I want to share my favorite room in our whole house with you today. My sweet baby girl’s nursery. We will be converting it into her big girl room in a few short months in order to pass on the furniture to her brother.
I’m soaking in all the moments I can with her while it’s still her baby room. I am sure I will cry when we read our last book together on her rocking chair. I have some fun ideas for a new reading nook and I know we will have beautiful memories there too so I am trying to focus on that!
I struggled for months while I was pregnant trying to come up with a theme for our daughter’s nursery. Want to know the first thing I told my husband when we were planning it? “I definitely know I don’t want any pink!” Hah! Really should think before I say things sometimes.
I originally wanted the nursery to be all neutral colors so it would flow with the rest of our home. But ultimately I decided that I liked the colors and feel of our wedding so much that I would repeat them in her room. Our colors were blush, cream and gray. Plus the venue had a ton of gorgeous greenery.
I fell in love with this Jolie Floral Wallpaper by Monika Hibbs but I didn’t have the funds to spend $500 on it at the time.
Enter my Mom!
I knew she could paint something similar even though she was hesitant. She is super talented and crafty so after
bugging her encouraging her for months, she agreed to try. Didn’t she do amazing?! The thing I like about it best (besides the fact that she lovingly made it) is that the layers of paint add texture and dimension to the space. I wouldn’t have been able to achieve that with wallpaper.
I’ve been playing around with the idea of creating something that will help you to achieve a similar look. DIY tutorial to come!
The canvas is such a sweet touch since it has the bible verse that correlates to her name. Eliana means God has answered in Hebrew so Psalm 17: 6-8 fit perfectly.
I originally saw the idea on Pinterest but I can’t seem to find the original source! If anyone knows who’s it is let me know and I’ll tag them! 🙂
I reached out to The Standard Canvas and I highly recommend this shop. They respond quickly and work with you until you’re totally happy with your order. I had two canvases made through them previously and will continue to use their services.
The rooms in our home are on the smaller side at 10×10 so we had to be creative with the configuration.
I knew I wanted the book shelves in her room to be attached to the wall, at her level and allow the book covers to face out. Casey slightly modified this design and these have been the perfect size for our daughter to grab her books independently.
The mobile above her rocking chair was a DIY that I really liked the look of and copied from Sabrina’s blog The Pink Little Notebook. This mobile will transition perfectly with the idea I have for my daughter’s big girl room.
The wall not pictured contains her closet which I talked about previously here.
Have you seen those wood bead garlands popping up on Pinterest? They aren’t too expensive but I figured I could make one easily. And because I did, I was able to use the same paint colors we used for the flowers on her wall.
I think my favorite item on her shelf is the Spun Candy Doll I had custom made for her Christmas present last year. She is still a little young to play with it but I am sure she will enjoy it in the years to come. For now, she’s sitting pretty on her shelf. 🙂
So what did you think? I hope you enjoyed peeking into this cozy space in our home. Stay tuned in the next few months as we update it into a room for a toddler! I’m going to have to transition her into a big girl bed before either of us are ready and I am kind of nervous… Leave me any tips or tricks you know of to help in the comments!
Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Gray Owl
Sign Above Crib: The Standard Canvas
Crib Skirt: Handmade but I’ve seen similar here
Rocking Chair (The room is so small that I ditched the ottoman)
Blackout Curtains: Handmade
Rocking Horse: Refurbished Antique Piece gifted from my cousin
Dresser: Refurbished Antique Piece
ON THE SHELVES
From my home sweet home to yours,