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DIY Neutral Baby Boy Nursery


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 - DIY Paper Mache Elephant Inspiration - DIY Scooter Rocker (made by my mother) - DIY Art (art designed by me and frame created and built by me) -


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.


Saturday 1st of November 2014

Where did you get the stuffed owl on the chair?


Friday 6th of September 2013

you can find a very similar light switch cover here:


Friday 19th of July 2013

Where can I buy that owl light switch?

Tasha Cune

Thursday 18th of October 2012

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


Monday 15th of October 2012

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.