We were so excited when we found out we were having a boy! I’m really not into the traditional baby blue thing and I wanted to stray from the traditional color palette, so I chose orange, grey, and brown. It was also important that the nursery was one of a kind and super unique so we did a lot of refinishing and creative thinking.
I was inspired by the love of natural looking items, DIY projects and the vibrant color of orange
I love natural, unique, and a minimalist look.
We are really excited about our nursery design the only furniture that was bought new was the crib, polar bear rocker, and glider everything else was refurbished or hand-made.
The dresser is one of my favorites it was an antique find from Good Will. My husband cleaned it up and fixed the broken parts. The changing table on top was a hand-me-down which we repainted and attached to the top of the dresser. Because the changing table was not a standard size we ordered a custom pad and cover.
The grey diaper caddy on the side is great; it holds a fair amount of diapers and has a little place for the wipes.
The orange book shelf was a 50 dollar treasure from an antique store! It was in pretty rough shape so we sanded it down, added a few coats of paint and distressed the wood. I love it! The orange baskets were on sale at Hobby Lobby.
The hanging book shelves we constructed out of wooden palates that we picked up from a warehouse. My husband built them using DIY instructions from the internet. Then we stained them to match the bottom of the crib and the dresser. I really like these shelves because I don’t have to worry about heavy books slipping off them and bopping the baby on the head.
The dog prints behind the crib, are special to me. I found three silhouettes that looked similar to our three favorite furry friends (our dogs). I then had friends of ours that own a print shop print and stretch the canvas around a frame. Oh and a wonderful designer at Alphagraphics printing made sure the colors and silhouettes looked just perfect before sending them off to print. You can find canvas printers on-line and customize your prints too.
Some of the art hanging behind the orange storage shelf is very special to us. The horse and the bird where both painted my husbands late Grandfather. We duplicated the pictures at a local print shop. I love mix and match frames so I went to Michael’s and picked through the sale frames.
The pinwheel mobile we hand-made out of some fun scrap book paper and wooden dowels. There is tons of DIY pinwheel mobile instruction on-line. It cost only 5 dollars and took about 20 minutes to make.
The Crib is from Wal-Mart online! I know Wal-Mart! It was only $300.00 and I think it’s really well made and does not look cheap, it is a great option if you are looking for a modern style crib.
The gilder is the Gus Sparrow, and I absolutely love it. http://www.gusmodern.com/products1/chairs/sparrow-glider/sparrow-glider.shtml
The rug is West Elm’s sweater rug and what a perfect name because it feel just like a soft sweater. http://www.westelm.com/products/sweater-rug-r717/
The Netto Polar Bear Rocker was so cute I could not pass it up!
My favorite item is the hand-made hanging book shelves. They are super unique and very natural looking.
Shop the thrift and antique stores, if you are looking for a less cookie cutter style nursery you have to get creative!