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DIY Baby Nursery

by Barbara Watkinson August 20, 2018

My newest granddaughter (and her mom and dad) just relocated to North Carolina and moved into a 1960s brick ranch home. The charm of a house from this era includes hardwood floors, cozy spaces and mature trees outside.

I had the pleasure of helping set up Margaux's nursery. The inspiration came from this colorful tapestry that Margaux's Aunt Amanda sent from Mexico.

Monogram Lane nursery

Monogram Lane Nursery

The tapestry hangs over Margaux's mini crib, which is a hand-me-down from one of her twin cousins. The crib is painted with Annie Sloan's Henrietta (lavender color) chalk paint. 

Blackout Curtains & Rug: Pottery Barn   

Glider and Ottoman: Target

Stripe Laundry Bin: Ikea

Monogram Lane nursery

Prints above the crib were shower gifts from 2 of my daughter's girlfriends...who want to make sure Margaux grows up knowing the power of women!

Left: "Who Run The World" Art Print from Draw a Song.

Right: "Joy" Typography Art Print 

Monogram Lane nursery

We mounted this print in a glass floating frame from Michaels craft store.

 Monogram Lane nursery

Monogram Lane nursery

The closet doors were removed when the hardwood floors were refinished. We liked the open look and decided to leave them off.  Two cubbies from Ikea fit perfectly in the closet, and their fabric bins keep all the necessary baby paraphernalia and books corralled beautifully.

Cubbies: Ikea Kallax Shelf Unit    

Monogram Lane nursery

We hung this colorful felt mobile over the glider so Margaux can enjoy it while feeding or reading with mom and dad.

Monogram Lane nursery

I found this fun llama pillow at Home Goods and knew he would love a place in the nursery.

Monogram Lane nursery

Her dresser doubles as a changing table. The shelf with silver tone brackets is the perfect place to display pictures and momentos.

Dresser: Ikea Hemnes 8 drawer

Shelf: Ikea

Shelf brackets: Ikea

Monogram Lane vinyl decal nursery

A clear jar is ready with bibs and burp cloths. Her name is added with a gold vinyl decal.

Decal: Monogram Lane

Glass Jar: Target

Monogram Lane nursery

This 3-tier cart with Margaux's name keeps the essentials handy.

Name Decal: Monogram Lane

Cart: Ikea

Monogram Lane nursery

Of course Margaux had to have a monogram in the nursery. I painted a plain white 8" x 8" square canvas with a lavender color to tie in with the crib. Then I dry brushed it with a little bit of gray and white. The turquoise vinyl monogram decal adds a subtle finishing touch to a custom nursery.

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