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Asher’s Natural Explorer Nursery


I had no real plan for this nursery when I started out beyond liking gray and orange.  The first item I purchased was the cow rug and the rest of the room kind of evolved from there.

Many items in the room were repurposed.  For example, the dresser and chest were my mom's when she was a little girl, just repainted with new hardware. Likewise, the suitcases were already in the guest room. I had actually just moved them out of the way when we were positioning the crib and they ended up staying there.

We had originally planned built in bookcases but as my due date neared and my nesting reached critical levels, we opted for the plumbing pipe shelving for the sake of speed.  Once installed though, I couldn't be happier with the choice.

Design Inspiration

We love the outdoors so many of the items reflect our love of travel and nature.

Decorating Style

Rustic, eclectic

Project Details

Highland 4-in-1 Convertible Crib: DiVinci Baby

National Park Print: ElloThere on Etsy

Bird Mobile: Sewn Buddies on Etsy

Woodland Animal Print Set: Spindlelife on Etsy

Fillsta Light: IKEA

Edison Bulb Night Light: World Market

Jackson Round Mirror: Pottery Barn Kids

Stuffed sloth, anteater and llama: Jellycat

Favorite Items

The National Park Explorer map.  You add stickers to mark off all the parks you visit.


Saturday 8th of December 2018

Just saw this. We built the shelving ourselves using plumbing pipe and some boards.


Thursday 27th of September 2018

Where is the shelving from?


Sunday 17th of April 2016

Hi, What is this paint color called? I love it!

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Monday 20th of April 2015

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