My DIY Mint, Coral & Gray Classic Storybook Nursery




When I walk into Ali’s nursery I just beam with joy and excitement! I just love how it all came together. I always thought I would do a jungle animal themed nursery because I love animals so much and had a jungle themed bedroom growing up but as I neared the day in which we would find out the sex of the baby I woke up one morning and just changed my mind. I wanted to do something centered around classic stories but not go overly cheesy. It was at that time that I decided I was going to DIY several things in the nursery. Everyone kept asking me about it… are you not going to register for a bed set? what is it going to look like? 

I excitedly started collecting ideas on Pinterest and scouring fabric sites and stores for the right items and buying vintage books. I didn’t have an exact plan drawn up, but it all just came together perfectly.  Below I list where all the items can be purchased but first  are  photos of the nursery along with the story behind some of the personal details.


Munire Espresso Crib from Buy Buy Baby with Handmade quilt

Painting and Handmade quilt


Ali’s grandpa (my dad) did this painting for us. The quilt I made (first ever). I wanted a way to incorporate the nursery rhyme fabric I bought with animals so I found this pink animal print fabric and combined them on the quilt. I will post a tutorial for the quilt and the ruffled crib skirt soon.


Nursery Display Bookshelf

The display bookshelves were a big part of the plan but I did not know what size I would get or exactly where they would hang until the very end. I am so glad we decided on the longer set, making it a main feature in the nursery. Many of the books were gift from sweet family and friends, a few are vintage finds and Alice and Wonderland was mine that I dug out of my dad’s basement.

Nursery Personal Touches

This little outfit was my coming home outfit that my mom passed along to me. I wanted a way to incorporate it without leaving it out all the time.

Vintage Nursery Rhyme Book
My dad did this little illustration and this is one of the vintage books I scored on Etsy.

Fairy Tale Book for Nursery
This pretty book was a gift from Ali’s Nana (Chris’ Mom) and we couldn’t wait to add it to her collection.

Nursery Print Art

I designed these prints in Indesign and printed them on my printer.

Nursery Display Bookshelf

Gray Rocker, Ruffle Curtains, Star Light

The ruffled curtain I made out of a bed sheet (tutorial coming soon).

Gray Rocker, Ruffle Curtains

The adorable bag was a gift from a very sweet friend. It is from initials inc.

Handmade quilt, blanket, and pillow

The coral and nursery rhyme minky blanket and pillow were the first things I made for the nursery. The quilt was made by Ali’s great grandmother (my grammy).

Nursery Decor

Munire Nursery Dresser

DIY Story Themed Nursery


Where to buy:

Crib and Dresser: Munire Furniture set exclusively for Buy Buy Baby (you can use Buy Buy Baby or Bed Bath and beyond coupons)
Rocker: Little Castle at Buy Buy Baby
Display Shelves: Ikea Ribba 45 1/4″ Picture Ledge
White Frames on Shelves: Ikea
White Frames on Wall: Hobby Lobby
Crib Sheet: Sweet JoJo Designs Elizabeth Fitted Crib Sheet
Changing Pad Cover: Sweet JoJo Designs Elizabeth changing pad cover
tar LED Light: Target

Fabric for DIY Projects:

Minky Cuddle Dimple Dot Coral
Minky Cuddle Classic Toile White/Charcoal
Mini Confetti Dot Mint
Riley Blake Enchant Llittle Folks Pink

Coral Bed Skirt Fabric and Trim on Quilt- Hancock Fabrics
White Curtain- Queen Flat Sheet from Walmart


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