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Baby Girl’s Hand Me Down, DIY, One of a Kind (Kinda) Nursery


We set out to recreate and modify existing pieces, spaces, and must haves to build a space that is both relaxing and inspiring for our baby girl.

Design Inspiration

This nursery was a labor of love and may look familiar to many of you viewers. We took our inspiration from a previous project from January 2012, titled "Aqua, Pink, and Green Whimsical Nursery." We loved the bedding and wall color and went about filling in our space with unique diy redos, hand me down pieces, and garage sale finds to make it our own.

Decorating Style

Eclectic and Country Modern

Project Details

Paint Color: Behr's Pooh's Favorite Things

Armoire: Craigslist find

Armoire Hardware: Anthropologie Mercury Glass Melon Knobs

Armoire Decal: ChuckEByrdWallDecals on Etsy

Crib: Rockland Heirloom Convertible Crib

Bedding: IslaCorinne on Etsy

Artwork around room: DIY pieces and garage sale finds

Rocking Chair: Craigslist find

Pillow, blanket, and step stool: Home Goods

Side Table: DIY repurposed with a can of spray paint, from my college days

Hanging Wall Bookshelf: PBKids (purchased from Craigslist)

Closet Organizer: Rubbermaid Custom Closet

Closet Wallpaper: Antonina Vella


Favorite Items

My favorite item in this room is the changing table armoire. It was a DIY project tackled by me and the hubby and turned out exactly as I had envisioned it. I love all of the organization and function it provides and its ability to be modified to fit baby girl's needs as she grows!

And, well, the closet... because what girl wouldn't love to have that closet?!?!


Take your time filling in the space. I chose to use existing pieces from my older sons (the crib, rocking chair, side table) and mix them in with craigslist finds to create a fun, unique space. Don't get stuck on matchy-matchy. Remember it is ok to collect the perfect pieces as you go and in the end you will have a space that is all your own (even if your original inspiration came from a previous post :)!

Kimmy Doraine

Monday 28th of January 2013

Lovin' all the pretty cutesies in this room. Like the armoir you converted into a changing table.