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Evia’s Vintage Glam Circus Nursery


This is a Pinterest nursery if there ever was one! I took several different ideas that I loved and combined them to create a fun, girly circus theme for our new baby girl, Evia. In the last month of my pregnancy, I was nesting like a mad woman! I ended up making or altering the majority of things in the nursery. To be truthful, it's now my favorite room in the house...I'm wondering why I haven't put this much work into the rest of the rooms!

Design Inspiration

I fell in love with the coral and aqua color scheme and the fun, light atmosphere in Ariella's Coral and Aqua Nursery, which I found on Pinterest.

Decorating Style

I wanted to create a balance between vintage and modern. Circus themed nurseries often turn out to look rather boyish and sometimes cheesy; I wanted something girly and classic instead, so I went with a feminine color combination and classic decorations, and steered clear of kitschy circus prints.

Project Details

I began working on the nursery when we moved into our new home in October, but didn't finish until after our daughter was born! Our crib wasn't delivered until she was four weeks old, so we weren't able to finish it completely until then. Here's a breakdown of the projects in the room...
Paints (wall): Sherwin Williams - Hopeful (darker coral), Amour Pink (light coral)

Mirrors: Target

Mobile: Inspired and altered from this tutorial

Crib: Babi Italia Mayfair Flat Convertible Crib

Crib Sheets: Made using this tutorial

Crib Skirt: Inspired by this tutorial

Ombre Blanket: crocheted, no pattern

"E" letter:  cardboard letter from JoAnn's, yarn wrapped inspired by this tutorial

Bookshelves - Ikea Ribba picture ledge, sanded to vintage wood

Giant Stuffed Animals - Costco

Curtain Rod: Walmart, Better Homes and Gardens Cream Swirl

Curtains: Target, Threshold Stripe Window Sheer

Circus Trains: Hobby Lobby, painted with Sherwin Williams Spa (Aqua), wrapped bars in pink yarn, and added lace and pearl beads

Banner: Sewn, no pattern

Pillow: Sewn from same fabric as crib sheets, no pattern

Rocking Chair: Vintage Heirloom, refinished and painted, then vintaged

Rug: Made using this tutorial

Shelves: Target, RE Wall Cubes (white)

Elephant Figurines: Ivory heirlooms and hand-pained coin bank from Color Me Mine

Changing Table: refinished, painted and vintaged dresser using this tutorial

Sherwin Williams- Spa (aqua) for dresser and Hopeful (coral) for knobs

Changing Pad and Cover: Babies R' Us, Serta pad, pink terrycloth cover

White Baskets: Target, RE Yweave

Canvas: Hand painted

Favorite Items

One of my favorite items is the rocking chair, which was handed down the family from my maternal great-grandmother- Evia's great-great-great grandmother! It was very old (obviously) and needed a lot of cosmetic work, but was in really good shape. It took me over a month to fix it up! I sanded it down, filled in the holes with putty, primed it, painted it and then sanded it again to make it look "vintage" again.


Browse Pinterest! Even if you can't find exactly what you are looking for, there is almost always something that can give you inspiration or lead you to something better.

Amie Greene

Tuesday 9th of April 2013

Lovely room. But my favorite of all is the 1 Samuel verse.