Little B’s Travel Themed Nursery

Chester and I put the finishing touches on Little B’s nursery just one week prior to her arrival. We stuck with our original vision for travel-themed room with a girly, vintage feel, and incorporated a few special items and DIY touches. We are pretty thrilled with how everything came together!

Let’s go on a little tour, shall we?

The first order of business was repainting the boring, putty colored walls of our former guest room. We amassed quite the collection of paint chips from Lowes before settling on Valspar’s “Hello Dolly.” This cotton candy pink shade is the perfect complement for the white furniture and soft pastel colors that comprise the rest of the room’s color scheme.


When we started looking for decor ideas for the nursery, the whimsical illustrations from Loxly Hollow were among our first finds. We created a gallery wall along the left side of the room using six of them and a map letter that I made.


I’m hoping that Little B will take after me and will love to read, so I like that this part of room is almost like a little reading nook. I chose a bookshelf that is just the right height for a small child, so that she’ll be able to reach for her books on her own in the not-to-distant future. Chester spent most of the summer refinishing and repainting a rocking chair that my grandfather gave us and it fits perfectly in the corner. Nursery_4

There is a shortage of closet space in our house, so we chose a dresser with plenty of drawers to store all of her little clothes. I jazzed up the plain, white wooden drawer pulls that came with it with postmark stickers from Cavallini & Co. and a bit of Mod Podge.

Nursery Dresser Collage

The city plaques to the side of the dresser were also a DIY project. Chester spray painted wooden plaques from AC Moore and I covered them with scrapbook paper and cut-outs from the Rifle Paper Company’s 2014 “Around the World” calendar.


The hot-air balloon mobile is one of my favorite items in the room. It was a bit of a splurge, but since it’s a little bit more sophisticated than a traditional crib mobile, I figured that we could use it as room decor for at least the next few years. I also love the little Paris chair that Chester found at Home Goods. I think it will be the perfect spot to take her monthly photos.

Nursery mobile collage

Working on the nursery was one of the most enjoyable parts of preparing for Little B’s arrival. For the first few months, she’ll be sleeping in our room, but we can’t wait for her to start spending more time in the space that we decorated just for her. Hopefully, it will inspire her to see the world!

If you feel so inclined, you can wander over to Project Nursery, where I’ve posted some additional images and information about Little B’s nursery.

Project Details

Paint: Valspar’s “Hello Dolly,” purchased at Lowes

Crib: Delta S Series Convertible Crib, Target

Dresser: Delta 6 Drawer Children’s Dresser, Sears; Drawer pulls: Semi-DIY using knobs that came with dresser and Cavallini & Co. Ephemra Stickers, purchased from Paper Source

Bookcase: Sauder Pogo Bookcase, Wayfair

Rug: Cotton Dhurrie Border Mat, Pottery Barn Kids

Crib skirt, sheets, quilt, changing pad cover, Bird Bath lamp, Bon Voyage suitcase set, bird finals, Chantilly wall shelves: Land of Nod

(Note: The linens are from the “With a Flourish” Collection. It looks like the pink is no longer available, but there is a lovely shade of green.)

Curtains: Simply Shabby Chic, Target

(Note: These are a sheer cotton, so I also purchased blackout curtains from Target to go with them.)

Illustrations: Loxly Hollow, via Etsy; Frames: Sondrum, Ikea

Map letter: DIY, using craft paper letter from Land of Nod and Cavallini & Co. world map wrapping paper purchased from Pomp and Posey, via Etsy

City plaques: DIY, using wooden plaques and scrapbook paper from AC Moore and the Rifle Paper Company 2014 “Around the World” calendar, purchased at Paper Source

“Little By Little, One Travels Far” Print: Made by a friend

Mobile: Flying the Skies Mobile, Hanging Mobile Gallery

(Note: Primary color palette is also available).

Rocking chair: Gift from a family member; refinished and repainted by Chester

Rocking chair pad: Heavenly Soft Rocking Chair Cushion, aBaby

Paris chair: Home Goods



  1. Gorgeous!!! I love maps and loved how you used them. We actually almost did a travel themed nursery too but we already had a bunch of maps in our living room.

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