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Monday, November 18, 2013

a peek into the nursery

Maggie's room has become my favorite place in our home. It's warm and inviting and more finished than any other space.

When we bought the house, the room was painted green and yellow with a Winnie the Pooh boarder. The room needed a fresh coat of paint so it could be made over. About a year before Maggie was born, we painted the room a rich chocolate brown my husband spotted in the oops paint section at Home Depot (read more about our paint buying secret). I still love how the walls create such an inviting and warm space.

I chose a gender neutral crib bedding with multi-colored dots while I was pregnant, with the idea that I would either add girly or more boyish touches once the baby arrived (and we knew it was a he or she). Less than a week after Maggie was born, we took a trip to IKEA to find some feminine accents for the room, including a picture frame. 

I had also collected a number of decor ideas via Pinterest on a secret board. One such find was a side table made from a tree stump. I loved the earthy feel a stump would bring to the room and I also loved the idea of making it  a bit of an unexpected piece for a baby's room. 

Above the changing table, I wanted to make a collage dedicated to Maggie's birthday. I put together my first ever embroidery hoops as part of the collage. The floral patterns are from old button-front shirts I no longer wore and the fabric in the hoop with Maggie's name on it also started out as a shirt I wore. The multi-colored frame was from my Baby Shower Fiesta and I was excited to put our first family photo in it.

I also created a unique DIY canvas which I hung above the bookshelf. The dot pattern has been one of Maggie's favorite things to look at in the room from a very early age. Even at four months old, she stares at the painting, almost mesmerized by it.

The most recent addition to the room is a simple white dresser found at Salvation Army. My husband stopped by on a whim, and found the perfect dresser for Maggie's always growing clothing collection. I'd like to replace the knobs eventually, but it's been the perfect piece to complete the space.

A dear friend sent me the perfect print for my birthday last month; it's called Mama Bear. I loved its meaning with the mom and baby bear.

The smallest details in a room make me happy. From the blanket with Maggie's nickname before she was born (Baby G) to a bear her cousin picked out with her hospital pink cap on it, this room is so fully of joy and warmth. I can tell Maggie feels at home in it, as she sleeps best in her crib and feeds best when we're in the recliner. Even though she's a baby, I can tell she loves this space almost as much as I do. 

Links to nursery details:
crib bedding -Skip Hop Mod Dot
mobile -homemade
artwork above crib -Pen + Paint
crib -IKEA (used gift)
changing table (used gift)
artwork above dresser -Mama Bear print
dresser -Salvation Army
chair -Jordan's Furniture Outlet
Colorado mountain print -My July
dot canvas -inspired by The Sweet Survival (found via Pinterest and made by me)
bookshelf -Home Depot clearance
stump side table -inspired by Martha Stewart (found via Pinterest made by my husband)
lamp -Babies R Us
lampshade -Target
Bin with lid -IKEA
Vase (set of two) -IKEA
collage frame -IKEA
changing pad cover -Skip Hop Mod Dot


  1. so cute :) I love how colorful and happy it is!

  2. It looks great! Love that tree stump table!

  3. adorable- and especially love the mobile. my daughter is 16 months and loves pointing at her mobile- I think they know how special it is.


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