A Shabby Chic Nursery

January 1, 2016

As soon as we found out we were having a little girl I was ridiculously excited to start planning her room.  Harlow's nursery is a mix of native, shabby-chic and vintage elements.  It is a soft calming space filled with lots of whites, neutrals, pale-rose colored accents and wood.  Everything in her room was thoughtfully picked or hand-made by Jesse and I with love.  We wanted our little girl to be surrounded with natural colors and textures that I have always favored and a room that she can grow with.

One of my favorite things in Harlow's room are these wooden arrows Jesse hand-made.  You can find the DIY tutorial here or purchase them pre-made here. We stained them with Minwax 'Early American' to give them a more weathered feel and to add some texture and warmth into the space.

My husband is a huge fan of clean lines and all things new, but sometimes I like to throw in décor that has a touch of old to it creating a mixture of pieces.  This chippy white-washed 'H' was huge, but I loved how it added contrast against the freshly painted cream walls.

Source List:
Scalloped crib from Ikea | Pale Pink changing pad cover from Target | Bird cage from Hobby Lobby | White washed rocking chair hand-me-down | Chippy wooden 'H' from Hobby Lobby | Happily Ever After pillow from Home Goods | White crib bedding and crib skirt Target | Pale pink ruffle pillows from Pier 1 Imports | Floral Deer print Etsy (similar)

At 6 months old, Harlow's nursery is still a work in progress.  The largest renovation, her closet, is going to be updated with a custom built sliding barn wood door.  It was the only option we could do expanding on the original space she had without having to order/purchase custom sized closet doors.  I will add photographs of the entire thing once it's complete (including photographs of the room prior to renovations).  For now, here's a crappy Instagram shot of what this place looked like 4 months into my pregnancy.