Atypical Peter Pan Nursery | Featured Real Room

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An eclectic mix of modern, vintage, organic elements, textures and prints — this baby room is full of whimsy fun details and decor accessories that speak to this new mama’s heart —like the rocking chair grandma-to-be used when she was a new mom! And everything in the room, from furniture to paint supplies, was done for under $1,500!

Child’s Name: Amron (pronounced Ahm-rhun)
Child’s Age: 5 months
Location: Madison, Wisconsin

What was your inspiration for the room?
Everything evolved from an orange and white trimmed antique dresser I found online. I was disappointed with the quality of the piece but couldn’t get the concept out of my head nor find another like it —so I decided to make it myself by refinishing a craigslist dresser. From there, I chose fabrics and began to notice a theme in my accessory choices. I was actually picking items that could be related to my favorite Disney movie, Peter Pan. So, I ran with it. I didn’t want the room ever to be too “themey,” so I used subtle touches from the movie to create what I hoped would give a more authentic than cheesy feel and a room my son could enjoy for years to come.

Describe your decorating style.
Eclectic. I love mixing thrift store finds with modern pieces and always adding natural elements into a room. A room should always be fun and have elements of surprise!

Favorite Items:
– Star Light: I love the glow and how the shapes from it dance on the ceiling.
– My self-made closet: The room didn’t have a closet, so I converted an old bookshelf into one by adding a dowel, painting it, adding vintage wallpaper to the inside backing and used baskets to organize bibs, socks and receiving blankets. The storage was SO needed!
– My canopy concoction: I had dreams of a tall, bold canopy running up the wall of the nursery. I created a canopy by using a wall bracket from Anthropologie and a couple of yards of fabric. The canopy gives a soft baby feel to a nursery that is far from babyish. It makes me happy every time I tuck my little man in.

Advice for mamas-to-be in the process of putting together their nurseries.
Love every piece you put in a room. There’s no need to fill up space or purchase something that you don’t love. If you fill a room with items you adore —down to the last accessory— the room will always make you happy. This should help people that struggle with design because you’d be surprise at how items you love individually usually sing a melody together!

Room Resources.
Most of the small accessories are discount store finds and I made the bedding, changing pad cover, pillow and rocking chair cushions myself.

Rug: Hopscotch rug from CB2
Crib: Babyletto Modo 3-in-1 crib

A big thanks to Jessica of Wispy House for sharing her nursery with us. Be sure to check out her blog for all of her DIY projects and tutorials!

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About Nicole @ Chic & Cheap Nursery

Nicole is the founder/editor of and mom of a 6-year-old princess. She has a B.A. in Architecture and a passion for design—nursery design to be precise!


  1. I love the lighting in the room. Can you please tell me where you found your ceiling light fixture? Thanks!

    • That is called a Moravian Star Lantern/Light Fixture. Google Shopping can bring you all kinds of price ranges. I have seen colored ones at Ross Stores for 25.00, and I have seen big brass and beveled ones from upwards of 248.00. Amazon is a good bet, good variety and pretty reasonable. Good hunting!

  2. Wondering what is holding the crib canopy up? It seems as though it may be a rod iron fixture from the wall. Any details would be greatly appreciated!

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