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Ryan’s Whale Themed Room DIY


This is the nursery I made for my second son.  I was inspired by some whale fabric I found at a local fabric shop.  Being on a budget, I wanted to do most things by hand.  All the decor was made by myself and my sister.  

Design Inspiration

My inspiration came from Robert Kaufman's Urban Zoologie Blue Whale fabric that I found at a local fabric shop.  To read more about my inspiration visit

Decorating Style

I like things very simple and classic.  I was a little afraid to go with the dark blue walls but once it was completed I loved how it made my white furniture  pop.

Project Details

All of my project details are listed on my blog post

Favorite Items

I really loved the artwork my sister made for me.  She used Photoshop and added the same whales from the fabric on the piece.  I also loved how my diaper change cover turned out. It was my first time attempting to make one. It was so easy to make and saved me $30.00!


Don't be afraid to try to make some of the things for the nursery yourself.  You maybe surprised how it turns out and you might end up liking it more than a store bought item!

Shai Virtuso

Thursday 2nd of August 2012

I am not very fond of chevron, but I like that blue and white chevron rug you got.