Friday, April 13, 2012

Where she sleeps...

The nursery is finally completed! I am excited to share it with you all, as it has been a big project of mine ever since we found out we were having a girl. I wanted to do something unique, not so "baby" (like I did in my sons room) and I knew I definitely wanted to include some things that I made to complete the room. Thanks to Pinterest I got some great ideas and was able to organize all of my design ideas.

I am sure most of you have seen this light fixture on one blog or another. It is from Ikea and the moment I spotted it, I knew I had to have it. I was on a tight budget for this room, so the $50 price tag worked just great for me. It was a pain in the ass to assemble, but worth every minute!

I used the old curtains from my son's room (cheapies from Target!) and added hot pink pom trim (Hobby Lobby) with a hot glue gun. I LOVE the way they turned out. I am kind of obsessed with pom pom trim right now...

The hot pink mirror was one I found at Vintage Market ($35!) in Kansas City and my mom and I used acrylic paint to make it hot pink.

I desperately wanted to do a sheepskin rug in the room, but I didn't want to eat up my budget with a $300-$400 rug.The $74 Chevron option from Urban Outfitters will do the job and I liked the idea of using a bolder print on the floor.

The majority of my budget went into the wallpaper. I knew I wanted to do this on the crib wall, it was just a matter of finding the perfect print. I decided to go with this dainty metallic silver leaf print from Thibault. It is very feminine and I think a print that we will not tire of.

I re-purposed an old pillow with this fun pink and ivory floral print and the white pillow with pom trim as well as the JellyCat Giraffe is from Lauren Alexandra Bebe Boutique in Kansas City.

The diaper caddy is from HomeGoods
Shelf is an old purchase from Pottery Barn (we painted the insides hot pink)
My mom and I made the artwork on the shelf

The tiny boudoir chair was my Granny's that I had recovered with fabric from Calico Corners. The whole chair was $180 to re-purpose. I love it and hope our little girl will too!

This print from Etsy inspired a lot of the colors we used in the room. By The Wheatfield

I am obsessed with these Grey Baby Bloch shoes that were given to me at my baby shower!

Dress by Toni Tierney at Lauren Alexandra Baby Boutique

Amy Butler Lark Print pillow by Pillow Mio
Turqoise and white Flower Pillow from Hobby Lobby
Little Giraffe Hot Pink Blanket

For more details on the nursery and all of my resources visit:


  1. Great job momma!!! Baby girls room looks amazing!! I love how it looks and that you managed for it to look so beautiful on a budget!!

  2. seriously this nursery is adorable!! I love love love the chandelier!!

  3. Melanie it is gorgeous! Just perfect! I love the light fixture so much! Be glad you didn't do a sheepskin rug! I had to throw the one out in sterlings nursery after a year it was brown and so pee got on it(maybe that's just a boy thing) and no one would dry clean it bc they said their hair would come out and ruin their machines! I love the urban rug you chose. Just lovely!

  4. The nursery looks darling. Very well done! Your mix of pattern and color is perfect for the nursery!

  5. The nursery turned out SO well! Love the pom pom trim on the curtains {hot glue gun you say, I can do that!} and the wallpaper is gorgeous! So many fun and feminine details that your little one will grow into over the years! :)

  6. Oh my goodness! I feel sad I haven't popped over here in a while... such an adorable nursery!! Fabulous job! I need to find a way to do this boy style. It's so fun having a girl... you're going to love it. SO happy for you.

    T xx

    November Grey

  7. Melanie- What a gorgeous nursery! I love everything that you thought of to make it so girly. The light fixture, rug, wallpaper, artwork, and feminine details are perfection!! Great job. You will have one lucky little lady.

  8. oh my, so sweet. well done melanie, it's a gorgeous space!

  9. This nursery is amazing! New follower to your blog - love it!

  10. This is beyond gorgeous, makes me wish that I had a girlie, too, instead of two boys. Kudos and congrats!!

  11. What a gorgeous nursery for your sweet girl! It turned out perfectly!

  12. Mel - it is beautiful! Your little girl is so lucky to have a mom with such a great design eye.

    If you haven't heard yet, NEVER put the Little Giraffe blanket in the dryer. Air drying will keep the material soft for much longer. I learned the hard way (as in Eva's now on her 3rd).

  13. very cute. girls are so much fun! xoxo

  14. Your post is beautiful! follow each other?:X

  15. I'm a new follower of your blog. Great blog! Would love the follow back :)

    The Pretty Pinhead

  16. wow! the room looks gorgeous!!!:D

  17. Beautiful! We have a similar paint color in our daughter's room. Never thought to add touches of aqua, but I love it!! :)

  18. Hi was wondering if I can find out what color and brand of hot pink you used. Thanks

  19. She have a beautiful place to stay. I love the way you make the place. The color is perfect too. :)

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