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Baby Boy’s Cozy Nursery


My husband and I wanted a super cozy nursery that we wouldn't mind spending time in. And boy, did we spend our fair share of hours pacing that floor and hanging out in the glider! We're now planning our second baby's nursery and moving onto E's big boy room, so I thought I would finally share!

Design Inspiration

The linen crib bumper, which is part of the "Forest" set by Dwell Studio.

Decorating Style

In constant crisis!

Project Details

We had many wonderful family members and friends pitch in to build furniture, paint the canvases, make the curtains, etc.  That was amazing!  

Crib - Craigslist, Ragazzi Sleigh Crib.  We bought the crib, a glider, and a changing table for $200.  I sold the other two pieces and actually made money by buying the crib!

Glider - "Rena" by Best Chair, a gift from my parents

Dresser - Hemnes from Ikea

Cube storage piece - I found this exact piece made out of cypress wood at Pottery Barn Kids, and it was somewhere around $1,500.  I showed my father-in-law a picture and gave him the dimensions I wanted, and he made it.  It's perfect for us!

Branch side table - Home Goods

Flokati rugs - Home Goods

Curtains - custom made by a friend as a gift, fabric was purchased for $4/yard.

Curtain rod - Lowe's, gift from my Nana

Glass ball lamps - JC Penney.  I bought them when they were 50% off.

Mobile - World Market

Bedding - "Sky Forest" by Dwell Studio.  I fell in love with this and then found out that it had been discontinued.  I finally found it at a baby boutique several hours away.  

 Canvases - I photographed my three favorite trees on the bumper, and then a great friend painted each on on a canvas.  I'm so grateful for amazing friends!

Favorite Items

My favorite practical item is the glider.  We also ended up loving the crib as it was, which we bought off of Craigslist very early on and planned on painting.  

On the flip side, my least favorite item in the room is the ceiling fan.  I wanted a modern pendant, but living in Charleston where it is super hot and unbearably humid, we felt that the fan was necessary for that house and more specifically, that room, which was over the garage.  Believe me, our baby girl will not be getting a ceiling fan!  


So cliche, but find one piece you love!  

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  3. avatar Leahburkett says:

    I was admiring your beautiful nursery and then realized I know you! Lived down the road in OTP. Haha, anyway, beautiful nursery. I’m browsing this site looking for ideas for our little one.

  4. avatar parsons says:

    do you happen to know what your wall color is? it is a great chocolate brown!!

  5. avatar says:

    Thank you for posting these! I have been on the fence about brown walls, our guest room currently has the same shade of brown that I love and we are converting this to our babies room. After seeing these I now feel great about keeping the color! Nicely done!

  6. avatar stacey crew says:

    I’ve always loved chocolate and how a light color pops to the forefront. What a great use of space, function and style! Eli’s a lucky boy!

  7. avatar Recreate says:

    Classy and elegant. At first glance, I thought everything here was pricey. I was even shocked to find out your crib was a Craigslist find and that friends pitched in. You all did a marvelous job!

  8. avatar BuenaMano says:

    I agree. This nursery looks expensive. Everything’s so well put together. You just proved that you don’t have to bore holes into your pockets to come up with a luxurious looking room like this,

  9. avatar butterscotch says:

    This room sure does look warm and cozy! I adore the colors you used. Very classy. I’m sure your second baby will love this room too.

  10. avatar alicebilyeu says:

    Adorable!  I don’t know if that’s the right word, but I absolutely LOVE everything about this room!  Can’t wait to see your next creation. :)