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Baby C’s Nursery


I've daydreamed about creating a nursery for years... finding out I was having a boy presented a challenge for me - as I had only envisioned a pink shabby chic room! Decorating for a boy seemed daunting to me - I didn't want trains or trucks - little by little this is what came to be!

Design Inspiration

The quilt hanging above the crib - I didn't make the top, but I did do the finish work on it - my first quilt and not an easy task!

I found it at an antique store on a trip to Connecticut at 15 weeks pregnant and said, if it's a boy, this is his nursery inspiration!

Decorating Style

Have nothing in your home that is not meaningful, beautiful, or useful...

Project Details

I made the window treatments which are hung with simple knobs (use toggle bolts!) and string/clothes pins- the quilt is hung the same way! Very inexpensive and it makes a statement, for sure my favorite part of the room.

I made the bedding and recovered the chair (purchased oof Craigslist) and the bookcase idea was borrowed from Penny Carnival.  I used Anna Marie Horner fabrics which I purchased from Intown Quilters

The biggest investment in the room was the dresser from Haverty's (in the clearance section) - everything else was put together and created by me and my husband. The crib, though new, was inexpensive!

I painted a lot of the frames myself and bought some off Etsy from The Art of Chic.

Artwork came from Trafalgar's Square and JK Vinyl Designs along with a few special pieces from friends, and a diaper caddy I had when I was a baby.

Everything I gathered was put together by love - there is nothing on his walls/floors/dresser/shelves that is not special to us...

*photos taken by a friend: Meg Davidson Photography

Favorite Items

The bookcases! Or, the dresser? Or collage of frames with his family? The quilt above his bed, or even the bedding?! I can't pick just one...


Follow your heart - find something and work off of that. For me it was the quilt - I firmly believe that rooms will create themselves if you let them. Perhaps if this had been in a different home, with a different layout, I would have created something completely different. Do what feels right and don't listen to others - except that one friend who you trust completely!


Tuesday 26th of April 2011

Who makes the crib?  Gorgeous nursery!


Tuesday 29th of March 2011

Love the room and the quilt!


Friday 25th of March 2011

12+ - most of your questions are answered already in the description :) I did make the bookcases, there is a link to where you can find a tutorial above. The quilt was something that his mommy made for him, so it's special to us.


CK - I say go for it!! I found that using more of an aqua that a traditional blue made it more fun :) Go for it girl, don't be scared of color :) I looked everywhere for the paint color, which is why it took me so long to reply to this! (that and baby Myers made his debut last week!) I couldn't find it anywhere :(  I'll shoot you a message if I find it.. my advice is, find something without too much orange in it (look at the base color below it/around it) and go lighter than you think. When painting yellow its the hardest paint to cover, we did 3 coats on nearly white walls!!) get a paint w/ primer...

Thank you taint! 


Tuesday 15th of March 2011

I adore the colors you have for this room!   But I am a little undecided about that quilt though.  I have to admit that it's a unique touch, but it might be too much for a  nursery.  I love the pictures on the walls, they really light up the room.  Did you make the book cases yourself?  Where did you buy those?


Thursday 10th of March 2011

I love your nursery! I am in the same boat--had lots of shabby chic ideas, but am having a boy. I am also planning a yellow/red/blue vintage-esque nursery and was so glad to see your nursery for inspiration and confirmation that my colors aren't too girly. What color is your wall paint? I am having trouble finding the "prefect" yellow.