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Chase’s Treetop Hideaway


We wanted to be surprised the day our baby was born so we designed this gender neutral nursery. I am a little bit of a procrastinator and the night before our scheduled c-section I was hanging and filling the shelves that I built. Once our son was born we added a few little boy touches.

Design Inspiration

My design inspiration was the painting above the dresser. I fell in love with this painting many years ago, the first time I saw it. It was painted by my husbands cousin, when my husband was a little boy. It hung in his childhood bedroom and when we built our own home, the painting came with us and waited patiently for us to start our own little family. I fell in love with the emotion in the painting, as well as the texture and all the different shades of green in the background. I knew I wanted that piece in my first baby's nursery from the moment I saw it.

Decorating Style

I would say my style is modern farmhouse. I love building my own furniture and using reclaimed wood to do so :)

Project Details

Crib and dresser: Young American Mix collection

Glider: BabiesRUs : Newco Serenity in chocolate velvet

Wall Decal: From Popdecors on

Window treatment: White roman shades were purchased from BedBath&Beyond, the Green polkadot fabric was a duvet purchased from Ikea and deconstructed, I actually dyed the fabric with a teal RIT dye to give it a little more teal undertone and then sewed the fabric on to the the standard white roman shade.

Chalkboard: second hand, spray painted frame and chalkboard paint

Light fixture: Ikea: collected a bunch of different balls in all the right colors and textures to fill the bucket. The cord was originally red and I painted it green to match our decor, of course.

Shelves: Recycled pallets I sanded, stained, and varnished. Attached some hardware and got a heavy duty vine rope to complete the look.

Bedding: crib skirt:target, Quilt: handmade by my Grandmother :)

Growth Chart: Reclaimed iron numbers


Favorite Items

My favorite Item in the nursery would have to be the shelves. They came out just as I imagined them. I love that they are a recycled piece and now a statement piece for years to come!

Andrea Lowe

Saturday 5th of October 2013

What you did with the light fixture was creative and innovative. I also like the shelves and the chimp artwork.


Thursday 3rd of October 2013

Congrats on baby Chase! It's a great name ;) I love what you did with the DIY shelves! Thanks so much for sharing.