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Floral Aqua, Pink, Orange, Green Girly Girl Nursery with Handmade Touches


This nursery is for our upcoming "Baby Sister," as we call her. Our 2 year old little girl used this room as her nursery and we recently moved her to a big girl room. We kept the wall color the same plus kept a few of the furniture pieces but reworked the colors and fabrics. 

Design Inspiration

I knew I wanted to keep the wall color so I worked within that framework. I first found the fabric for the curtain panels. I had seen it months ago and held on to a swatch of it. I refound it in my stash and thought it looked so great with wall color that I went from there. 

Decorating Style

Fabric and color!

Project Details

The curtain panel fabric is called Lovely and was bought at

The white bumper was found on and the crib was a hand-me-down my husband painted black. 

The crib skirt was made from Amy Butler sunspots I purchased on and the strip of plaid fabric ( also on pillow on glider) was purchased at my local fabric shop.

The quilt my mom made was a gift to this baby girl. She used fabrics that matched the room, napkins with ruffles and the tea towel in the center with the butterflies was cross stitched by my late grandmother. It not only was a sweet gift, but I appreciated the significance. 

The rug is Tangerine Dream by Dash and Albert.

The gold mirror was purchased at Lowe's a few years ago and I moved it into Baby Sister's room.

The lamp I found in my garage and covered the shade in Annie Selke's pink link, also bought at a local fabric shop. 

The dresser was a hand-me-down that I painted in Artichoke Hearts by Benjamin Moore. 

The glider is the Dream Glider by Pottery Barn; however, they don't have this style anymore.

The fabric on the back pillow on the glider as well as the bolster in the crib is Anna Marie Horner's Lovesme Lovesmenot in golden and I purchased it at

The baby sweater over the glider was knit by a friend and I recieved that at my baby shower. Little did she know, it worked in our new nursery!

The paintings over the small bookshelf were done by my husband and myself. His sunset painting his mom held on to for years and I was so happy to incorporate it into this room. My flower painting I did recently and it brings a cheeriness to the room. The bookshelf was a vintage store find. 

The changing table/buffet was made by my great grandfather. The changing pad holder my husband made and I painted Artichoke Hearts by Benjamin Moore. 

The mirror was a vintage store find. The plates I purchased a few months ago at Anthropologie and I was so glad they worked in this room. 

Favorite Items

I am not sure I have a favorite item. I started sewing more between my first baby girl and this upcoming baby girl, so I sewed most of everything in this room. What an accomplishment! I also love, love, love the quilt my mom made that is over the crib.


Experiment with color, fabric and pattern. You will be surprised what you have will work and what looks good together.


Sunday 3rd of June 2012

Clemmie King,

Thanks Clemmie! I love this room and can't wait for Baby Sister to get here. My plan is to attach the fabric on the shade with some kind of fabric glue but right now there are just pins keeping it in place. I was ready to take pics of the room because who knew how long it would stay clean! But it was quite easy to do the shade. Thanks!


Sunday 3rd of June 2012


I love Dash and Albert rugs, Jennifer. I have several throughout my house and they seem to wear well. I have a round, braided one in my 2 year olds room and its done well. I did use a rug pad under this one for softness and to keep it from sliding. Thanks for the compliments!

Clemmie King

Friday 1st of June 2012

This is so impressive! I love the ecclectic design of your nursery, and how you intertwined the old, the new, and the recycled. Beautiful shapes and colors!

Your grandfather's handmade buffet and the custom (husband-made!) changing pad holder are totally awesome!

For your lampshade, how did you attach the fabric (glue, stitching, etc)? Fantastic!

Lucky baby!


Thursday 31st of May 2012

Cheerful and unique! Well done!

A question . . . how do you like the Dash and Albert rug? I'm considering one for my daughter's room (she is two) . . . is it soft enough? Did you use a pad under it? I love how it looks in your nursery!