Apr
18

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I am SOO excited to finally post Emmalyn’s nursery! It is by far my favorite room in my house! Perfect for a little princess. Ah, I just love my sweet girl! Sometimes I just lay in there with my baby girl and look at the beautiful walls. It’s my happy place. I absolutely LOVE how it all came together. The “blood, sweat and tears” saying was SO true as I created each piece in her room. It was definitely a labor of love. ;) Let’s take a tour shall we…

girl nursery

The main colors I went with were pink, lime green and turquoise. I chose butterfly’s as the theme. I think it turned out absolutely DREAMY!

diy bedding

The bedding is the focal point of the whole room and it may have been the death of me. Lol! I sewed it ALL by hand (okay, so it was by machine-haha). I wanted the custom look of the boutique bumpers but certainly couldn’t afford the price tag. I spent about $50 on fabric (purchased from HL) and sewed my buns off! I called my MIL with questions, watched you tube videos on how to sew zippers and taught my self along the way. I had helped my MIL sew my sons crib bumpers, but I certainly didn’t know what I was getting my self into. I was about 7 months pregnant at the time and would just sit there and cry after I realized I had sewed the ruffles facing in the wrong way. I had to pick it ALL out and re sew the whole thing.

I also cried when I realized I had accidentally cut a hole in the bumpers (remember here). Dang it! I was so happy to finish those bumpers and fell completely in love after I sewed that last stitch. Aren’t they absolutely beautiful?! Of course they are mainly for decoration and not sleeping with.

diy nursery

This armoire is one of my favorite pieces from her room. If you haven’t seen the before pics you must check them out here! That was another labor of love. It is amazing what a little paint can do.

armoire diy bows

I also love these lamps (purchased from Target) with the big fat satin bows ( DIY lamp tutorial). I found the scrolly piece (Idk what to call that-ha) on clearance at Hobby Lobby and spray painted it blue. It brought in the perfect amount of color to separate the pink.

diy hardware

I love the hardware I spray painted pink… it totally makes the piece!

pink nursery

You saw the bead board wall yesterday (find the tutorial for how to install wainscoting) with the crystal knobs. You can also see here how to paint stripes on the wall. I found the 2 large white frames from IKEA and the large scalloped frame from Cut it Out. You may remember it from Emmalyn’s first Birthday party.

girls room ideas

I love all the fun and unique knobs we found. They keep us organized and add a fun punch to the decor.

diy curtains

I turned my sons dresser GIRLY by spray painting the knobs pink and adding some fun fabric (with spray tac) to the glass. I also made a custom diaper changing pad (tutorial found here). I made the curtain rod with the lace flower‘s as well (here’s the how to make a curtain rod tutorial). I found the curtains from Pottery Barn, which was the one splurge for the room.

diy chandelier

I found this brassy chandelier from Goodwill and spray painted it white. With a few jewels it was all glammed up. I also created a cord cover (find the tutorial here). I LOVE chandeliers! They totally make a room!

butterfly decor

I also love the piece above Emmalyn’s crib. I spray painted this frame, found at IKEA and put the E in the center. Find the DIY button letter tutorial here. I recently added the butterflys on the side of the frame. I found those at Hobby Lobby (in the party section) for $1 each. I spray painted them and hung them up with velcro. I also punched out a few little white butterfly’s.

pink nursery

Ahh I am SO in love with her room!

So are you in LOVE?! What is your favorite piece from her room?

Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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72 Responses to “Emmalyn’s nursery reveal! {DIY}”

  1. Jessica

    Wow, love her nursery. So girly!! I would swear you had a baby nursery designer come in and decorate the room. Great job!!

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  2. Lindsay

    Oh my goodness, this is adorable! You did such a lovely job piecing everything together. Love it all, really. :) Great job Jamielyn!

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  3. Kim

    This is adorable! And I know by looking at it that it took a lot to make that!! Awesome job by the way :)

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  4. Shona

    So gorgeous! You did an amazing job on that room. The colors are just perfect. Soak it up while you can! Out of my 4 girls, only one is still a girly girl! No matter how many huge bows, ruffles, lace and fingernail polish I used, the soccer ball won in the end! LOL It’s beautiful…thanks so much for sharing!

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  5. CourtneyKeb

    I have fallen in love and studied each picture for minutes at a time. Such a beautiful nursery, I can tell you put so much work into it! Love it!!!

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  6. Jessi

    Wow, this all turned out fantastic! I love the bumpers with the ruffles, but I think my favorite is the E above the crib and the little butterflies! So creative and adorable!

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  7. Chelsea Howell

    I can’t believe you sewed all of her bedding! It look fabulous. The whole room is just amazing!

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  8. Ashley @ Cherishedbliss

    I totally love this room! My favorite is probably the crib bedding or the armoire, I can’t decide! I taught myself to sew when I made my daughter’s crib bedding and well I cried a lot too! Probably because I was hugely pregnant and had a hard time cutting the fabric alone with my belly in the way. I will NEVER EVER get rid of that bedding! If my daughter doesn’t want it, it will go with me when I die, lol!

    Your daughter’s nursery is just beautiful!

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  9. Andrea

    What a beautiful room! The bedding is probably my fave! You did such a great job!

    My daughter’s nursery is also my fave room in the house!

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  10. Ursie @ Unique By U

    Great Job!! This looks great!!! What a fun girly space!! I’m sure that she will love it for years to come!! It’s something that works great for a baby but also for a toddler!!! FAb job!

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  11. Cristal

    I loved it!!! Your are SOOOOOOO….. CREATIVE!!!!! Your daughter’s room is fit for a Princess!!! I love this page!!

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  12. rita

    It is Beautiful! I would love to have a room like this in my house. The bedding is so pretty! I can not believe you made it by your self. You should be so proud of your self.

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  13. Jessica

    Oh my gosh, I am in LOVE. Ive always said if/when we have a girl–i want do her room in butterflies. So stinkin cute! I think my favorite part is the bedding. That bumper is so cute.

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  14. Wilai

    So cute. My favorite would be your cute little girl, she is adorable. Love her Name by the way. I like th frame with E in it. I am going to find some frames and put my twin boys initial on them. Great idea. Love the whole room. Hopefully she would sleep through the night.

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  15. gail

    my favorite? Emmalyn of course! what a doll! so precious!
    as far as the details, it would be the armoire and all of it’s adornments. Whew! that room was a lot of work, but sooo totally worth it.
    great job mom!
    gail

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  16. Kim

    Your daughter is so beautiful. The room is adorable and everything looks great. I understand why it is your happy place. You did a great job on the room.

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  17. Becky D

    I think love is putting it too mildly! This might just be the sweetest nursery I have ever seen! I think I am actually jealous of little Emmalyn and her sweet room! Of course she is so absolutely adorable – that picture of her in her crib is my favorite picture of the post :) My favorite piece would have to be the armoire – why do I never find things like that for $10? Thanks so much for sharing this finished room with us and for all the tutorials along the way. I’m going to show this to my girls and see if they would like a room like this – they are 14 and 17 – so minus the crib :)

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  18. Brooke

    Where did you find the pattern for the boutique crib bumper? I want to try making my own as well but can’t find a pattern with the ruffles like this. Please help :)

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  19. kristie

    the room looks darling!!!

    I have sewed ruffles the wrong way and it’s so heartbreaking to unpick! Glad you made it through! Lovely Room!

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  20. Edison Grantt

    She is totally a cutie, and her crib is just superbly amazing. I am gonna borrow some deco designs from you.

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  21. Karina

    Oh my goodness! my daughter’s name is Emmalyn and we spell it the exact same way!! Everyone loves her name! Great job at her nursery!! I LOVE IT! Now I’m going to look at your ideas for her first bday party. My Emmalyn is turning 1 in a few months. Thanks for posting your ideas!!

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  22. Brooke

    Oh, my! My heart just stopped. This is seriously the most adorable nursery EVER! So much love in this room. You did a fabulous job, I have to pin it for inspiration! Bravo :)

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  23. Nikki

    LOVE it! I love the bumper! I was wondering what kind of batting you used to fill it and where you bought it? Thanks! I love your blog so much!

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  24. Jenny Metcalf

    Jamie, my favorite would have to be the curtains and the cute curtain rod!!! you are sooo crafty, i love it

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  25. Rhonda

    What is that luscious pink color on the walls? Love the room and precious Princess!

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  26. Pat

    I LUV what you’ve done to your daughter’s room. Gave me several ideas formy new grandaughter!! Will post pics when done.

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  27. Stephanie

    Wow! You have restored my faith in creativity. I have always believed I need to spend hundreds (& often thousands) on designer gear to make a room gorgeous. Obviously not! You have a huge dose of creative genius and a wonderful imagination. Well done!

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  28. Stacy

    Jamielyn, I love all that you did for your little girl’s nursery. I just found out that I am having a baby girl and I bought an old chandelier to redo as well. Where did you buy your jewels that you put on it? I’ve never done this before, so I want to get a good deal on some beads, but not sure where the best place to go is. Thanks!

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  29. Cari

    Hi! This is my first time on your blog and I love your nursery reveal!
    Question: did you also make the bed skirt and fitted sheet? Did you follow a pattern? If not, where did you buy them from?

    Thanks!

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  30. Heather

    I love the frame above her crib that you sprayed painted. What kind of spray paint did you use? I’m planning on buying this too.

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  31. Lucy

    I absolutely LOVE the wall with stripes. I’m trying to figure out in which part of my boy’s room I can do that.

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  32. Randi Kelley

    I have a son 6 years old and found out a few months back I’m pregnant! And it’s a GIRL! So excited. I’m not a fan of traditional baby bedding so my mom is going to sew the bumpers, skirt, etc. Would you mind sharing where you purchased the pattern for this?

    Thanks so much!
    Randi Kelley

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    • Jamielyn

      Hey Randi! I wish I had a pattern. I saw one like it in a boutique and with a lot of trial and error came up with my own. It was a lot of work, but definitely worth it! Congrats on your baby girl!

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      • Randi Kelley

        Thanks so much! My mom is just going to follow a pattern she got at Joann’s a long time ago and then improvise with some of your cute detail. This is the cutest bedding. Thanks again!

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