When I found out I was expecting this third miracle child, I was shocked. I thought our family was complete. It is true blessing to be able to design this baby girl nursery after having 2 boys conceived through IVF. My IVF journey resulted in 2 miracle boys. Now our family is complete.
There are so many great baby girl nursery themes. I wanted this nursery to be magical but since Sabrina was a surprise, and the cost of housing in GTA is INSANE (I am talking about $2M for a modest 2 car garage home), I decided to turn my walk-in master closet into a nursery.
My vision for the Baby Girl Nursery
All 3 of my kids have slept in my closet. I find it so much more convenient than walking down the hall as a zombie in the middle of the night for every night feed and waking. I keep the door open while baby is sleeping and have a fan on rotate. I have never decorated the space but thought that I should for our last child. Who knows how long she will live in there. We had no plans to move before we found out she was born. But that’s a story for another day…
Note: This is a large closet (6x7ft with a 9 ft ceiling). Please be safe. American Academy of Pediatrics recommends room sharing for the first 6-12 months. I always leave the door open and keep a fan for air ventilation.
I started off with a blank space. I removed the wire hangers. I then patched the holes.
Whimsical Forest Wallpaper
The show stopper of this space is the Oh, Deer! Wallpaper. I opted for peel and stick wallpaper because someday I will convert this back into a closet. I love the soft feminine tones of this wall paper. The pinks, purples, greens, blues and taupes make it perfect color scheme for a little girl nursery, without being too feminine. I knew I didn’t want a pink nursery. It also allows you to have so many colours that you can use as accent tones for the furniture, lighting, and bedding.
I have done many spaces with peel and stick wallpaper including a little girls bathroom with floral wallpaper, home office with an eclectic leopard print, and laundry room with a classic green wallpaper. Wallpaper is a great beginner level project. Before wallpapering, read my wallpaper tips
The Bead board and Shaker Peg Rail
Since I removed all the closet wire racks, I needed a storage solution. I have a peg shelf in my kitchen and I love how it’s practical and functional. I knew I wanted to use bigger pegs to hold more hangers. I used 5.5″ pegs. I built this DIY shaker peg rail in a couple of hours. The pegs hold her fancy outfits like dresses that I wanted to display as functional decor. Girls clothes are SO cute and can totally double as decor. I am keeping majority of Sabrina’s daily clothes in the master bathroom vanity, as it has 4 stacked drawers.
Under the Shaker Peg rail is MDF bead board. DIY Bead board is really easy to work with. I had the hardware store cut it down for me. I really love the visual interest this adds while being very simple. I painted it SW Touch of Sand. It’s more of a taupe but in this small dimly lit space, the pink undertones shine through. I really love how the colour looks in this space!
Headband Station IKEA Hack
As a mom of 2 boys who NEVER thought she would have a daughter, I dreamed about my daughter’s hair while I was pregnant. I guess we will see if she has my curly hair, but for now, I love getting her dressed every morning and putting a bow on her head! These bows are from Shein, Carters and were gifted. I used the IKEA HULTRAP kitchen rail and hooks to hang her bows. It’s such a simple way to use the rail in a different way. I love IKEA hacks!
DIY Floral Dresser for shoes
I love SO Many parts of the nursery, but the DIY Dresser has to be one of my faves. I created this from a $8 dresser I found at value village. I think what makes it so unique are the resin flowers that I made. It houses all of Sabrina’s shoes. Who knew a little baby who can’t even walk needs so many shoes, right?
DIY floral bookshelves
I made these simple DIY bookshelves using scrap wood in my garage. I used the sample design as the IKEA kids bookshelves. I added my own touch by hot gluing faux flowers along the front of it. I made sure to screw them into a stud and use anchors in case my boys want to read Sabrina a night time story and they pull it down. It’s also high enough that Sabrina will not be able to reach it.
I debated for a long time between this white beaded chandelier and a gold candelabra. I chose this in the end because the crisp white really pops well with the crib. I used soft white lighting in this baby girl nursery.
I really wanted Sabrina’s nursery to feel magical. I used fairy lights that I got from Dollarama at Christmas time. They are great because they are battery operated, so I don’t even need a light source. I can use them as night lights as well!
I also used star and circle garlands I got from the Target Party decor section. I have used these at so many birthday parties. They are so versatile.
The rug was an absolute steal. I was scrolling and found this Denim Loloi rug for only $30! I highly suggest watching the price on this one.
I love this space. It is bittersweet to close this off, but I am so glad I created this space. Every child is so special and a space like this is magical for them! Follow me on instagram for more DIY projects!