Red and Turquoise Baby Girl Nursery

Happy New Year!!!!

I hope that you all had a wonderful  holiday.

We started our December off with a trip to the Cayman Islands.  My hubby has work there every year and I gripe and groan about going because I want SNOW and COLD WEATHER and I want to decorate and sip a hot tottie while gazing at my beautiful Christmas tree!  So every year, I start on my band wagon, I complain about all the gifts that need to be purchased, about packing, about what time our flight leaves…. yup, I’m a real delight to be with…. and he still wants me to go!  BUT, once we get there… I’m in heaven.  Staying at the Ritz Carlton is HARD WORK PEOPLE!!! Do I lie by the pool or on the beach?  Do I have a salad or a sandwich for lunch?  Rum punch or a beer?  Anyone hating me?

But then, I get home and Oh Lord, the craziness and stress kicks in!  I have to say, this year I had all of my gifts purchased before we left.  That helped a lot with the transition from vacation into Christmas mode.  It was a crazy December (hence why I haven’t been posting) but I’m back on board now.

Before Thanksgiving,  I finished decorating a nursery.  I had been wanting to do a room with red and turquoise.   When I was contacted to decorate a nursery for a baby girl I immediately thought… oh good!  This is my chance!!!  Baby Ryan’s Mom, Kelsey was more than excited about the nursery being red and turquoise.


I painted their old crib red.  Love red cribs.


I had the drapes and bedding made.
Home Fabrics has such amazing material.
The red and white material was $7.99/yd.

Kelsey found the dresser on Craig’s List.
It was a laminated Ikea changing table.
I repainted it and added wood knobs
that I painted with polka-dots.
You can see how I did it here.


I painted and used old frames that I found at thrift stores.

The light is from Target that I purchased for $23.00.
I added a small banner and some trim.


I found the carpet at Home Goods for $149.
When I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for
Ryan’s room.


Kelsey also found the glider on Craig’s List that I painted and had recovered in the same fabrics
that were used on the bedding.

I made the “Ryan” with canvas, fabric and wooden letters.

Shelves will be mounted above the glider.

I will post a tutorial soon on how I did the canvas letters and the banner.

Have a fabulous week!


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  1. so i love the red crib…i have a beautiful black crib i purchased for my last son and he is a biter…i just had my mom make a crib rail cover for it to match the bedding but i will need to repaint it in order to sell it, what paint did you use that is safe for babies.

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