Jun 6, 2013

Nursery Reveal

Ryan's nursery is finally done! 

It's been a long time coming, but I have completely enjoyed the creative process behind designing a nursery for my baby girl.  I suppose the nursery is more for me rather than Ryan, since she would probably be fine in a pack-n-play until age 2, but I am happy that I got to create a special space for us.  It's quickly become my favorite room in the house.

My "theme" so to speak evolved over time, but overall, I wanted something with a vintage, shabby chic touch.  My color scheme was light neutral colors of beige, ivory, and petal pink.  My Mom was a HUGE help during the entire process creatively and financially.  I can honestly say it wouldn't have been possible without her.  I think she may be just as excited about her first grandchild as I am about my first child.

The room is small, so there is a lot of furniture packed into a small space, but I think since everything is light colored, it doesn't overwhelm the room too much.  I am posting links to MOST of the items in the nursery, just in case any of my readers (all 10 of you) might be interested.
Glider, Ottoman
Drape Panels, Sheer Panels, Window Hardware

Nightstand bought at an antique store in Downtown Bakersfield. 

Wall Frames
The beautiful light chandelier was a gift from my Cousin Courtney that she found at an antique store in Bakersfield.  It was the absolute PERFECT addition to Ryan's room.

Changing Table DIY
Shelf DIY, Pink Floral Knobs, Changing Pad Fabric
The changing pad cover, throw pillows, throw blanket, and porcelain doll dress were all sewn by my Mom with the same fabric linked above. The pink vases are from Michael's Arts and Crafts Ashland Collection and the fake flowers are from Michael's as well.  The wall clock was purchased at a scrapbooking store in Bakersfield.

Crib, Bedding
Letter DIY, Crystal Mobile DIY

White Plush Bunny, Pink Plush Bunny
The dresser was refinished just like the changing table was. Check out the above link to the changing table DIY to see how.
Basket from Kohls, spray painted white.

The headband jar is from Michael's.  They have a large assortment (all shapes and sizes) of glass jars and vases that could be used for hair accessories.
Pink Lamp Shade

I bought the birdcage at Michael's as well as all the things that I filled it with.  A small pink bird, nest, moss, and fake flowers were assembled inside the birdcage.    The lamp base was purchased at an antique store in Bakersfield.  The "Ryan" piggy bank was a gift from my friend Julie.  My guess is that it's from Etsy.

Overall, the nursery is a combination of purchased items from places like Restoration Hardware Baby & Child, antique stores, and do-it-yourself projects.  While there was definitely a lot of money spent on some of the pieces in the nursery, I feel that by incorporating lots of DIY projects, I saved quite a bit of money and also have the satisfaction of knowing a lot of love and time was put into the room.

So, I'm in love with the room.  Are you?


  1. I love love love it!!!!!!!!!!!


  2. I ammmmmm! It's perfect! I can't wait to sit in that room with little Ryan!

  3. Steph you did a SPECTACULAR job!! It is gorgeous!! I will definitely be seeking out your interior design skills for sure! Ryan will be the perfect addition to a beautiful room!

  4. Sitting in the nursery last weekend was so peaceful! I know you'll enjoy spending time with her in there and so will she! Such a beautiful room! You and mom are so talented!


  5. Such an amazing job! Wahooo come on baby girl, we want to see you in all your cute dresses lol!!! Great job Steph (and Grandma). Ryan is so loved!!!!

  6. This is absolutely amazing! Ryan is such a lucky baby :) Everything looks so awesome... I just want to live there! I cannot wait to see the most important part of the nursery! Come on baby Ryan!!!