DIY Nursery

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This nursery was an absolute work of love by my mom. She is a DIY queen and the result is a room that is completely DIY, hand-me-down or re-purposed. The only thing bought was the bookshelf.

Design Inspiration

The inspiration for this nursery were a couple of really neat fabrics I bought for the bedding/drapes/rug. Everything else was derived from those colors/style.

Decorating Style

Non "themey", homemade, sweet, classic

Project Details

  • Paint - Glidden "Softest Juniper"
  • DECOR:
  • Bedding, drapes and rug - Custom sewn by mom
  • Moroccan Ottoman - Idea/pattern found on
  • Bird Mobile - Idea and pattern found on blog,
  • Paisleys painted on wall by friend and artist, Laura Martindale,
  • 3 Owl Canvases - idea found on Project Nursery, pattern drawn freehand.
  • Crib - antique crib passed down and refinished
  • Changing table - Hand-me-down, refinished and new hardware
  • Rocker - hand-me-down
  • Bookshelf -
  • Baby Rocker - Mom's rocker from childhood

Favorite Items

Oh my goodness, that's like choosing a favorite child. Can we make it a tie between the bird mobile, all the custom bedding and Moroccan pouf?!


Definitely invest in some good fabric and then base everything off of that.


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    As one of the great Aunts, I highly approve MIles’ nursery digs!
    love that it was a DIY,love the colors, fabrics and adore the bird mobile! Kudos to both of you for choosing it and making it happen!

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    I absolutely love this shade of green! I love your color scheme. And the paisley painting one the wall are really pretty.

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    I love it! Many of my favorite things in one… bird mobile, morroccan pouf. We have a similar shade of green… any hint on where you found the rug?

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