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Harrison’s Nautical Nursery


We already had a dresser we were going to use as a change table and it was stained a light colour that was impossible to match.  I decided I could do a nautical theme no problem with a couple colours of wood. It freed me from continuing to search for a wood to match the dresser.

Design Inspiration

As long as I can remember, I’ve loved the water and everything about it. I have always loved the crispness of navy and white together and grew up with a bedroom in that scheme. Throw in some double breasted jackets and gold buttons and I’m “on board,” if you will.

When I was newly pregnant, my husband took me took see a submarine in real life for the first time. It was in Connecticut and we stayed at a bed and breakfast in a nautical-themed room and loved it.

Decorating Style


Project Details

Nautical Pillow: Target, $14.99

Yellow Quilt: Handmade

Glider: Purchased second hand

Bookshelves: IKEA Bekvam Spice Racks, $28 for 4, Stain for racks $13 (also used on shelf)

Curtains: Colin and Justin Tablecloths, converted. $40 for 2.

Welcome Aboard Buoy: Ebay, $20

Crib Sheet and Skirt: Target, $30 for both

Ahoy Burlap Banner: Etsy, $15

Oar: Canadian Tire, $10

Shelf: Jysk, $5

Towel Rack Cleats: Canadian Tire, $21 for 3.

Canoe: Hand Carved

World Map and Frame: Ebay/Ikea, $8 and $30.

Dresser, Crib: Hand me downs

Box: Homesense, $13

Change Pad Cover: Babies R Us (in USA only): $15

Rug: IKEA, $79

Favorite Items

I love the Ikea spice rack bookshelves. It gets the books out of the closet without being too imposing. I also love the tablecloths-as-curtains because they won't stain and don't wrinkle. Plus, they're long enough for our tall windows AND at a great price!