A colorful, airy nursery designed with joy and love for my little Ryann.
This nursery was inspired by all of the gifts and family heirlooms I found and was given. I also wanted a feminine room that was not overly girly or childish; one that she could grow into.
The door wreath was made by my good friend for my shower
I made the bedding for the crib and the bassinet from fabric ordered at fabric.com: Secret Garden by Michael Miller
Crib is from Babies R Us
Wall decor above crib is cross stitching rings from hobby lobby with fabric swatches ordered offline from various places
The rocking chair was my grandmothers and was recovered
I made the matching throw
My husband made the cubbies
Many of the accessories were made by family members from my showers: the "Ryann" banner, mason jars with burlap flowers, metal standing burlap flowers, and white tissue paper hangging poofs
Bow holder was DIY by me. I used a piece of sheet metal and covered it in burlap and framed it. I used small magnets to attach the bows
Rug from Hobby Lobby
Canvases made by me, burlap hanging letter DIY
Dresser and metal ceiling tiles bought at the Nashville Flea market
Fabric covered wooden letter bought at Nashville fleas market, covered by me
Side table found at flea market and painted
The Bassinet was my grandfathers as a baby and passed down through my family
Ladder for blankets made by my husbands grandfather many years ago, blankets made by friends and family. Some are my husbands and my baby blankets
The Curtains were made by me
I think my favorite item is the bassinet not only because I put the most work into it repainting it and making the bedding, but most of all because it has been in my family for over a hundred years. My grandfather, father, aunts and uncles, me, my sister, and cousins, were all placed in it as babies.
Look for items already in your family, it makes it so much more special.
Look in garages, at garage sales and flea markets and make the items your own for a cheap price.
Use decorations from showers so they aren't wasted and they are free!
Bedding is actually easy to make. Borrow a machine and use online instructions to make it. It will save you hundreds!