I have been in Heaven the last two months working on Sadie’s nursery. I could not have asked for a more fun project to work on during these winter deployment months!
I don’t have a natural eye for design and usually have a pretty difficult time envisioning what I want the end-result of rooms to look like, so I have spent a countless number of hours scouring Pinterest and Google stringing together ideas. I finally landed on a color scheme of mint, light pink, and gold, and got to work from there!
Sadie’s Mint, Pink and Gold Nursery
My dad helped Hadley and I drive back to Kansas from Alabama after Christmas, and he hung around for a couple days to help me settle back in. While he was here he told me to quickly pick a paint color so that he could paint her room because he didn’t want me up on a ladder painting while pregnant after he left (Yes, sir.) At the time I didn’t have a clue what direction I wanted to go with her room, so I decided to stick to a basic white that would serve as a light, airy backdrop for whatever direction I decided to decorate her room.
The only other painting I did was to paint the interior brown parts of the window that we didn’t do back in 2014 when we did the floor, doorways, and window trim. We had also replaced the blinds months ago (we used to use this as a spare bedroom/playroom/catch-all room).
The first things I put in the room were the crib, dresser, and glider that I brought over from Hadley’s room next door.
The first two things I purchased were the foot pouf from The Land of Nod and the rug from RugsUSA. I knew that I wanted curtains with some kind of pattern, so the rug needed to be more neutral. I wasn’t sure what I was looking for until I found this one while browsing RugsUSA’s pinterest account. It had phenomenal reviews, and I knew that it would be a piece we would keep in her room or use in another part of our house for years to come. It’s so much better in person that I imagined. It’s insanely soft and thick and I can’t keep my children (Hadley and Teddy) off of it! Neither of them have stopped rolling around on it for almost two months. 😉
I found the foot pouf in the perfect shade of mint for a reasonable price, so buying that was an easy decision. Jamie and I always said that we wished we had one when Hadley was a baby because of just how much time we spent rocking, reading, feeding, and occasionally snoozing in that glider.
I scooped up the light pink pillow from Target on a whim. 🙂
The floating ledges were an Amazon find. I bought them in two different lengths – 16″ and 24″. They were very easy to hang, are sturdy, and were a great price. Highly recommend if you’re looking for inexpensive floating ledges.
For the curtains, Jamie’s mom directed me to a website called BabyBedding.com and showed me how I could play with a million design options. This was one of the most fun parts of decorating the nursery! I searched within the “Custom Drapes” option and searched for fabric that had a mint base. The fabric options were endless and I’m so happy with the final product! We chose to go with 84″ drapes with ties so that they could be hung a bit higher. I highly recommend playing around this website!
I purchased the gold frames from Amazon. They came in a pack of three and were just what I was looking for!
I found the side table from Hobby Lobby on clearance. Her gold lamp is from Marshall’s.
I found the changing pad cover on Wayfair and the mint storage bin at Marshall’s. My best friend Jessica surprised me with this picture frame and another picture frame (sitting on the floating ledge) from Hobby Lobby. The laundry bin (to the right of the dresser) was a steal of a deal from Marshall’s.
The monogram was a steal from Wayfair ($27), but it came unfinished. I preferred this though because I wasn’t totally sure what color I wanted it to be.
I had some champagne gold spray paint in our storage room, so I gave that a try and was happy with it. I took down the antique window that we originally had hanging in our master bedroom and hung it in Sadie’s. I tied some extra pink and gold polka dot ribbon from my craft box onto the monogram, and Sadie’s dresser decor was done just like that!
Sadie’s crib sheet was a gift from another one of my close friends Noel. I squealed when I got it in the mail because finding a crib sheet was one of the last things I needed to do and I was having such a hard time finding one that I liked. I opened up the box she sent me and honestly couldn’t believe how perfect it was! She didn’t even know that I still needed a crib sheet, so that was funny. She also sent me another mint sheet (also from Target) that will look just as pretty!
The DIYed fabric banner over her crib was a fun nap time project one afternoon that took me a little over an hour to do and cost me around $30 in material (fabric, string, and fabric scissors).
I scooped up the ruler growth chart from Hobby Lobby. Hadley has the same one and I regret not starting her measurements until she was 15 months old. I hope we can start with Sadie a little younger (of course with our help holding her up!).
The mint floor basket was a Target find, and that’s where I plan to store extra blankets and stuffed animals! I’ve learned you can never have too many baskets and places to keep little trinkets when it comes to having babies and little ones running around.
Finally, Sadie’s beautiful light fixture was a gift from Jamie’s mom. She’s our family resident interior decorator and because she purchased Hadley’s chandelier last year, she also wanted to do the same for Sadie. We found this beautiful one from Restoration Hardware’s baby & child collection and both fell in love! It was a major labor of love to put it up due to some unexpected wiring issues, but my dad was able to work his magic and make it happen!
Now all that’s missing from this room is the little girl who will call it hers. I can’t wait to fill those picture frames with her sweet face!
*some affiliate links present
Changing pad cover: Wayfair.com | Dresser: Babies R Us (currently on sale!) | Crib: no longer available | Crib sheet: Target | Rug: RugsUSA (Don’t forget to use the 70% off code!) | Mint floor basket: Target | Ruler growth chart: Hobby Lobby (currently 50% off!) | Square gold picture frames: Amazon | Curtains: BabyBedding.com (Sadie’s curtains are the “Orchid Feathers” fabric.) | Glider: Babies R Us (Spray it with ScotchGuard and it’s sure to stay white and in fabulous shape!) | Foot pouf: The Land of Nod | Pink throw pillow: Target | Floating ledges: Amazon | Wooden monogram: Wayfair.com | Light fixture: Restoration Hardware | Side table: Hobby Lobby (Similar Here) | Closet six-cube organizer: Home Depot
Click here to read the birth story about the baby girl who would call this room hers. 🙂
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