Oct 22, 2010

Sweet P's Nursery

Well, this has been a long time coming but I finally got around to taking pictures of Paisley's finished nursery. I'm pretty proud of it. I wanted it to be bright and girly, but not baby girly.

So, my mom and I started off at a fabric store and with her help, I found about 4 or 5 coordinating fabrics to use throughout the nursery. I told her the things I had in mind for fabric and brought my sketch book.

I don't sew, but my mom does and with a little latte persuasion,

she agreed to make a crib sheet, dust ruffle, curtains and I somehow managed to get her to recover the cushions on the glider we got!! Yay for mom.

All the framed photos throughout her room were taken by her Aunt Ashley and I LOVE them. The hardest part was deciding which photos to frame because there were so many amazing ones to choose from.

So here's a little tour...

Entering the room.

Sweet P's Nursery - Entrance

Paisley's view from her crib.

Sweet P's Nursery - Pom Poms

A Katie Daisy print!

Sweet P's Nursery - Katie Daisy Print

View looking at the crib. Most of the pom poms came from Paisley's shower, the others I made. The banner with her name was made by my sister and was also from her shower. Then there's the dust ruffle, crib blanket and curtains made by mom. The side table was mine growing up and it used to be white with purple details - I spray painted it to match the room.

Sweet P's Nursery - Crib

Detail of the crib blanket and dust ruffle.

Sweet P's Nursery - Crib Blanket

The other side of the room.

Sweet P's Nursery

Detail of the reading area. I love this area!! I spend a lot of time here rocking and reading to my girl.

There's the recovered cushions on the glider and ottoman, the chandelier was a gift from my dad, the print on the wall is my husband holding Paisley in his hands when she was 6 days old and I found the baskets to hang on the wall for my book "shelf."

Sweet P's Nursery - Reading Area

Close up of the baskets filled with new books for my girl and old ones I read as a child.

Sweet P's Nursery - Book Baskets

The other side of the wall is my DIY wall. I used the leftover fabric for embroidery hoops to hang on the wall. I included the birth announcement I designed on one, an advice note from my sister on another (the note reads: You can't hold her too much, one day she won't want to be held) and the embroidered hoop was my very first Mother's Day gift from For the love of Joy. I also had a couple of small frames laying around so I spray painted those and put a rolled fabric flower in one and one of my favorite newborn pictures of Paisley in another.

Sweet P's Nursery - Circles Detail

The other side of the wall is the changing area with a basket filled with quilts made by her Granny Sandy, Great Grandma and friends.

Sweet P's Nursery - Changing Area

I love these shelves. They are loaded with fun things for me to look at while I'm changing dirty diapers!

Sweet P's Nursery - Shelves

On one shelf I framed a couple of the maternity pictures my sister did and one of the tattoo pics. Gus, a little stuffed animal sits on a set of books I read as a little girl and Paisley's first pair of Gracious May shoes sit on the end.

Sweet P's Nursery - Shelf Detail

The other shelf has a pictures of her sister-cousin, a cork board filled with notes from her shower and her birth announcement

Sweet P's Nursery - Cork Board

Thanks for checking out my baby girl's nursery! I think this is my favorite room in my house!

Thank you to everyone who had a part in making this room. Especially thank you to the husband for hanging the ceiling fan, painting the room and putting up the crown moulding (with my dad's help)! Also: For the Love of Joy (embroidered hoop and boppy cover, np), Ashley Ann Photography (photos, pom poms, notes, big P, Paisley banner), Dad (chandelier, helping with crown molding), Gracious May (shoes), The Husband (painting, hanging shelves, curtains, chandelier, love), Katie Daisy (ABC print), Mom (crib sheet, dust ruffle, curtains, pillows and glider cusions), Granny Sandy (quilts), Great Grandma (quilt), Silly Me Baby (hair bow, np), Snugars (headband, np), TweetBabyDesigns (flower hair clips, np) and anyone else I'm forgetting.


  1. It's absolutely gorgeous. So much thought and creativity went into this room. One day P is going to look back and be so touched by her beautiful nursery!

  2. So cute and creative! Where did you get the baskets for her books?

    1. I got the baskets at a flea market type store called River City Trading Post. It's local.

  3. Thanks for the sweet comments!

    The Grays, I found the baskets in Jenks at River City Trading Post.

  4. I love this! I love how she has pom-poms like her sister-cousin lol. I love the wall color and how it's girly without all the pink! I want to have a quilt for my daughter so bad but no one in my family quilts...you are very lucky! A beautiful room for a beautiful baby!

  5. I love this! I love how she has pom-poms like her sister-cousin lol. I love the wall color and how it's girly without all the pink! I want to have a quilt for my daughter so bad but no one in my family quilts...you are very lucky! A beautiful room for a beautiful baby!

  6. Ok, I got stuck on your blog, found this post, and love your daughter's nursery! The design of it is beautiful and I like your description of it all too.

  7. How did I miss this post? I'm so happy I got to be a part of making your daughter's nursery, friend!

    1. I don't know but I am so glad you were a part of it!!

  8. Oh my, oh my. This is GORGEOUS. I keep looking at the photos again & again. Wowzers. (cool making connections through the blog world! Ashley's your sis, eh? neato!)

  9. A beautiful nursery for a beautiful little girl. She is such a sweet angel. I can tell she is very loved.

  10. please please please tell me the wall paint color! i have a similar color scheme in mind, and can't seem to get my paint right, each color is coming up too bright... thanks!

  11. The paint chip said Silver Spring. Hope that helps!

  12. Love this paint color! Do you remember the brand? Thanks!

  13. I have been searching forever and the color looks a lot like Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore

  14. The room is so classic. I like the details.

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  15. i *LOVE* this room! it's SO lovely & cheerful!
    1. LOVE your daughters name. so unique!
    2. i want some of those book "shelf / baskets". REAL bad!!
    3. those embroidery hoops are just awesome!

  16. Love this room. The paint color is no longer in stock at Sherwinn Williams, but I was able to still get a sample at SW. I had it matched in a no-VOC paint at Lowe's, and for what it is worth, it is almost a perfect match to "Lido Green" by Benjamin Moore. I love how it turned out!! Not too dark, just the perfect shade.

  17. Thanks for the post loaded with so many information on wall paint.Stopping by your blog helped me to get what I was looking for.

  18. I adore the colors in the room. The various fabrics are beautiful too. Where'd you buy it? I particularly like that funky floral number in the big embroidery hoop. Any idea all these years later what that fabric is?

  19. hi there! I am in love with this room! please do share the paint color used on the walls. Thank you!!!

  20. Terri, soon to be momma of 2February 25, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    perfect little girls room, so beautiful! love the shelves above the changing table b/c they are not too deep. do you mind sharing where you purchased them? currently decorating our nursery for twins due in late May.
    thank you.

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