Feature Friday: Aimee’s Nursery

When I saw Aimee’s newly rehabbed nursery on a budget, linked up to Thrifty Treasures, I thought it would be a fun room to spotlight on my Feature Friday series. Aimee is expecting a new little one in November and the new baby will be in this room and her older son, Jack will move to his own big-boy room at that time.  It’s such a cute space, I wanted to share it!
You can see what Aimee started with.  Some not so attractive 70’s paneling that really needed some attention.   Aimee’s thoughts on doing this room in a serene and neutral palette:

I wanted the room to have a natural, nature-inspired feel and wanted it to be as calm and serene as possible. I know that you’re “supposed” to have bold graphics and colors for a nursery to help with your child’s sensory development, but I was totally selfish and decided that the room would be about what I wanted.

Inspired by our friend, Layla, she painted horizontal stripes on the walls.  Very cute!  I love the old song verse that Aimee added on the wall:  His Eye is On the Sparrow and I know he watches Me. Love that!

Aimee sketched the tree on the wall and painted it with acrylic craft paints.  Now that is a talent! I’m so not good at sketching anything.  This is truly the focal point of the room.

Notice the cute panels on the windows held up by real wood branches.

Aimee made ALL of the crib linens for the new baby.

A look at the corner of the room.  They added beadboard to the ceiling, which Aimee says is her favorite part of the room. Aimee found this toy chest at Goodwill and painted it up to match the room.  Adorable!

She found the tab-top Martha Stewart curtains at Goodwill and sewed brown fabric from WalMart to the bottom to make them longer.

Thanks, Aimee for letting me show off your room.  Drop on over to Aimee’s blog, My Pink Life, for even more pics and info on the room redo.

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- Rhoda


  1. What a lovely room and I love the verse on the wall. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

  2. Shhh…don’t tell. Our daughter is celebrating her first wedding anniversary next week. She’d kill me if she knew I have a nursery inspiration file–this is going in it 🙂

  3. What a transformation! It’s such a beautiful room.

  4. Gorgeous room! Great job I love the bedding!

  5. This is an adorable nursery. I love the verse on the wall, the tree and the window treatments:)

  6. Oh my…that room is beautiful! Love it 🙂

  7. Such a gorgeous room. An amazing transformation. Hugs, Marty

  8. I love that room…what a transformation….I have different feelings about bold colors in a babies room…I think the nursery should be a calm place for baby, they get enough stimuli from their toys, books etc…

    I did my two kids rooms in calm colors too and they were both A students….. Good for you Amiee Jack will be just fine !!! (one of mine is Jacqui)

    Any cook-outs Rhoda ??? Have a wonderful and safe week-end….

    Happy Memorial Day,
    xo Kathy 🙂

  9. Such a gorgeous room! Thanks for stopping by today, wishing you luck on your kitchen and a wonderful weekend!
    Take care

  10. Rhoda…what a sweet nursery! Love it all!

  11. Amazing! What a transformation.

  12. What a beautiful transformation. I truly love it.

  13. Hi Rhoda. Thanks for featuring Amiee’s room. She did an amazing job. I just went over and checked it all out. I love her style. You always share the most wonderful things with us.

    Have a beautiful holiday weekend and stay safe on the roads.
    Hugs…Tracy 🙂

  14. Amazing transformation! Such a cute graphic on the wall. Happy Weekend, Rhoda!

    Eddie + Jaithan

  15. Adorable nursery!

  16. Oh, what a pretty room, and very clever too! I just love a room done on a budget!! That tree is adorable. And it’s got high contrast, so it’s perfect for the baby! They don’t need bright colors to be inspired! 🙂

    I also think she’s smart for NOT using blackout drapes in there. Her baby will be able to sleep ANYwhere if she can get him to sleep when it’s light outside! It’ll also be easier to have the baby sleeping at NIGHT and awake during the DAY! 😀

    It’s a great room. Thanks for sharing it with us, Rhoda!

  17. What a difference! It does not look like the same room. Aimee is soooo talented. It is such a calm and serene looking room.


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