Entering the girl world {the nursery}

First, let me say ‘thank you’ for all the sweet comments on the pallet bed we made. I somewhat finished the nursery so I thought I post pictures of the rest of the room. I’m going to add pictures of her once she arrives.  Obviously, there is not a crib in the room. We’ll move her brother into a twin bed in a couple of months and then move the crib into her room…until then I’ll enjoy rocking her by the window, snuggling on the bed and letting her sleep in a cradle in my room so I don’t have to drag myself upstairs at night.  I really like having things in my home that have a significant value to me…not so much a monetary value. I have a treasure of things from my grandmas & great-grandmas, so it was fun to finally get to use those in a girly room. Onto the pictures:

I convinced Chris to tear up pretty new carpet (if anyone local needs carpet…email me) and install hardwood floors. We used pine, which is a soft wood because I want it to get dinged up with time and I wanted to paint it white. I have always wanted painted white floors…now to convince him to do it to the rest of the upstairs!

Details from the pictures below:

1. For the window tie back I used tatting handmade by my Great-Grandma. It is actually supposed to be sewn on the edges of a pillowcase, but I like it on the curtains (which my mom made).

2. A ‘framed’ Cora Pin…it is a reminder to me of how God used a precious baby girl – and how I pray my daughter will impact her world. The framed picture below it is of my Grandma & Grandpa Rankin. They live a mile away from us and I am so grateful my boys get to see them nearly every week. Nothing beats seeing my grandparents on the floor playing with my boys.

3. A quilt made by my Aunt Sandy, my monkey from childhood

4. The fact that my daughter has 3 big brothers will play a large role in the woman she becomes. I am grateful for this and celebrate it. Originally I was going to find some Alphabet cards for the letters of each of her brothers names…then I decided that was too much. So, I convinced my sister to design a poster that says, “B is for brothers”. I wanted it to have paper cut out people in pink and then 3 (for each of her brothers) in orange. I love how it turned out…my sister has crazy talent.

1. The framed picture from the local newspaper is of my Grandpa & Grandma Corbett in their massive garden. I have so many memories with them that center around their garden and food. The nursery overlooks our garden and the flowers in the vase are from our flower garden. My grandma passed away last year and we spend most Saturday nights with my grandpa. On the birdcage are more flowers made from paper. These were hanging from a wooden platform that Chris and I stood on when we got married outside. The two ceramic figures were painted by my oldest two for their sister…they love seeing them displayed on the dresser (which was mine as a little girl).

2. The hankerchiefs were my great-grandma’s and my grandma’s. The shoes are the first thing we bought when we found out we were having a girl.

3. The top quilt was started by my great-grandma and then finished by my aunt. The bottom quilt was made by my grandma..she makes all the kids quilts.

4. The framed pictures include our Dresses for Africa dresses, my pregnant self (will be replaced with a pic of her), a vintage poster my grandma gave me as a little girl, a fun poster from Etsy seller PaperRelish, and  a mirror given to Chris and I as a wedding gift.

A few ‘before’ & ‘after’ pictures:

Thanks to all my family who handmade precious treasures for her room: my husband, first son, second son, mom, dad, sister, aunt, Grandmas, Grandpa, Great-Grandmas

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  • Lisa - Oh my goodness. I love how it turned out. So many little treasures. What a special room and a special little girl.

  • bopha - Wow, what an amazing room. She will love hearing about all the special things and all the great stories behind them.

  • Rachel - It’s beautiful. It is a perfect combination of your eclectic style weaving in vintage DIY with family treasures, social justice, and of course, those crazy big brothers. It reminds me so much of you. I love how the room is a picture of the wonderful legacy passed down to your little girl. She has no idea what amazing things lie ahead for her……

  • Carrie Sowell - Wow! Wow! Wow! You are one busy girl whose imagination must never turn off! The room is amazing and perfectly you! We also can’t wait to meet this special little girl! Hope you’re doing well!

  • Katie - This room is perfect! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  • Courtney Connelly - The nursery is perfectly done as it reflects your family in every detail! Can’t wait to hold sweet baby girl!!!!

  • sheridan - Love it! You’ve created a beautiful room that holds very dear memories for you…how fun to walk in there each day!

  • patti - it’s just beautiful. now i want to redo my girls’ room! thanks for sharing!!

  • Jess - Megan told me about your blog a month ago or so. I have been reading ever since. I love the nursery. So beautiful and full of meaning and memories. And the Cora pin in the frame is awesome. It made me cry. I love the idea and may have to frame one somewhere in my house too. Thanks for sharing with me. Praying for a healthy little girl!

  • Shannon Phillips - I LOVE, I LOVE, I LOVE!!!! I didn’t think it was possible but it looks even better than when I saw it in person. She is one blessed little girl and she for sure has the coolest room I have ever seen!

  • crissy - I love this nursery! I think it’s great that it’s not like the cookie-cut nurseries that you normally see. I love the originality and just looking at your pictures…oh! that room just looks so inviting and lovely. Your baby girl is a lucky little thing. amazing.

  • Lauren - What a blessed little baby! Love the room! And, I love you!

  • erin conrad - so i’m not a big fan of nurseries. i can never get into the pastels of pink and blue and storks and noah’s ark. just not my thing. and i don’t have any kids yet but i like thinking about what i would like to do someday…anyway, this is hands down the MOST AMAZING nursery i have ever, ever seen. i am in love with every part of it. it is perfect. job well done! i can only hope someday that mine could be half this beautiful and wonderful.

  • Lisa JM - Oh my goodness! What an inspiring room. You are so fortunate to have so many talented people in your family. How special for your daughter that they have all contributed to her room! Did all the paper lanterns come from Michaels?

  • Lisa JM - sorry – i see that the lanterns came from the Martha Stewart Collection at Wal-Mart! So Fab!

  • tanya - Simply stunning. She will be the happiest little girl in the girliest of rooms. Precious.

  • Sarah - You have to share where that awesome light fixture came from…or at least how you took the seperate items and put them together! 🙂

    This baby has an amazing room!

  • meg duerksen - amazing ashley.
    serioulsy amazing.
    i want to paint my floors too.

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  • Emily Beaty - Loveeeee her room!!! WOW! That pallet bed is amazing; you are so creative. I love your style. 🙂

  • ashlee - a.m.a.z.i.n.g!!! thats all i can say!

  • Chrissy - This room is absolutely gorgeous! I love what you have hanging from the ceiling!! What exactly is hanging from the ceiling?? It’s so pretty and girly … my daughter would LOVE something like that. The bed … how smart! And awesome looking. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that the things in the room have such special meaning and came from people you love. Just wonderful … congrats on your little girl! Hope you go into labor soon!!! :o) (I was the 4th child … three brothers first … then me … my parents tried for another girl and ended up with another boy. So, one sister, four brothers. They were awful to me growing up but I’m so LUCKY I had them looking out for me during our teen years. Threatening any guy that wanted to date me. I hated it then but now I realize they save me sooo much heartache. So, good luck! Your little girl is a lucky girl!!! :o)))

  • Su Ling - absolutely gorgeous and inspiring

  • melanie - that is an AMAZING nursery you have created! i love the colors, the eclectic mix of vintage and whimsy and I especially LOVE that bed. my husband is under strict order to bring me home some pallets asap 🙂

  • Lori Danelle - I stumbled across your blog via Design Sponge. Love the palette day bed and may have to steal the idea.

    I’m commenting though because I love how you framed your Cora pin. I went to high school & church with Cora’s parents and continue to be shocked at how far their story has reached. I just might have to borrow this idea as well as a reminder for myself.

    Thanks for the peek into a beautiful room.

  • ten on tuesday » Kuntz Family - […] little girl, but still finds time to blog?  What!?!  You MUST check out her daughter’s nursery.  If I could pull this off in my house (Ryan would never agree) I’d do it in a heart beat.  […]

  • The New Nursery « Laurenmakes’s Weblog - […] new little girl. Not sure on if I’m allowed to share her pictures, so I’ll give you the link. Go look, I promise you won’t be […]

  • Gina D. - I absolutely LOVE this room. Thanks for sharing!

  • casey - Ashley,
    I look at your site all the time I’m addicted to it! YOur amazing! I love the decor of this room. Where did you get the cute chair!

  • Finishing vs. Starting « Ad Astra per Aspera - […] lantern chandelier for dining room (like this one) […]

  • Becky @ Farmgirl Paints - I’m in love. The bed is the coolest and the ceiling of adorable flowers and lanterns…just enchanting:)

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  • Iris - Hi Ashley, lovely room! Could you perhaps post some explanations of that fantastic thing hanging from the ceiling? BTW, did you know you have a reader from Israel?

  • SpiderWomanKnits - Oh golly. So much to love here! I really adore the old frame with the hankies. I am a vintage seller/collector and that is just a sweet way to display a collection! Thanks so much!

  • Terri Conrad - your room re-design is positively fabulous. love your site and your photography. blessings to you and your precious baby

  • Get Back Inc. « Salvaged Grace - […] reminds me of the awesome bed/palette in Baby Sister’s Nursery (which I’m just crazy […]

  • Silly Acorn - Darling! Did you use a twin mattress for your bed? So lovely.

  • Happy Site Friday - […] This girl’s room was featured a while back here and I am in love.  Her blog is amazing and check it out […]

  • Link Love on a Monday Morning | Gina G. Smith - […] this nursery gorgeous? I love the white floors! And what about her kitchen remodel? I’m telling you, this […]

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  • Molly Piper - I’ll hopefully be entering the girl world this August, with TWINS! We have 2 boys, and lost one daughter in 2007. So to say we’re excited is an understatement!

    Just wanted to tell you how lovely I think this room is. I just found out about the twins/girlness on Wed so haven’t made any decisions about the room. But this is beautiful and inspiring. Thanks!

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  • Kerry - What an incredibly beautiful and perfect nursery for a little girl. I love that it’s not your typical looking nursery, and that it’s girly but not over the top. Definitely something she can grow with…

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  • ANN - pls could you tell me how you did the white washed floors. well done.

  • Rustic Room Inspiration. « Li'l Magoolie - […] rustic charm of these rooms. How great are those beds made from old storage pallets? You MUST click here to look at the rest of the nursery and here for the boys’ room. Just beautiful. I so want […]

  • DIY Vellum Confetti Garland | So You're EnGAYged - […] coordinating our wedding? Using leftovers). Making garlands had already been on my to do list from this post of an awesome paper lantern and pom pom mish-mash.Materials1. Baker’s Twine 2. Vellum […]

  • My New Room « Hiddenescape - […] for the pallet bed, I got the idea from Ashley Ann’s Blog. She’s crazy talented. Thanks for the […]

  • Karla (LaPine) Swalve - Ashley,
    I came across your blog after seeing my friend Hannah this weekend and she told me so many good things, I had to see it for myself. I don’t know if you remember us, but we lived near you in Hawaii as Hannah and I were Dorm Managers for the BCM. I think Hannah stumbled across your blog by accident and not even knowing she knew you at first, instantly fell in love with your talent, creativity and family. I now am following your blog as well and am so amazed at how talented you are! I just love everything about your blog-it’s amazing. My husband and I are having a baby in the fall and I really love what you did with your girl’s nursery. I may have to copy a few ideas. 🙂 It’s good to see you guys and see how well you are doing! Your photography is absolutely breathtaking and I think I may now follow the DIY projects! I knew you were talented when we were in Hawaii but I never knew the full extent-amazing! Thanks for sharing so many helpful tips!Good to see you! Karla(LaPine)Swalve

  • lets do some hanging… « Claudia Bravo! - […] details make me oh-so happy. currently i’m lusting over these hanging handmade creations by ashley ann and wedding details by ashley […]

  • Christy - Love your nursery! What a creative and fun space! Can you please share how you made the hanging arrangement above the fabulous pallet bed? Love this hanging piece and all the colors!

  • Jeannie - love your daughters room! Were or were did you get that great rocking chair. Thanks for your time!

  • Fiona - Hi Ashley! I love this room. Where did you find the round accordion paper lanterns??

  • {DIY} Paper Lantern & PomPom Grouping - […] It’s no secret I love the room Ashley Ann created from her daughter, and this is another project that was borrowed from that room. […]

  • My Daddy’s Daughter - […] Ever since seeing this pallet bed over at Ashley Ann’s (this whole room makes me swoon!), I have become increasingly enamored […]

  • Toddler Pallet Bed - […] you know how I was talking about pallet furniture and mentioned this bed over at Ashley […]

  • Project & the Rabbit trail of blogs - […] bed as soon as a twin size bed is needed at our house! So Cute!!)On Ashely Ann’s blog she has pictures of her new little girl’s nursery. (Look closely, and you’ll even see a framed Cora pin. […]

  • amy - You are REALLY making me want to have a girl…this is bad…

  • A Few Of My Favorite: Re-do’s (2010) — The Lettered Cottage - […] HERE to read about Ashley Ann’s bright n’ bubbly bedroom […]

  • Rebekah - this is the most BEAUTIFUL room i think i have ever seen in my life.

    seriously. absolutely gorgeous.

  • Micah Smith - Where did you get the larger paper spheres? I know the white lace are Martha Stewart’s but I am having a tough time finding ones that are larger.

  • Fiona - Love the room and the lanterns….
    How have you attached them to the ceiling…

  • Lovin’ These Links | MeckMom.com - […] Under the Sycamore (this one isn’t Valentineish but it was the only post that made it on my facebook page last week – I love it) […]

  • Inspire Me Heather - You’ve got an amazing eye for colour and you make this room fabulous! I linked it to my nurseries project post too, it’s way too cool!

  • Michelle @ Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust - This room is so SA-WEET! It’s one of my favorites ever. Thanks for being so inspiring.

    Warmly, Michelle

  • [ l i f e + i n s p i r a t i o n ] | innocence, in a sense - […] out this barn door! And whatever room I can’t pick a color for… gets all of them. This nursery make me love pink and orange even more. While I’m not sure if I could ever bring myself to […]

  • DIY: « labors of love - […] bed 1, bed 2 […]

  • MamaOm » Blog Archive » loving this nursery - […] this and more images here […]

  • Roshima - Gorgeous! I wanted to know if you every nursed in that rocker and was it comfortable? I need to fit my baby girl in my room and the glider I have from when I nursed her brother is too big. Was wondering if this chair will be a comfortable option because the size looks just right.

  • Feelin’ It: Pink & Orange Boho | small shop [a brand styling studio] - […] seeing pink & orange boho style everywhere lately, but I am liking it. To start the week, I saw a beautiful vintage-y girl nursery; on Wednesday I was confronted by an entire newsstand of vibrant covers at Barnes & Noble; and […]

  • Crafty Kids: Tissue Pom Poms | Graco Pack & Play - […] the Sycamore where she has used these tissue pom poms along with paper lanterns in her precious baby girl’s room.  Ashley Ann’s blog also features a lot of DIY projects, good for parents and kids.  I love […]

  • five fabulous bloggers - […] nicole’s).  darn.  it makes me realize how lazy i am.  but if you need any inspiration for another girl’s room or how to spruce up your master bedroom, she has great ideas.  but now i feel like i’m a […]

  • Lyndsey - I love this room. I found the picture just under a google search, but it has given me ideas for at least two rooms I am struggling with. I love the color scheme of this room and am going to do the same in my little girls room. Where did you get your pink and yellow lantern balls, can I ask? Thanks for the inspiration. I am excited to see what comes of it.

  • the yellow house project : the guest room | the handmade home - […] executed oh-so brilliantly via under the sycamore, this frugal solution is a also a space saving one. Double bonus: could easily reside in […]

  • seattle mama - i’ve been admiring your stuff for a while now…love the boys room, love your photos, love your DIY and i love this girls room. question: when you pulled up the carpet, was it a big ordeal to then paint? did you reinstall new floors? looks amazing. thanks for the inspiration. i think we are going to make two pallet beds today since i can no longer find the ikea platform bed that you have in your boys room. i have to fit a baby, a boy and a girl into one room. should be fun!

  • Jess - OK, I know this post is from TWO YEARS ago, but please please tell me more about the pink, orange and white balls/lanterns/whatever they are hanging from the ceiling! I love how you clustered and hung them. How did you do it? Did you make them or buy them? If purchased, where? If made, how? Love this simple yet gorgeous room for your little sweetheart!!

  • Mara - Thank you for such amazing inspiration. It took me two years but I finally got around to pulling our daughter’s room together. I had Firecracker’s room in mind all along.

  • Joanna - Amazing! Now to boy-ify it for my son’s nursery!

  • Shawna - Is that an Eames rocking chair? I’m debating about getting a real one or a knock-off.

  • Sue Ann Richmond - Absolutely LOVE your little girl’s room. Just priceless all the treasures!

  • krista - Where did you find the curtains/fabric for the curtains? Also, the lacey lanterns and the confetti strand on the pomstyle pom poms?

  • Sarah dreher - I tried to scan these discussions and I still can’t find a link for the balls hanging from the ceiling. I know how to make the poms, but the accordian and lace balls??? Where are they from????

  • Handmade Nursery, Part Two | You Frill Me - […] was inspired by Ashley Ann to make the tissue poms, but made the idea my own with the addition of Japanese rice paper lanterns […]

  • Unique Framing Ideas - […] {ashleyannphotography.com} […]

  • Blood Orange « The Walk Up - […] (The wood palette bed, the granny square quilts, the joyous pom-pom ceiling display! Via Ashley Ann Photography.) […]

  • Amy Lou - http://southernbellesoulmountainbrideheart.blogspot.com/2012/03/fun-diy-mobileshabby-chic-chandelier.html

    Just want you to know you inspired me to make this for our future guest bedroom that will be Tiffany Blue, Black and White. Thanks for your awesomeness and creativity! 🙂

  • Nicole - where did you get the rocking chair?! i love it

  • Whirlwind Recap of Randomness - Our Family Journey - […] pom poms and lanterns are inspired by one of my favorite bloggers, Ashley from Under the Sycamore. The are fun, festive and feminine! I didn't think I could pull them off in any other room but […]

  • frank - this room looks great! i love the warm colours in this room. ahahaha i can see the black tin basket that you used in one of your diy projects =) i really like the white rocking chair, where from?

  • Reclaimed Wood DIY Possibilities : Its Overflowing - […] Pallet Repurposed {via} DIY Barn Wood Headboard {via}  White Washed Pallet Bed {via} Old Wooden Spool To New Library Table  {September ’11 Country Living} Pallet […]

  • Bouquet de lampions « Elodimoitout - […] enceinte et que je cherchais des idées de déco pour la chambre de Charlotte, je suis tombée sur ça puis sur ça. Mon père m’a bidouillé une installation pour que les boules en papier de riz […]

  • Tissue Paper Flower Pom-Pom for Above Olive’s Bed « Apples for Olive - […] I have finally gotten around to making my version of this (originally found here) lovely over-the-bed tissue paper pom-pom (canopy?) for Olive’s […]

  • Dannie - Hi, perfect decoration … 🙂 wondering how did you do those round paper lanterns – is there tutorial or ? Tnx

  • Leia - LOVE IT!!!!! Could you please tell us how you made that beautiful decoration on the ceiling? Thanks, it’s lovely.

  • Kate - The puffy pink and yellow globes are positively gorgeous!! Are they functional light fixtures? And wherever did you find the fuzzy pink balls?

    I ripped out the hideous 1980’s fan above my dining table, which looks out over the lake. I’d love to put something organic and surprising like this. Would welcome any process notes you’d be willing to share. It’s whimsical and lovely. Thank you for sharing your work!


  • Playful, pink, green and turquoise toddler room - […] I love the fun, festive color coordinated pom poms and lanterns that hang overhead. It was inspired by Ashley from  Under the Sycamore. […]

  • julie - can you please tell me where you found the variety of paper laterns you used. This room is amazing

  • lorenda - I found your blog on Oh So Pretty… I LOVE this room! I’m especially in love with what you’ve done with your paper lantern ceiling collage. Do you have any information/directions on what you did to pull that together? I haven’t seen paper lanterns with the flower petals before. Could you let me know where you found them or how you made them? I would love to put some in in my classroom!

  • Cerissa - To anyone looking for the pom pom balls: I found they are from Martha Stewart. Craft stores and Walmart sell them.

  • DIY {pallet reading bed for the nursery} » ashleyannphotography.com - […] For those following a link directly to this post, you can find pictures of the entire nursery HERE UPDATE: I recently found out the owner of the bed that inspired mine, check out her incredible site […]

  • TodaysMama.com - 7 Best Kids Bedroom Ideas - […]  Sometimes a room update requires a new bed, and those aren’t cheap. This adorable shabby-chic pallet bed with an old door as a headboard is especially adorable with the mismatched prints on top and coral […]

  • Mandy - Where did you find those beautiful white ruffled sheets under the quilt? My dad actually just made one of these amazing pallet beds for my little one thanks to this site! 🙂

  • Ashley Harris - Ashley! Not sure if you remember me from gymnastics in Tulsa. Ashley Hutsell. I found your blog from Kendra Jones. I have a picture of this room on one of my Pinterest boards for kids rooms. I am obsessed with the bed. What a small world that you did this. Love your work and seeing your beautiful family.

  • AshleyAnn - Ashley – of course I remember you! It is really fun to hear from you and that is so funny you had that pallet bed pinned! Thanks for leaving a comment!!

  • offTRACT:A collection of the BEST pallet projects - offTRACT - […] great looking bed can be found here  on the Under the Sycamore blog, along with other good-looking room ideas. I think this project […]

  • Amanda - I LOVE your site. You have amazing ideas and capture them beautifully.

    How did you hang your poof balls in such a tight neat cluster without any string showing?

  • Tre Cavil - Oh wow! So much creativity in this room. I definitely have to steal at least one idea for our home.

  • 57 Girls' Room Design : Tip & Photos - […] Photographer: Ashley Ann […]

  • DIY Furniture? - […] morning duties, getting lost in blogger world…. I have been inspired. PLEASE Check out Ashley Ann’s DIY lounge bed…. It is unbelievable. She was inspired by Pia Jane …. who created […]

  • Mary - did you use a standard size twin mattress.
    love the daybed

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