Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Alaya's Nursery

I'm excited to share with you a few pictures of Alaya's nursery.
As you already know, we moved into our house this past summer and our new home allowed for her to have a room of her own! I was elated to be able to decorate a room for her!
But after the cost of moving, there wasn't a lot left in the budget to spend a lot so most everything was handmade or repurposed.
Her curtains, crib, & swing were leftover from her brothers old room.
The wall decorations were all handmade.
For my birthday in July, I was given a Joann's gift card, and with that I purchased some fabric.

This was before we had moved into our house and decided on colors for her room so I'm glad they ended up matching in the end.
With the fabric, I made a mini quilt for her wall.

On another wall I just used what I had around the house.
The letter was from her brother's old room and I just repainted it.
You can find these wooden letters at Walmart or HobbyLobby for cheap! Just paint over it with some craft paint. 
It's SO simple & cheap ...yet super cute at the same time.
And the garland I just used strips of leftover fabric and lace ribbon! 

On another wall hangs this pretty picture a friend made for her. 
It's absolutely perfect for her room!
Such a treasure.

As for the wall color,  it was actually picked by my husband. I wanted to do purple or a light gray but he say that was too typical. He wanted something different. Oh boy. But with a huge sigh of relief, I actually like love the color he picked! It's so colorful & cheery! Nice job hun! ;)

I also whipped up a quick quilt for her with some scrap fabric I had in my stash.
And used some of that fabric to put in embroidery hoops to hang above her crib. 
I actually doubled the batting in it so it was extra thick 
for when she lays on the floor or has tummy time.
And it's also made for a great backdrop in her newborn photos...

Anyways, back to her room!
I absolutely love how it's coming along. 
Sure it's not perfect, but I like it anyways! 

I feel like I should wrap up with a more recent picture of her since she isn't that tiny little newborn anymore!
 I can't hardly believe how big she is getting!
I couldn't ask for a sweeter or happier baby. 

***I've had a handful of people ask me what color of paint her room so I thought I would share!
It's called Alluring Aruba Blue #10744
And we just bought the paint from Walmart so the brand is ColorPlace.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Gah! This is gorgeous! Alaya is such a little doll also - thankyou so much for sharing this. The colours are perfect!

  2. Whit, you are so creative — all of this looks magnificent! And I think it IS perfect!! That little girl has one heck of a mommy! <3