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Surfer’s Paradise Nursery


When I found out we were having a boy, I knew I wanted to make his nursery bright and colorful. A surf themed nursery was the obvious choice since surfing is my husband's favorite past time.

Design Inspiration

I knew I wanted to go with fun and bright colors accented with brown. I purchased the BreathableBaby breathable bumper which is brown with blue, orange, green and cream colored strips. I designed the rest of the room based off of these colors.

Project Details

I was surprised that I wasn't able to find a surfboard crib set or surfboard fabric that we liked. So, I sat down and designed my own bedding to match the stripped breathable bumper we bought. I am very lucky to have a mother that is an excellent seamstress! Together we made the two sided quilt; she also made matching sheets, the crib skirt and the surfboard pillow.

My husband and I made the artwork - we hand stitched designs on the felt shaped surfboards then glued them to scrapbook paper using 3m spray. The whole project cost less than $10.

The brown and blue canvasĀ bins are Martha Stewart brand. They wereĀ purchased Ā at Home Depot for $6 a piece.

Favorite Items

The bedding my mother and I made (parts of it was hand stitched!); the porcelain octopus I purchased from Zgallerie; and the personalized surfboard wall decal purchased from VisionsInVinyl on Etsy.


Saturday 11th of July 2015

Love the room! Where did you happen to find that tiny surf board that's photographed inside the crib??


Tuesday 21st of August 2012

I love your baby's nursery! You did a great job with your idea! So perfect!!


Tuesday 21st of August 2012

LOVE! It is so cheerful and fun! Perfect for a little SoCal beach baby!