Pink and Gray Baby Girl Nursery Tour



After going back and forth many times on how to decorate Adriana’s nursery (check out the variety of styles on my Pinterest board!), I finally settled on this soft pink and gray theme. It’s whimsical, airy, and feminine which is exactly how I hoped it would turn out. Well, that’s after I changed my mind on my original bright purple, yellow, and pink colour scheme. This is the first room I’ve ever designed on my own, and I’ll be the first to admit that colour schemes and décor do not come to me naturally. At all. I’m pretty sure I drove Eric crazy with my major preggo indecision. But if a preggo girl can’t drive her hubby cray cray what can she do??

This nursery is a mix of DIY creations and new pieces. The crystal mobile is the DIY project I’m most proud of. I also bought a lot of used picture frames, removed the glass, and painted them for the collage above her crib. The dresser was purchased from Goodwill, sanded, and painted. Lots of small and large projects went down. We have still yet to use the nursery because Adriana sleeps in our bedroom. If this nursery was currently used, it would probably look like a tornado went through it (much like our master bedroom has since we brought her home!). We also moved the glider chair into the family room where it gets used all the time. The change pad, her current clothing sizes, and the baby monitor are all in our bedroom now too. As we all know, the reality is often much different from the original plan/vision!

But what’s more important than the design is what this room means to me. For months during my pregnancy, I dreamed of the day I would bring our baby girl home for the first time. It was an emotional experience to finally hold Adriana in her nursery after months of eager (and nervous) anticipation. I may have even teared up a little in all of my hormonal glory.

Love her.

Enjoy the nursery tour!

As you’ll see, the paint on the wall looks different based on the time of day the photo was taken (it’s warmer in the morning and cooler as the day goes on), so keep that in mind as I shot these pictures at random times of the day. I always recommend testing paint colours on the wall and then looking at it different times of the day to be sure it will be a good fit. While I do enjoy this paint colour (Benjamin Moore Natura in “Barren Plain”), I think next time for a nursery I would go with a warmer undertone because I find it a bit on the cool side. I also listed retailers for everything I could remember at the bottom of this post.

This photo below was taken after we ripped out old carpet, put in hardwood, and primed the walls. Unfortunately, I can’t find the original before picture for the life of me. Just picture peach walls and really dingy, old carpet!



As you’ll see our cat Sketchie, oversaw the entire project! There wasn’t a day when he wasn’t in here with me.


Our original idea was for Eric to build a bookcase for the nursery, but we ran out of time. So I loved this idea for a bookshelf that I saw on Pinterest. These are picture frame ledges from Ikea! The small size was too small and the large size too big, so Eric ended up trimming some off so it was a perfect fit. Then I touched up the ends with white paint.


I also hung some of my favourite maternity photos next to the book shelf thingy. I’ll probably end up replacing some these photos with photos of Adriana as she grows, but it works right now!






When I received Adriana’s newborn photos (taken at 1 week old) I decided to swap out the peony photos for her newborn shots (at least until I get some more frames hung). Cuteness overload!





Call me crazy, but I’m already looking forward to designing the room again when Adriana gets a bit bigger and wants something different. If she’s anything like I was as a kid, she’ll want neon pink, orange, green, and yellow. #bringbackthe80s haha!

Paint – Benjamin Moore Natura in Barren Plain

Wallpaper – Graham and Brown, “flourish”

Dresser – Goodwill (sanded and painted)

Chevron lampshade – DIY project

White lantern – used

Mobile – DIY project (I bought faux crystals from Ebay and other supplies from Michaels)

Crib – Natart (thanks mom!)

Glider chair – Dutailier

White dress on wall – Ebay

Wooden letter A on wall – Michaels (I painted it pink)

Curtains – Linen Closet

Frames above crib – Goodwill

Other frames – Michaels and Ikea

Book Shelves – Ikea (picture frame ledges)

Chandelier – unknown

Pink change pad cover – Babies R Us

Umbra Wallflower Wall Decor – Kitchen Stuff Plus

Mirror – Ikea UNG mirror in black (Eric spray painted it white)

Pull down blind – Home Depot

Lamp – Homesense

Maternity and newborn photography – Sarah Martin Photography

“Tulip Shag” Rug – Home Depot

White nightstand – Walmart

Faux crystal dresser knobs – Home Depot

White Tulle Crib Skirt – Pottery Barn

Crib Quilt – Pottery Barn “Veronica”

White and pink pouf balls – Etsy

Pink Peonies photography – Etsy

Boppy pillow cover – Etsy

“Dream” accent – Winners (I painted it pink)

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{ 52 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Hester December 19, 2014

Wow what a beautiful nursery! I can’t believe it doesn’t come naturally to you, I think you’ve got talent!


2 char eats greens December 19, 2014

It’s a gorgeous nursery, Angela!! I also can’t wait to decorate Nia’s room when she gets a bit older! It also will help once we purchase a house to actually make her room hers (and our home in general)! Great work!


3 Ashley December 19, 2014

One of the most amazing nurseries I have ever, EVER seen. It is gorgeous!!! I cannot believe you found that dresser at Goodwill. It’s amazing with the white paint + new knobs. Well done, you two. :)


4 Lauren December 19, 2014

This is so lovely. I this you and Eric have a real talent for decorating. I’m so in love with the paint color that I have painters coming tomorrow!!!


5 Alina December 19, 2014

Wow, what an amazing nursery! And the photos on the wall are gorgeous!

We also ended up having our kids in our bedroom until they were at least 4 months old and their bedrooms were used just to store some of their clothes and toys :).

I love Sketchie in the first photo! We don’t have a cat (yet), but I bet my kids would love having a cute one like Sketchie :).


6 Joanna December 19, 2014

Gorgeous! The first photo with the sun coming through the window and Sketchie is stunning.


7 Mish December 19, 2014

Gosh, I would love a space like this. Babies get the best rooms! Although I’ve never considered the colour since Vancouver is grey all year round.

Frames above the crib = goals.


8 Lori December 19, 2014

Absolutely gorgeous. Perfection. Love that it looks so high end but there are lots of DIYs , Goodwill, etc…


9 Tanah December 19, 2014

This is the most perfect beautiful nursery I’ve ever seen!


10 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 19, 2014

Oh wow, Ange, it’s beautiful! What a gorgeous, calm space. I love all of your DIY accents in there, especially the mobile. Amazing job!


11 Shannan December 19, 2014

So beautiful!! So soft and lovely.


12 Kristina December 19, 2014

The room just oozes bliss, atmosphere and quietness for the soul. Absolutely beautiful job!

And the fun continues, because you are absolutely right: as they grow older mommy can redesign over and over (and over) again! My 3-year old daughter’s room is currently decorated with flags, pictures, toys and rugs in classic blue, green, red and yellow, but we have deliberately kept wallpaper and big furniture in white such as bed, shelves, frames, table and so on. The (I am told!) upcoming transition into “all things pink and princess” will therefore be quite easy to manage and will not cost us a fortune. Win win for parents and child :)

Can’t wait to follow the development of this stunning bursary, and thanks so much for “inviting” us all in :)

/Kristina in Sweden.

PS: The Hungry Caterpillar is a big favorite in our household!


13 Alexis December 19, 2014

What did you search for to find the little dress in the frame on the wall? Is it a baby doll dress? Or an infant one? Thanks!


14 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 19, 2014

let me search my order history to see if i can find the exact retailer!


15 Alexis December 21, 2014

Thank you!!!


16 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 21, 2014
17 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 19, 2014

thank you everyone!!


18 Laura February 4, 2016

Can you please tell me what paint or spray paint you used for the pink on the dream and on your frames, I’m trying to do something similar and love the color. Thank you


19 Queenoffitness December 19, 2014

so beautiful ang! you and eric should seriously consider either flipping houses or doing professional interior design work. outstandinding!!!


20 Beth December 20, 2014

Absolutely beautiful! I love all the white, the room looks so peaceful and feminine.


21 CityKitty December 20, 2014

Sketchie! Naturally, as a work site supervisor he must inspect the boppie pillow. Please continue to post pictures of him.


22 Jen December 20, 2014

What a beautiful room! How is Sketchie doing these days? Love the pic of him surrounded by the boppy pillow!


23 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 20, 2014

thanks Jen!
He’s hanging in there…still struggling with his lymphoma. He has good and bad days (occasional flare ups of the bowels), but he’s a fighter!


24 Jill December 22, 2014

Gorgeous nursery. What store did you get your glider from? I love the colour and it looks super comfy.


25 Stefanie December 23, 2014

Aaawww, just LOVE the photo where you hold up Adriana, laughing! There is so much love and joy in this picture, it is almost palpable.

And I can see that Sketchie loves the room, too :). How is he holding up, anyway?

Very well done, Angela – I am sure you and Adriana will have a lot of renovating projects on your hands when she grows up. Work for years and years to come LOL. Enjoy the ride!


26 Anna Lee December 23, 2014

The nursery looks fantastic! So ethereal and diaphanous. Perfect for a little girl! And I can’t believe you bought such a nice looking crib at Goodwill. Sanding and painting aside, it is still in great condition for a Goodwill crib! I love Sketchie keeping tabs on the renos haha.


27 Judeen December 24, 2014

The room came together perfectly for your adorable Adriana. Sketchie a cutie too.


28 PinaColada December 25, 2014

The most beautiful nursery I’ve seen in a long while… amazing job!! Thanks for giving detailed info on how you achieved the look as well, very generous of you to share! :)


29 Leslie December 29, 2014

Wow, what a beautiful nursey!!


30 Julia Kristina January 2, 2015

The room looks really lovely Angela. I have that same Dutalier glider and enjoy sitting/nursing/reading stories in it so much.

Thanks for sharing!

Julia Kristina


31 Laura February 4, 2016

Can you tell me where you purchased the glider?


32 Tammy January 7, 2015

Angela, this is gorgeous! You have talent girl. My favorite book is I will Love You Forever!!


33 Jackie January 7, 2015

The room is beautiful! Where did you get the sheet that says ” Mommy loves me, Daddy loves me”
Thanks for sharing!!


34 Adrianne January 14, 2015

Hi Angela,
Is the flooring from Home Depot? Power Dekor engineered hardwood in Vintage Oak?
I would love to know what it is – I love the look and it’s exactly what I want for my place.

Thanks!! : )



35 Tracey February 4, 2015

Oh my star’s! Adopt me!… Sleeping in this room would be like sleeping in a never-ending fairy-tale! What a blessed little angel-girl…
May I also add that I am four-day’s into my new Vegan Life and that YOU Mrs/Mamma Goddess and your amazing creativity with authentic-food -inventing made a worthy contribution to me making that decision….so…I appreciate you and…I thank you.


36 Michelle May 8, 2015

Hi Angela,
Love the nursery! Can you provide a link or model name for the Dutailier chair/ottoman. It’s much nicer than others I’ve seen by the company -I’m totally interested in it for Baby #2 (due October). We had an antique wooden rocking chair for baby #1 but I think I want something more comfy cozy….


37 Caroline May 9, 2015

My husband and I are expecting our baby girl and we picked the same crib bedding. Love it. The Dutailier glider chair featured in the photos, can you specify the name and model please? We are comparing it to the Monte Como Glider, but the grey it is available in is darker.
Thanks for your help,


38 Angela S May 20, 2015

What a beautiful nursery!!! I am also using greys and soft teals for my soon-to-be baby boy’s room. Dying to know though – what type of crib mattress did you go with and why? Are you happy with it? We are so overwhelmed by all of the options! Thanks and you’re doing an amazing job, your little one looks happy & healthy!


39 Sara @ Life's Little Sweets August 7, 2015

I love your nursery tour, I have been thinking about adding a nursery tour to my baking/food blog as well, thank you for this!


40 Kris October 15, 2015

Lovely nursery and great blog – bookmarked, for sure!
If you don’t mind me asking: how did your diet affect your pregnancy?
I am transitioning into a vegan diet, but also planning/hoping on putting a bun in the oven in a couple months
Thanks for your time,


41 Gail October 11, 2015

You did a great job on the nursery. Just lovely!


42 Liz November 7, 2015

Looks very nice! Idea: add a white leopard or zebra print to the ceiling! :)


43 Ms Lis December 28, 2015

Absolute perfection! What a great vision you had with that dresser. You are obviously very creative not only in the kitchen, but also in the interior design arena. Thanks for sharing.


44 Karl January 15, 2016

Nice. It makes me want to take a nap.


45 Samantha January 19, 2016

Your room is absolutely stunning! I am looking for that EXACT color for a boppy pillow. I am looking on ETSY and it is really hard to tell the color difference with some. There is one that is blush and one that is baby pink. Do you know what seller you purchased it from or what the color was called? Thank you so much!


46 Laura February 2, 2016

I’d like to know what color pink paint you used for the frames and he dream sign. This is exactly what I’m looking to do for my baby’s room. Thank you.


47 Danielle April 11, 2016

I absolutely love the photos and mirror above the dresser. Did you use 8×10 photos?


48 Angela Liddon April 18, 2016

Thanks Danielle! Yes, I believe they are 8×10. :)


49 Jami April 28, 2016

Where did you get the antique Victorian style key?


50 kentuckylady717 May 2, 2016

Your nursery is absolutely beautiful…..just found your blog….you have some great recipes…..really like your granola and granola bar recipes….looking forward to making them….have question tho, why do all the nuts have to be raw ? I have made it before and just used regular nuts not raw ones… there a reason ?



51 Lora July 13, 2016



52 Jen July 13, 2016

Great.. Thanks for sharing


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