Baby C’s Nursery Reveal

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Since I am officially full term, I suppose it’s about time I get to the nursery reveal! I have spent countless hours thinking about this one little room and am so happy to say it’s finally finished. It’s a bittersweet moment for me since it has easily been my favorite project to date. This room is full of DIY projects, accessories picked out from weekend trips, and some special gifts from friends and family. I love each and every item in the room and hope it will be the perfect space for our little one to call her own.

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After sprucing up that boring Ikea Hemnes dresser, I decided to forgo making a frame for the changing pad since it would have ended up being really bulky. Instead, I placed an extra tacky drawer liner underneath to provide a nonslip surface. Since I’ll always have a hand on her when she’s on the changing table anyway, this was a suitable solution for me. I found a great wicker basket from Home Goods for $7.99 that was the perfect size for all the diapering necessities. On the wall above the changing table/dresser, I put up a collage of some DIY art, a pretty print by one of my favorite local artists, Kelli Murray, a few spray painted empty frames, and the beautiful fringe banner made by my best friend for our last baby shower.

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The wingback rocker is definitely one of my favorite pieces of furniture in the room. It is the Empire Rocker from Nursery Works which I ended up grabbing for a steal on a flash site. I’ve seen this rocker pop up on several different flash sites, so if you’re interested in purchasing this rocker, keep an eye out for those sales, it will save you at least $100. Since I ended up with some extra fabric leftover from the upholstered cornice I made, I enlisted the help of my talented mother to make a lumbar pillow for the rocker. We chose to use the tribal fabric for the middle panel and flank it with some coral fabric to add some color.

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The art deco inspired semi flush pendant is another one of my favorite items in the nursery. The combination of the antique brass and frosted glass is just so heavenly. We still need to switch the fixture to a dimmer so the light can be adjusted, but it will be such a pretty focal point for our little lady to look at from her crib. The floral pouf was another flash sale score from Joss & Main. I love how large it is and it gives me a a nice big surface to rest my feet on when sitting in the rocker.

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On the chalk paint side table, I put a clock found a few years ago at Aaron Brothers, a lovely potted fern leftover from my baby shower and a pretty Rifle Paper Co. notebook to jot down any thoughts I have during the hours I anticipate spending in that rocker.

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The bamboo bookcase was an unexpected find from my local antique store. For only $89, all it really needed was a quick coat of spray paint and it was good to go. I filled the bookcase with some of my favorite items found on weekend trips with Mr. C over the past year. The ombre-ish letters were another DIY project that I didn’t end up posting about. I picked up each letter for $1.99 at TJ Maxx and mixed up varying shades of coral acrylic paint to cover up their existing blemished paint jobs. The Grow From The Inside print is another one I love from Kelli Murray. You can find more of her gorgeous prints in her Etsy shop.

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The dresser inside her closet was something I had to sit and stew about for a while. I was going back and forth debating about wether or not we needed more storage space but ultimately the answer was yes. It was tricky finding a dresser that was the right size, style, and color for the space inside the closet. I had already DIYed my fingers off with all the projects in this room and was just not up for painting another piece of furniture (especially when it required the use of a heavy respirator the entire time).  I ended up finding this dresser at an antique shop and was so shocked that it was only $50. The size was exactly what I needed and I just loved the shape of the drawer pulls. As you can tell, Baby C already has quite the collection of bright colored outfits to get her through the spring and summer. She already has SIX flamingo print outfits so this baby won’t ever have any questions about where the inspiration for her nursery came from.

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It will be a while before baby girl is able to actually use the vanity chair I reupholstered for her but for now it sits in a little space next to the changing table. It is such a lovely piece to have at the entrance to the room and I can’t wait until she gets older and I can start searching for a pretty little vanity to go with it.

When I first started brainstorming about this room, I was a little nervous about going with coral because of my dislike of the color pink. You may have noticed that everything in the room that is coral is something that can be easily removed or taken down if/when we decide to change the color scheme. I purposely left the walls white and chose neutral fabrics and furnishings so that when the day comes to change things up, we won’t have to start completely over with brand new everything. This way we already have a base to go off of and can add almost any color to the mix.

If your curious about the DIY projects I completed for this room here is a quick list of a few so you can check them out:

Upholstered Cornice

Ikea Hemnes Dresser

Chalk Paint Side Table

Upholstered Vanity Chair


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I am a twenty-something interior designer living in beautiful San Diego. Lacquer & Linen is a place for me to share new interior design products, budget friendly DIY ideas and my favorite art and design inspirations. Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Oh, Sarah :) I love it. Nurseries are so precious and you took such care in making it a wonderful place to be with Baby C! xo Kristin
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    • Thanks Kristin! I had so much fun doing it, I am tempted to start all over again. Thank God I have Mr. C to keep me in line ;-)

  2. A beautiful room by a beautiful lady for a beautiful baby girl!

  3. beautiful Sarah!! great job! she’s one blessed baby. :)
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  4. What a beautiful nursery, really good job! Looking these pictures one can see that you have really put your heart in making all of this…
    Wishing you happy last days of your pregnancy and all the best for the final effort ;)
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    • Nurseries are so fun to do, especially when it’s your own. I’m sure you’re having a ball designing yours for your little guy! I hope you post pictures when your finished so I can see!

  5. Such a beautiful nursery Sarah. Your little one is going to love it in there. So excited for you, not long now. xx
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  6. Oh my word this is absolutely perfect! I love the colors you chose with the pop of that beautiful red/pink. Every detail works beautifully, you didn’t miss a thing. Love this Sarah.
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  7. It is absolutely stunning Sarah. It reflects that you put your heart, soul and love into this for the arrival of your precious new family member. I love every single detail! So pretty!
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  8. Sarah! I love everything about the room. Everything. That rocker will forever have my heart (WHY didn’t I get that one when I had the chance??). I might just have to buy it for a non-baby space in my next house. And that pendant light too…I WILL find a place for it whenever we move into the forever house. Everything you did here is seriously just lovely, fun, soft, colorful, soothing, cheery, chic, everything good wrapped up in one! Bravo!
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    • Oh, I plan on keeping that rocker for a while. I’m thinking I can chop off the rockers and add regular legs to it. You’re super good at making furniture, that’s something you could easily do!

  9. Yayyy!!! I have been waiting SO long to see this AMAZING space! I LOVE it! Every single little detail! Your little gal is just going to love it! I can’t wait to see some pictures of her in her little flamingo outfits!!! :o ) Thinking of you the next couple of days!!!!!! Eeeekkk!
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    • Thanks Jamie!! It just occurred to me the other day that I’m practically forcing her to like flamingos! haha. I can’t wait to see how your nursery progress if coming along!! I know it will be SO adorable!

  10. This is the cutest babys room I have ever seen! Amazing job. I am sure she will love it!
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  11. so fabulous. i love love the colors. and that glider really steals the show!
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    • Thanks Carissa! I totally agree with you, it’s hard to ignore the rocker, it is so pretty! Best furniture purchase ever!

  12. Sarah…the nursery is stunning. It’s so fun, colorful, chic, yet super calming and peaceful. It’s gorgeous and I know it will be filled with so many precious moments with baby C!!! You’ve done a beautiful job!!! Jesse @ Scout & Nimble
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  13. You have done an amazing job Sarah! I love the colour palette, the art-deco light and the bamboo bookcase – such a great find and so beautifully styled. What a lucky little princess… such an exciting time for you.. enjoy every minute x x

    • Thank you Michelle! The bookcase was squeezed into a corner behind a bunch of other furniture, I could have missed it so easily. Glad I didn’t, it was such a great score! :-)

  14. Oh my goodness Sarah! The nursery looks amazing! Love the gallery wall over the changing table and the cute flamingos! I had no idea you had a blog…can’t wait to catch up! :)
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  15. I really love this nursery, the colors are beautiful!
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  16. I originally clicked over to this from a link party because I loved flamingos when I was a child. You did such a fantastic job with this room! It shows you’re a professional. :) I’d have been in heaven if I had this room as a little girl; I’m sure yours will love it too!

    Everything is so well-coordinated. As an interior designer in-training, I also loved how you explained your choices in the room. Thanks for sharing!

  17. What a beautiful nursery! It is so unique – love the color scheme! Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I’ll be featuring this tomorrow. Have a wonderful Sunday!
    Jenn :)
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  18. Oh LOVE! I love how different it is to do the flamingo inspiration. You did an amazing job!
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  19. Janice says:

    I love the nursery! I know you will make beautiful memories there with your baby. I do have one question, what color is the crib painted ?

  20. i adore this nursery- the colors are amazing! feminine without being overly little girlish… love!
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  21. LoriAnn says:

    I absolutely love everything about this! Where did you get the crib?

  22. Dorothy says:

    Hi Sarah,

    Which “flash” sale site did you find the rocker at? Love the nursery! Taking some of these ideas for my Where the wild things are boy nursery;)


  23. Wow, I am so in love with that floral pouf! You say you got it at Joss & Main, but could you tell me the brand?

  24. Monica Dean says:

    I love this room – so beautiful. I’m particularly interested in the ceiling light fixture. When I click on the hyper-link, it takes me to LampsPlus with a message that the product is no longer available. Is that where you purchased it? Do you have a name or manufacturer and maybe I can track it down somewhere else?

    Thanks for any help!

  25. Hi Sarah! Absolutely love what you did with the nursery, so cute! I would love to know more about this pendant, the link took me to lamps plus but the page didn’t want to load.. Do you know what the brand is by any chance? Any information helps :) Thanks!


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