Nursery Playroom {Part II}


Welcome back for Part II of our lil’ nursery playroom renovation!


Sweet baby James is so excited to see you!

I made James’ crib skirt is made out of a vintage table runner.  The bumper was whipped together in 24 hours out of the only fabric I had on hand at the time because he was getting his arms and legs caught in the crib rails during nap time.


This waterfall chandelier, which served as a design starting point in the space, was a vintage find via Ebay. It came from an estate sale in California.  I know what you are thinking- it pairs beautifully with the popcorn ceiling. 😉  My renovation motto is “one step at a time.”


Every children’s space needs a chalkboard wall! A nice contrast to a fancy-pants chandelier. I love contrast!




Pages from a 1950s storybook hung by clothes pins and twine.

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The boys’ Grammy knitted this little lamb piece, which is a sweet and unique bit of art.




Old style doorknobs ( which are actually brand new) from Lowes!




A child’s grand piano, inherited from their great-aunt.





This space is definitely a work in progress, but it is so much fun.

For more inspiration for children’s spaces, browse through nearly 600 images in my children-inspired Pinterest board.

You may also like to see Wynn’s beach cottage bedroom:

and James’ beach cottage nursery nook:

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  1. I love all your touches in this very welcoming room for children. Such a pretty chandelier! We have popcorn ceilings too, (what were builders thinking?) although we have just covered the one in our kitchen with tongue and groove planks during our recent renovation in there. I am trying to coax and cajole my hubby into doing the entire house. I said I will do all the painting!

    Looking forward to scrolling through your Pinterest children’s rooms.

  2. Such an adorable room! For your adorable boys 🙂 I, for one, love that the room has a popcorn ceiling…I love seeing rooms that are gorgeous, without being perfect 🙂

  3. A beautiful room,for two beautiful boys.
    I didn’t even notice the popcorn ceiling, I was too busy staring at that light fixture. What a great find!
    Can’t wait to see more of your lovely home.

  4. The room is mother’s heart sighs.. His blessings on you and those precious boys.

  5. I’ve been reading your blog since you sold that new-old (is that what you called it?) dream house. We’re still in our “waiting” phase since selling our house 5 years ago. Your story encourages me to keep waiting and that something good is coming of the feelings of “rootlessness” in renting. It feels temporary yet the waiting is long.

    Your decorating has an authentic beauty, and seeing it today made me wonder how the waiting has developed that genuine look and feel of home.

  6. I’ve missed you. I assume you are soaking in the summer and all it has to offer, while making your new house a home. I still pop over daily to see if maybe you have posted. Your words always ring throughout my day when you post.


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