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Baby Nursery for Brooke


After 2 boys, it was a no brainer to accent the nursery in pink. We didn't want to paint the room again... but it looks great with the teal and pink. I think having the walls green really compliments all the pink accessories. It was so much fun hunting my favorite stores for feminine pieces... all the furniture in the nursery was less than $500! I wanted Brooke's bedding to be different, so I sent the fabric to my Aunt Jan, and she sewed the quilt, pillows and even a baby doll quilt. To save on cost, I purchased the silk and made the curtains and rest of the bedding. I love the Winbourg Sisters artwork, and painted the piece above the antique dresser to accent the blues in the room and we hung cute butterfly mobiles and a tree branch from the sky painted on the ceiling. The last hand-painted pieces was the ceiling medallion that we bought from Lowe's for less than $20. What I love about Brooke's nursery is the serene feeling and it looks like a very expensive nursery, but was done on a small budget! You can do it too!

Design Inspiration

The rug was the first major purchase, and then when I found Tanya Whelan's Ava Rose fabric collection I was sold, along with Bari J's first fabric release. I love the teal blue and pink and the birds and butterflies. So sweet and delicate.

Decorating Style

Classic Cottage Style

Project Details

Drexel dresser- GoodWill find painted with decorator's white from Benjamin Moore Antique dresser- Goodwill find is painted decorator's white Antique armoire- Craigslist, interior painted with Ben Moore pink parfait and exterior is decorator's white rug Pottery Barn Teen Rocker- garage sale and cover from Craigslist Ceiling Medallion- Lowe's and hand painted with acrylics chandelier, mirrors and butterfly mobiles- Pottery Barn Kids artwork- inspired by Winbourg sisters, Cherry Blossom fabrics from Tanya Whelan and Bari J. Ackerman curtains and bedding- custom sewn by mommy and Aunt Jan canvas buckets- Pottery Barn Kids table and chairs from Craigslist crystal lamps from HomeGoods Accessories from Michaels and Hobby Lobby Tree branch- made with materials found at Garage Sales and Michaels crib - Craigslist crib sheets- Pottery Barn Kids window sheers- Target

Favorite Items

I love how sweet the tree branch is and my Aunt Jan is so talented in the quilting department!


If you see something you like and it speaks to you... get it. Look for shape and style... paint does wonders in transforming pieces.


Wednesday 3rd of October 2012

Hi Dawn, we should trade our thrift shopping finds! :) I love what you did with this room. And the colors are just so bright. But isn't there too much going on with the ceiling?

Dawn Lynn

Wednesday 3rd of October 2012

The wall color is a lot more muted than the pictures display... and the sky used to house airplanes for my boys, so we decided to keep it and move onto butterflies. Thank you so much for the sweet comments... I wish you could see it in person... it is much better than the pictures and not too overwhelming. I thought if I were a baby, would I want to stare at a white ceiling, lol! The tree branch picture is really a better depiction of the wall color. Blessings!


Tuesday 2nd of October 2012

A girl's dream room. This one is good until she's over the fairy tale stage :)

Dawn Lynn

Monday 1st of October 2012

I bought the antique dresser at Goodwill for $30 and the long Drexel dresser for $40... no joke! I love thrift shopping!

Ashly Bown

Monday 1st of October 2012

Where did you find the dresser?

Dawn Lynn

Monday 1st of October 2012

I bought the antique dresser at Goodwill for $30 and the long Drexel dresser for $40... thrift shopping is the best.