Guest Post by Hope, Longing and Life

As soon as I saw Jennifer’s baby’s nursery, I knew I wanted her to share it with my readers.  My favorite is the wall with all the letters!  Take it away, Jennifer!

Hello Everyone! My name is Jennifer and I blog over at Hope, Longing, and Life . I am a stay at home Mom with two wonderful children on earth and one angel in heaven. When I am not playing with the kiddos, I love to dabble in home decor. I am an absolute amateur, but it is a fun hobby! Needless to say, I was thrilled when Kristy asked me to give you a tour of Tripp’s room, our baby boy.

Little girls and all things girly are my comfort zone, so when we found out we were having a boy, I had to really look for inspiration. Since their toys are primary colors, I decided to embrace it and go with a bright room with punches of red.  We wanted to create a fun masculine room that Tripp could grow into. The idea was to keep most of it crisp and clean while having fun with some whimsy too.

Biggest challenges for this room: 
- Furniture placement
- Window is not centered in the room.

The first thing I found was the Glenna Jean Dot Fabric. I loved the polka dot, masculine colors, and the bright red. My favorite part of the room is the Alphabet wall. It was the "splurge" in this budget friendly nursery and it was worth it.


Below is a view from the front door looking in. We did floor to ceiling faux panels in indoor/outdoor fabric. Perfect for little boy durability! The glider has been recycled from all of our kids and worked great in here too. It is accented with homemade organic quilt and a furry pillow from Homegoods. Wall color is misty gray from Sherwin Williams.


The dresser is from Ikea, but has been dressed up with vintage faucet valves for hardware.


Then there is the red painted crib! It was our daughters old sleigh crib from Pottery Barn. We painted it with a sprayer. It received a light sanding and a few coats of tinted primer. It then took 9 coats of red paint to get it just right! The crib skirt is Glenna Jean Cooper fabric. The red paint is STOP from Sherwin Williams.


Above the crib are embroidery hoops filled with fabrics from the room and as well as some that Tripp’s Dad picked out, including baseball, underdog, and camouflage.


Below are the letters!!! They are my favorite part. I would love to say that I made them, but I can’t take credit. If you have a lot of time and don’t have a toddler or a huge pregnant belly, these could be a fun DIY project. I ordered mine from "A work in Progress" on Etsy.


Next, you can see the daybed and Letter wall. I have put a daybed in all of the nurseries and it works out so well. It is a great place to sleep on those rougher nights or an extra place for guests. My favorite part about it is that the room is ready to go once the child outgrows the nursery and needs it to be toddler friendly. Just remove the crib and glider, bring in an art table, and VOILA…room converted! The daybed is an old army issue bed from Craigslist also painted the same red of the crib. The back pillows are from Ikea. The rest are custom made by Richard’s Mom.


The book shelf and zigzag shelves, and red rug are from Ikea. The plaque is from a craft mall that I just happened upon. It could also be a DIY project with wood and stencils. Mr Tripp already loves his paci, so I am glad to have a whole jar ready to go for him!


Thanks so much for sharing your baby’s nursery with us.  It’s gorgeous. 



  1. Great nursery!! Love the alphabet wall and curtains!

  2. Kristy, I am absolutely smitten with your blog!!!! It is delicious! Jennifer, I’ve never seen a nursery I love as much as this one! It rocks! Everything about it is crazy cool. I am featuring this at tonight! Grab my “featured” button.

  3. I think I audibly gasped when I saw her lovely nursery…All that bold red and the lovely alphabet, color me impressed! Bravo on a gorgeous nursery, Jennifer, what a lucky little guy! (c:

  4. This is the most perfect big boy and baby boy blend I have seen since Jenna Lyons nursery back in the good old Domino Mag days! Love the letters and the red beds, HOT!

  5. Do you know what size of letter you ordered? Thanks

    • This was a guest post, so this isn’t my home. You’re probably more likely to get an answer if you go to her blog and post there. Good luck!

  6. Hey!
    Love the alphabet wall!! Where did you get the set?

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