Davis Michael’s Farm Themed Nursery

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My son's farm/gingham themed nursery included a mix of things from my childhood and antiques picked up along the way.

Design Inspiration

Gingham was the print that inspired the overall nursery design.  I started with the gingham wall and chose red as a fun, neutral color instead of the typical boy-blue.  As I discovered and added pieces the room progressed into a rustic farm theme with a handmade mobile, crib quilt and old painted dresser.

Project Details

I took my time with his room... not buying things on a whim and working around the gingham wall I was so stuck on doing.  With the help of my patient friend, we brought my vision to life painting those 4'' squares.   I wanted color, but nothing overly playful...so stuck with reds, whites and some brown, sprinkling just enough toys and childhood pieces of my own.

It took me months to find the right dresser/changing table and I'm so glad I waited...going from one antique store and show to the next, I finally found the right piece.

The chalkboard I also found at a show, painted it red and wrote a quote I read somewhere else that made me cry.  A paragraph that said everything I needed it to for my newborn son to read and learn from as he grows older.

The crib is Young America and the minute I found it online I didn't look back.  I tried to find another, less expensive version (my mom nagged me for months about spending $800 on a crib) but nothing else appealed to me.  So I stuck with my gut and am so glad I did.  It's perfect- even for our next child - girl or boy!  Same went for the bedding- I had a vision in my mind and with the help of my mom, we made the bed skirt and quilt and had it monogrammed.

The shutter shelves are from an antique show, animal pictures I found online and framed, A to Z gingham bookends- Pottery Barn, so-much-fun-furry pillow- from Marshall's and glider from Walmart!


Favorite Items

The animal pictures I incorporated into Davis' shower by asking my guests to vote on which animals to put up- I left the photographers website up on my computer so they could select their favorite.  Those are the four I selected.


Take your time finding each piece...if you give yourself enough time it will all come together in the end.


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    I would LOVE to attempt to replicate this look for my daughter’s nursery and wanted to know if you would be willing to share the brand and name of paint you used on the check wall. Thanks for the inspiration!

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