Copeland’s Colorful Nursery

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  • Curtains4/27
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  • Crib/Chalkboard Wall6/27
  • Nursing/Reading Corner7/27
  • Music Corner8/27
  • The reason for the room!9/27
  • Guitar10/27
  • Blanket Ladder11/27
  • Pennant Banner12/27
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  • Chevron Rug14/27
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  • Custom Baby Quilt16/27
  • Stuffed Animals17/27
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  • Yarn Ball Mobile19/27
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  • Wall Art21/27
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  • Vintage Quilt23/27
  • Bookshelf Wall24/27
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  • "C" Decor26/27
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A Project For



7 Months


North Carolina


C is for Copeland! His nursery is a colorful, creative, cozy, Craigslist furnished, chalkboard walled compilation of new and old pieces that form a great room for sleep and play.


Design Inspiration

I was introduced to Pinterest while I was pregnant, and that is where I found many of the ideas for Copeland's nursery. I also found inspiration from mine and my husband's childhood things that our parents passed down to us.

Decorating Style

Colorful. Bold. Fun.

Project Details

Wall Color - City Storm by Valspar


Mirror Color - Swim by Valspar


Chalkboard Wall - We measured and taped the area we wanted to be the chalkboard portion, then painted it with Valspar's Chalkboard paint from Lowe's. We then framed out the area with wood trim we painted white.


Bookshelf Wall - It was inspired by this popular Pinterest image:


I decided I did not want to designate an entire wall to this,  but thought a little corner would be charming. My dad studied the images (there were no tutorials to be found at the time), and created them for me. Lumber specs: 1x3's for the back of the shelves, and 1x2's on each to create the lip to hold the books. We screwed and glued them together and painted them white.


Chair/Footstool/Dresser/Ladder: Craigslist


Quilt and Pennant Banner: Custom made by a very talented, dear friend


Blackout Curtains/Bumper: Copeland's Mimi (my mom)


Lamps - Target

Favorite Items

My "70's orange" wingback chair and footstool, and the bookshelf wall made by my dad. I also really love the pennant banner. I'm also really proud that we did this so cheaply. You can decorate on a dime and still have a great nursery! Big items came from Craigslist, and most of the other things were handmade by friends, or passed down from family.


Don't be afraid to throw in colors that don't match perfectly.  Do work to tie them in somewhere. For example: the one burnt orange yarn ball in the mobile matches the chair and footstool, and the black and white quilt squares in the pennants and quilt match the rug.


I wanted to create a room that was not specifically "baby" so that Copeland would have a room to grow up in. For instance, the chalkboard wall will turn into his headboard once he is ready to transition into a toddler bed. I'm planning on using a platform-type bed so he is close to the floor (no falling too far out of bed, thanks), and I know he will have fun being able to draw on his headboard.


The room isn't all that big, so I chose a dresser to double as a changing table. This kept me from trying to cram so many furniture pieces into a small room. I also like that about the bookshelf wall. I have a place for books that doubles as decoration, and it doesn't take up any square footage.



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    I love everything about his room! Its so inviting, I would love to play/sleep in there! Your eye for design is something to envy! ;)

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    Love love the room! So neat for a boy. I am curious as to how you came up with his name? I listen to a band name Copeland, does it have anything to do with them? :) His name is very unique, I love it.

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    The room is inviting, a unique combination of old and new. Gives a feeling that Copeland is surrounded by a type of love that is passed from generation to generation, just like the family items featured in the room. Lucky Copeland–I get the feeling he has amazing parents…and amazing grandparents too!

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    Great job! I love the color and I love that this is a room that the baby can grow into without having to change too much.

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    This is one of the best nurseries I have seen on Project Nursery in a long time! I absolutely love it! It is so creative and perfect for a little boy. I love the chalkboard paint behind the crib, and the frames on it are too cute! We live in an apartment, and can’t paint, but if we could I totally would have done something similar. There isn’t one thing I don’t like. Great job!

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    Katie Gonzalez,

    Hi Katie,

    Yes, actually. My husband and I are both musicians, and we love the band “Copeland”. We’d also heard it as a name for a boy years ago, and my husband really liked it. Thank you!

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    Thank you for your kind comments! We loved putting his room together! It was sort of like an art project for me, so I appreciate the great feedback!

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    I love this room!!!! Can you tell me about the rug? I’ve been looking for a chevron rug for a while.

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    I love the rug too! I ordered a similar one from Urban Outfitters- but it was a rougher material (semi-jute I think?), and had a funky smell! Would love to know where this is from?

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    Love this! Would you mind telling me where the balls are from over the crib? Also, my husband is a DJ and I would love to replicate that picture with the headphones. What camera did you use? Is it just black and white? Thanks!

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    Love the chalkboard wall :) Also love the idea of mixing new with vintage…I had the same idea :) Nicely done, great colors!!

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    Love the room! I just painted my son’s room a similair color (though I think I like this one more) and built the book shelf ledges using’s $10 ledges tutorial

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    Beautiful! I love all the details! I am so inspired to do something to one of the rooms in my house, Great job!

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    Such a nice room, by such a creative mommy! You should come do my little “King’s” room!
    Craigslist, huh? You’ve inspired your mom-in-law I think!

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    Love love love your baby nursery. Love the colors accents as well as the main colors are shades of grey. Inspiration for me.

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    Love your nursery. :) Where did you find that awesome mirror? Thanks for providing the paint color!

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    I’ve been looking for THE perfect banner/garland for my baby boy’s room. Does your friend do any custom orders?

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