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Hadley’s Polka Dot Nursery


 DIY nursery on a budget.  Full of girly details!

Design Inspiration

Polka dots, puppies, and tophats.  I originally wanted something much more gender neutral, but surpisingly my husband wanted the nursery to be super girly.  We compromised with the coral walls, and I added in some tophats to tone it down a bit.  

Decorating Style

A little quirky.  Mixing vintage and new.

Project Details

Wall color: Benjamin Moore Coral Gables

Copper Polka Dots: Inspiration from Oh Joy! post

Crib: Babyletto Modo

Changing table: Maison Sud (local to South Carolina)

Warm Fuzzies poster: Hammermill Press via Urban Outfitters

Elephant Print:

Elephant Blanket: Weegoamigo

Bunny Magician Doll: BlaBla

All bedding/Changing Pad: Dwell Studio

Rocking Chair: Lowes

Rocking Chair Cover: Etsy Seller Rockin Cushions

Hadley Banner: Made by my Mom

Blonde Doll: Made by Jennifer Beeman of Grainline Studio

Dog prints (Stationary Cards in a Target Frame): Rifle Paper Co.

Bookshelf and Owl Basket: Target


Favorite Items

I absolutely adore the handmade pieces.  My mom made the banner above her crib and was used as decor for my baby shower as well.  One of my best friends made the blonde doll complete with 2 outfits!


You don't have to spend a lot to make the nursery cosy and cute.  The 2 big ticket items were the crib and dresser/changing table.  We spent around $300 for each piece and plan to re-use them for future babies.  We went with a traditional rocker to save money.  The chair itself was $99 and we spent an additional $150 to order the custom cover.  Everything thing else was pieced together over time until we stumbled across the right things at the right price!

Jesse Lopez

Monday 20th of May 2013

You can get those polka dot wall decals here and they come in other sizes. Love the crib!


Tuesday 26th of February 2013

I am thinking of doing Coral Gables as an accent wall. I put up a sample the other day, but my sample looks much brighter than the color in these pictures. Did you mute the color at all?


Monday 1st of October 2012

LOVE your nursery! Thanks for sharing the paint color - I've been searching for the perfect coral/pink! I'm also loving the OhJoy! gold dots and the handmade banner!


Monday 16th of July 2012

Is the leaves on the bedding a taupe brown or gray?


Tuesday 3rd of July 2012

I so love the framed button prints in pastel colors, because I have a thing for buttons. And the dog prints, too.