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Whimsical Outdoor-Inspired Nursery


I was inspired to make a nursery that incorporated dad's hunting hobby and our numerous family camping trips. I also wanted to complete the project on a modest budget, utilizing mostly hand-me-down furniture.

Design Inspiration

Arrows- they are everywhere! The term "glamping" also stuck with me and helped inspire me to create an outdoor theme fit for a princess, with girly elements and gold accents.

Decorating Style

Eclectic, Vintage, DIY, Budget-Friendly

Project Details

I created this nursery being very budget-conscious since our pregnancy was a surprise! Please see the details below for the items we incorporated into the design:

Crib: Hand-Me-Down

Crib Skirt: Etsy Shop- A House Divided

Crib Pillows: Ikea & Burlington Coat Factory

"She Will Move Mountains" Print, "L" Initial, Gold Arrow, and Gold Picture Frame: Hobby Lobby

Rocking Horse: Hand-Me-Down

Mobile: DIY Project - Mini Pom Pom Tutorial

Black Bookshelves: Ikea BEKVAM Spice Rack painted black

"Pretty Things" Hanger: TJ Maxx

Gold Dot Decals: Joss & Main, Similar here: Dot Wall Decal

Side Table: Hand-Me-Down painted black

Animal Figurines: One Kings Lane; Similar here:  4 Piece Animal Figurine

Painted Antler: DIY- Inspiration

Lamp & Shade: Walmart BH&G Lamp Base

Glider: Babies R Us Babyletto Microsuede Glider

Pouf: World Market; Similar Here - Grey Sweater Pouf

"ABC's" Print, "Hello Love" Print and Gold Frame: Hobby Lobby

Faux Fur Rug: HomeGoods; Similar Here- Polar Bear Rug

Dresser/Changing Table: Hand-Me-Down

Changing Pad Cover: Babies R Us Carter's Cover Ecru

Basket: HomeGoods

Hanging Banners: Hobby Lobby and DIY Pom Poms

Curtains: Joss & Main; Similar Here- Gold Curtains

Curtain Rods: Wayfair- Urn Curtain Rod

A special "thank-you" to our photographer Missy Timko of Powder Blue Photography for capturing our nursery so beautifully. The nursery, along with photos from both our Newborn shoot and Maternity shoot can be seen on her website (link above).

Favorite Items

The mobile! It is made with an antler from a deer hunted by baby's grandfather. While I was hesitant to do this project at first, it came out wonderfully and uses something that would otherwise be neglected.


Do It Yourself! Your child's nursery is the perfect place to create a unique DIY project that showcases your love and creativity. I scoured Pinterest  and Etsy for ideas like the mobile and painted antler decor.  When my daughter grows up she'll be surprised to know what all Mommy made especially for her!


Friday 15th of January 2016

Beautiful nursery! Such a unique theme, love it.


Thursday 14th of January 2016

This is absolutely beautiful! I can't believe this was done on a budget and with hand-me downs, what you've done is truly amazing. I'm sure Lena Mae loves it as much as I do! Great job! <3


Thursday 14th of January 2016

What a beautiful idea adding litttle deer antlers for a precious sweet littlle girl s nursery. So many special touch s truly reflects a warm cozy loving home. This nursery has your name all over it. Great job Brandi!!#