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Colton James Nursery


I decided that since my wife had the hard part of the deal, I could at least take care of the nursery for her. Our little boy isn't due for a couple weeks, but the room is done and ready for him. I posted these pictures on another forum for expectant parents and some of them suggested I share it on here so here they are. I had a blast coming up with the designs and taking them from paper and pencil to completed pieces. Hope you all enjoy!!

Design Inspiration

As a furniture builder I would say my biggest inspiration was just my own imagination.

Decorating Style

Living in Lake Ozark, Missouri most of our activities and life style revolve around the lake,boating, fishing and relaxing. It was a perfect fit for us to use a Nautical theme for our first child, and once I started building I just couldn't stop. :)

Project Details

1. Lighthouse Nightlight - I built

2. Dresser - I built

3. Sailboat Shelf Above Crib - I built

4. Bookcase Under Window - I built

5. Wall Shelves - I built

6. Changing Table - Target (Except Side Shelf - I built)

7. Wall Decor - Hobby Lobby

8. Glider - Target

9. Crib - Target

10. Recliner - Lane

11. Frames - Hobby Lobby

Favorite Items

I would have to say my favorite item in the room would be the 6.5 foot tall Lighthouse nightlight I built. I've been building custom pieces for many years, but the fact that it's one of a kind and it's for my first child make it my favorite piece in the room.



Thursday 1st of September 2016

I absolutely love your sailboat shelve...Would you sell it? Is the sail of the boat made of wood as well? It looks like a type of Canvas... Please let me know if you sell it...thank you so much!


Thursday 1st of September 2016

I absolutely love your sailboat shelve...Would you sell it? Your room looks beautiful!

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Julie Robinson

Wednesday 30th of January 2013

I absolutely LOVE this! I have been searching for ideas and this is so beautiful! I would definitley buy the light house if you ever decide to start selling your work!!!


Saturday 2nd of February 2013

Thank you for your comment.. If I ever build those to sell I'll let you know, the problem is shipping would be so expensive due to there size.

Kimmy Doraine

Monday 28th of January 2013

Lovely room. Looks so warm and cozy. Your baby is so lucky to have a dad who makes furniture! That's a really nice bonus. Imagine the things you could build together someday!


Saturday 2nd of February 2013

Thanks! I can't wait to spend the day building pieces together.