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Finley’s Nursery

This is our daughter, Finley’s nursery. She will be our second child but first daughter! We are soo excited to have a girl and I just couldn’t wait to get started on the nursery. We live in a 1930’s Cape Cod home with a converted attic, where both our kid’s rooms are. With that, you get the pitched ceilings and weird angles. Her room is VERY small and hard to place things, so we had our work cut out for us. We were on a small budget so I knew we would have to find used pieces and reuse some things that we already had. I actually used some of my son’s bedding from his nursery in her bedding. The bumper and matching skirt are from his bedding and I just added a couple tiers on the skirt with some fabric that I had already. I have a very eclectic style and wanted that for her nursery! I also had the chair and hanging flower lamp! Decorating her nursery was so much fun and I love the way it turned out. Now all we have to do is wait till September to put the finishing touch! We can’t wait to meet our baby girl!





Green dresser: Craigslist find that I painted

Wrought Iron crib: Craigslist

Pink sheet: Dwell Studio for Target

Curtains: Premier Prints fabric

Fabric Banner: SparklePower on etsy.com

Gold picture frames: Goodwill and thrift stores

Flower lamp: Mine

Bumper: Pottery Barn

Skirt: Pottery Barn and other fabrics made by me

Pillows: Pier One

Bins on dresser: Target

Desk: Thrift store painted blue

Lamp: Thrift store

Lamp Shade: Target

Purple picture frame on wall: Hobby Lobby painted by me

Birds on frame: Hobby Lobby

Frame on desk: Target

Items on desk: Mine

Bin under desk: Target

La La Love You print: SparklePower on etsy.com

Birds on a Wire print: LNZart on etsy.com

You are my Sunshine print: thewheatfield on etsy.com

Bird prints: Hobby Lobby

Hanging baby outfit: Baby Nay

cfussle - July 3, 2011 - 8:44 pm

I love your decorating style!

Lindsay Megahed - July 9, 2011 - 3:19 pm

Wow – Finley’s nursery is amazing! I love all the bright, saturated colors. You would never guess from the wonderful photos that it’s a small space. I would love to use your photo that includes my Birds on Wires print as an alt image for that listing in my shop. Would that be possible? I would credit your photo in the description below and link back to your site.

Kristina McCook - August 8, 2011 - 12:35 am

LOVE your sweet nursery!!!

Anna@MyDesignEthos - August 8, 2011 - 2:38 am

Hello from your newest follower! Just found your blog via Nest. I adore this nursery – it is absolutely gorgeous! You’ve done an amazing job.

erin kirby - August 12, 2011 - 10:42 pm

hello! i ADORE that watercolorish fabric on the bedskirt. would you mind telling me what it is? thanks!! and congrats on your little girl! i just had twin girls 8 months ago. little girls are so fun!

aly - August 14, 2011 - 3:31 am


I have been trying to put together a nursery for our little girl. I love the fabric you used to make the crib skirt! Do you happen to know where I could buy some or the designer of the fabric? It would be so helpful! Thanks.

Brittany - August 14, 2011 - 12:40 pm

Just discovered your blog through 6th street. you have great style! Do you know where you got that blue boys rug- i am in love with it and it’s the perfect shade of blue that i’m looking for!

AMARADI - August 21, 2011 - 6:54 pm

Hi from Croatia! I am delighted how you decorated this beautiful nursery. Great job! I would like to share some of your photos from this post with my readers if you agree.(With the link on your site, of course!) I look forward to your reply.

jina - August 24, 2011 - 8:56 pm

I think I may be obsessed with both of your kids’ rooms. I love that you play with so much color. They are eclectic and playful without being messy or juvenile. So great! I am completely inspired to take on more chances with my own daughter’s room. Thanks!

Kelly @ Free Spirit Food - September 16, 2011 - 2:52 pm

I adore this room! I want to copy it! Such great use of color.

hilaryd - September 26, 2011 - 7:48 pm

oh how i love this room! i’m using it as my insipration for my nursery/guest room. i found it somewhere when i searched yellow and white chevron curtains – i’m doing the same thing. my question… i love the color of your green dresser. would you mind sharing the color name and brand? thanks so much!

adriana - February 17, 2012 - 6:46 pm

I love this! What color paint did you use for the dresser?

Lesley - February 19, 2012 - 8:12 pm

Hi! I love this room! I’m using similar colors in my baby girl’s nursery and would love to know what floral fabric you used on the bedskirt?


katie s - March 2, 2012 - 9:07 pm

Oh my heavens, another darling room!! Love your style!

kristi - March 5, 2012 - 8:41 pm

I *love* this room!! It is so pretty and colorful! I want something like this for my girls’ room. We just scored two beautiful Jenny Lind beds off of Craigslist, and I have that exact same dresser that you have! Also from CL! Right now it’s a pretty cream color, but I’m thinking of painting it either a sunny yellow or green! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Tracy crane - May 23, 2012 - 1:15 am

I absolutely love your daughters bedding!! I am about 4 months pregnant & would love to duplicate this look. Would you ever consider remaking the skirt & selling it?

Shelly - July 26, 2012 - 2:41 am

Hi Carley,
I’m so in love with your decorating. I’m expecting my second baby and am totally inspired by Finley’s room. Would you mind telling me the color of the paint used on the green dresser, the floral fabric used on the crib skirt and where you got the blue/white rug? Absolutely love your work!!

Melanie - October 2, 2012 - 8:53 pm

This is nursery is SO lovely! The mix of patterns, prints and colors is so unexpected yet it really, really works. And it’s so amazing that you created a lot of the pieces yourself! Beautiful job. :)

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Courney - February 26, 2013 - 2:30 am

Hi! Just amazing what you did with your baby’s nursery. I’ve been scouring the Internet looking for an iron crib like yours. I know you mentioned Craigslist. Is there any detail on your crib as to the maker or where it comes from? I would be so thrilled to know anything about it or ideas you may have for something similar.



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