Skip to Content

Maddie’s Nursery


As soon I knew we were having a girl I knew I wanted a feminine room without the pink overload.  Most of the inspiration pictures that I was drawn to seemed to have aqua and grey in them.  I incorporated several different patterns that I loved into this room.

Design Inspiration

I drew most of my inspiration from Pinterest Boards and Project Nursery.

Decorating Style

I consider this style contemporary with a few modern-traditional elements thrown in for character.

Project Details

Chandelier - Craigslist find that was painted and embellished

Lined Curtains (block out light and will help keep room warm in winter) - DIY project, fabric from Hobby Lobby

Curtain Tie Backs - beaded trim and door knobs from JoAnn's

Crib Bumper - DIY project, fabric from JoAnn's

Crib Bedskirt - DIY project, tutorial used:

Name of Canvas - DIY project, vinyl on spray painted canvas, used Silhouette Cameo to cut out vinyl

Bench - Billy wall shelf from Ikea, Closet Maid canvas boxes

Bench Pad - DIY project, fabric from

Small side table - Joss & Main (but Target has one exactly like it)

Ruffled lamp - DIY project, lamp - Wal-Mart, ribbon from Michael's

Zebra Dress Form - Hobby Lobby

Wall Clock - plain clock from Wal-Mart embellished with Zebra scrapbook paper and glitter numbers

Aqua Finial - Hobby Lobby

Plaque - local shop

Shelves - DIY project, tutorial found here:

Glider - DIY project, the glider was given to us by a friend, we primed, painted, and reupholstered the glider an ottoman; tutorial found here:

Small Envelope Pillow: DIY project, fabric from Wal-Mart, tutorial found here:

Polka Dot Blanket: DIY project, fabric from JoAnn's, tutorial found here:

Dresser - Ikea

Changing Pad Covers: DIY project, tutorial found here:

Shadow Boxes: DIY project, used supplies already on hand from my scrapbooking stash

Small Wire Baskets: Amazon (sold out right now)

Mirror: DIY project, purchased from local antique store, primed and painted with silver spray paint

Favorite Items

The chandelier is my favorite item in the room.  I'm so happy with the way it turned out, especially since it was a last minute change to the room.


Give yourself plenty of time to shop around for bargains and sales and to complete DIY projects.  Also, don't be afraid to use on traditional colors in your nursery.  Even though there isn't any pink in the room, there's enough feminine details to let you know that "It's a Girl!"