Miss P’s Nursery

Hi friends! I want to share my daughter’s nursery with you. I’m so excited to share this space for two reasons. One, it feels like such an accomplishment because it’s the only semi finished room in the house. And well, it just got completed. And two, it’s the most sentimental room in the house.

Knowing that we would be moving just weeks after her birth we didn’t bother setting up a nursery in our old house. It would have been just more to pack up and honestly, you just never know with base housing if you’ll have space. So I spent the majority of my “nesting” phase working on little projects but it didn’t all come together until about a month after we moved here.

I picked the Jenny Lind crib because of it’s classic look. I played around with the idea of painting it but when it arrived I loved it too much to change it. All of the other furniture in the space was purchased used (oh how I miss Texas Good Will Stores) and brought back to life by my wonderful husband. I knew from fairly early on that I wanted a pink and gray nursery. I had played around a bit with other colors but I had my heart set on sewing the crib quilt and well I fell in love with some pink and gray fabrics and that was that.

Because of our ugly standard glossy eggshell walls, I went with some painted picture frames to create P’s little gallery wall. We picked up these picture frames on several different trips to Good Will. Most of them were under $1.00 and ugly as can be. My husband painted them gray and sanded them to give them a weathered look.

I made a button monogram and picked out a few of my favorite photos. My husband and I on my last day being pregnant, P as a newborn, and my favorite is that photo of a blue bonnet, the Texas state flower. Since we knew she wouldn’t spend much time in her birth place we wanted to bring a little bit of Texas to her room. On the opposite wall we put up our first family photo and a memory shadow box.

I covered a couple boxes with fabric to hold her bows and  headbands. And at three months old we did her foot prints on canvas.

Like I mentioned, it was really important to me to make her crib quilt. I wanted it to not only be custom but a keepsake.

There are so many reasons why I love this room. It was something my husband and I worked on together. A labor of love in it’s truest sense. I love the way it turned out. Simple yet feminine. Functional but not cluttered. Years from now when my baby is no longer a baby I imagine taking the crib out (I could cry thinking about it) and easily transitioning this into her big girl room. For now, I won’t think about that and I’ll just enjoy it.

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Chelsea
Chelsea is the owner and blogger of Making Home Base. Making Home Base is a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY and home decor projects, crafts, delicious desserts, and military life. After moving 5 times in 6 years, she's finally settling in her new (to her) military base house. She looks at the obstacle of residing in a rental home as a challenge and loves finding budget friendly ways to make her house feel like home. Chelsea lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter.
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SAHM, mil spouse. I spend my days playing tea party and blocks but when I can I work on DIY/home decor projects. I blog about them at Making Home Base.
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  1. Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers says

    Chelsea, this is just too sweet. I love the tissue puffs and the dresser, too cute! Sharing on my FB page today :)

  2. Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy says

    awhhh what a perfect space! I love it!!! Thank you SO much for sharing with us at Happy Hour!
    Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

  3. says

    so cute! I especially love the shadow box! so precious!
    We’re starting back up our weekly link parties and I would love for you to stop by and link up. We are giving away a $25 gift card to Hobby Lobby to one lucky featured blogger too! :)

  4. Mrs. White Twig & Tea says

    Just pinned this nursery for Little miss m and little miss e bedroom inspiration! thanks, angela @ mrs. White twig and tea

  5. says

    What a beautiful nurser y! Our little girl is expected to arrive in 6 weeks, so I am busy putting the last touches on her nursery. Where did you find the pink glass knobs/pulls for her dresser? Love them!

  6. susan says

    Love the gray you used on the furniture. If you painted it , would you mind sharing the brand and color. My 12 year old daughter wants to paint her furniture gray and I have been trying to find a perfect color and I love this! Thanks so much and the nursery is just beautiful!

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