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Baby Boy/Neutral Nursery


Simple, custom, budget-friendly nursery.

Design Inspiration

After deciding on what colors I wanted to use, I found fabrics that I fell in love with.  The yellow and gray bird fabric most influenced what else I put in the room.

Decorating Style

Eclectic and budget friendly; simple.

Project Details

Primary Fabrics used: (ordered from

Michael Miller Citron Gray Bird Swing Gray

Pin Dot Bright Yellow

Michael Miller Citron Gray Play Stripe Citron

Art work from various etsy sellers: 

3 prints above crib and You are my Sunshine print-- purchased as jpeg files Polished Design on Etsy-  (tip: she does great custom work. Also, "like" her shop on facebook, as she often lists sales and specials).  Printed myself at home, then matted and framed them.

Winnie the Pooh quote/bird print-- vtdesigns on Etsy-

Mobile hand made--cost less than $6

 Bird cage lamp--bird cage from Hobby Lobby, used lamp parts and dimmer switch from Lowe's

Tree--handpainted (DIY tip: Use a projector to project an image onto the wall; trace with pencil, the paint. Super easy!)

Bedding, valence, book slings, pillow, changing pad cover, basket liner--all custom made by my mom. :-)

Instructions for book slings found here:

Crib--DaVinci Emily (a few years old, we used it for our first son also)

Dresser- Ikea Hemnes 8-drawer dresser

Chair--Caleb Swivel Glider Recliner (purchased from Sam's Club)


Favorite Items

Such a toss up! I love the tree, book slings, and bird cage light.


Don't be afraid to try things yourself.  I  found things that I loved, but didn't love the prices, so I just tried to do them myself to save money.

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  1. avatar Paula Miranda says:

    Do you have a tutorial for the bird cage?

  2. avatar Sophia says:

    This is the sweetest nursery!! What did you use for the blue ring on the mobile? Did you have a pattern for the felt birds hanging from it? I’d love to make one! Thanks!

  3. avatar Lynn says:


    She used patterns she found online for the fitted sheets and changing table cover. We found a pattern at Joann’s Fabrics that included the crib skirt and valance. She quilts a lot, so she had her own pattern for that. And the book slings are from the online tutorial I posted. She said everything she made was super easy!

  4. avatar avalon says:

    My fave has got to be that Christopher Robin quote. It’s meaningful and inspiration. That birdcage lamp is also very cute!

  5. avatar gg4jc says:

    How did your Mom custom make all the bedding? My Mom sews as well, but would she need a pattern for this? I have a different color scheme for the nursery and have to order everything.

  6. avatar Kristan says:

    This nursery looks amazing! I love the use of the aqua to pop against the grey and yellow. And that tree is amazing! I’m so impressed that you did that yourself.