This room is small but perfectly sized for a nursery, which really doesn’t need much more than a crib, rocker, dresser and bookcase.
I started with fabrics from Joann’s—one striped, one polka dot—in coordinating colors. My sewing wizard mom created the bed skirt, crib bumpers, valance and two changing pad covers. (If you are lucky enough to have seamstress skills or can impose on someone who does, this is a very budget-friendly solution.) Then we added blinds for room darkening purposes, and then covered them with Swiss dot curtains.
The art pictured to the left of the window is the embroidered alphabet that my mom made to hang in my nursery. Vintage.
The rocker, literally called the Best chair, lives up to its name. It is the most comfortable piece of furniture that we own, and we bought it in colors that match our living room furniture so we can move it downstairs when our kids age out of rocking.
Elephants are the unifying theme, as you can probably tell.
The dresser wall
It drives me crazy that the art is wonky in the photo above, but oh well. Proves I dusted at some point. This dresser was my grandma’s, but it needed an update. My mom painted it and added Anthropologie knobs to match the decor. It’s perfect as a platform for a changing pad and the small drawers are ideal for separating tiny baby clothes. You’ll notice the lack of artwork above the changing pad because we learned the hard way that our kids will kick and smack at it while being changed until it falls off the wall. So blank it will stay.
The bookcase, with custom lampshade by my mom.