Hampton’s Nautical Nursery

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A diy nautical nursery for sweet baby Hampton.

Design Inspiration

My inspiration for the room was the beach. We recently relocated to Georgia from Charleston, South Carolina and wanted to bring a piece of the beach with us :)

Decorating Style

I try to diy just about everything.

Project Details

The chair was a recovering project that my mother in law helped me with for our first son's nursery. I found the chair on cl for $15!

The curtains are made from drop cloth and I added rope trim and back tabs to polish them off. I painted dock cleats from Walmart and added rope from Lowes to tie them back.

The crib was a cl find for $60. It was brown wood so I painted and distressed it. I also changed the crib so that it wasn't drop-side anymore, for safety purposes. The crib sheet was made by me using fabric from Hobby Lobby. The crib skirt was "made" by laying two drop cloths in opposite directions the pinning them in the middle under the mattress. This way, I can adjust the length depending on the level the mattress is adjusted to.

The bookshelf is an entire shipping crate that I had my hubby add bottoms to for the books.

The bedding, on the actual bed, is a duvet set from Ikea. I made the whale pillow with drop cloth and some extra fabric I already had. I made the bed skirt with, you guesses it, drop cloth! :)

The dresser and "changing dresser" were cl finds that I distressed, as well.

Favorite Items

My favorite item is the crib


Don't be discouraged when you see a room you love and don't think you can afford it! I diy just about everything and feel that if you think outside of the box you can have a nursery that is one of a kind and much more meaningful than one picked out of a catalog! Also, start early and finish on time! Projects aren't fun when you're pressed for time. Besides, being pregnant is exhausting enough! Start early, take your time and enjoy the process!

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