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Annabelle’s Nursery


I spent a lot of time imagining the perfect space for my little baby girl. I wanted something soothing but colorful and fun. I knew I'd be spending a lot of time in the nursery in the coming months! While I was pregnant I did everything from the painting to woodworking projects with my dad to make the space special. It turned out just how I imagined and I love playing with baby Annabelle in the room every morning!

Design Inspiration

I scoured pinterest, and other DIY sites for inspiration. I saw a beautiful gray and purple nursery on this site that helped me decide on colors. And I knew I wanted to incorporate animals, particularly giraffes and elephants, to make it fun and playful.

Decorating Style

DIY, clean and uncluttered

Project Details

My dad and I designed and made the picture frames and peg rack (even the pegs themselves!). The dresser/changing table is mine from when I was a baby. I repainted it and added drawer pulls (Lowes).

Nightstand - Walmart, Sauderhome

Crib - Buy Buy Baby, Sorelle

Shelves - Ikea

Lightswitch Cover - Etsy, SSKDesigns

Branch Decal - Etsy, NatureStyle

Animal Prints - Etsy, Tessyla

Glider - Buy Buy Baby, Little Castle

Curtains - Pottery Barn Kids

Lamp Shades - Pottery Barn Kids


Favorite Items

I love the bookshelves we bought from Ikea. At my shower, we had all of the guests sign and bring their favorite childrens' books instead of cards. Each person signed the books and wrote messages to Annabelle. I can't wait to read all of the books to her and explain who each came from! We also have a few other special things on the shelves including two elephants I cut from wood and painted, a copy of an Irish blessing and an alphabet booked also made at my shower.


Websites and pinterest are great for finding your general look and then change little things to make it your own!


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Wednesday 5th of August 2015

Hi! I love your nursery! Can I ask where you got your bedding? Also, the giraffe stuffed animals and the elephant hamper?



Thursday 1st of May 2014

What are the paint colors you use?


Thursday 4th of September 2014

Sorry I didn't see your question and I apologize if it's too late! The purple is Regal Jewel from Kelly Moore Paints. We don't have a Kelly Moore near us so I ordered a swatch from them and had Lowes match it. The gray was Smooth Pebble from Valspar Signature - Waverly Home Classics. They have the brand at Lowes.


Monday 3rd of February 2014

Do you happen to know the brand and names of the paint you used? I absolutely love it and want to do the same in our nursery. Thanks!!