Nursery sources

Happy Holidays! I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving break. Mine was about as perfect as it comes – family, friends, food, coffee, and lots of lounging around in my pajamas.

In case you are interested, here are the sources for Asher’s nursery! The whole room (not including furniture) came in around $300.


Door plaque – Plaque from Michaels ($3), hand stamped

Hooks – Ikea LEKSVIK rack ($10)


Shelf – old wood found outside, four brackets from Home Depot ($1 each, spraypainted black)

Books – from a box in Chris’s (Asher’s daddy) garage

Black paper suitcase – garage sale, but find similar here or here

Yellow Globe – Cost Plus World Market ($6)

Rocker cushions (already had) covered in Ikea curtain ($10)

Red “A” pillow – handmade from Cost Plus World Market cloth napkins

Black and white striped blanket – EIVOR blanket from Ikea ($20)

Lamp “base” – SOCKER Vase from Ikea ($15 for a set of 2) with a small lamp base I already had put inside of it. Ideally I would like to drill a hole in the bottom of the vase to string the cord through, but for now it’s just sitting in there.

Lamp shade – Target ($15)

Frame – SONDRUM frame from Ikea ($4)

Books in end table – antique stores (around $7 each)


Curtains – Target ($20 on sale, $25 regular per panel)

Floor basket – Home Goods ($15)

Paper chandelier – handmade with twine, paper pages and three embroidery hoops (about $4 each, but you can always use a coupon at Michaels or Joann)

Crib sheet – Mosaic Crib Sheet from Serena and Lily ($36)

Crib skirt – handmade with buffet cloth napkins from Costplus ($5 for a pack of 6 on clearance, regular price $10 for 6)

Bumper – Breatheable baby bumper in white ($25 on Amazon)

Pillows – yellow from Target ($22 on sale), Blue handmade (fabric from, black and white handmade (selling in etsy shop), red from Target (clearance for $7)


All frames from Ikea

Where the Wild Things are art print – etsy ($5)

Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Chronicles of Narnia art prints – handmade (in my etsy shop!)

Winnie the Pooh and The Giving Tree art prints – basically just images from Google search with my added text. (I put the .jpg at the bottom of the post if you want to download them yourself. Just click on the picture, and when it opens in a new tab, right click and download!)

Metal “A” sign – Hobby Lobby ($4 on sale)

Star – Hobby Lobby ($3 on sale)

White shelf – Chris and Jennie already had

Red vase – came in set of two from Ikea

 Hopefully you found something you love!

giving tree

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh

Nursery Reveal

It’s a boy! My sweet nephew, Asher Charles, was born last Sunday.

Jennie and Asher came home a few days later to a beautiful new nursery. Although I have been planning it for months, most of the real work happened last week as I put it all together. There was a little bit of tweaking, but overall it came out just as I imagined. Here is the design board I gave her at the baby shower.


The colors were based off the San Pellegrino Blood Orange soda can, but she had also asked for a book theme. I wanted the room to feel relaxing and boyish, but classic. To get the book theme, I found some antique children’s books (from Chris’s own garage) and made/found art prints of some of my favorite children’s stories. Here’s how it turned out.



















I love it. I love him. And Jennie cried when she saw it. If I have learned anything from HGTV, crying during the reveal is good. Congratulations sweet sister.