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August 18, 2014

Annabelle’s Baby Nursery

We finally finished the Nursery! WHEW that took a while! Slowly but surely we put the final touches
on Annabelle’s room. I absolutely LOVE how everything turned out, and the Coral, Grey Chevron and Gold
accents work perfectly together.

I looked FOREVER to find the perfect glider, I originally wanted more of  the recliner look.
But with the $500 price tag and 12 weeks for shipping my logical husband finally convinced
me this $185 from Target would be just as perfect! And I have to say I LOVE it! I’m so glad we didn’t spend a crazy
amount on the glider, it will prob end up with baby poo and drool on it anyway HA! And best part is, it’s
super comfy! I love just rocking in it, imagining holding our little girl.

Part of the reason I love the nursery so much, is all the crafts and handmade items!
My sister refinished and painted the changing table dresser, I painted all the picture frames, and
all of the hairbands were made from guests at my Baby Shower!

Hairbands everyday for little Annabelle! HA! I LOVE all the hair accessories and they look great on display, my
sister custom made this headband holder. It’s so special to know that all my lady friends crafted the hairbands at my shower.
Annabelle is going to be so cute, rockin them!

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I purchased cheap plain wood frames from Hobby Lobby and painted them. I loved that I was able to customize the frames
to match the color theme. And our Maternity Pictures look so perfect in them! To see more from our
Maternity session CLICK HERE.

Here’s the before and after of the dresser my sister redid! Furniture makeovers are not my thing, I do better
with small projects. So I was absolutely blown away with the transformation of the dresser! I knew I didn’t
want a typical changing table, that Annabelle would grow out of. I wanted a piece of furniture she could use in her
big girl room too! My sis bought this wood dresser off Craigslist, replaced the knobs and painted it Coral.
I’m obsessed! It’s my favorite piece in the whole nursery! Didn’t she do an amazing job?!


Okay let’s talk Baby Bedding. Originally I registered for a custom bedding set on Etsy that was Coral & Mint. BUT
I just couldn’t justify spending $350! So I searched high and low for a less expensive set, but alas I couldn’t find anything
that I liked. So I pieced it together, and LOVE the final result. I really wanted a Coral Ruffle Crib skirt, so I bought
a plain WHITE one from Target, and dyed it using RIT dye. Well let me clarify my sister dyed it and I watched and cheered her on! HA
I’ve gotten pretty good at that being prego! I was nervous the dye color wouldn’t match but it came out perfect! Next I bought the
Grey Chevron Crib Sheet from Buy Buy Baby. The Crib Bumper was from Amazon and I just tied on some coral ribbon to the
outside of the crib.

I handmade the Crib Mobile, to check out my Step by Step Tutorial CLICK HERE. It was a lot of work but only cost me $5.00 in materials!
And I know Annabelle will just love staring up at the colorful pom poms, gosh darn it! The “Follow that Dream” print &
flag garland were both given to us as gifts from my Baby Shower.

I bought this beautiful white Oval frame from Hobby Lobby then added some Coral ribbon.
The cursive “a” was in black also from Hobby Lobby but I wanted it to have a little more pizazz! So I painted
it gold then modge podged glitter on top of it! Super easy and I love the feminine touch it gives the room.

Anybody see Little Foot?! Yes that’s a dinosaur next to Annabelle’s crib. It’s actually David’s from when he was
a little tike! I LOVE that Annabelle will have a toy passed down from her dad!


Who doesn’t love itty bitty sweaters and moccasins?! My sister (can you tell Annabelle is her first niece?!)
won these Freshly Picked moccasins on an instagram contest!
They’re so cute, they might just have to be for display only! HA sorry Annabelle.

At my Baby Shower we had all the guests bring a book instead of a card. So now we have a start to her
library and they are all signed on the inside from our friends and family! I can’t wait to read these to our little girl!


I hope that our nursery can show that you can still have the room you want for a price that works with any budget!
I had to make some compromises and do some thrifty projects by hand, BUT it makes the room that much more special.

Coral Curtain: Bed Bath & Beyond $20.00
Grey & White Glider: Eddie Bauer through Target $185.00
Grey & White Toy Chest: Marshalls $30.00
WHITE Ruffle Crib Skirt: Target $25.00
(I dyed the crib skirt coral)
Chevron Crib Bumper: $30.00
Chevron Crib Sheet: Buy Buy Baby $10.00

Now all we need is our sweet Baby! Due date has come and gone, so hoping she will be here soon 🙂


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  • Joyce Haley

    Love , love , love all your cute deco Alesha!!
    You and your fam are so talented! I hope Annabelle takes after her Auntie and Zsa-Zsa and Momma in that respect! (Also the Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness and self-control from them!! Gifts of the Spirit!)

    Can’t wait to rock her in her glider!!

    Love you
    G’ma Joyce

    August 18, 2014 at 10:33 am Reply
  • Taneisha Michelle


    August 21, 2014 at 8:31 pm Reply

      Aw thank you!

      September 29, 2014 at 8:41 pm Reply
  • Daphne

    In the same boat with bedding! I found the same crib skirt at target and wondered about dyeing it coral – so Google brought me to this post! Could you give more specifics on the dying process? Thanks! I’m doing Aqua, coral, yellow, and all things vintage!

    July 26, 2015 at 5:11 pm Reply
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