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A Project For

Baby Cameron


Houston, TX


For our baby boy, I wanted something fun and light and whimsical, with lots of color.  I love blues and greens, and I fell in love with the Riley Blake aqua chevron fabric on Etsy.  Hours were spent on Pinterest and looking for the perfect everything, while keeping a slight budget in mind and spending money where it counted.  Another challenge was the room - two walls of windows, doors on the other walls, and duct work creating difficult corners.  Everything had to be measured exactly for this to work!

Design Inspiration

Discovering custom bedding on Etsy really opened up a whole new world for nursery ideas, colors and patterns.  I kept gravitating towards the aqua-gray-green color scheme, and mixed and matched several different sellers.  Most of the other ideas came from Pinterest - from the bench seating, to finding nursery art, to displaying books on picture ledges.

Decorating Style

Simple, with personality.  I love bringing in items that we love or items from places that we love.

Project Details

Paint: Valspar "Wet Pavement" (Lowe's)


Crib: Childcraft Shoal Creek London Euro Crib (Target)
Dresser: Ikea Hemnes 3-drawer Chest (Ikea)
Boxes in dresser drawers: SKUBB from Ikea

Bench: Ikea Expedit Shelving (Ikea)
Bench Pad: 3" foam pad custom-cut from a local Houston shop ($30), removable fabric cover sewn by my mom (Fabric on Etsy)
Boxes: Ikea Drona (Ikea)
Glider: Little Castle Charleston Swivel Glider Halo Collection (Target) & Ottoman (Target)
Nightstand: Ikea Hemnes (Ikea)
Rug: Filament Geometric Green Wool Rug (Overstock)

Bedding & Linens:

Chevron Reversable Quilt: Julie's Treasures on Etsy
Chevron Bed Skirt: BabyCribSkirts on Etsy 

Crib Sheet: Polka-Dot Fitted Tiddliwinks Safari Friends Crib Sheet (Target)
Changing Pad Cover: Tiddliwinks Safari Friends Contour Pad Cover (Target)

Pillow Forms: Joann's
Aqua Chevron Fabric: Etsy seller Cynlovely
Gray Fabric: Etsy seller FabricSecret
DIY Instructions/Pattern: Sparkle Power Blog
Gray Elephant Stuffed Animal: Pottery Barn
Gray Dog Stuffed Animal: Amazon

All frames on walls from Ikea
(Above Crib)
Alphabet Print: Luliloola on Etsy
Framed Chevron Fabric (will replace eventually)
(Above Changing Table)
Bunting Banner Print: DIY by me
Two Puppies Painting:  Bought at a boutique in Virgin Islands

Picture Ledges: RIBBA @ Ikea

Stuff on Shelf:

Green Monkey: Pier 1
Green Striped Monkey: Target, several years ago
Blue Picture Frame & Gray Picture Frame: Target
Blocks: Skip Hop
Elephant Mirror: Skip Hop
Blue Elephant Pull Toy: JoanOrr Shop on Etsy


Favorite Items

I fell in love with the reversible chevron quilt on Etsy and the green modern graphic rug with roads.

I also love the gray stuffed dog that looks (sort of) like our mixed breed schnauzer.


- Follow a pattern for the bench seat cover (and always listen to your mom!)
- If you love something, check the return policy, and BUY IT.   It may sell out and you'll have to settle for something else.


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    I particularly love the various patterns you used — chevron, polka dots, and what’s the other pattern called?

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    Just wondering how you like that chair? We are looking at getting the same one but with it being an online only item, I’m hesitant.

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    We’ve had it a year now, and I love it. It’s held up well, and has hidden all the milk stains!

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    I’ve been looking at the Child Craft London crib but can’t seem to find a mattress with dimensions that match up to it. Where did you find yours?

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