Baby Piper's Nursery

Mar 10, 2016

Conceptualizing and implementing our baby's nursery was both an exciting (and daunting!) task. Our goal was to create a space that flowed well with the rest of our home and was sweet without being too saccharine for our delivery surprise.

Drawing inspiration from Pinterest, I created a moodboard from countless ideas (favorites: Love Taza + Cupcakes and Cashmere). We cleared out our then guest bedroom and set off into a creative journey filled with education (who knew babies need some many things?), countless tubs of spackle, loads of paint (Walls: Behr -- New House White/Fireplace: Behr -- Evening White), primer, design dilemmas (i.e. my epic failed attempt at stenciling), and a rogue chimney leak that tripled Mark's spackle/sand/prime/paint tasks.

The dresser is Mark's from childhood that I sanded and painted (Home Decorators Collection -- Island Oasis), replaced the knobs and added drawer liners: 1/2/3 (similar).

Crib + Mattress//Glider + Footrest (similar)

My sister Jennifer made both quilts (mad talent, that one), Mark made the ladder bookshelf (or so he claims) circa 2007, and I youtubed how to "train" curtains so they lie flat against the wall.  

Nesters gonna nest...

I can't even with the cutest of those Babiators. And, thanks to our baby shower guests we have a bookshelf full of stories to spark our little one's imagination and I love reading the little notes written in the covers -- each book was a childhood/family favorite, making reading even more special.

The wood print (one of our engagement photos) was a gift from Jennifer that fit perfectly in the nursery. She also did the larger wood print from our wedding hanging in our living room.

There are still a few finishing touches in progress while we await our little peanut's arrival (in THIRTEEN(ish) DAYS): hanging these hooks, completing the hamper (full description, here) and laundry. Because there is always laundry to do. Always.


  1. Love love love!!!! Thanks for sharing. Cannot wait help welcome Baby Piper to the world!

  2. This gives me all the feels. I LOVE it. It is seriously perfect.
    And, I cannot wait for that little babe to fill that space, and even more so, your hearts!!


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