Tiny Traveler Nursery in a PB&J Color Palette

I STILL don’t have a baby to put in it, but the nursery is done, and I thought I’d try to occupy myself by doing the grand reveal. Those of you who have been following my progress may remember that I had this crazy ambition to sew just about everything for the room, and I successfully did just that. I’m not saying all the seams are straight or that it was easy, but I’m super happy with the finished product. No way could I have achieved this custom look for what I spent on the fabric (around $200, I believe) without doing it all myself.

View from the door.

Curtains made using this tutorial
Diaper Wreath made by these two crafty friends
Blanket over the chair made with this tutorial


Tie backs and curtain rod from Ikea
Corner shelves from Target
Pillow covers made using this tutorial

Chair by Wendy Bellissimo for Babies R’ Us (bought nearly 3 years ago and since discontinued)
Crib is Tampa by Baby Cache

Bed skirt made with this tutorial
Crib sheets made with this tutorial
Crib rail guard made with this (my) tutorial

I owe a huge thanks to the lovely ladies at City Craft in Dallas for helping me pick the fabrics. They were such a wonderful inspiration and so helpful!

Hot air balloon mobile, a gift from my mom, from Restoration Hardware Baby and Child

Dresser from Ikea
Hutchย from Ikea
Bow holder made withย this (my) tutorial
Baskets from Target
Changing pad from Target
Trash can is cloth diaper pail (also from Target)
Brown bookshelf purchased at consignment (and yes, I know I’ll eventually have to strap it to the wall or move it when she starts pulling up)

The hutch is decorated with souvenirs from my childhood (like the teddy bear made from my VERY loved baby blanket and my copy of The Secret Garden), along with some things I’ve collected since then (like the Japanese mother and child a BFF sent me when she lived in Okinawa). I also used to collect elephants and have chosen a few to dot throughout the room. I picked up the vintage Winnie the Pooh back in high school, we’ve had the globe forever (it was Scott’s to begin with, I think), and that puzzle box was a gift from my dad when I was in Jr. High. The hippo wooden teether is from Little Alouette. I picked up the giraffe and the nesting suitcases from Gilt.com.

A few friends chipped in and sent me some lovely little additions, as well, like this jolly Buddha statue from Mandy’s shop, Opal.

And Melissa, from Little Yah and Yahees Place,ย made this coordinating baby blanket based on the fabrics I’ve used.

So there you have it! All prepped and ready. Just missing a BABY now.

If you’d like to see the progression of my nursery planning, check out the following posts:

A Nursery Decor S.O.S.

Let The Sewing Games Begin!

It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

Blood, Sweat and Tears

How I Spent My Kid-Free Staycation

Well, now that took up a good 2 hours of my evening… and didn’t give me a single f-ing contraction. Soooooo I guess blogging doesn’t induce labor. Hmph.

Kendall is 2 years, 7ish months and I’m nearly 41 weeks pregnant


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  1. I really love it. It’s so beautiful, and you’re right, there’s no way you could have gotten all of that custom look if you’d tried to buy it elsewhere. And you know that nobody else will have a room like hers!

    I will not sew so much as a washcloth for this baby, but I love looking at what you were able to pull off. Maybe NOW she’ll get the signal that it’s time to make her grand entrance? ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Love it! Feminine but sophisticated and not at all a cookie-cutter nursery palette. It’s kind of funny; about 10 minutes before I saw your post, my mom gave me some woven baby booties from Nepal that have deep purple in them, and I was like, hmmmm, that might be a cool color in a nursery. Obviously it is!

  3. I love it! You did an amazing job. I wish I was that creative! It’s a beautiful room. She’s going to be so happy in it when she makes her arrival!

  4. I love the theme, Little Traveler! It’s so unique. And the fact that you made it all yourself means all the more, because you did it with love and poured yourself into everything. It’s really amazing! I am glad I found your blog a few months ago and have been able to follow you threw the past few months and am anxious to see what your Little Miss will look like! I’m sure she’ll be your New Year’s Eve celebration! Blessings to you and yours.

  5. I love it. I definitely don’t have the patience or talent to DIY a nursery, but I love seeing what you did. Maybe I can hire you to reproduce this if I have a girl ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. You must be so proud. It’s beautiful, just beautiful.

    And I love how it’s feminine without being all princess/fluff/gag me.

  7. Oh it is gorgeous!!! I sewed everything for my son’s room. I even sewed his comforter when I moved him to a bed. For my older daughter I sewed everything as well. Except the comforter. When she moved to a bed this year I bought her a comforter. Then my younger daughter came and I never managed to make her bedroom stuff. And with this new baby I’m not even planning on trying. I am going to buy it. Sigh! I wish I had your energy.

  8. Beautiful room!!! Wonderful work done!
    Congrats on your baby girl and the quick labor!
    I wish you the best and a good and quick recovery.

  9. I’m loving the world traveler theme and the colors!! That was my original design theme for Zachary’s bedroom but it didn’t happen. When I move him to the bedroom he’ll share with his not-yet-conceived sibling one day, I’m considering finally doing it. I have a lot of vintage travel stuff just dying to be shown off. Anyway, it looks great! congrats!

  10. That’s a perfect nursery! I saw that mobile on RH’s site and wasn’t sure about it because it said it was metal. Is it heavy? I’m a 1st time Mom-to-be and as part of worrying about everything. I worried that a heavy mobile would fall on the baby in the crib. You did an amazing job. Congratulations!

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