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Nursery Reveal!

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  • February 15, 2013

It’s here, it’s here! Finally time to show you guys the nursery, wahoo!!! We’ve spent the last 3 months getting everything together and I am SO happy with the outcome.

Way back when, I shared our plan for the nursery and how we were going to give it an outer space feel as inspired by this mood board from LayBabyLay.


I don’t want to keep you all waiting anymore…let’s dive right into the good stuff: the pictures!





I made the crib skirt using this tutorial from YHL. Wanna know a secret? There was no sewing involved!



Obviously there will be a changing pad on the changing table…hoping to pick it up at our baby shower this weekend!




The ‘3’ was the same one we used in this picture to announce our pregnancy to our families.


Some of the little details in the room are my favorite. For example, check out this adorable nightlight:




This is the view sitting in the glider..the futon will serve as extra seating and an extra place for guests to sleep. We also intend to flank the large print with pictures of our little man once he gets here. And yes, some of you readers might be getting your first peek at his name 😉


I designed this print myself and had it printed at Staples. I am totally in love with how it turned out!

Now that this room is complete, I cannot WAIT to bring home our little dude. And we have our first baby shower tomorrow, so I’m totally pumped!

I’ll be back on Monday with a cost breakdown and source list (if there’s something in particular you’re wondering about, please let me know!) Until then, have a great weekend lemon-droppers!

Linking up at Home Stories A to Z, Thrifty Decor Chick, View Along The Way, Tatertots & JelloDesign, Dining, + Diapers

  • Jill

    It looks amazing, Dacia. Like a professional designer did it! But less cold and more loving.
    A perfect home for Roarke!

  • Taylor de Sa

    Fabulous job! I love all the little details but I think the planet wall is my favourite!

  • jackie jade

    this turned out great! nice work! i love this theme – it is so fun and that changing table is so cute too. where did you get that futon? we’re thinking of getting something similar to double for seating/extra sleeping space.

    • Dacia

      It was from Target! Unfortunately, I can’t find the link for it anywhere online but it’s the same style as the Union Faux Leather Futon that you can find on their website. That one is a bit more expensive than ours, though.

  • Kerry

    Great job, Dacia!! Bring him home?? Girl, just have that baby right at home in his adorable room!!! Ok, maybe not. But I LoVeD having my younger littles at home vs. my hospital births. I know – I’m not the norm. Have a relaxing last couple weeks or whatever home stretch you’re in… Enjoy anticipating your little one : )

    • Dacia

      Ha, thanks Kerry! I think I’d be too nervous to attempt a home birth, but I know several people who’ve done it!

  • Dad

    Looks great, Hon! I’m very eager to see Roarke in it! Love you!

  • Jenny @ DIY Newlyweds

    Wow, the nursery is gorgeous, you did such a wonderful job! I can’t get over your solar system wall, it is fantastic. Your little boy will love it! I had to feature it on my blog today!

    • Dacia

      Aww, thanks for the love Jenny! Can’t wait to see what you do for your little one 😉

  • Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

    I love how your nursery turned out! Every single detail is perfect! I am taking notes! I can’t wait to decorate my little ones nursery! :o) Thank you for linking up at the Inspiration Gallery!

    • Dacia

      Thanks, Jaime! Decorating a nursery is SO much fun!!

  • raquel

    i can’t believe baby Roarke is almost here!!! you have done an amazing job with the room!!! you are such a crafty mama!

  • Whitney

    So adorable! Awesome job! I love that it has been a family affair all along the way. 🙂 I love the paint colors and that adorable lamp next to the chair. And the staging on your shelves was just perfect. I can’t wait for your sweet little boy to get here!!

  • Lauren

    Just stopping by to invite you to my link party. I would love it if you would link up your nursery. It looks fabulous. Great job. Thanks.

  • Anja

    So pretty! And also educational! Love it =)

  • Alex @ northstory

    Came across you on Tater Tots and Jellos Link up party! I still remember doing science projects on the solar system as a kid so I love this room. I want the Vader light for myself.

    • Dacia

      I know, right?! Is it weird that the nightlight is one of my favorite things in the room??

  • michelle@somedaycrafts

    I LOVE this room! The planet wall is my favorite! My son would love a room like this! I am featuring it at

  • Korrie@RedHenHome

    That is the cutest, cleverest, COOLEST baby room I’ve seen in many a moon! (That’s my little joke.) Terrific job!

    • Dacia

      Haha, don’t worry I love a good corny joke!

  • Barbara

    I love the wall! This is such an adorable, unique room!

  • Jen @ Eat. Sleep. Make.

    I love it wow, what a unique room. I absolutely love all the planets and colors!

  • Tiffany @ BabyList

    Love this so much I can’t even stand it!!

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  • Jess @ Spool and Spoon

    OH my! I love it… especially the focal wall! My husband even peeked over my shoulder and said how great this is. He’s got a slight thing for outer space and despite having a nursery planned for our future daughter, the likelihood is that we’ll have a boy and this is the perfect inspiration for us. Thanks for sharing!

  • Megan

    Love the nursery. That wall is too cute. I am actually working on a Robot/Space themed nursery for number 3 and am also a midwest blogger. A planet mobile is on my must buy list. I have been thinking about the one at PBKids. I was wondering where yours was from.

    • Dacia

      Ours is from PBKids! I posted the source list for everything today if you want to take a look!

  • Gretchen@BoxyColonial

    Just saw your feature on Tatertots and Jello…and, wow–I LOVE this room! That solar system wall is amazing. Loving the name art (cute name, btw!) and the vintage space art.

  • Nancy Pfeifer

    WOW! This is a-mazing! I hope you stop by to link-

  • Runt

    The room looks great and I love that your theme is something different, definitely not something typical. I LOVE the wall. Great job! And congratulations!!

  • Havalah

    I seriously, seriously LOVE everything about this room. I really want to do it for our little guys now

  • the cape on the corner

    how amazing! your little one will be super happy here!

  • Michelle DuPuis

    Super cute! I love the wall!!

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  • Lorie

    I am in LOVE with the nursery! You did an amazing job and it is beyond cute!

  • Lorie

    PS – I am featuring your nursery on my site tomorrow!!

    • Dacia

      Thank you Lorie! And thanks for stopping by!!

  • Alese

    I love this space! Especially the planet wall! That is so stinking cool! Great work! I blog over at Every Friday I feature a fellow crafter. I would love to feature you and this project in an upcoming Friday. If you are interested please let me know

  • Ana

    I love this theme! And I love how you made it modern and fun at the same time. Bravo!

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  • Elaine - visual meringue

    Awesome nursery! Great job 🙂 Really cool concept and amazing execution. Love it. FYI – I came across your blog from the change table feature over on ‘better after today’ (and my yellow dresser is featured right below yours!) Fun stuff. New follower alert!

    • Dacia

      Thanks Elaine! Your yellow dresser turned out great!!

  • Paw-paul

    Wow! Looks like better homes and gardens. All we need now is Roarke.

  • sondra

    Stopped by from A to Z, and wanted to tell you how much I love your nursery design! The planet wall is great and everything looks so fresh and ready for your little one! Thanks for letting me have a look! We are planning on the planet wall for our grandson who is 4. I didn’t think about embroidery hoops for the planets! Great idea!

  • Kate

    I absolutely LOVE this nursery!!! I even think it could be an adorable little boys room as well!! My 7 year old would love it!! You really did an amazing job!! Even my husband would love this!! He is a huge star trek fan though so I’d probably have to throw in the star trek symbol somewhere lol Im definitely going to use this for inspiration!! We are going to start trying for another baby in the next couple months and if we get a boy I’m def going to attempt to do a nursery like this!! And if we get a girl I’ll just do my 7 year olds room like this lol
    Congrats on your little one and once again great job!!

  • Kate

    PS~ Great job picking out Grey’s that turned out grey!! We just recently redid our bathroom and it took us three tries before I got a true grey!! The first looked grey in container and in rolling pan then went on and dried slate blue!!! The second was a lighter grey and went on a white,grey,powder blue mess of a color!! lol We finally learned after the second gallon and bought two sample sizes before choosing our final color lol

    • Dacia

      Thank you, Kate! Yes, I think grey is the definitely the hardest paint color to get always look so different in the can versus on the wall!! Hopefully you can find another use for the colors that didn’t turn out so well. Thanks again for stopping by 🙂

      • Molly

        I love the paint color. Do you by chance know what colors these are that you used?

        • Dacia

          Hi Molly! The light gray is Rocky Bluffs by Valspar, lightened by 25%. The darker gray is Semi Sweet, also by Valspar!

  • Ceci Bean

    What a darling nursery! Love it from concept to completion!

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  • Stephanie Littlefield

    This is stunning!! It’s so creative, unique…I love that. I have twin boys that are 10 months old. For now they are sharing our bedroom but we are hoping to move within the year and I would love to do something similar for their room. How did you determine the proper sizes for the planets’ proportions? What about the designs for painting the planets? You and your family did an amazing job. Good luck with the new baby!!

    • Dacia

      Thank you, Stephanie! As far as the planet sizes, I just googled around for a diagram of all the planet sizes relative to each other and winged it from there! And that’s just fabric inside the hoops, no painting required..super easy!!

  • Natasha

    Do you have instructions somewhere on your site on how to set up the wall with the planets? How did you attach them? What are they made of?

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  • nikki

    Hi…I love the wall. How did you make it?

  • Suzanne in NW IL

    Visiting from Sherry’s post on YHL! Awesome nursery and CONGRATS! What a lucky lad you are having! Love the poster you had made up at Staples… I recognize the crown as one from Graphicsfairy, too! 🙂
    Smiles, Suzanne in NW IL

    • Dacia

      You got it, Suzanne! Gotta love free graphics!!

  • kristin e

    Love the nursery! Where did you get your crib? Looking for something just like this for our little girl!

    • Dacia

      We got it at Babies R’s the Bassettbaby Ava 4-in-1 crib 🙂

  • Liz

    Could you give me the name of the paint you used for the changing table?
    Thank you!

    • Dacia

      Hi, Liz! It’s ‘Macaw’ by Behr!

  • Manda Wolf

    That is really cool, I can’t wait to show my hubby he is going to geek out like a 6 year old!

  • Amber

    We bought our house in 2011. Our son decided before we bought the house that he wanted a space room. Picked up a fan by Hunter that is a space fan. The bedding and canvas prints on the wall are from Target’s space line. I love the solar system on the wall in your nursery. What are the two gray paint colors you used? I am painting his room this week! Great job and I am totally in love with the nursery.

    • Dacia

      Thanks, Amber! The lighter gray is ‘Rocky Bluffs’ by Valspar (I got it lightened by 25%), and the darker gray is ‘Semi Sweet’ also by Valspar.

  • Lori

    I love your nursery, great job on the solar system wall! Can you share where you purchased the rug and curtains from?

    • Dacia

      Hi Lori! The rug was purchased from and the curtains were just plain navy curtains from Target that I embellished. You can get the details here!

  • brianne

    how did you do the solar system? I love it! I can’t find a tutorial on line anywhere….?

  • Jonathan Encarnacion

    I was inspired by your idea and decided to do my son’s nursery with a solar theme. Making the pinstripes try to curve was tough however. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Dacia

      You’re welcome, Jonathan! Thanks for stopping by!!

  • Lenora

    Hey there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before
    but after checking through some of the post I realized it’s new to me.
    Anyhow, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back frequently!

    • Dacia

      Aww, thank you Lenora! So glad you stopped by!!

  • Mrs. Squirrel

    Thank you for sharing — my 6 year old wants a space bedroom, and I’m going to try and do something similar!! Amazing job! And again, thank you for sharing how you achieved it!!

  • Robin

    Hi Dacia,

    I love your nursery. I’m decorating a friend’s nursery and trying to duplicate the solar system featured in your room. I’ve purchased embroidery hoops for the planets but I’m having difficulty finishing the edges. I don’t want the frayed fabric edges to show. What’s the secret…. if you don’t mind sharing.


    • Dacia

      I cut the fabric big enough so that there was excess all around the hoop, and then once I had the hoop locked down, I trimmed down the excess and used fabric glue to adhere it to the inside of the hoop. Hope that helps!

  • Kara barrett

    I am searching rugs and can’t find the rug. Do you have the name of the rug??? I LOVE it. Thx

    • Dacia

      Unfortunately, I no longer see it for sale on their site. If you search ‘star trellis’, you’ll see a few similar options.

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    I want to do my baby room like this. Can you send detail instructions on the solar system mural.

    • Dacia

      Hi Lauren, you can get the details for the mural wall here.

  • Elizabeth

    Hello, I can’t find the rug for sale anywhere. I have fallen in love with it. If it is no longer in use in your household, would you be willin to sell as used and ship. If you do, consider me. I would really love this rug and I would pay for shipping! Thank you! Contact me at

    • Dacia

      Hi Liz! Thanks so much for inquiring – we are still using the rug in our son’s room, unfortunately. If that ever changes, I’ll let you know!!

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  • Eva

    Hello! I came across your blog and love your nursery! We are planning to replicate for our third sons room! I just had a quick question about the sub- how did you do this? Did you have a stencil or just hand dream? Look forward to hearing from you!

    • Dacia

      Hi Eva! I’m not sure what you mean about the sub?

  • Krista

    Hello! Where did you get the curtains from? Love them!

    • Dacia

      Hi Krista! They were just navy blue curtains from Target that I added stars to – you can see more here!

  • Corey

    How did you paint the curved lines on the wall? That looks impossible!

  • Gemma

    Wow!! Love this so much, great job!!

  • Kelly Smith

    Hi!! How did you make the planets/planet wall? We are inspired & looking to do something similar! So amazing!!!

    • Dacia

      Hi Kelly! You can check out all the details on that here:

  • Alyssa

    The nursery looks amazing. I am featuring this if you don’t mind.

  • Natalie Lawrence

    I am so thankful I found you on Pinterest! You have given us so many ideas that aren’t as the popular norm nowadays. Will definitely copy (and please take it as a compliment) your wonderful ideas.

    You have definitely made my space theme baby room ideas come to life and am so grateful you posted this and shared it with us all.

    Muchas gracias!!
    Live long and prosper.

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