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Maxwell’s Reading, Fun and Games Nursery!


Max's room ws a challenge because I usually like to paint murals, but since I rent my home I was not allowed to paint the walls. So, I had to be creative with the space to make up for the dull color. With the Help of Etsy, Rejuvenated Furniture and Finds and a DIY art piece, this is what I came up with!

Design Inspiration

My inspiration was to try not to do anything i've seen before. I really didn't have a theme in mind but it turned out to be Reading, Fun, and Games!

Decorating Style

My Style is Eclectic with interest in Contemporary as well as Vintage.

Project Details

My project started when i found this amazing furniture store, it's a local business called  The furnite is vintage and these particular pieces were unfinished when i saw them in the store. I chose the paint colors and they finished both pieces for me to my liking.  Also the school desk was purchased there. The tree wall decal was from OrqueShaw's Walldecors at , So nicely made and easy to hang! And last but not least the scrabble art was made by myself. I purchased 6in x 6in art boards from and painted the letters with acryllic paint. Also, the knobs on the dresser are from

Favorite Items

Well, i love the Scrabble piece because i made it with Love for Max but i truely love the furniture. The dresser is solid wood and from the 1940's and it's made so well it took 4 men to lift! and the book case/ dresser is an old piece of school furniture and I just think it's so original and interesting!


Just start with something you love and build it from there. You don't always have to have a matchy matchy theme.

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  1. avatar rocio says:


    how did you paint the letters?

  2. avatar Amber says:

    Don’t worry about it, I actually think that I am going to get them made as vinyl wall art. They will be going over the crib and my husband is worried they will fall down on the baby so we will see what I can figure out ;0) I do have one more question….how big are your letters? 4″? Thanks again!

  3. avatar Nichole says:

    i just know they ar considered “art boards”, not canvases. but htey are in the section with canvases and i believe they were blick brand. i purchased them online b/c i needed so many and they give bulk discount. when i get a chance i’ll see if i can find the link. Sorry i’m just seeing your post now. and thanks! :)

  4. avatar Amber says:

    I love your nursery as well! I would really love to use your scrabble idea, I have been to blick studio under canvases and can’t find the 6×6? Is it a wood board or canvas? Would you happen to know the exact link to the item? Any help is appreciated! BTW, you should be very proud of your nursery, very creative and beautiful! Thanks

  5. avatar Nichole says:

    thanks so much! art boards were purchased at blick studio they are in the section with the canvases. i painted the letters after stenciling the font that i chose i actually used stencils that i bought at beckers teacher store then i just hand painted them. you will have to measure or eyeball to make sure letter is centered before you stencil! i also had to purchase hardware for the backs of the boards so i could hang them. that was the tricky part!

  6. avatar Rachel says:

    I absolutely LOVE the scrabble tiles with your sons name! I plan on doing this for my son with his first and middle name: Amit Lior, and possibly painting some forest characters around the letters, since forest is his theme. I’m curious how you painted the letters so they were straight and uniform on each tile. I was thinking to print out the font I like on a piece of paper and cut out the inside of each letter to create stencils. I’d love to learn your method. Also, does the furniture place you used in Philli ship out of state? Thanks!! – Rachel

  7. avatar Purvi Vashee says:

    Hi, what kind of art boards did you use? I love the scrabble tile idea. i just can’t figure out exactly which kind of boards you used. Thanks

  8. avatar Nichole says:

    Thanks so much!

  9. avatar Tasha Cune says:

    I like the whimsical touch of this nursery. I especially like the large scrabble tiles that spell Maxwell, imagine, laugh, play, dream. And oh, the old furniture pieces are great, too.