Decorating children's rooms: Lucia's Nursery

September 13, 2010

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I've made you wait long enough! The nursery is complete and we're all ready for Lucia's arrival. Come on in. 
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It's a tiny room, but I'm going to give you lots of pictures!
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This is the most I can get on camera at once.
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To the left, as you enter, is the changing table with the framed Thumbelina pages.
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Lamp close up--can you see me in the reflection? :)
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Next to that is the nursing/reading/rocking chair. I'm looking forward to many book-reading sessions here! You can also see my candle nightlight contraption on the wall.
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It's an LED candle.
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One of my favorite purchases for the nursery is this beautiful boppy cover--it's got cute owls on it and the back side is a soft orange minky dot! Orange is actually really hard to find when looking for boppy covers--I was so excited to find this one.
The view from the chair. There I am again in the reflection.
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This is Juliet's little spot. She plans on sitting in the tiny rocker to "hold her baby". The vintage Counting Book is the first book I purchased for Lucia shortly after finding out I was pregnant.
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Reading nook with booksling and throw pillows. The fabric is very book-inspired: Rapunzel and The Owl and the Pussy Cat
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You've seen the buttonbeak wall art numerous times, but here it is again along with the sunshine, and mobile.
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The crib.
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bedding close-up
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In the crib: upcycled rose pillow, black apple doll, and adorable crocheted hedgehog!
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mobile close-up!
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We're almost through!
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But first, check out this fun owl I found at goodwill! It's made out of nails, metal sheets, and wire! I love it!
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And we're done.
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Hope you enjoyed the tour!
Curious about the before? Here's a picture of what we started with...
nursery before

The nice thing about decorating your second child's room is that you can reuse a lot of the furniture from the first child's nursery. We had the crib, changing table, and chairs. With the help of my trusty can of white spray paint, I was able to reuse a lot of stuff I had in the garage from my Goodwill shopping adventures and make all of the artwork on my own.

I'm also lucky in that I am the only one of my siblings who has agreed to produce offspring. Brother A has declared that "he will not have a kid until he's 50." (He's not even 30 yet...) and Brother B has stated that he'd "rather be waterboarded than have a kid right now." So, while I do wish for little nieces and nephews, it does put my own children in the fortunate position as the sole recipients of their grandparents' "spoil the grandkids" budget. That helps a lot when your are decorating a nursery.

The fun part (where I got to go shopping!) was in the details. Here are the sources, if you are interested:

Paint: Sherwin Williams Lazy Gray
Crib Bedding: Liberty of London Crib Bedding from Target
Curtains: Pom Pom Curtains from Urban Outfitters
Shelves: Flat Wood Shelves from Target
Gray Flokati Rug:
Ottoman: Bought it on clearance at Target--sorry, can't find a link to it now!
Lamp: Illumination Station lamp from HomeGoods
Mobile: Flenstead Swallow Mobile from BabyEarth
Owl Pillow: Fong Studio
Boppy Cover: MollyAnneMake
Crocheted Hedgehog: Yarnigans
Pillow and Booksling Fabric: Heater Ross Far, Far, Away Rapunzel and The Owl and The Pussycat, Lizzy House Castle Peeps Castle Flags Orange from Fabricworm
Wall Decal: Three Weeds from Janey Mac
Letter L: Zinc Letters from Anthropologie
Storage Baskets: HomeTrends, Nedre from Walmart
Striped animals: Guatemala

I think that's it! Hope you enjoyed it. I had so much fun working on this project for the past several months and am now just waiting for my little miracle's arrival!

Linking up to Made By You Monday, M.M.M., Making the World Cuter, Amaze Me August, Sugar and Spice, Whatever Goes Wed., Strut Your Stuff Thursday, The CSI Project, a la mode,


Leigh said...

Vanessa - how charming! I want to move in - it's so cozy and inspiring!

Haley said...

What a beautiful room! I love the book nook, the wall decals, the homemade artwork... Okay, I basically just love everything about it. :)

welcome to our wonderland said...

wow your are awesome at decorating! I'd love to see other rooms!!! LOVE both girls rooms they are so cozy and pretty!

Ana Degenaar said...

Wow! That is THE most beautiful nursery I have ever seen!
Lucia is one lucky little baby :)

Stephanie@cre8tive said...

Wow is right! I just saw this on Made by you Monday and it is such a beautiful room. I love how the mirror is low and how you have incorporated things for your daughter to take part with the baby. The rocking chair is so cute. It is an inviting and soothing room. Love, love love it. My kids are grown, hoping for grandchildren one day, so I tend to see what you other mommies are doing for nurseries for my future grandchild. I am going to star this one!

Beth said...

Wow, looks amazing! Great job!

Adrienne Rogowski said...

V-looks simply spectacular! Like something out of a magazine, but honestly with more thought and creativity than is normally even seen in magazines! Such love and care has gone into all the preparations! Blessings on you as you wait!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

It's amazing!!! Love all the details. I can tell you put a lot of love into creating this beautiful nursery. xoxo

Silver Rose said...

This is amazing! So calm and inviting! I just love how you decorate! I'm sure it will be a few years before I have little ones myself, but I'm putting some of your ideas down in my mind! :)

Maya said...

Wow, this is just adorable!!
I love all the little touches. Brilliant.
This is bookmarked forever :)

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Love it! And thanks for the paint color... I was just thinking of asking you what it was. Grey is very "in" right now. :) Great job!

Katie @ Mama the Reader said...

This is seriously beautiful. Amazing job. I love it!

Jenny said...

I love it! It's so calming and relaxing! LOL about your brothers!

Minnie said...

What a beautiful and peaceful room. I love all the attention to detail. My favorite part of the room is the little reading nook, so pretty with that beautiful sling and that book-inspired art hanging above it. I'm beyond decorating nurseries since my kids are now preschool/kindergarten, but there so many elements of this room that could easily translate to an older child's room.

Bella said...

Vanessa, what a lovely tour of your nursery. Everything is so fun, and soothing, and calming. Perfect for a little one. Have to agree that the owl, and all your handmade art is VERY cute. You are very talented, and Im so glad to have found you. I am host to a new link up party every Tuesday, and would LOVE for you to join, come link up this or any other fun project, I would appreciate the support, and my readers would surely love all that you have to offer. Thanks again, and I am your newest follower. :)

Randi said...

The nursery is stunning. Love the colors you chose - so unique and so soothing. Love the reading nook!

Lizzy House said...

What an incredibly beautiful room! So peaceful and full of incredible touches! I personally love the book sling, for obvious reasons...

Meghan said...

Vanessa - it is soooo gorgeous! apartment therapy needs to feature you again :) Love it!! lucia is so lucky, you did a fantastic job :) love the source list too!

vanessa @ silly eagle books said...

Thank you, everyone! I had so much fun with this!! :)

Michaela Noelle said...

Beautiful! The color on the walls is perfect with the pop of girlie colors throughout the room (:
Stopping by from C.R.A.F.T. link up (:

Meldrum Fam said... looks super! really awesome! you are so creative and do the perfect finishing touches. i can't help but laugh to think that this used to be Ben's office and now he is out in the garage! poor Ben! The office space is always the last space to go!

Christer said...

You are way cooler than me. Strong work. I dig.

April said...

I was looking up books to read to my daughter about her heritage (Oaxacan, Mexican) and I found a book called The Woman Who Outshone the Sun. Its a legend from Oaxaca. Well the reason I am telling you is that the main character's name is Lucia. And the cover has lots of (bright)orange. I haven't read it yet, I'm waiting on it to come.

Here is an Amazon link:

Mandy said...

love it! thanks for the tour! especially loving all the owl stuff!

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

Looks fantasitic! Great job!

Bella said...

Thanks so much for linking up, and for your support on my new party!!! Glad I found you, and hope to have you back every week!! :)

KasiaJ said...

Gorgeous, what a lovely, soothing space. I love the bits of orange to add some personality and fun, too!

Love and Lollipops said...

Vanessa, this is such a special space you have created. I think you and Juliet are going to have so much fun "nursing" your babies together! I love the little rocking chair and the owl cushion!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, inventive, what a talented woman you are Vanessa to create such a beautiful room for Lucia . What a joy it must have been to do it all. The colors are so bright and cheery. You are marvelous parents and your children blessed. A hug for Juliet please. Nana

Mama Jenn said...

What a beautiful room!!!

PartyMom said...

Found you through CSI. This is a gorgeous room! I wihs this had been up when I was trying to convince my husband to paint our little girl's room gray (though I do love how her room turned out) I know you said it's tiny, but it seems so spacious! We basically only had two walls to work with-I think I'm going to have to make a little reading nook in DG's room soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

Carrie said...

The feel of this room is so calm and enlightening. I love your creative touches and especially the color scheme!

Samantha said...

OMG I love this nursery! I would be one happy little girl in this amazing room. Great job and I might just have to use a few of these ideas in a couple years!

Lei said...

Wow, you left NO corner unturned. It's amazing!

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

Oh it's beautiful! I love all the pieces that are at "kid height". Wonderful job!

Rene said...

I adore this room! The color and all the touches are beautiful!


Julie said...

Such a gorgeous room! Love the sign on the door, too.

Inspired by you said...

Lovin' it!

Jessica @ Decor Adventures said...

Oh my, I love everything, the rug, paint, art, shelves, lamp, so beautiful and classy!

Classy Clutter said...

Love love love all the owls! You did an amazing job!

Michelle @ Ten June said...

This is fabulous! I love all of the attention to detail :) Great job.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh my gosh! i am drooling over this room- love it all!! hopped over from csi, though i didn't enter this time. love love love your daughter's room!

Tracey said...

I love this nursery! I can't even pick my favorite part!! Thank you for sharing where you got your paint, etc. I just subscribed to your blog and I can't wait to see more posts!!

Richa said...

Hi I would love to feature your nursery on my site decoratingideas4kidsrooms(dot)com. Everything is spot on. Lucky Lucia.

mel said...

Can I ask where you got the owl boppy cover? I love it and i can't find it anywhere.

leila said...

LOVING this room. Can we see more of your house? Pretty please?

silly eagle books said...

The rest of it is not as cute. :) But I am working on the maybe soon!

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