Friday, March 29, 2013

Nerdy Girl Nursery

While we're not 100% finished, we're enough finished that I'm ready to share some photos of Betty's nursery.

This is basically your view as you walk in the door.  The room is huge, it's the largest bedroom in our house, so my mom and I decided that the crib totally worked just sitting in the middle of the room, so there it is!  The decals on the wall are hard to explain, but the orange one on the right is custom art, drawn just for me and Betty, by the artist of the other two characters.  The decals are each 4 feet tall.

Please forgive how horrible the lighting is.  It's hard to get good shots in a room with three windows that each face a different direction.

This is the bulk of her growing stuffy collection.  Don't worry, she's not sleeping in the crib yet, and they'll all come out when she does.  The blanket was made by one of JP's coworkers.

A shot of the mobile.  I kind of made it myself, in that the stuffies came from elsewhere, and I attached them to the mobile after removing what was already there.

Her changing table with some pretties that her Nana bought for her.

A closer shot of the crib.

Nana painted the dresser (which was mine, growing up) and made the blocks that are sitting on top of it.  She forgot to bring the handles during her last visit, so they'll go on in a couple of days when she comes back again.

I love how the closet door turned out.

This is just and end table that I picked up at a thrift store, likewise with the lamp.  I bought the Cabbage Patch on a whim a few years ago, as they were a big deal when I was a kid, and I couldn't resit.  Ignore the junk on the left side, it's mostly the box for the baby monitor.

A closer shot of two of the decals

This was a dresser that we just had laying around, unused.  Nana painted it the nursery colors, and I think it turned out really well!  On top are more of the stuffy collection.

I really love the windows and the valances.  The valances were the inspiration for almost everything else in the room, especially the color choices.  My rocking recliner is eventually going to go where the stroller is, but it's residing in my bedroom for the time being.

My collection of Beatrix Potter figures are going to go on one of the remaining empty walls, on some cute shelves that have been painted to patch the various colors.  I'll be sure to post pictures of that once they're up!


  1. I love it! So creative and original. :)

  2. Love, love, love the colors!!! What a great room. Sounds like you and your mom had a lot of fun putting it together.

  3. Fantastic job on the nursery! such lively colors and lovely crafts:)

  4. Too cute! I love all the color!

  5. So cute! I love the decals! It's so unique!

  6. Very creative nursery. She will love it!

  7. Are those Cthulu decals? Super cute! Great colors and absolutely adorable!