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Aurora’s Tiffany Blue Handmade Room


Aurora's Tiffany Blue Handmade Room

Design Inspiration

I had been toying around with the idea to paint the nursery walls Tiffany blue. However, I knew if we had a boy, I would always see a jewel box upon entering his room. When we found out we were having a girl, I dashed off to the paint store and had the color custom matched. From there we didn’t really have a theme. My husband would say that our theme was “cheap.” He had me tied to a very tight budget. *Sigh*

Decorating Style

My decorating style is transitional with lots of DIY!

Project Details

Most of the elements in the room are handmade. I spent many hours with my mom working on nursery projects, while I, myself, was getting ready to be a mom. We made the ruffled crib skirt, crib pillows, stuffed dog in the crib, window valance banner, and the ruffled lampshade. I created the wreath mobile from leftover flowers from our wedding decorations. I also hand cut the silhouettes above the crib, which were inspired by Restoration Hardware. The sparkly wreath was also made by my mom. My mom made all of the little butterflies in the room out of old book pages, and my aunt crocheted the pink blanket. My husband made the bookshelves, inspired by the Pottery Barn Kids Collector’s Shelves, for less than $5! Most of the artwork is framed greeting cards. (Rifle Paper Co. and Target) The “I love you a bushel and a peck” artwork is from Mandipidy on Etsy. ( I love it, because my grandpa said that to me when I was a baby. The dresser/changing table was found at a garage sale for $20, the end table was found on Craigslist for $5, and the rocking chair was free! The one big splurge was the reading corner chandelier. Overall, we spent less than $500. It has become a special place for Rory and one of our favorite rooms!

Favorite Items

My favorite thing in the whole room is the stuffed elephant on the shelf that my mom and I sewed out of vintage feed sacks. The pattern came from Matsutake on Etsy. (


My advice is to not worry so much about a theme. If you choose things that you love, you will certainly love the room. The room will be themed "you!"


Friday 7th of June 2013

Beautiful room! Any chance anyone knows where to find the head band holder that is on one of the shelves? I would love to find something like that, but not having much luck!

Lauren O'Donnell

Tuesday 9th of July 2013

Hi! I found the head band holder at TJ Maxx.


Tuesday 1st of January 2013

Love the silhouette idea and the neutral color scheme


Sunday 2nd of December 2012

Your room looks far from cheap. I would name it Paris Elegance or Paris Chic. My favorite piece is the flower wreath mobile, which is such a great idea.

Andrea Lowe

Sunday 2nd of December 2012

Such a warm and cozy nursery. Love the earth tones you used, the silhouette artworks, the sparkly flowery wreath, the garland-looking mobile, and the very unique elephant rocker. This room is obviously made with lots of love and it really shows!