Garden for Eden…

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a colorful budget friendly mix of previously loved furniture to make a sweet nursery in a rental home.

Design Inspiration

Since this is a rental home the color had to be on the furniture instead of the walls. The robins egg blue was inspired by nature and the raspberry pink and pale pink were the colors of spring and summer flowers... the touches of black were brought in to anchor the room and add depth..

Decorating Style

An eclectic mix, with a love of shabby chic and vintage style, casual and livable.

Project Details

All the furniture was purchased off of Craig's list or from Goodwill, 9 cans of spray paint later the crib was a gem and 3 cans of spray paint whipped the changing table into shape, the bookshelf was a Goodwill find and the ballet pink paint was leftover from a previous project. The flowers were made of tissue and hung seperatley from the cieling with colorful and white ribbon. The glider was also a Goodwill find. The removable butterflies were purchased from Target on clearance. The bedding was new and from Targets Dwell collection.

Favorite Items

I love the Jenny Lind crib, the Robins egg blue paint was just the icing on the cake!


There is so much great furniture out there just waiting for a facelift and to enjoy another life... go get it!


  1. 1

    Hello – great job reviving the used furntiure!  Would you mind sharing the blue paint color you used on the crib?  Thanks.

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    I’d love to know the pink colour on the change table. I want to paint my crib but all the pray paint I find is oil based and smelly. I’d love to find a water based or low VOC spraypaint. What kind did you end up using? Everything looks really cute and fun!

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    Fun colors! I like the vintage look of your furniture. It’s good to know the furniture are pre-loved pieces and that you didn’t spend too much on the nursery. 

  4. 4

    Great job, I give you 5 stars.  Your overall room is pulled together very well, and it is a place that looks very relaxing and peaceful to relax in.  I know you love it!

    I have the jenny lind “pre-loved” set from my sister.  We just picked it up last weekend.  I’m having a boy and it is currently light pink, so definitely looking for a color to paint it.  What type of paint did you use?  Spray paint or some other type of paint?


    my nursery progress

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    Every time I see a painted Jenny Lind I WISH I had the ambition to take on that project. I LOVE it!!!  Can you tell me the color and brand of spray paint you used for the J.L. changing table?  I’ve been looking for a bright pink spray paint and have only been able to find light pink and bubble gum pink. I love the colors you used in this room.  Great job and thanks for sharing!

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    Pretty yet very practical nursery. I do believe that one doesn’t necessarily have to be extravagant when it comes to beautiful nurseries that your babies will only overgrow. The butterflies on the wall are so lovely and very feminine.  I am not so sure about the touches of black, though.

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    Great colors!!!! Love all of it! How did you make the pom poms from the ceiling?!? We made some for my baby shower but they didn’t stay very poofy at all. Yours look great!

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    The blue is  Robins Egg blue.. paint from Michaels and the pink is a 2x coverage from Lowes called Berry Pink!

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    PS I love the name Eden!! It was on our list also!  But we are going with a different one…I may use it for middle name though. :)

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    Is the crib set bought or made from fabric that you bought? I love the pink and hot pink combo and I have been looking for just that!

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    I LOVE this. I am trying my best to convince my husband to let me paint the hand me down furniture that we are putting in my son Ezra’s big boy” room since he is moving out of the nursery to make room for his sister, who btw is also being named Eden. He has a florida Gator theme for his room and I think the dark blue and orange are way to dark for the walls of the already tiny room, and I don’t want to have to try to cover that in a couple of years when we have another military move. I think the furniture is a great way to add the color without going overboard and it makes it so much more personal and special.

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