and curtains- Hancock Fabrics $50
(I have tons leftover)

Bumper- CCC Sale $12

Frames- garage sale $7

Knobs- Hobby Lobby $6

Paint for dresser & closet doors- Lowe's $18

Everything else I had.

TOTAL- $349

And there you have it.


  1. Her room looks amazing! I just came up with what I want to do with River's room and now I don't think it's so cute after seeing this! You are so talented!

  2. So cute! I wish you could help me with my baby's nursery! (We find out the sex at the end of the month)

  3. Will you come help me put together Noah's room? I'll pay you in cookies! I'm not even kidding, you've got skills!

  4. Mere, it looks SO GREAT!! I love it! I can't wait to see it in person. I really, really like the trio of gold frames with pics from the book. Perfect! :)

  5. Thank you friends! I would love to help with ideas for everyone's nursery! :) Free of charge- or in cookies.

  6. The room is adorable!!! I love it!! I hope E is for Emily or Elizabeth! since India didn't make the cut! Ha Ha! Great job!!!