Baby Tag’s Nursery

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When I started thinking about a nursery I knew I didn't want a specific theme. I get bored with themes quickly. I really wanted a room that our son could grow into, and wouldn't be outdated within the first year of his life.

I, like most people these days, love the look of vintage and modern mixed. I love color and when patterns, color, and texture mix in an interesting way. I really had no real direction besides that...I just kept saying that I wanted it to be a room for a boy. I began trying to incorporate everything we love into his room and hoped it would somehow create unity when combined. A little bit of animal fun {our dogs and pigs bc I'm obsessed), hunting {Matt's love}, patterns, travel, planes {Matt's other love}, rustic, etc...our little one's well rounded boy room...a little bit of DIY and store bought.

Design Inspiration

We didn't know yet whether we were having a boy or girl, but we knew we wanted the bright dog paintings my friend, Logan, painted for me. Our dogs are our babies and we liked the idea that although they were no longer physically with us, they could watch over our new baby and keep him/her safe. I also saw an awesome grey and yellow plaid fabric at Hobby Lobby that I knew I wanted to use. {crib skirt}

Decorating Style

I have a bit of an eclectic style. I like incorporating several patterns and colors into spaces that can easily be transitioned in/out over time without having to change the entire room.

Project Details

I tried to D.I.Y. when it was worth the time/money, and when I wasn't creating it I was finding it in discount stores {Marshalls, Ross, Home Goods, etc.} or shopping other parts of my house. The DIY pieces in the room will get their own post on my blog soon! {}

Book Shelve- An old laminate garage sale shelf that Matt used in college...updated with left over semi-gloss white paint and Benjamin Moore's "Cork" from other projects in my house.

Dresser- Craigslist find {along with a matching nightstand that wouldn't fit in the room right now} was already grey {I had every intention of painting a piece of furniture, but got lucky}, but I did glaze it to give it the antiqued/rustic look.

Curtains- Old Ikea linen curtains I had in my previous house. My mom and I found a striped fabric and she added it to the curtain to give it more interest.

Hanging Lamp- Ikea light and shade that was covered by my mom with some extra Joel Dewberry fabric I had laying around. I wrapped the cord in twine to hide the white plastic and printed electrical numbers.

Navy Wild and Free Art- Made by me with burlap{tutorial coming soon}

Hanging Planes- Vintage looking decor planes from Hobby Lobby...used fishing line and command hooks to attach to ceiling

Sheets- Target Crib Skirt- Made by me using a plaid fabric from Hobby Lobby {tutorial coming soon}

Pillows and animals in Crib- Gifts from friends/family or picked up from discount stores

Orange Knitted Quilt- Made by my great-grandmother before she passed away

Assorted pieces on shelve- pieces from our house and discount of us and things from Louisiana

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

Favorite Items

Well the dog paintings hold a special place in my heart. I also love the glider, rug, hanging lamp, and planes. I am also proud that my husband picked out the fan to replace our builder grade, flush-mounted light...he stuck to his guns about what look he wanted {even if it had to be a fan for safety and practiality in the South} and I think it is my favorite light in our house :).


Don't be scared to combine color, texture, and pattern. It helps to lay several pieces together before putting them up to make sure they all transition well between each other...create some sort of "flow" and you can mix-and-match a lot.


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    I think it’s cool that you didn’t stick to a particular theme and just went with things you love and are passionate about. A lot of really interesting accessories here, including that round mirror.

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    What a beautiful rustic room! I love that it can grow with your son. I am all over the idea of the full wall curtain – genius!

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    Thanks so much! Yes, that window looked so tiny until I did the whole wall of curtains. So glad I decided to do that!

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    Thanks! I think it turned out pretty good even without a theme :). I got that mirror from Marshall’s for about $80…it was a great find!

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    This is DIY done right! Really interesting choices on fabric and accessories. I particularly love the mix of artwork above the changer. The airplane mobile, wreath and quote on the crib wall are great too. Well done!

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    I found your blog on Pinterest and am so excited. Like you, I’m not a ‘theme-y’ person, and I am 6 months along with our first, a boy. My husband and I met and fell in love through walking our dogs, one of whom has passed, and this is a wonderful way to incorporate these important beings into our son’s life right from the start, I love it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Do you know the name of the Amy Butler fabric you used on the lamp shade? I am obsessed with the deer head on it! Thanks!

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    I just bought a sample of quietude but what finish did u go with? The samples only come in semi gloss but I usually do matte/flats. The color seems more baby blue
    On my wall

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    I’m glad you like it! Incorporating your dogs would be wonderful, and even more meaningful since it is how you met!

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    I always go with either eggshell or satin finish. They are not too shiny, but not so matte that dirt and fingerprints show a lot. It is definitely not baby blue on my wall…I def. did not want that! Different lighting can change paint colors slightly, but these are raw images so they show the tone in his room pretty close to the real thing.Also depending on what other colors I would decorate with, this paint can look more blue, grey, and teal-ish at different times. Hope this helps!

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    It’s actually by Joel Dewberry. I had made a mistake when I typed this entry and didn’t realize it until I saw this question…oops. It is from his Deer Valley collection, and is called, Antler Damask. It comes in a few colors. I could totally buy every color and put it all over my house bc I love it so much! ;)

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    This is totally my inspiration for our first baby boy’s nursery! Our dogs were our first kids and recently we lost our main man to cancer (still greiving ;(
    So this is right up my alley. I’ve been trying to find the “definition of a boy” wall art but keep getting wall decals in my search. Did you make that or can you tell me where I could find it? Thanks so much!

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    Thanks for your reply. I finally found one on etsy. Probably from your blog ;) Waiting for my canvas of Panco to be ready at Costco to arrange my art on the wall. Hoping to get a real painting of him someday. But it’s all coming together and I couldn’t be happier! Thanks for your inspiration!

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    I am absolutely in love with your nursery! It is by far the cutest boys room I’ve ever seen! This is definitely my inspiration and the dog portraits is such a great idea, I mean they’re our first “kids” after all. Well done!

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    Love your style! Expecting our second boy in March. My first sons room was vintage toys and cars. Wanting to keep a similar style but with variations for the new one. I am in search of a moose head like yours! They have one at ZGallerie but it seems small compared to yours. The one that I am finding on Ebay to paint is 24″ wide (antler spread) and about 20″ tall. Could you tell me the dimensions of yours?

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    I have got to figure out how to get updates when someone comments haha…sorry I am so late replying! I’m sure you have found the moose head by now, but I believe the one we got is the 24″ wide moose. Again so sorry for the late reply.

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    A friend actually gave that to me as a baby shower gift, but I am sure you can do it at most print places. I did have the image on a cd though so you may need that.

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    you got so lucky with the dresser… im so jealous! im in love with it! i was trying to find where you got it, but you got it on craigslist…. have you seen anything like it since? or know how they got that finish? sorry, one other question, do you think a grey dresser would go with a white crib? is it okay for the furniture to have different colors/finishes? thank you!

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    Love the room! Definitely my inspiration. I want to do the stripe glider also. Was looking at the pottery barn one but yours looks just as cute! What are your thoughts on your glider? I see it has good reviews on Walmart. Good quality and standing the test of time? Thank you!

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    Yes our crib is white and it went perfectly. Now, his toddler bed is close to a black rod-iron and it goes well with the dresser too. That’s what’s great about mixing and matching… I have seen some similar dresser styles on places like craigslist, but they would need to be painted.

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    Hi! I know you got the rug at TJ Maxx, but they carry different items daily. Is there any possible way you can tell me the brand of the rug? I really love it! Thanks!

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