DIY Neutral Baby Boy Nursery

  • Main View from door1/18
  • Pom Pom Mobile2/18
  • Baby View of mobile3/18
  • Handmade Quilt4/18
  • Seating Area5/18
  • DIY Paper Mache Elephant6/18
  • Reading Area7/18
  • Ikea Kitchen Cart Shelves8/18
  • DIY Scooter Rocker9/18
  • Owl Obsession10/18
  • DIY Graphics11/18
  • Owl Light Switch12/18
  • Essentials hidden and organized in closet13/18
  • Changing Area14/18
  • Organizing Bins15/18
  • Ikea Shoe Organizer for handy essentials16/18
  • Baby Clothes17/18
  • Diapering Area18/18
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Description

Most of the items in this room were homemade and furniture was used from around the house or purchased used and repurposed.

Design Inspiration

I wanted something neutral that could be changed out easily when he gets older, yet wanted to have some boyish colors represented.

Project Details

DIY Pom Pom Mobile Inspiration - http://emilyshares.blogspot.com/2011/02/fabric-pom-pom-tutorial.html DIY Paper Mache Elephant Inspiration - http://www.lilblueboo.com/2012/04/paper-mache-animal-heads-a-tutorial.html DIY Scooter Rocker (made by my mother) - http://ana-white.com/2012/08/scooter DIY Art (art designed by me and frame created and built by me) - http://www.stephenandjessika.com/2012/06/nursery-colors.html

Advice

We (okay probably more me - my husband just supports what I want!) wanted to have a nice nursery but things are so expensive. I came up with a design concept early in the pregnancy and bought big items each month to spread the cost out. I also was very flexible with what we purchased. For example, I wanted a bright white crib but I had originally planned for a more ornate crib. However, when I found this one on Craigslist, unopened/never used for $60, the savings were worth it. There were some ideas I wasn't willing to find an alternate so I figured out a way to make what I had in my mind on my own. This was especially true for the large elephant head, I just had to have. I couldn't find anything like it so I found inspiration from a blog I found on Pinterest to paper mache one on my own! Also, I really wanted to have an open room with plenty of space on the floor for the little one to play. I also wanted to reduce clutter but babies have a lot of "essential" items that need to be stored somewhere so using the closet helped to achieve that look but keep everything organized.

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    Love the earth-toned fabric pompoms! It’s a fresh new take on pompoms as room decor and definitely better than the bright-colored ones made of tissue paper.

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    My faves has got to be that DIY graphic artwork in a frame, the shabby chic owl light switch, and the fabric pompoms.

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