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Charlie’s Nursery

October 13, 2023

Sarah Randall

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We're so glad you're here! We've been transforming spaces together for the past five years and slowly renovating our own 1950's home. Join us as we create a home we love!

Hi, we're Jake and Sarah

Charlie’s nursery is all done! Here’s everything we did to customize his room and make it special for him:

Trim Work

I originally was inspired by this photo from Crate & Kids:

When I saw this, I knew I had to do this navy trim with the oak floors! I just love the warmth of the wood up against the dark cool tone. Fortunately, the walls in here were already white. So I built some window trim out of 1×3 primed pine, and painted the door, window trim, and baseboards (5.5″) all in the same color as our kitchen cabinets: Railings by Farrow & Ball in estate eggshell.

Ordered Furniture

I ordered the furniture from this Leanne Ford x Crate collection. It was hard to pull the trigger on all new furniture (pricey!), but then I remembered that my family had the furniture set from our room as little girls for years and years. I wanted to purchase quality pieces so they last for many years to come! This crib also converts to a toddler bed with this toddler rail. I already had this rug, and really loved how it pulled in the navy and gold.

Window Treatments

I can’t say enough about these custom shades from Amazon. They took about a month to arrive, but they are incredible! The pinstripe design is so cute, and they are full blackout shades, so Charlie can sleep in here even in the middle of the day. So well-made!


I found that little iron anchor piece at an antique store, and thought it was perfect for hanging up his towels or little robes to dry!


We also had to have some electrical work done. Previously, the room had only one wall sconce and no overhead lighting. Jake actually added the ceiling light himself by climbing up into the attic and fishing wire through the wall. We decided that we wanted two sconces instead of one, and we did end up hiring that job out to a professional. It cost $350 to have the second light put in on the right side. It has been incredible for late-night-feeds, reading before naptime, etc, to have these dimmable sconces.


I found some really cute vintage digital files from Etsy and had them printed locally. They are all linked at the bottom of this post! I love this method, because they are only a few dollars, and so easy to swap out whenever we want a change.

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Before we started any of this, we built out Charlie’s closet! Post coming soon. 😉


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