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Avyn’s Nursery


I had so much fun putting this room together.  I collected and shopped for Avyn throughout my entire pregnancy.  I wanted his nursery to flow seamlessly with the rest of our home, and not feel too "baby".  So I kept the color pallet warm and the accessories vintage and multifunctional.  My husband had a lot to do with each of the projects; he built the marble lamp, plane ceiling light, bookcases and painted and hung everything in the room.

Design Inspiration

I love antiques, crafts and projects and luckily my husband is incredibly innovative.  I draw up what I want and he finds a way to make it a reality.

I drew inspiration from so many online projects and many other beautifully put together nurseries.

Decorating Style

Casual Vintage

Project Details

Dresser: on Clearance at RC Willey (the back panel was cracked, which my husband fixed and the wood was splitting.  I thought it added character.)

Rocker: RC Willey (I wanted something big and comfy for those long nights)

Side table: My grandmother and grandfather made this table from copper piping and TV tray tops, I painted and distressed the wood

Ottoman: my husband built a top for crate from Target and put on little bun feet.  I covered it and added rope piping.

Side chair: on Clearance at RC Willey

Bike Pillow: World Market

Two Side Armoires: Paula Dean Collection at RC Willey

Night light: made with a large mason jar filled with marbles, we covered the cord with rope

Mobile: Made from a broken lampshade, old christmas ornaments and paper cut-outs.

Ceiling light: a lamp kit from World Market, my husband drilled holes in the airplane accessory and attached it to the lamp kit.

Rug: on Clearance at, you guessed it, RC Willey

Curtains: I sewed pieces of an old bed skirt, Target shower curtain and upholstery tape to Ikea panels and hung with clips from Hobby Lobby on an old copper pipe.

Bedding: fitted sheet: Toys R Us, dust ruffle: made from that same old bed skirt

Crib: RC Willey

Bookcases: My husband made these from pallets


Favorite Items

I love the Bookcases by the rocker, they are so sturdy and I can just reach back to grab a book so easily.


Have fun and take your time! Carry color/fabric swatches in you purse so you can check the scheme if you spot something while you're out!


Monday 10th of June 2013

I love the homely and comfortable feel of this room. And your decor feels like there's a lot of stories to tell.


Thursday 23rd of May 2013

Warm and cozy and earthy.