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Saxon’s Nursery


the trick was turning our tiny (6 x 10) guest room/my closet into a unique little space for baby that incorporated elements that his dad & i both wanted. 


Design Inspiration

from the beginning, i imagined chalkboard closet doors & yellow antlers.  i also wanted to incorporate his dad's love for skateboarding & rock n' roll.  it just grew from there.

Decorating Style

i don't know if i have one!  i guess you could say budget-eclectic.  i mixed modern, vintage & diy elements.

Project Details

crib - ikea (gifted from great-grandma)

dresser - vintage

chair -

rug - rosenberry rooms (gifted from grandma)

bookshelf - walmart

drapes - west elm (on sale) & ikea

closet doors & chalkboard paint - lowe's

ottoman - ross

frames & pillows - ikea

lamp - target


most of the accessories & decor are items we already owned or were thrift store finds.  and most of the books were from my childhood.


Favorite Items

i really love how the room turned out as a whole.  i don't know if i can say i have one favorite item but the vintage dresser was a great find and really gives the room a pop of color that brings it all together.  and i love the houndstooth print chair & saxon's record collection handed down from his dad.



go with your gut!  i saw the dresser in a thrift store window months prior to buying it and knew it was the perfect piece.  i bought other furniture instead thinking they were more appropriate, but when i got them in the room, they just didn't look right.  i ended up selling them on craigslist & going back to the thrift store for the dresser about 3 months later. 


and you don't need to break the bank to create your nursery.  for me, part of the fun was trying not spend a lot.  i swear by thrift stores & spray paint! 


Wednesday 16th of May 2012

I am also looking for a good gray wall color...what is it?? Thanks!


Saturday 12th of May 2012

Just wanted to say you did a really great job with such a small space!


Monday 7th of May 2012

Love it!

question - what color is the paint that you used? im looking for the perfect gray!


Thursday 12th of April 2012

liz - when i started, i thought there was no way i could fit everything in such a small space, but it ended up being the perfect size. the ottoman doubles as a toy box, there are baskets under the crib for blankets and other random things, and my husband made a wooden changing pad tray that fits over the crib and can be hidden away if needed. you can definitely make it work...good luck :)

jacquelinedsloan - thank you for your kind words!

okola2010 - yep, 3 months! can you believe it?! i think it was meant to be :)


Thursday 12th of April 2012


thanks courtney! hopefully you'll post pics when your room is finished :)