Monday, July 18, 2011


I haven't really shown too much of my house yet, so I thought while I'm getting the final touches finished on our bathroom, I would show the only 100% completed room in our house. That room is our son's nursery. I wanted his room to look peaceful and not too baby-ish. Something that would grow with him. We also added a lot of items that belonged to my husband and I when we were younger. It's a very sweet little room and we love how it turned out.

View from the door.

I think the framed initials are my favorite thing in the room.

This picture was a gift made by Grandma. 
We still need to hang it on the wall to cover the electrical panel.

There are lots of little things on these shelves from my husband and I. The long framed pictures are of my husband's grandfather. The cradle planter was my husband's, the wooden rosary is mine from when I was baptized as a baby. And the shoes and sweater hanging from the glass knobs belonged to my husband.

We made these by using shelves we already had around the house and attached leftover beadboard to the back. Then we added the green and blue glass knobs.

We needed something narrow for this space. So I found a towel shelf at Target to use as a book shelf.

We found this dresser at an antique store for $30. It was in great condition. All we did was repaint it. I love the sides of the dresser. My mom made the cute runner.

I love how it is naturally getting distressed in areas from opening and closing the drawers.

My stepdad made this quilt rack. The top left blanket was my husband's and the bottom center was mine. All the stuffed animals except for the white bear were mine as well.

I got the curtains at an antique store for $2.00!

Some of these books belonged to my dad.

I'm linking to the parties listed in my left-hand sidebar
and to: 
Savvy Southern Style
Debbiedoo's Blogging and Blabbing Newbie Party
The House in the Roses
Boogie Board Cottage

By the way, in case you haven't noticed, I'm getting very close to having 100 followers!!! When that happens I'll be doing my first giveaway!!!


  1. What a beautiful nursery! Love that you added simple touches that mean so much from both you and your husband. I adore the picture from Grandma. You have one lucky little boy.. Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next week.
    And I am your newest follower!

  2. OH, your little nursery is adorable! I feel the love in there just by seeing the sweet pictures!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. This is just darling! Every little detail is so well put together!

  4. So very pretty! I love all the bits from your own childhood, such a lovely touch!

  5. What an absolutely adorable DIY! Well done.

    I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

    Happy Monday!

  6. Soooo cute! I love all the meaningful touches. Especially the quilt rack.

  7. Really darling! Come see my daughter's vintage bedroom.

  8. Just charming! It looks so bright and yet peaceful -- love the soft colors and the fact that you incorporated things from your and your husband's childhood!

  9. precious I love the look of your nursery

  10. So cute! I am visiting from Sumo's Sweet Stuff and I am a new follower!!! I hope you have a great week and that I see you around soon!!

  11. Love this ... Neat Work !!

    I am your new follower. Spare few minutes to visit my blog and Say a Hai ...


  12. Very cute nursery and congrats on your growing followers!! :)

  13. Very cute! I love the wall letters and bedding!

    I think we have the same glider too : )

  14. What a lovely space! Love the quilt rack hung with your special blankets.

  15. Such a beautiful room! I love the color and softness of it. The dresser looks great!

  16. This is absolutely beautiful! It has inspired me to become your newest follower! :)

  17. Love how it turned cute! Following from Sumo‘s Sweet Stuff link party. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog. Hope to see you there.


  18. what a sweet nursery! that dresser was a great find- it is the perfect size for the room!

  19. What a beautiful nursery! I would love for you to link up Thursday to "It's a Party"!

  20. What a beautiful cozy nursery! Full of soul.

  21. wow i seriously love everything...i wish i could pick a favorite, but it all is awesome!!! thank you so much for sharing and linkin up with tell me tuesday!!
    you rock!

  22. What an adorable nursery! Love the restful colors you chose! So pretty! Those vintage pull toys are so precious! Thanks for sharing and Congrats on reaching 100 followers!

    I'm hosting my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays party, and would love for you to link up anything you made/did/bought Before Blogging. Can't wait to see what you bring to the party.

  23. What a sweet room! Great job on the dresser ;)

  24. First of all congrats on reach 100 followers! That's a great feeling isn't it? I love you nursery. You have some wonderful and cute little things in that room. I love the little picture your grandma made. I'd like to see a closer look at it! Thanks for linking this up to my blog party Simply Creative over at 365days2simplicity.blogspot! Feel free to grab my button! Thanks


  25. Passing by through Time Travel Thursdays. You've got some great time-tested and traveled things to share with your son in his room. Great stuff. The nursery looks wonderful, chock full of new and old. New being son, of course!! Great post! Enjoyed my visit, thanks, Jenn.

  26. PS - loved reading your profile. "Amen!".

  27. What a beautiful nursery, it looks so lovely and just perfect. Thanks for dropping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and adding your link

  28. such a sweet nursery! Thanks for sharing at {Primp}

  29. Very, very lovely! How sweet that there are so many family heirlooms included in this peaceful space!

  30. Just breathtaking, I especially love the books and all the treasures passed down!

  31. The nursery is absolutely adorable! I love that you used things from your past and your husbands! thank you for joining TTF and have a fun weekend!

  32. Melissa,
    This is so sweet! It is so much like the nursery we put together years ago for our first son. We even found a small cabinet just like the towel shelf and we painted it for a book shelf too. Just so adorable! Thanks for linking it up at HSH!

  33. What an absolutely adorable room ! Just so sweet and cozy .... the new baby is very lucky !

    I collect vintage Bobbsey Twin books... I have twin sons, am married to a twin and have twin sister-in-laws !

    thanks for sharing ... I'm following!

  34. The prettiest nursery I've EVER seen!


  35. This room is adorable! I love the framed initials! That is such an awesome idea!

  36. what a sweet home for your baby :) love the old books and the thoughtful touches! so special. great job!

  37. ps. i'm your newest follower ;)

  38. Your son's nursery is precious, Melissa! I love how you updated vintage items and used things from when you and your husband were children.

    Thanks for linking to the party. Hope you'll join me this week, as well.

    By the way, I could have sworn I was already a follower, but when I clicked to sign in, I was given a "follow" I did. ;)

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  39. I know that you have so many blog parties to choose from so thank you for choosing Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. This amazing post added to the party blast! Enjoy the rest of the week :)


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