A nursery for our first baby, Lyla, who came unexpectedly early, so friends and family pitched in with executing my ideas for the nursery after she arrived. It's a mix of patterns (floral, ABC, elephant prints, lace) and colors (aqua, yellow, orange, pink) that somehow all match.
Lots of pictures from Project Nursery! I also had a few things that I wanted to use in the nursery: a vintage dresser that was in our bedroom, prints that were hand-me-downs from a friend's nursery, a vase my mom sent to me with flowers when I was pregnant, and a vintage tennis racket as a nod to my husband's love of tennis.
A little bit of this, a little bit of that. I like a mix of vintage and modern with lots of personal touches and lots of color. I couldn't decide on one theme so I used whatever caught my eye: owls, flowers, ABCs.... To stay on budget, I mixed things from Anthropologie and Land of Nod with flea market finds and discount items.
I had grand plans to do a lot of things myself, but since our daughter was born early, I didn't have the time I thought I would. I made the bedskirt using leftover fabric from the curtains and tape. It was super easy and can be adjusted once we lower the crib.
I covered one old lampshade with yarn and bought the other from Anthropologie.
Friends helped with framing the prints with old frames that were spray-painted yellow and white.
I also re-purposed a yellow flower vase to hold our hand sanitizer (it sits on her dresser) since we are germ-a-phobes.
Doily Rug and Lampshade--Anthropologie
Dresser--flea market find, painted with Benjamin Moore Little Angel
Two Sets of Shelves--Wendel Shelves from The Container Store
Chair--Savoy Glider from Dwell Studio
Pink Chevron Pouf--Zeldabelle on Etsy
Pinwheels--Kelli Cooper on Etsy
Wall color Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue
Alphabet and Number Cards--justbunch on Etsy
A to Z bookends from Amazon
Crib and changing table--DaVinci Jenny Lind from Amazon
Curtains and bedskirt--P Kaufmann Lila Raspberry from www.fabric.com
Mobile--Pottery Barn Kids
Lamps from Target
The curtains. When the sun filters into the room, Lyla loves to look at the colors. We sit in the chair, find the butterflies hidden among the flowers, and count them together.
I had to let myself make mistakes. I returned a lot, mixing and matching as I went. I didn't think I wanted a changing table, but once we had Lyla I realized the dresser I had was way too low so we bought one for $75 and I love it.
I also had to give up at times. I wanted to find an amazing vintage chair that I could recover. That never happened. I did, however, find a great floor model of a Dwell Studio glider for a steal. So try, try, and try again. You never know what will work or what you will find.