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Sweet and Chic Baby Nursery

by Rachael Claybourn
(Weatherford, TX)

Sweet and Chic Baby Nursery

Sweet and Chic Baby Nursery

Sweet and Chic Baby Nursery

Our nursery was inspired by the the Lily Bedding Collection by Bananafish that we chose. The quality and price can't be beat. It looks and feels like bedding you would buy from a boutique. Very chic!

We wanted a pink nursery but not a baby pink. It was important to me and my husband that we create a space that our little girl can grow into and enjoy more and more as she gets older.

We used Sherwin Williams paint. The green is a shade called Shagren and the pink was custom mixed to match the Lily Bedding Collection.

We decided to make the room even more sophisticated by adding an argyle wall. I used a piece of poster board to create a diamond stencil and patiently/painstakingly drew the pattern on the wall. After painting the diamonds in their appropriate shade of pink and green - I used frog paint tape to create the white accent lines. It was a lot of work but I was thrilled with the result. It is the perfect accent to the bedding!

The crib was a gift from my mother-in-law. It is the Graco Victoria Convertible Crib by Baby Italia. She purchased it from Babies R Us. My favorite thing about this bed is that our little girl will be able to enjoy it for years to come - as it converts into a toddler bed and then to a full sized bed!

We wanted to keep the furniture to a minimum due to the small size of the room. The closet is organized with tons of baskets and shelves that allowed us to keep everything organized and out of the way.

My husband hand-built the changing table. There is a rocking chair that will be added to the room shortly that is a family heirloom.

The window treatment was an especially exciting project as we created the entire treatment from hand. The first thing we did was track down some fabric that accented the bedding perfectly. We used the small damask print fabric to create long flowing curtains.

For the valance we used spare wood we had in the garage, covered it in batten and solid green fabric. The green fabric alone seemed too plain - so we added the flowers and rhinestones to give it some texture and personality. I love the way it turned out!

The painting above the changing table is the Cherry Blossums print from Oopsey Daisy. I absolutely love this painting. It incorporates all the colors of her room and really dresses things up. I know we will enjoy this painting for years to come.

It has taken us a couple of months to complete our sweet and chic baby nursery. It was fun but it wasn't easy. My favorite part was hanging the accessories on the wall. They had been on the floor for months - so it was exciting to see it all come together.

I couldn't have finished the nursery without the help of my wonderful husband. This was truly a project of love for us and we both enjoyed it very much!

I love the way you can't help but smile when you open the door. I can't wait for her to see it!

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Thanks for sharing your Sweet and Chic Baby Nursery
by: Helen

Wow - that must have taken ages! I love the flowers on the window valance!

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