Arabella’s Lavender and Pink Nursery

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As soon as we found out we were pregnant with our 2nd daughter (our 3rd child) I knew I wanted to give her the nursery we couldn't afford to give our first daughter.  This project was a labor of love and very personal for me.  I had been struggling with reproductive issues since our 2nd child was born and was absolutely shocked that I was able to get pregnant a third time.  I firmly believe she was a gift from God.

Arabella; An Answered Prayer

I have prayed for this child and God has answered my prayers - Samuel 1:27

Design Inspiration

I knew I wanted a sweet and feminine traditional style nursery for my baby girl so I searched pinterest and the Project Nursery gallery.  I also knew I wanted a potterbarn kids bedding set, because I love their style and trusted the quality of bedding.  I bought the Dahlia bedding from Potterybarn and found a few pieces from Kidzen. I got very lucky and only spent about $100 on it! One of my next purchases was the watercolor print behind the rocker from home goods, it was a steal for only $16 in the clearance section!  It evolved from there, slowely I would find something here and there and mostly shopped clearance and used coupons everywhere!

Decorating Style

Traditional, vintage, classic

Project Details

Crib: Babies R Us found on craigslist for $75 painted with "Henrietta" Annie Sloan chaulk paint with clear wax

Bedding;  Pottery Barn Kids

Watercolor Print: HomeGoods

Wall Art:  Hobby Lobby

Cream Picture Frames: Kohls

Rocker: Gift

Bookcase: Gift

Dresser: Yard Sale

Drawer Knobs: Hobby Lobby

Zebra Rocker: Zulilly

Fuschia Pillow: HomeGoods

Giraffe Ring Holder: Burkes Outlet

Curtains: Cotton shower curtain by Threshold purchased at Target

Favorite Items

The giraffe ring holder is one of my favorites for sure, it was too cute and so cheap I had to use it for somethimg! Lol.  The bedding is gorgeous in person and such good quality!  I also love the wall art from Hobby Lobby and of course that beautiful crib I painted myself!


Start out slow, have a plan and set a budget.  Take your time searching for ideas and inspiration.  When you find something you love, go with it!  Keep receipts for everything and return any items that just don't work.  Make a list of items that are purely functional and a neccesity, focus your budget on those items and try to save on the cute stuff.  Diy as much as possible!   In the end if you love it that's all that matters. ☺

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