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Project Nursery: Finished

So I’ve been a little MIA recently, but mostly it’s because I’ve been trying to get everything ready for the baby (see? I have a good excuse).

Anyway to make up for my absence I give you – photos of the nursery!

So happy it’s actually livable now. I wanted it to be a very calm space. While I know babies need to be stimulated, I really only expect him to be in there when he’s sleeping/nursing so I don’t want too many distractions.

Here’s the breakdown on everything:

Dresser & Chair:

We got from Ashley furniture (Dresser is called Naomi, chair is called San Marco). My husband was able to negotiate to get them both for $899 with delivery (he’s so smart).

The dresser was a bit larger than we anticipated but now we have tons of storage space. The chair is a leather rocker recliner (so no need for an ottoman). Both are dark brown (I know they look almost black in the pics).


Caden Convertible Crib by Rockland from JCPenny. Originally it was $349 but it was on sale AND I found a coupon and got free shipping so we only paid $169.


The furniture was delivered earlier than anticipated and we had to rearrange it about 10 times to get it all to fit – so I didn’t have the mental stamina to move it all again to paint. In lieu of paint, I made some more bunting to add some color.

Wall Decor:

I designed, printed and framed everything myself. Since I’m a designer I liked the alphabet because it’s got a nice mix of fonts. The smaller pieces are quotes taken from the book “Love You Forever” which my mom used to read to my brother.


I also made all the bedding/pillows (I got a little bit overly-ambitious). I couldn’t find anything I liked for a cribskirt till I found this striped material.

Since I had a decent amount left over I made the two matching pillows as well. Also I custom made my Boppy cover (more on that to come soon) so everything ended up matching. Whew! This baby has already become a lot of work and he’s not even here yet!

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    Victoria Dodge
    May 16, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    This is a spectacular site – you are a creative genius! Thanks for sharing it! I love your colors and the prints on the wall from I’ll Love You Forever are so touching!

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    Boutique Mix Fashion
    May 19, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    This is fabulous!! Love it!

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    June 2, 2011 at 12:51 am

    The nursery looks fabulous. I was wondering if you could share the fonts you used for the prints in the nursery. I would love to re-create them for our nursery! Thanks!

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      June 2, 2011 at 1:00 am

      Sure! I used Albemarle (including the swash version) and Sketch Rockwell. Click the links for download information – both are free for personal use. 🙂

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    October 12, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Hi! I came across your site searching the internet far and wide for an instruction manual on the Rockland Caden crib. This blog came up in the results because it looks like that is the crib you used in your adorable nursery! Is there any chance that you still have the manual and would be willing to share pictures or scans of the pages with me? I would be forever grateful as I’ve had no luck at all trying to get this information including contacting JCPennys and Rockland directly 🙁

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      October 24, 2016 at 9:05 pm

      We have it in my youngest son’s room now and it’s been converted to a headboard. It could be in one of his drawers. If I find it I’ll email you!

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