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Liam’s Colorful Chevron Nursery


I really wanted Liam to have a fun room. I am a big fan of bright colors, and wanted to incorporate especially a lot of yellow and red. I love, love, love crafting, so there's a lot in here that I just made/repurposed/designed myself. I didn't really have a specific 'budget', just that I wanted to be as thrifty as possible here. (Having a baby gets expensive, after all! I wanted to make our dollars stretch!) By learning a few new skills--aka picking up sewing for the first time in my life, scouring Craigslist endlessly, thrifting, & shopping at discount stores (Ross, TJ Maxx, etc.) and Amazon, I was able to put this entire room together for under $500 It definitely took a lot more time/work than just buying all brand-new, fancy things, but to me it was a labor of love + it's more unique and more my style.

Design Inspiration

I knew I wanted to use a lot of colors. My starting points, though, were the Jenny Lind crib and the chevron rug. From there, I chose pieces and bold prints that would go together cohesively.

Decorating Style

Whimsical, fun, bright & cheery

Project Details

Find a very detailed collection of where I got everything (with links, tutorials, etc.) on my blog:

Jenny Lind Davinci Crib--Can be found online at Amazon, Babies R Us, etc.

Rug- Urban Outfitters-

'Liam' Wall Letters- Urban Outfitters

Dresser-Repurposed Craigslist find

Crib bedding, Pillows, Changing Pad Cover, Bunting, Curtains, & Hamper Liner all handmade by myself, Fabric all purchased at

Yarn Pom Poms-Made by myself

Red Bookshevles-Husband made using a pinterest tutorial (posted link to that on my blog)

Gallery wall-- A few items found on Etsy, most the wall art I designed myself and I just had them printed at Office Max for super cheap. Some of the prints are available in my own Etsy shop:
Most of the frames on the walls of the nursery I got at Walmart or Goodwill and spray painted.

Crib Mobile-Made Myself

Crab Stool- Plain brown stool we had around the house, husband made stencil & spray painted it.


Tricycle on wall- Got several years ago at a furniture store in Colorado- 'American Furniture Warehouse'.

Appliqued Onesies- Handmade by me

Chevron Storage Bins- Target and TJMaxx

Chalkboard- Repurposed myself from old Goodwill frame

Owl wall hanging & nightstand owl- TJ Maxx

Nightstand Lamp- Already had, painted shade yellow

Changing table lamp- Target

If you want to know anything else, check out my blog or ask me!

Favorite Items

I am in love with the gallery wall. I'm so pleased with how it turned out. I think it ties the whole room together. A close second would have to be the dresser. I worked very hard on it (it started out just a plain white) and I love the way it looks in his room!


Start getting ideas early! Before I even found out what I was having, I had a nice pinboard with ideas I liked either way. I really wanted the room to be fun and DIY, so I learned a lot of new 'skills'. Don't be afraid to try something new! It's amazing what you can learn using Pinterest/Blogs, etc. And be patient! It's easy to want everything to come together right away, but if you can't find what you want, keep looking!

Tasha Cune

Thursday 18th of October 2012

You really do love chevron, huh? Pretty neat nursery, I should say. I thought too much chevron would look ridiculous, but you proved me wrong.


Monday 15th of October 2012

Wow, chevron overload! My favorites are the bike and the owl on the wall.