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The nursery revealed

Nursery window with green curtains, monkey tie backs and storage unit underneath

Decorating the nursery has involved so many different stages and side projects that it feels like we’ve been doing it forever. It has finally come together this week and I’m excited to show it off. 

We’ve not aimed for any particular theme in the room. It was always going to be pale green and I thought that white and grey would tie in well, leaving the room feeling light and fresh, whilst accommodating the multi colours of various baby items.

I wanted to combine modern essentials with vintage and handmade touches to give the room a unique and personal feel. Giraffes feature alongside old favourites including Peter Rabbit and Winnie the Pooh.

Feel free to take a look around! Click on the image below then pan and tilt your phone or tablet, or use your mouse, for a (slightly shaky) 360° tour!

360 view of nursery using bubbli

The details

My first baby purchase was this vintage classic Winnie the Pooh quilted wall hanging. I found it on Etsy whilst browsing for American quilts I can’t afford and fell in love with it. I’m really pleased with how well it fits in the space above the cot.

Vintage classic Winnie the Pooh wall hanging above the cot

Winnie the Pooh and Piglet, who have taken up residence in the cot until Pea is big enough to use it, were knitted by my mum, who also crocheted the weather mobile that hangs on the back of the door.

Crocheted weather mobile hanging on the back of nursery door

I made and covered new cushions for my Ercol rocking chair. It’s set up beside the cot and next to the small chest of drawers so that I can keep all my feeding essentials to hand on the tray beside me.

Rocking chair next to upcycled drawers and baby bouncer

A friend painted the giraffes that hang above the rocking chair and they make me smile every time I look at them. There’s something so relaxing about the picture. She designed my blog logo and you can view and purchase her work at

Giraffe painting, Pea image and poem displayed on the wall

I found these nursery cards in Levenshulme Antiques Village and couldn’t resist framing them for the wall. The colours and Victorian drawings are so different from the styles that you see in children’s books these days.

Nursery cards displayed on the wall

My concession to the inevitable storage issue created by children’s toys was this Kallax unit from Ikea. It fits perfectly under the window and the ability to add box crates has provided space for the toys that are already mounting up as well as Pea’s library.

Ikea Kallax storage under the window with books and toys displayed on top

The top of the unit also makes a great place to display a few items including the Peter Rabbit box set, which my mum found in a charity shop, and the gorgeous safari bookends that my mother in law gave me at my baby shower.

Safari bookends holding up Julia Donaldson and Peter Rabbit books

We picked up the small shelves at Stockport Vintage Village. After a coat of paint to match the drawers they provide the perfect place to display some of the smaller items I have collected including; the commemorative Peter Rabbit 50 pence, two cross stitched teddy bears I made when I was growing up, and Pea’s scan pictures.

Upcycled shelves displaying various small items including Peter Rabbit 50 pence coin

Now everything’s ready I can’t wait to use the room, although I have to wonder how long it will stay organised once Pea arrives.


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Becci Johnson

Hi, I’m an almost 6 ft, thirty-something living in Manchester. Writer, blogger & mum to twins plus one.

  • Carol Johnson

    It looks wonderful well done.

    27th July 2016 at 8:58 pm Reply
  • One Messy Mama

    This is gorgeous! I’m sure many beautiful moments will be experienced in this room! Love that it looks so calm…. Well for now anyway! 🙂 All the best!! #coolmumclub

    28th July 2016 at 11:06 am Reply
  • teacuptoria

    Becci I love it! You’ve done such a good job and I love the colour scheme. I so did not know about Stockport vintage market?! Thanks for sharing because I’m just buying a new house and want to give it a vintage/retro style. I will be popping to Stockport for idea and buys! Hope you’re doing well. Tor xx #CoolMumClub

    28th July 2016 at 11:49 am Reply
  • MMT

    Ah, it’s got everything you need except a tiny baby to love it. I always had the nursery all perfect pre-baby as it made me feel so much more excited and ready. I love the giraffe painting and the weather mobile! Some really unique pieces in there. can’t wait to hear your news over the summer!
    Thanks for linking to #coolmumclub week after week – hopefully see you again in the Autumn with some baby updates!

    29th July 2016 at 9:53 pm Reply
  • Emma me and b make tea

    aww lush lush lush. as a fellow crochet gal, much love to your mum for crocheting the rainbow 🙂 really lush. love the art work you chose too 🙂 #coolmumclub

    31st July 2016 at 6:09 pm Reply
  • The Tale of Mummyhood

    What a gorgeous nursery, I absolutely adore those curtain tie backs!


    1st August 2016 at 1:13 pm Reply
  • Helena

    What a delightful nursery you have created. Ikea are fantastic for storage. We have a radiator where you have your storage unit though.#FartGlitter

    1st August 2016 at 6:57 pm Reply
  • Rhyming with Wine

    Love the colour scheme and the gorgeous Winnie The Pooh quilt that hangs above the cot. The 360 tour is fantastic! I felt like I was in the room. It’s beautiful and you have a very lucky little Pea xx
    Thanks for linking with #fartglitter

    2nd August 2016 at 8:53 pm Reply

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