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Modern Boy Nursery


This is the nursery that will be the home to our first baby!

Design Inspiration

I had saved pictures of nurseries I liked on pinterest. Once I knew what we were having, I picked elements from nurseries that I liked to make one that was right for our baby.

Decorating Style

The nursery is a mix of traditional and modern. I chose items that were made in America or as close as I could get to being made without dangerous chemicals. I knew we wanted a nice glider and that is where most of our money went (aside from clothes).

Project Details

Paint color - Dolphin Fin by Behr

Crib - Baby Mod Modena

Dresser and side table - Ikea Hemnes, painted to match the crib (it's more of an antique white when you buy it)

Shelves - Lowes

Gallery wall pictures - made by my sister in law, frames are Ikea Ribba

Glider - Best Chairs style Ayla

Baby bedding, curtains, pillow -

Mirror - Target, painted all black

Bulletin board - made using this tutorial:

Chevron Blanket -

3 painted canvases of animals and stuffed elephant-

Striped canvas - made by me

Canvas baskets in closet - Martha Stewart from Home Depot

Favorite Items

The glider - it's so comfy and perfect for the room. I also love the chevron blanket - it was very well made.


Have fun! It was important to have the husband help enjoy the process of designing the nursery so it would be something we would remember doing together to prepare for the baby. I loved sitting in the glider every night looking at what we had accomplished each week while the baby kicked in agreement that he approved!


Sunday 29th of January 2017

Beautiful nursery! Did you secure the changing table topper onto the dresser or it is sitting freely on it? Thanks!

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Friday 2nd of January 2015

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Saturday 8th of November 2014

Beautiful nursery! Can you tell me the fabric name / number you chose for the glider?

Alex Darling

Friday 13th of June 2014

First of all, I love the nursery and hope your little one is enjoying it!! Second, I know you said that you painted the dresser to match the crib... did you spray paint it?? Did you use a shiny finish?? Thanks!

Karina Nuñez de Rodriguez

Wednesday 6th of February 2013

Where did you get the changing top?