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Sophia’s Nursery


Small room, small budget, short time! We're adopting our little girl, and didn't find out about her until 3 months ago, so time was short to create the nursery we want for her.

Design Inspiration

My inspiration was Chloe's nursery which I found here on Project Nursery.  I loved how the pink looked with the black and white, but really tried to mimic the brownish/ gray color she used on the walls that did not have wallpaper.  I didn't want to paint every wall pink, and love the way all these colors worked together. 

Decorating Style

Entirely depends on the moment.  :)

Project Details

I tinkered with most every item purchased for this room.  I recovered the glider and ottoman with fabric I purchased online from Fabric Warehouse, and added extra ties to the bumper with the leftover fabric.  The curtains were plain white panels that I added the polka dot fabric too, as well as the ribbon trim, purchased from Hobby Lobby.  Since I couldn't spring for actual artwork, I found pictures  I liked online, printed them on a laser printer and colored them in with colored pencils and framed them myself.  I made the headband and bow holders, as well as the Sophia letters above crib from more items found at Hobby Lobby. 

Favorite Items

I think I'd have to pick the glider and ottoman, really pleased with how they turned out.  I wanted them to later be able to transition anywhere else in the house when Sophia outgrows them.


I just picked my color scheme and went with it.  You can find a LOT of inspiration here on Project Nursery.  If there was something I wanted that I either couldn't afford or couldn't find, I made it myself.  Definitely check out stores like Michael's and  Hobby Lobby, just walking around there can give you even more ideas.

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  1. avatar KelleJoya says:

    Love, love, love the pink and black theme! A combination girly and classic.

  2. avatar hawahawa says:

    Wonderful job you did here, Julie! Like everybody else, my favorite has got to be the butterfly mobile. 

  3. avatar smithm21 says:

    Ok i may have some questions along they way? Sooo watch out! lol Although you were very detailed :)

  4. avatar Dandelion says:

    Really lovely room. It looks very warm and very feminine. Those framed artworks on the walls look really nice.

  5. avatar Dandelion says:

    Really lovely room. It looks very warm and very feminine. Those framed artworks on the walls look really nice.

  6. avatar julieanderson says:

    Thank you so much, and I don’t mind at all!  Looking forward to seeing your nursery pictures here!

  7. avatar smithm21 says:

    I just have to comment, I LOVE, love this Nursery! I hope you dont mind but i will be taking some ideas fromm this?! It seems your very artisitc, i will have to do my best!! I love the sopgia letters!! What a great job you did! :)

  8. avatar julieanderson says:

    Thanks!  I just searched the net for children’s art or nursery art, found images that I liked and printed them on a laser printer.  Then I colored over them with colored pencils to make them pop a little more.

  9. avatar Kellyjean says:

    Love the nursery! Where did you get the pictures that you have on the ledges? the branch with birdy and the birdy?

  10. avatar julieanderson says:

    Thank you!  The mobile I found at Babies R Us.  Fortunately, it turned out to be the right shade of pink!

  11. avatar israelson says:

    I love the nursery, especially the butterfly mobile.  Did you make it yourself?  If so, how?  Thanks for sharing your beautiful room.