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Old Nursery

I, or should I say, my pregnancy brain went back and forth trying to decide wether to make the smallest bedroom in the house into the nursery or to move our 2-year old and create a boy's bedroom for him instead, leaving his old nursery in place for the new baby.  We finally decided to make the little bedroom the nursery.  So before dismantling the old nursery, I wanted to preserve it in pictures.

View from doorway
(1) Wool Zebra Stripe Rug [] (2) Story Time Rocker [] (3) Dresser [Ikea] (4) Rocking Horse [Dillards]; White Bins [Target] (5) Ouef Crib []; Jonathan Adler bedding re-sewn as crib bedding [Burlington] (6) Ceiling Fan [Lowe's] (7) Aquanauts Poster [meomi] (8) Shelf: Alberto Cerriteno Print; eel [Living Planet Aquarium SLC]; owl [Gymboree]; M [Robert's Craft]; dry cactus in Ikea pot; Orange Suitcases [Land of Nod]; Black & White Blocks [online ?]; Automoblox Car (9) Ikea Window Treatments

Other items:
Orange dog tail hooks [Ikea]; tin bin [Ikea]; Green fabric bin [Target]; Alligator [Target]; Baby clip board made from idea on Wondertime; Wooden animal racecars [Wisteria]; Small CD player [Big Lots]; Shelves [Ikea]; Behr Paint 490E-3 + 460E-2 [Home Depot]

Also see at Project Nursery Gallery {beta}


  1. That nursery is a dream! Love it!

  2. The nursery is beautiful. No wonder you want to take pictures before you desmantle it. I absolutely love the Story Time Rocker!

  3. OMG! This is the most beautiful baby nursery i have ever seen!

  4. Great job! I love simple modern nurseries! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  5. The nursery looks great! What color is the paint on the walls? I love that blueish gray color, but am having trouble finding it!

  6. Can I get the name/brand of the color too? I LOVE it. Great job with the room!

  7. Absolutely love the nursery. It's lively yet calm. You have done such an amazing job :D

  8. I love your nursery! I went to get the paint color today and they gave me one of each color (not mixed.) I said that I think you had mixed the 2 together and they said it wouldn't change the color that much?????? Did you have them mix the 2? Thanks so much!


  9. Kristy,

    I actually only bought one of the two colors initially (I can't remember which one -I think the one that's more blue) and it was too blue when I put it on the walls only because of the way it looked in the actual room and the lighting. So then I went back and got the second color that I think is a little bit more green and I mixed them together at home.

    I don't think it makes a huge difference, but I had such a specific hue in mind when I painted it that after mixing these two together I got exactly what I wanted.

    Good luck!

  10. Thanks so much! One is MUCH too blue, the one that is more green is better...I may just go with that! THanks so much for your response! Also, did you make your crib sheet set yourself? Do you make/sell custom sets? If so, let me know, I am very interested! :)

  11. Kristy,

    I did make the crib sheet and the duvet cover for the crib. I also made a new set for the new baby's nursery (I haven't posted pictures yet).

    Leave me your e-mail or send me a direct e-mail and I'll reply to you personally. Thanks.

  12. What a gorgeous room. Well done. I found your blog via my search for other peoples Sophia Carry All projects. Love yours, and your blog is now on my faves list.

  13. Wish my bedroom was looking like that! It is LOVELY!!!! Love the wall color! will note that somewhere for sure!!!!!!

  14. Very cute nursery, love how simple but pretty it is!

  15. aw i love love it!!! love ever detail of the room!!! great job

  16. The best nursery I've ever seen! I'm in love!

  17. Hi there -

    I love love love the color of this nursery and wanted to paint my son's room this color. For the Behr paint, are those 2 colors mixed together since there are 2 sets of numbers? If you could email me at I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for the great post. The room is spectacular.

  18. just found your beautiful nursery as I'm researching ideas on spearmint baby! love the simple yet whimsical cute nursery. You've helped me pick out some inexpensive things for the nursery such as the white curtains and dresser from ikea. thanks for the tips!


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