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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Nursery Details

I did my best to pick apart the pieces of the nursery to let you know where they all came from… if I left anything out that you were wondering about, leave a comment and I’ll try to update this post as quickly as possible =)

I put asterisks {**} next to everything I hope to talk more about in a future post or write a tutorial on, depending on the time permitting before our baby boy gets here!


Paint color: Valspar’s Stone Mason Gray



Crib: borrowed, I wrote about the brand and it’s where-abouts here

Glider & Ottoman: ordered from Buy Buy Baby and given to us by my in-laws

**Bookshelf: from my room at my parents house which I painted with Annie Sloan’s chalk paint in Paris Grey




**Nightstand & Dresser: both are mine from college, also painted with the amazing chalk paint in Duck Egg Blue and Old White

{I didn’t think to take a picture of these 2 pieces till I had already painted the nightstand and taken out 2 drawers from the dresser. The super messy picture below is of the guest bedroom being taken apart to become the nursery – if you look through the mess you can see the nightstand “before”!}





Changing table: Badger Basket White Sleigh Style Changing Table from Babies R’ Us

Changing table baskets: Buy Buy Baby

Rug: Hand-woven Shag Solo Honey White Rug (7'6 x 9'6) from

**ABC lamp: purchased at TJ Maxx and also saw it at Marshalls, I painted the base and jazzed up the shade =)




Silver & lucite lamp: from Marshalls’

Colorful fabric bunting: purchased on Etsy from Starlit Nest Gifts

Sunburst mirrors: from Hobby Lobby

Vinyl bible verse above crib: purchased on Etsy from KidsCorner

Crib Bedding: custom designed by me on Carousel Designs website

Curtains: made by me with fabric ordered from Carousel Designs

Curtain rod: Bed Bath and Beyond

“Houston” painting: painted by me

**BABY ♥ Letters: cardboard letters from Hobby Lobby and a foam heart I wrapped with yarn

Personalized Piggy Bank: painted by Houston’s mom and dad at the Mad Potter

“LIFE IS GOOD” letters on bookshelf: iron wording from Hobby Lobby that I spray painted red

Hot air balloons: ordered here on Amazon

Houston’s Twinkle Little Star art:

Baby Reds’ Jersey: purchased at Babies R Us and personalized at a local shop

Airplane, Tractor, and Truck on bookshelf: all from Hobby Lobby

Crystal globe over glider: bought a couple years back from TJ Maxx for a future nursery =)

“HOUSTON” personalized baby blocks: gift from Sam, custom made by the crafty Bloem and Grow



*NEW*: Tutorial for year covered letters and lamp shade!


That’s all I can think of for now – let me know if I left anything out!!


  1. The nursery is so different...I love it! It's very serene. That baby boy will be in your arms before you know it!

  2. Yayy! I'm so glad you did this post. What a transformation from guest room to nursery. And I have to say, I was very surprised at how much of the nursery you designed and made yourself. I had expected lots of pricey pieces because the room just looks so AWESOME!! What a relief to know I'm not the only one who loves to be thrifty!:)

  3. You did such a wonderful job and thank you for the info. You are so creative!

  4. that is a beautiful nursery! i love it!

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  5. Your nursery is so unique and fun! I wish I were as crafty as you! Great job!

  6. so beautiful. i love love love the grey on the wall. it's totally my go to paint color. everything contrast with it so well. thanks for another incredible post. Would love if you'd check out my brand new outfit post and newest accessory find. xoxo

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  7. holy cow. that looks like something from a magazine.

  8. The nursery is wonderful!! Thanks for posting all of the "where I found this" at, it's such a great idea :-)

  9. Is the brand of the glider best chairs? If so, what style and color did you pick out? Love the room!


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