A beautiful, girly pink and gold nursery! The walls are painted pink, with gold and white accents throughout the room.
I’ve been trying for years to convince my husband to let me paint something in our house pink, but he always says no. Well, when I found out we were having a baby girl I put my foot down and told him that our little girl was going to have the pinkest, girliest room possible. my husband is a smart man and he knew better than to argue with the crazy pregnant lady. Thus, the mission to make the girliest little nursery began!
Creating a Pink and Gold Nursery
We decided that the nursery would be in the second upstairs bedroom. The room is closer to our bedroom. That seemed like a given for the nursery of your first born child. Also, the room is the smallest bedroom in the house. We were able to fit my husband’s office into the second bedroom comfortably without giving up the bed.
From the beginning, I wanted pink walls and white furniture. White furniture balances out all of the dark wood trim and doors in our house. I also knew all along that gold would be a great accent color for pink. Throw in a little glitter and you are set.
Her crib is the Bennington Belle 4-in-1 convertible crib. The style is very classic, which will make it easy to grow with Baby. I used wooden letters from the craft store to spell out her name above the crib. I used some gold acrylic paint on the edges of the letters to make them standout from the wall a bit.
I ordered the print on the wall from Shutterfly and customized it with a quote and Bible verse. The print is of Paris because she LOVES to stare at the pictures of Paris downstairs in the living room. And the words just reflect my heart. We tried so hard to get pregnant and suffered so much loss on the journey to have her. She really is an answer to prayer and a dream come true.
I love the curtains in this room because they remind me of Belle’s dress in Beauty and the Beast, except in white instead of yellow. I opted not to hem them because I like the way they pool on the ground. But if they become a problem I can always
bustle hem them later.
The glider was an awesome steal from Babies R Us. It was on clearance because the model was being discontinued and all that was left in our area was the floor model. They gave us an extra discount for buying the floor model. Then we got another discount because the sales manager thought she broke the chair while bringing it to the front of the store. There was only a loose screw, which we fixed at home. She also sold us the footstool for only $20. After everything was said and done our total was $150. Then we had gift cards that covered it all. It could not have worked out better for us.
This is because my Grandpa, who passed away a few years ago collected owls. I’ve talked on the blog before about “spirit animals” that I have for family members that have passed. When I got pregnant I decided that I really wanted each of my kids to have the same spirit animal as one of these special family members. Because there are so many cute and feminine owls out there making Baby’s animal the owl was kind of a no-brainer.
I made the wreath on the door for one of my showers. The shower was at my house, so I couldn’t resist crafting a bit for it. It hung on the front door from the time of the shower until after we brought Baby home.
Princesses and Polka Dots
The pictures above the dresser were HomeGoods finds that I just couldn’t resist because princesses and glitter. I wanted some Disney princess things in her room but I didn’t want to overdo it. These little canvases are the perfect touch. After I got home I realized that Aurora, Belle and Cinderella make the acronym ABC. Yay for the alphabet being snuck in there! I may add more princesses to the collection over time. If I ever see Merida or Mulan I won’t waste anytime scooping them up! A girl needs some badass warrior princess role models!
All of these headbands were lovingly made at a shower that my friends threw for me. Instead of playing games everyone made Baby little headbands. I love that they are all cute and original, but also made with love by my friends.
The icing on the cake for this room are definitely the polka dots on the ceiling. They are 4” vinyl decals that Jesse just stuck on the ceiling at random. I supervised by pointing out where I wanted dots to go. They are so fun and aren’t strictly “baby” so they can stay up there for quite awhile. Plus, now that Baby’s eyes are developing more she loves to stare at them.
Her room is such a little girlie oasis. I love rocking in here every night and watching her smile at things on the walls in the mornings. Now my fingers are just crossed she doesn’t decide she hates the color pink anytime soon!