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Brady’s Rustic Cabin


Brady's nursery is a combination of all things old and new, handmade and purchased,  tied into one theme: Rustic Cabin.

Design Inspiration

I really wanted something different - not your average nursery - and I worked really hard to achieve this through DIY projects and researching Project Nursery(!), blogs, pinterest etc for ideas. My second goal was to make it as cost effective as possible. I'm a girl that LOVES a bargain! Mission accomplished.

Decorating Style

DIY, rustic, chic, vintage, masculine

Project Details

Pottery Barn Kids, Etsy, Craigslist, Yard Sales, Pinterest, Project Nursery

Favorite Items

DIY barrel pendant, distressed dresser from Craigslist, bird mobile, crib and birdhouses made from books, ladder


Research before you buy! There's almost always a promo code to use when purchasing online (, check Craigslist, yard sales and thrift stores - and when all else fails, MAKE IT! It'll be more special that way anyway.

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  1. […] We’d love to have a rustic shelf {like this one from On to Baby} above the changing table to keep some of his books and maybe an antique car or two {like these from Martin Klasch}.  On the side of the changing table, I’m thinking a coke crate, wood toolbox or old drawer {like this one from Project Nursery}. […]

  2. avatar D.Ray says:

    Question about buying used furniture for a nursery: I’m very worried about off gassing from MDF & paint – any tips on how to make sure used furniture is safe?

  3. avatar Ashley says:


    Coat hooks! :) They are screwed into the ladder bars and then I just pushed them through the weave of the baskets. I got the baskets at Marshalls.

  4. avatar subaec01 says:

    I love the baskets in the ladder!!! How did you attach them and where did you get the baskets from?

  5. avatar Ashley says:


    Rug – Urban Outfitters
    Crib bedding – made by a friend but the fabric is Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow Picnic Plaid and Nap Sack in Grass. Etsy also has these as well as similar fabrics for custom bedding.

  6. avatar Brooke says:

    Love the room! Can you please tell me where you found the rug and the crib bedding? Thanks!

  7. avatar Ashley says:


    The gray walls are Lowe’s no-VOC paint color matched to Benjamin Moore’s Conventry Gray. I didn’t realize how HARD it was to find the right color of gray!! Some are too brown, others too silver. This one was perfect! I purchased the dresser on Craigslist. :) I’m happy to answer any more questions so just let me know!

  8. avatar Ashley says:


    Yep! It’s a dark teal. I purchased it on Craigslist but my original plan was to purchase and paint a dresser just like this. I just got super lucky when I found it already done!

  9. avatar Kirsten says:

    Hi, would you mind sharing what the name of the paints you used for your nursery? I really like what you’ve done with your nursery :) thanks

  10. avatar Dandelion says:

    That distressed dresser is a winner! Is that color teal?

  11. Very cute nursery.