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Selah’s Explorer Nursery


A little explorer's getaway!

Design Inspiration

My husband and I wanted to give our sweet baby girl on the way a sophisticated yet whimsical nursery that encouraged her to discover the world!

Decorating Style

Transitional and eclectic

Project Details

The accent wall is a world map I found on made by National Geographic. When it came in it wasn't as "antiqued" as I wanted it to be so I purchased some wood stain rub from Home Depot and stained the map with a rag! The changing table is a second hand table from craigslist that I sanded down and painted black, the drawer fronts and the changing pad is covered in the same fabric that I used for the crib bumper, drapes, pillows, & wall flowers and it was only $9.99 as I used a King Sheet & Pillow set from Marshalls! Such a steal and got so much use out of it. The rest of the fabrics used (for the wall flowers, pillows, embroidery hoops & bed skirt) were from Joanne's. The bed crown is made from a shelf, red paint and two curtain panels. All you need to create it is a staple gun! The wall decor above the crib was made out of different sized embroidery hoops, white paint (for the borders) and fabric, The Grandfather Clock/ diaper cabinet was a second hand ($60) from a thrift store. We removed the parts, added shelves, sanded it down and painted it red. The Pom Pom's were created by my sister in law for our baby shower! Loved them so much I had to put them in the nursery! And last but not least, the "You Are My Sunshine" sign was made by my husband, Selah's Daddy... and truly says it all! :)

Favorite Items

The Grandfather Clock/Diaper Cabinet is my favorite item! It was so fun to create and  we can't wait to add the clock hands when we know the exact time Selah is born!


Go for it! When you have an idea never think it is too big or unreachable! You won't know until you try!


Friday 23rd of March 2012

Lovely nursery! What are the dimensions of the map? And is it canvas backed or peel and stick?


Sunday 4th of March 2012

I am SO glad that you posted this!!! This is exactly what I wanted for our Hailey Renée's room, but my mom (who'll be helping me make it) didn't think that it'd be very "girly." I showed her this and she did a complete 180!


Saturday 1st of October 2011

Love the entire look of this nursery - so unique and chique!

Sarah Patterson

Tuesday 13th of September 2011

Hi! Your nursery is great!! Can you tell the brand/model of the crib? Thank you for your help.


Wednesday 7th of September 2011

LOVE it!! It's totally unique and very classic. Great job!!