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.
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.
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
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!
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