Emmalyn’s nursery reveal! {DIY}


pink nursery

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…

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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.


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.

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Ahh I am SO in love with her room!

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

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Jessica posted on April 18, 2012 at 5:55 am (#

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

  2. Cranberry Morning posted on April 18, 2012 at 4:51 am (#

    That is adorable! And I especially like the sweet little prop. She’s a darling!

  3. Amanda @ Dixie Delights posted on April 18, 2012 at 4:57 am (#

    you did an amazing job! what a special place for a darling girl!

  4. Lindsay posted on April 18, 2012 at 5:26 am (#

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

  5. Ursie @ Unique By U posted on April 18, 2012 at 8:26 am (#

    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!

  6. Kelley posted on April 18, 2012 at 5:33 am (#

    I LOVE IT!!! So so so beautiful!!

  7. Kim posted on April 18, 2012 at 5:44 am (#

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

  8. Sandie posted on April 18, 2012 at 5:49 am (#

    I am sooo jealous!!! This is the cutest girls room ever!!!!

  9. Shona posted on April 18, 2012 at 6:27 am (#

    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!

  10. CourtneyKeb posted on April 18, 2012 at 6:39 am (#

    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!!!

  11. Jessi posted on April 18, 2012 at 7:04 am (#

    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!

  12. Annie K posted on April 18, 2012 at 7:13 am (#

    It’s beautiful! Really a room fit for a tiny princess…brava!!!

  13. Karen posted on April 18, 2012 at 7:50 am (#

    i LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!

  14. Chelsea Howell posted on April 18, 2012 at 8:07 am (#

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

  15. Ashley @ Cherishedbliss posted on April 18, 2012 at 8:11 am (#

    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!

  16. Andrea posted on April 18, 2012 at 8:15 am (#

    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!

  17. KCoake posted on April 18, 2012 at 8:35 am (#

    So beautiful! I am sure she loves the room (and you too!).

  18. nicolette @ momnivore's dilemma posted on April 18, 2012 at 9:10 am (#

    love it all!

    Especially, the small details. The decorative knobs. The pink spray-painted hardware.

    Makes me hope for a 3rd pregnancy…

  19. Kate @ A Creative Cookie posted on April 18, 2012 at 9:14 am (#

    Oh my!!! I L-O-V-E it! I wish I could do something like that for my room ;) I love all the colors, patterns, the crib, the giant framed ‘E’ on the wall, etc. Amazing job!

  20. Kristyn posted on April 18, 2012 at 9:16 am (#

    It turned out GREAT!!! LOVE it!!! Awesome job my friend!! XO

  21. Kim posted on April 18, 2012 at 9:22 am (#

    I LOVE the bedding! Awesome job!

  22. Cari posted on April 18, 2012 at 9:23 am (#

    Absolutely beautiful!!!! My little one has a pink room too…my fav color:)

  23. Cristal posted on April 18, 2012 at 9:53 am (#

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

  24. rita posted on April 18, 2012 at 10:43 am (#

    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.

  25. Lindsay Lee posted on April 18, 2012 at 1:01 pm (#

    Oh my gosh girl it looks GORGEOUS! I am in LOVE!

  26. Jessica posted on April 18, 2012 at 2:12 pm (#

    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.

  27. kelli posted on April 18, 2012 at 4:06 pm (#

    this is so awesome!! i love everything about it!! great job!!


  28. Wilai posted on April 18, 2012 at 4:43 pm (#

    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.

  29. nurlaela posted on April 18, 2012 at 9:05 pm (#

    I really like the post about the crib, especially the color you choose is very beautiful I like the color pink

  30. craftytammie posted on April 18, 2012 at 6:39 pm (#

    i love it all, but especially the butterfly fabric in the bumper – i used it in a quilt for my own emma jane’s room :)

  31. gail posted on April 18, 2012 at 7:00 pm (#

    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!

  32. Amy K posted on April 19, 2012 at 3:04 am (#

    I absolutely love everything about her room. You did a fantastic job!

  33. Kim posted on April 19, 2012 at 4:58 am (#

    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.

    • Jamielyn posted on April 23, 2012 at 11:06 pm (#

      Thank you so much Kim, it is such a fun room. I have a great week! XO

  34. Kassi @ Truly Lovely posted on April 19, 2012 at 10:30 am (#

    It’s beautiful!!! So bright and fun and OH SO GIRLY!!! Love it! :) ADORE the ruffled bumper!!!

    • Jamielyn posted on April 23, 2012 at 10:50 pm (#

      Thanks so much Kassi! The ruffled bumpers are my fave. I appreciate your comment. XO

  35. Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista posted on April 19, 2012 at 1:19 pm (#

    It’s pretty and pink and girly! My older daughter (4.5) has a butterfly theme too, I love it. My favorite part is the button E with the butterflies, just so sweet and magical.


    • Jamielyn posted on April 23, 2012 at 10:46 pm (#

      Thanks Jessica! I love butterfly’s, they definitely made the room. I appreciate your sweet comment. XO

  36. Becky D posted on April 19, 2012 at 7:12 pm (#

    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 :)

    • Jamielyn posted on April 23, 2012 at 10:41 pm (#

      Ah, you are so sweet! I’m a little jealous of her room too! ;) I really appreciate your sweet comment. XO

  37. Brooke posted on April 20, 2012 at 6:03 pm (#

    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 :)

    • Jamielyn posted on April 23, 2012 at 10:34 pm (#

      I wish I had a pattern… maybe someday I’ll make one. :)

  38. Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It posted on April 20, 2012 at 7:53 pm (#

    That is ah.maze.ing!! Absolutely beautiful! What a lucky little girl!

    • Jamielyn posted on April 23, 2012 at 10:34 pm (#

      Thank you so much Kimberly! She loves it. :)

  39. Kate posted on April 25, 2012 at 4:44 am (#

    WOW, that is incredible! I love it all and the colors are perfect! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday @ http://www.cheapcraftymama.com!

  40. Heather {WhipperBerry} posted on April 25, 2012 at 3:22 pm (#

    nice work my friend!

  41. Kristin @ Brilliant Like Fireflies posted on April 30, 2012 at 5:52 am (#

    This room is beautiful! The colours pop and make it look bright and fun. You’re daughter is very lucky to have such a wonderful room. :)

  42. kristie posted on May 2, 2012 at 9:33 am (#

    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!

  43. Edison Grantt posted on May 3, 2012 at 10:30 pm (#

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

  44. Karina posted on May 4, 2012 at 1:42 pm (#

    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!!

  45. Charisa posted on May 7, 2012 at 6:34 pm (#

    Amazing! What a lucky little girl! Love the pink handles on the armoire!

  46. Brooke posted on May 7, 2012 at 8:39 pm (#

    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 :)

  47. Michelle posted on May 8, 2012 at 10:03 pm (#

    SERIOUSLY these photos are AMAZING!!!

  48. Belle posted on May 8, 2012 at 11:09 pm (#

    OMG, Gorgeous! I’d love for you to add it on my link party at: http://printabelle.com/?p=3188 Thanks!

  49. Nikki posted on May 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm (#

    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!

  50. Jenny Metcalf posted on May 21, 2012 at 7:15 am (#

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

  51. Rhonda posted on May 23, 2012 at 10:57 am (#

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

  52. Pat posted on June 1, 2012 at 10:06 pm (#

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

  53. Stephanie posted on June 21, 2012 at 4:30 am (#

    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!

  54. Stacy posted on June 26, 2012 at 3:01 pm (#

    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!

  55. Cari posted on July 24, 2012 at 11:25 am (#

    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?


  56. Heather posted on August 2, 2012 at 4:29 am (#

    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.

  57. Lucy posted on August 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm (#

    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.

  58. Randi Kelley posted on September 4, 2012 at 4:26 pm (#

    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

    • Jamielyn posted on September 4, 2012 at 10:26 pm (#

      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!

      • Randi Kelley posted on September 15, 2012 at 10:34 pm (#

        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!

  59. zainab posted on October 5, 2012 at 3:51 am (#

    WOW…..everything in her room is so dreamy its like a princes`s room..very well done..

  60. icakepops posted on October 6, 2012 at 4:28 am (#

    Awesome job! I like the shade of pink you chose on the walls and adore the details of fabric throughout the room!

  61. Patty posted on October 23, 2012 at 5:07 pm (#

    I LOVE this room ! Especially the crib bumper. I was wondering what you used to stuff the bumper ?

  62. Amanda posted on November 2, 2012 at 11:26 pm (#

    What is the pink paint color on the walls called?

  63. Sarah+@+Bombshell+Bling posted on March 21, 2014 at 11:55 pm (#

    Ok, I love this!! The colors!! The armoire!! The crib bedding!! Well done!!

    • Jamielyn posted on March 26, 2014 at 6:42 pm (#

      Thank you Sarah!! It was such a fun and LONG project, but I am very happy with how it all turned out! :)

      • Katy posted on May 25, 2014 at 9:44 am (#

        What are those lamps from target called? Hoping they still have them!

      • Jamielyn posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:46 pm (#

        Hi Katy! I can’t remember what they were called, but I searched crystal lamp on Target’s website and a few popped up that looked similar. :)

  64. Brandi posted on August 19, 2014 at 9:35 am (#

    What is the wall color (the majority of the wall pink color)? I am having our first girl and was looking for a very similar pink. Thanks

    • Jamielyn posted on September 26, 2014 at 10:00 am (#

      Hi Brandi! I’m so sorry I don’t remember the name. We’ve moved so I don’t have the paint can. Congrats on your little girl! 

  65. Deborah Sizemore posted on February 3, 2015 at 10:26 am (#

    Who made your crib?

    • Jamielyn posted on May 20, 2015 at 5:40 pm (#

      Hi Deborah! I actually got it at Babies R Us a long time ago. :)

  66. Claire H posted on August 21, 2015 at 6:34 pm (#

    Hi! I love this nursery!!!! where did you get the patterns to sew the bedding??