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Tatum’s TeePee: Tribal Inspired Nursery


Inspired by my American Indian heritage I knew when we found out our little blessing was a boy that I wanted to create "Tatum's Tee Pee." Our goal was to create a space our son could enjoy for years to come, and incorporate meaningful touches through heirlooms, and DIY projects. Adding personal touches, and hand crafted elements was a must because I am the owner of a small business dedicated to handmade details. The color scheme was pulled from the aztec bedding and coordinating changing pad cover: Navy, Mustard, Mint, White, & Grey. The Aztec bedding complimented the custom quilt my mom ordered from BB Sprouts on Etsy which became the focal point of Tatum's Nursery.

Rustic Wood Wall: We used pre-distressed planks from Home Depot and a nail gun. Big shout out to my hubby and my best friends Husband for knocking out this project and making my vision come to life!

Restored Dresser/ Changing Table:
Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and some knobs from Hobby lobby we restored a dresser left behind from a former roommate. We love it because the drawers are handy for organizing lots of little items, and it's the perfect height to be used as a changing table. My husband created a frame for the changing pad that can be removed once he's out of diapers.

Galvanized Pipe Shelves:
My husband stained and distressed the wood for the shelves and used piping as the brackets for a more rustic feel!
A few fun items adorning the shelves are a wooden canoe from our baby shower, toy moose painted white for a more modern feel, and moccasins given to Tatum by his Grandma.

The wooden elephant rocker was made by my great grandparents and given to my mom as a baby gift for me. I look forward to the days when my son can enjoy rocking on it as much as I did!


Photos by:
Madison Leigh Photography

Cacie Carroll Photography