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Scarlett’s Pink and Gray Nursery


Scarlett's Pink and Gray Nursery

Design Inspiration

I wanted the baby’s nursery to feel soft, relaxing, and feminine. I steered clear from your typical “baby themes” and instead decorated it with items I loved. Many of the items I actually already had around the home, like the rocking chair and night stand that she simply spray painted white to match. I also made sure there were plenty of books on hand for Scarlett. A lot of the the items were DIY projects, including the Keep Calm and Dream On print, alphabet print, and bunting print. I also made the butterfly mobile hanging above her crib. It is possible to make a nice nursery without shelling out a ton of money.

Decorating Style

Clean and fresh, with pops of color.

Project Details

Dresser, Bookshelf, Mirror (originally black, was spray painted pink): Ikea
Knobs on Dresser: Anthropologie
Crib: Graco – Victoria
Crib Bumper Pads and Skirt: Made by baby’s grandmother
Crib sheet: Dwell Studio for Target
Quilt on Rocking Chair: Made by a relative
You and Me print: Lilla Rogers Studio
Cowgirl Print: Trafalgar’s Square on Etsy
Pink Light: Pier 1 imports
Butterfly Mobile, Keep Calm and Dream On print, Alphabet Print, Bunting print: DIY by mom Kristin
Butterfly Onesie: DIY by mom Kristin
Lamb Hat: Etsy
Flower Headband: Ladybug Bowtique on Etsy

Photos by Kristin Rogers Photography —


DIY instructions for the mobile:

For the mobile, I purchased 3 wooden embroidery hoops, a small, medium, and large size. Using just the inner hoops, I drilled holes on each side of them and inserted a wooden dowel through each of them, holding them all together. I then glued the dowel in place with wood glue and spray painted it white. Using 2 different size butterfly paper punches (purchased at Michaels craft store), I punched a bunch of butterflies out on white cardstock paper. I poked a hole through the middle of each butterfly using a pin and strung them on clear jewelry string tying a knot after each butterfly to hold in place. Then I added strings of butterflies until it looked full. Once all the butterflies are added, fold them in half a little so they aren't laying flat. I tied another piece of clear jewelry string on each side of the embroidery hoop and then hung it from the ceiling.


Favorite Items

The butterfly mobile that I made.


Pick a color scheme and try to find items that you like that complement them. If you have furniture but it's not the right color, spray paint it to match.

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  2. avatar Maisy says:

    Hello from New Zealand,
    I was wondering if you could please add some photos of the quilt on the back of the chair for me please?
    Thanks so much.

  3. avatar Kimberlee Rolfe says:

    I love the bedding! Do you know the designer or the name of the fabric used?. Thanks

  4. avatar Kristin says:

    Hi jessi,

    The color is Berry Pink. I believe the brand was Painters Touch – by Rust Oleum. I picked it up at Home Depot.

  5. avatar Kristin says:


    Hi Kayla!
    the pink storage bins are from ikea! :)

  6. avatar jessi says:

    Hi Kristin,what is the name of the color you used on the mirror?

  7. avatar Kayla says:

    Where did you get the canvas storage bins from? They’re beautiful!

  8. avatar Kristin says:

    Shazia Hussain,

    Maybe for the alpha one you could get various scrapbook letters and create it by hand? I used Adobe Illustrator for both projects. The Keep Calm and Dream on one would be a little easier to re-create. The font is gill sans. I’m no good at using word programs so I wouldn’t even be able to give you an accurate way of how to do it :(

  9. avatar Shazia Hussain says:

    I love your alphabet print and the Keep Calm one! Any idea on how I can DIY those? I know your a graphic designer, but I have a few ideas I’d like to do on my own but no idea which program to use.

  10. avatar Kristin says:


    The Owl is from Pier One, Lamb is from (the brand is Jellycat), and the Sleep Sheep was a gift from our registry at Babies R Us.

  11. avatar meghan says:

    Where are the stuffed animals from?

  12. avatar Kristin says:

    Mary H,

    Hi Mary,
    The mirror is from Ikea…it’s originally black, and I spray painted it pink.

  13. avatar Kristin says:



    Hi Ladies!
    The color is Gentle Rain from Behr @ Home Depot.

  14. avatar Mary H says:

    where did you find the mirror? I’ve been looking all over for a mirror

  15. avatar Meghan says:

    Thanks a ton! I wouldnt mind getting your grey color info too…I love how soft it is!

  16. avatar Adrienne says:

    What brand/name of gray paint did you use. I love that soft color.

  17. avatar Kristin says:


    I added a few more detailed photos of it too, just in case you wanted to see it up close.

  18. avatar Kristin says:


    Sure! I’ll add it to the Project Details :)

  19. avatar Meghan says:

    Do you mind sharing how you made the mobile? I love it!