August’s Nautical Nursery

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Here is August's Nautical Nursery. Mostly hand-made and DIY projects collaborated to make this nursery come together!

Design Inspiration

August's is surrounded by people who love the water! His mom and dad met in high school as lifeguards at a local public beach, his grandparents on one side live on a lake, his grandpa and great grandpa on the other side sailed all around the Caribbean on the Caroline, and that is where the rescue tube came from that hangs on August's wall.

Decorating Style

Nautical, bright, clean!

Project Details

The "Caroline" rescue tube was from Great Grandpa Sheldon's sail boat. The table next to the glider was painted and robe was wrapped around the rungs to make shelves. The dresser changing table was purchased at Savers thrift store and painted yellow and distressed. The bedding and crib are from target.

Crib: Target

Bedding: Target

The custom glider was designed by Grandpa Greg and made at Becker Furniture.

Changing Pad Cover: Amazon

Paddle on Wall: Gordmans:

The 2 sailboats on the shelf are from the great grandpas. The metal one sat on mom's grandpa's desk and dad built the wooden one with his grandpa when he was a boy.

Vintage World Map: Amazon

The Welcome Aboard Life Ring is from Amazon and the mirror from Michaels Craft Store is just glued to the back.

Rope Lamp: Target

Stuffed Whale: Shower Gift

The "Poop Deck" sign hanging above the changing table was made with hot glue, rope, cardboard and gold paint.

Stuffed Shrimp: Etsy

The burlap curtains came from a store called Discount 70 in Columbia Heights, MN.

Mom made the mobile out of felt, sticks, cotton balls, and twine.


Favorite Items

All the family heirlooms are so great, they mean something to us and we can remember those grandpas when we look at them!


We looked on project nursery and then adapted our favorite ideas to things that we already had. We had a tight budget with this nursery so it was fun to make things, like the dresser, the small stool/table, the mirror, the "poop deck" sign, and the mobile. We saved a lot of money that way. It is amazing what you can do with a few coats of paint and a hot glue gun!

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