Peach Kissed: A Nursery Story

Finally! It's about freaking time, right? You wouldn't expect a mother to take 11 months to finish a nursery and then find time to take pictures but...who am I kidding? It obviously took this mother that long! So forgive me. Here it is: Anna's precious nursery, her safe haven, where she lays her tiny head at night.

As most of you know I was absolutely thrilled when we found out we were having a girl. I couldn't wait to dress her up in ribbons and bows and pretty little outfits. But when it came to the nursery I knew I didn't want to go the traditional route of pinks. Let me tell you though, it's difficult trying to decorate a room for a little person you do not know yet. You don't know their personality, what they're going to like, who they're going to be. I tried to find colors and styles that I knew I liked and hoped that it would match with our baby's personality. And it's been perfect for Anna! I wanted a room that felt soft and delicate and sweet. I wanted lines that were fun to look at for a little person. I wanted colors that were feminine and clean. And I wanted a room that anyone, especially Anna, would enjoy spending their time.

Half of Anna's furniture is from Ikea. The other half is the furniture I used as a baby and little girl. Like this dresser below:

 I knew I wanted a special place to hold all of Anna's bows. I found the perfect idea on pinterest (gosh, I love that site!) for this adorable frame with ribbons. I also collected Anna's first hat and hospital bracelets and placed them in a mason jar next to one of my all time favorite pictures.

I love these three shelves. They hold so many precious ornaments and mementos. The doll on the top shelf was handmade especially for Anna and given to her by her Great-Grammy. The book next to the doll was a gift from her Great-Grampa and was written in the early 1900s with the main character named Anna. The picture on the top shelf was illustrated by a family member on Travis' side. The clear mason jar on the bottom shelf holds shells collected on our babymoon last year with Anna in mind. And the blue mason jars were a gift from Anna's Grandma.

The little rocking chair and cradle were mine from when I was a little girl. I still remember sitting in that chair reading to my stuffed animals and putting my dolls to bed in that cradle. I look forward to see Anna do the same. 

I knew I wanted to make Anna's mobile and this little guy was completed only days before she arrived. I never expected Anna to love it as much as she does. Whenever I pick her up out of her bed in the morning or after naps she looks towards her birds with an outstretched hand and when I ask "Anna, where are your birdies?" she immediately looks to them.

So now that you've seen all the tidy pictures, here's what Anna's room usually looks like:

My hope is that Anna will continue to love her room (because God knows how long it took us to finish!) and enjoy spending time learning new things here. I hope it's a place she feels safe to explore, to play pretend, and a place comfy and cozy enough to sleep and be blessed with many great dreams. 

Nursery on a budget
Crib and mattress, chair, shelves, lamps, frames, curtain rods, vases, waste baskets, mirror: Ikea 
Dresser, little table, little chair, cradle: hand-me-downs
Bookcase: Craigslist, $30
Pillows, curtains, changing pad cover, mobile, Little Blue Bird, "Take Heart" picture: handmade by me
"Adventure is Out There" picture: Urban Outfitters, $10
Rug: rugsusa.com, $25
Letter A: cardboard "A" from Hobby Lobby, $1 and fabric 


  1. Love it! That mobile is so cute and I love that you have some of your childhood furniture in there too. :)

  2. Love the colors and the fun memorabilia! She will enjoy that room for a long time!