Sammy’s Disney Old School DIY Nursery

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We just moved into our new apartment when we found out I was pregnant with our first. Loving design, I searched for inspiration on the Internet weeks before we knew if it was a boy or girl! As soon as we knew we we're expecting a little guy, we started putting our ideas together and came up with a space that will grow with him and create great memories for years to come...

Design Inspiration

We've always been huge Disney fans so it was an easy choice. We wanted to create a space that would be Disney inspired, without being cheesy. I had this huge Disney plush collection and wanted to display it in our son's room.

Decorating Style

Modern with lots of DIY!

Project Details

The first thing we got was the bedding. It wasn't easy finding something with bright colors that wasn't attached to a particular theme. I wanted polka dots to tie it with the Disney theme and was thrilled to find this set at Walmart for a more than reasonable price! From there, we chose the colors, painted and bought fabric for the rocker and the mobile. Etsy was a lifesaver for fabric shopping! Next big project was the Mickey nightlight on the wall. I first wanted to paint the logo on the wall and, being crazy and creative, the idea evolved into this amazing nightlight. There's Christmas lights on the back of it so it really glows in the dark. Beside the nightlight, there is a lot of DIY in the room: the mobile (made from scratch with felt I ordered from Taiwan from an Etsy vendor), the rocker ( we spray-painted the chair and my mother covered the ugly cushions with fabric I ordered from Etsy again), the toy chest and dresser (from Ikea) were stained by my father and I made the 3 drawings of Mickey, Pluto and Minnie.

Favorite Items

Hard to chose between the Mickey nightlight and the mobile!!! I love everything about the room and can't wait to spend more time there!


Start from something you love, anything! You'll spend lots of time in the nursery, you have to be proud of the space. Look on the internet for inspiration and don't hesitate to ask for help from friends and family :)


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    My 4-year-old would surely love this room! She loves her Disney characters so much. Anyway, I like how colorful this room is. And oh, your Disney plush collection is really impressive!

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    Cute little mobile. I didn’t know there’s polka-dotted felt cloth. I just hope your baby won’t reach out for those beads dangling below. I also like your pencil sketches. You really can draw! and the nightlight is just awesome. I wouldn’t have thought it is a DIY.

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    Just wondering what is the name of the colour of blue you used to paint the room, also what kind of paint you used as well.

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    We really adore this nursery as we LOVE Disney as well. How did you make the night light? It’s great!!

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    I am doing a modern mickey room for my toddler. Can you please please tell me how you made the mickey mouse wall light? what did you make it out of? I would love to know. it looks great :)

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    I love your creativity! It’s awesome that your family had a part in creating this beautiful nursery.

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    I love it we were thinking about a Disney room for my 2 year old daughter and I love this Idea GREAT JOB looks beautiful

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    I’m in love with the bight light I’m doing mine mouse for my nursery and want to know how to make the night light it’s ace xxx

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    Can you please let me know what materials you used and how you made the Mickey Mouse night light we want to use your idea for our nursery if okay please let me know thank you sincerely Ashley

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    Another one here wondering how is you made the Mickey night light. You mentioned the lighting but wondering what the Mickey head is made out of and how you spaced off of the wall?

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