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Sammy’s Disney Old School DIY Nursery


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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Nikki alvarado

Saturday 5th of August 2017

Did you ever end up telling anyone how you made the night light 😳


Monday 19th of June 2017

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?


Saturday 11th of February 2017

Wondering if you could please tell me the name and brand of paint!?