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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Emma's Nursery

   COPPER TABLES  •   PRINTS   •   CRIB (similar)   •   RUG   •   LAMP(similar)   •    PAINT COLOR   •   CHAIR(similar   •    CURTAINS (similar)      •    FRAMES(similar)   

This nursery was so much fun for me to design! I knew that I wanted it to feel feminine but not overly girly. The whole room ended up centering around the copper side tables that I found on sale on target's website. They seem to be sold out now, but still have the same table in white! I loved the color of the tables and felt like they added almost enough pink to the room to make it feel like it was a little girl's room, so for the rest of the room I added in pieces that were mostly white or ivory to keep it feeling light! If I wouldn't have found those tables, I probably would have gotten something like this or even used the white tables and then added in color to one other spot, like maybe the crib sheet or even a muted-pink throw to hang over the side of the crib in place of the white one I used! 

The massive prints on the wall were something that I dreamed up and was so glad when it didn't end up looking crazy!  I stared at that wall a lot and one day drew in four huge frames behind the crib on my snapchat app (fancy, I know.)  That's when I knew that I had to do have the huge prints there though.  I told Austin about my idea and although we both were a little afraid that it would make the room look smaller, we decided to go for it.  I went to my local hobby lobby and found the largest frames they had (27 in x 40 in).  They asked if the room I was needing them for was really big and thought I was a little nuts when I said it was actually for the smallest room in our house, ha!  I tried to find the frames online to link to, but it looks like they only carry ones that large in the store.  The trick with buying these frames is to wait until they are half off their normal price (which they are every other week.)  That only made them $35 a piece.  The prints are some photos I took one spring when I was still in college. I wanted them to feel a little dark and moody so I split up one photo into four and added in some extra grain.  These prints ended up being Emma's favorite thing to look at as a newborn because the black and white is easier for new little eyes to see!  I ordered custom mats with a outside dimension of 40" x 27" and an inner dimension of 29 1/2" x 16 1/2 to give me a little wiggle room with the 30x20 prints I had made.  That way I could position them in the frames in the way that I felt they just looked the best!  Since I've had some people ask me about buying prints of the photos, I made an etsy shop where they can be purchased!  I may end up adding more print options from other parts of our house later as well!

We found the dresser at an antique store! It was kind of a weird, mod piece that I thought would be perfect once it was painted! We used the same handles that were already on it and just painted them a copper color with this spray paint. I'm actually pretty surprised that the handles have held up well! I'm sure at some point we will have to touch up the paint, but overall they are withstanding a lot of use! 

The shelves were built by my handy husband, but I found some similar to the ones he made by doing a quick google search for white floating shelves. You can also see Austin's instagram post to see how he made them!

We got our super comfortable glider (link to similar) from our go-to local store, Butler Furniture.

The curtains are the Grayson Grommet Curtain Panels from Target!  Target changes the colors that are available all the time, so the gray color that we have isn't available right now but they have some other options!  I have these curtains in white too throughout the rest of the house and I always get the 42x95" size so that they go floor to ceiling.  My Mom has always been amazing at decor and she told me years ago that floor to ceiling curtains make the room look taller.  It makes a huge difference! 

Most of the other things in Emma's nursery are things I've found at TJ Maxx or Homegoods!  I've always been a big bargain shopper, can't help it.

See Emma's nursery before it was renovated here!

Thanks for stopping by! :)


  1. What color is the wall painting and where did you get the dresser?
    Thanks in advance for your response.
    Emma is gorgeous and so cute

    1. Thanks so much! The link to the paint color is in the pink text in all caps below the images and right above the large block of text! Click that and it will take you right to it! The dresser was an antique we found at a local store! :)

  2. Is it possible to buy the 4 prints without going through Etsy? My account is suspended :( thanks!

  3. Hi Megan! My husband and I love your design for this nursery. We love the links you've provided, but wanted to know your overall opinion of this crib. We have been looking at a lot higher end cribs, but love the look (and price) of this target crib! Has it lived up to your expectations? It's hard to judge since these are only sold In store! Thanks for you advice!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous nursery! The crib and curtains are sold out unfortunately. Any chance you could offer up an alternate suggestion, at least for the crib? Thank you!!

  5. Wow what a gorgeous nursery! Thanks for sharing!! What color did you order for the custom mats?

  6. Hey,I was wondering where the wooden 'i love you to the moon and back' sign was from?
    This room is goals.