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Ellery’s Nursery


I wanted to create a nursery that was based on fabrics, rather than a theme.  I wanted something that was girly and could grow with my daughter.

Design Inspiration

My inspiration came from the fabrics I found online and in stores.

Decorating Style

I like a simple design with a few pops of color or whimsy.

Project Details

I made most of the decorations in the room, including the book slings, changing pad cover, and crib skirt.  I took inspiration from wall art I found on Etsy.  We found the dresser (for $100 less than the original) in the "As Is" section at IKEA - I painted the knobs at a pottery shop.  My mother-in-law made the quilt and crib bumpers (not pictured).  The paint color took a few tries before we found something that was neutral with a hint of color.  




Hemnes dresser:


paint color:  Pixie Wing by Behr


floating frames:  Restoration Hardware


recliner: Normandy recliner by Little Castle

Favorite Items

I'm proud of all the items made from fabric:  the book slings, the wall swag above the crib, the changing pad cover, the butterflies, and the quilt.  It's fun to have a room that is completely unique!


Don't be afraid to mix and match fabrics.  I found 4 or 5 fabrics that I loved and we decided to use them all in the quilt.  I picked my favorite to use as a staple throughout the room to tie it all together.  


My dad and I bought 4 different colors of paint before we finally settled on one with just a hint of a pink-purple hue.  Don't be afraid to return your paint can if you try it on the wall and it doesn't work.  (Even if they have a no-return policy on paint) No one can say no to a pregnant lady waddling in to return a gallon of paint for a nursery!


Tuesday 10th of July 2012

Thanks, Ellen! I followed the tutorial from here:

They were surprisingly easy!


Tuesday 10th of July 2012

I love what you did to Ellery's room (love the name too, btw). I wanted to ask how exactly did you make the book slings? They are fabulous!