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Preston’s Place


This room was soo much fun to put together!  It's a pretty small space which was previously our guest room that we painted with horizontal stripes.  I definitely loved how the stripes turned out so I wanted to keep it and just add the baby elements.  I wanted bright and fun colors for my baby boy's room so I decided to go with blues, green, grey and splashes of orange (a color the hubby actually likes)

Design Inspiration

So many design inspirations went into this nursery.  It all started with a trip to my fave Target and found a blue and torquoise tablecloth in their seasonal kitchen department.  I loved the circle design and thought it would make as great curtains (an idea from Pinterest).   I then found fabric from the local craft store which had elephants and giraffes and had the matching blue color in the curtains.. and bam!!.. that started the design!!  I  definitely must give credit to Project Nursery, Pinterest, and Etsy for ALL of the ideas of my DIY projects.

Decorating Style

A mix of everything.  Modern, contemporary, clean, organized, crafty, and very budget friendly with a touch of vintage. 

Project Details

Curtains & closet fabric- tableclothes from Target.  We took out the closet doors

Fabrics- from Ben Franklin craft stores and Joanns

Storage cubes- Target

Crib- Graco Lauren 4 in 1 Crib

Bedding- all DIY.  tutorials from www.danamadeit.com

Dresser- Craigslist find, hubby sanded, repainted and added new  hardware

Lamp- Target

Pillows- All DIY

Frames- Ikea and Ben Franklin Craft store

Mobile- DIY. made with Felt, fishing line, wooden dowels, elephant cutouts from

Library shelves- spice racks from Ikea

Elephant and Owl pic- petit collage from, free template

WA state pic- free template from

Changing Pad cover-DIY tutorial from

Wall decal- from YourVinylAnswer

Rug- Lowes

Rocker- vintage, passed down the family about 100 yrs old

Knitted blanket on rocker- handmade gift from coworker.


Favorite Items

All my DIY projects! 


Try something new!  My house is decorated very neutral and don't really have bright colors so I wanted to try something different.   Also try making things yourself.  I did not know how to sew before this project.. I remember taking a sewing class back in 8th grade and barely remember anything.  Bedding is expensive so decided to give it a try.   I started with simple pillow covers and then tried a simple crib skirt... then it led to the fitted sheets and changing pad cover.  I must say.. not to shabby for a newbie. 


Wednesday 5th of September 2012

what color did you use for the stripes? I love them!

Florence Amber

Sunday 26th of August 2012

The nice thing about this nursery is that when you look at it as a whole and as a bigger picture, it's simple and unassuming. But when you look at the details -- like the accent wall, the mobile, the animal patterns and prints -- closely, you'd see how lovely they are. 


Friday 10th of August 2012

Could u tell where u got the abc pic from? Love the room!!!