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Baby Tag’s Nursery


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 I really wanted a room that our son could grow into, and wouldn't be outdated within the first year of his life.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.

Jessica Griffin

Saturday 18th of March 2017

What is the name of the color on the walls??


Tuesday 19th of May 2015

Jo sorry I'm just seeing this, let me know if you stille want it. Sue I have a post about it on my blog


Saturday 31st of January 2015

Would you tell me how you finished the dresser? What paints, finishes etc?


Wednesday 12th of November 2014

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!

Elley C

Monday 1st of September 2014

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!


Friday 19th of September 2014

Yes, we really do love our glider! I just posted my daughters nursery and the glider is now in there, 2 years later, and still going strong. I scotch guarded it before using it so any spills or spit up didn't stain the light fabric. I did this rocker and glider round up on my blog where you can read my thoughts on our glider...