Just A Touch of Pink in Elizabeth's Room

Just A Touch of Pink in Elizabeth's Room

Carrie McBride
Mar 6, 2014

Name: Elizabeth (10 months)
Location: Provo, Utah

After having two boys my husband and I were thrilled to find out our last baby was a girl! The catch is I’m not too keen on pink. By the time the nursery was finished we ended up with a little bit of everything: masculine, feminine, vintage, modern, old, new, blue and even a little pink.

When we set out on a nursery design we knew we wanted to stick with the cool white/blue wall color. Our entire home is that color and I’m not a fan of painting room’s different colors. It’s a quirk I have; I just really like the feeling of a continuous color. The blue we choose was Sherman Williams Rhinestone. However, with blue walls we wanted to make sure the nursery felt feminine too, but without pink. I bought multiple nursery bedding sets thinking I had finally found “the one”. I had tried bright yellow, pale yellow, green, purple, white and nothing complimented the blue walls the way I had hoped. I finally found the perfect white bumper and crib skirt from Target of all places. It was everything I was looking for: clean, feminine and unique.

All I needed was a sheet. A month away from delivery I bought a pink chevron crib sheet and a gray chevron crib sheet from PB kids on a whim. When I put the two sheets on the crib I was shocked how perfect the pink one was. Pink!?! Me!?! Who knew?

The crib and changing table were purchases nearly 7 years ago when we were expecting out first son and they are still our favorite pieces in the room. They are made of zebra wood veneer with chrome legs, purchased from Modern Nursery. Three children later the crib has a certain amount of sentimental value to us now, complete with teething marks all along the rails. The mid-century modern dresser by Dixie was a craigslist find as was the chair that we painted and had reupholstered. The metal letters, found at Urban Outfitters, above the changing table were the perfect complement to Elizabeth’s nursery. The metal was a needed element in the room to balance out all the white fluffy ruffles, bows and flowers.

As for the flowers, those are from Umbra. I painted a simple white tree branch growing from the corner of the room so the wall flowers had a clear home and not just randomly stuck on the wall. Lastly, the art print above the dresser was purchased at DisneyWorld years ago. Mary Blair is one of my favorite artists and when my husband saw it he said I had to have it. Two years later we now have the perfect place to hang it

Thanks, Blaire! Readers, say hello at Homemade by Blaire.


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