“Little Girl Blue” Nursery

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When we found out our next baby would be a little girl I set out transforming our "boy" nursery to a "girl" nursery. We loved the blue we had chosen for the nursery originally so decided to keep the wall color the same but add pink and white.

Design Inspiration

My Nana taught me to sew at a very young age and I've been lucky enough to inherit many of her sewing supplies. I wanted to create a vintage sewing themed nursery with special touches and family treasures that will grow with our little girl...

Decorating Style

I would say that I'm fairly traditional with touches of vintage, rustic and modern thrown in... I love to repurpose things, craft and sew things myself, and use furniture and decor passed along from family members to personalize a space.

Project Details

We decided to keep the original paint color of the room (Faded Denim by Behr) and so I started by finding the perfect inspiration fabric. I used two prints from a fabric line called "London" by Dena Designs (http://freespiritfabric.com/core-pages/gallery.php?gal_id=407)

I also used a set of Cynthia Rowley sheets that I found on clearance to make the sheets.  

The only purchased artwork is a piece by Sarah Jane Studios (http://shop.sarahjanestudios.com/pages/shop). 

The wall mural was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest done by Eline Pellinkhof (http://elinepellinkhof.blogspot.com/2011/03/im-so-very-proud.html)

The rug is a Savafieh rug called "Chelsea" (http://www.selectrugs.com/floral/safavieh-rugs/chelsea-hk179a.aspx)

Everything else was either handed down, repurposed, or bought on Craigslist or at an antique show.  


Favorite Items

I would say it's a tie between the eyelet wall border I created from Contact paper, the addition of my Nana's vintage hankies to the netting canopy over the bed, or the cross-stitch rose mural (which I painted before we chose the middle name of "Rose" for our daughter from a long list of family names) ... 


There are so many ways to repurpose items you might already have.  A simple wall border turned a "boy blue" room into a girly room.  A fresh coat of paint on an old dresser updated its look.  Bringing in family treasures and photos adds a personal touch.


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    Hi there, are the chair and ottoman craigslist finds? I’d love to know the name/style of both of them if you happen to know. Congrats on your new addition (I’m due in AUgust with a girl, too!)! :)

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    Rach- congrats to you too! The chair was a Craigslist find that we bought 4 years ago when I was pregnant with our son. I know it came from Babies R Us originally but don’t see the same chair on their website now. The ottoman is actually an antique tool chest that I picked up at an antique show- it just happened to be the right height for an ottoman once I added a cushion to the top….

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    i love the room. so cute. and all the personal touches are great. so pretty for a girl’s room.

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