Finally! Our Baby Boy's Aqua, Orange, & Grey Nursery Reveal

With great joy and exhaustion I finally present to you our baby boy's aqua, orange, & grey nursery!
 We (meaning it was my vision & I just bossed the hubby around)worked on this room slowly over the course of about four months and completed it 48 hours before our little man was born.

My main goal for the nursery was to create something that was bright and whimsical but not too "babyish", that way he can grow into it. We're not big on "themes" or "characters" (although I'm sure the hubz would have loved the nursery to be decked out in Chicago Bears décor) but since our "FURst" babies are so dear to us and will someday serve as pull toys for Baby B I couldn't bear not including a few little doxie details throughout the room.

A source list for items in this room makeover can be found at end of the post!

EDITED: We've moved! Come see how we recreated this nursery in our new home!

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Before you get photo dumped on you can view my nursery inspiration and before pics of this room over here. Trust me, the original guest room was nothing to write home about. Unless, of course, you were some wacko living a secluded and hidden life in the woods and had nothing else to write about.

Ready for a tour of our little guy's nursery?
{Source list and DIY project links included at the end}.
This is a view of the room from the doorway.
rocking chair in nursery

nursery rocking chair

modern nursery chair

The Craig's List table we made over with some fun and bright aqua spray paint.

And to the right we have one of my favorite parts of the nursery, the little reading nook.
I had read that kids are more likely to read if the books are facing out.
The shelves were originally a DIY project that quickly turned into a craft fail.
After 5 weeks of begging the hubby to try to remedy the problem and him acting like he suddenly suffered from amnesia {our wood kept splitting every time we tried to nail/drill the pieces of the shelf ledges together}I decided to just ditch the whole darn thing and buy good ol' retail ledges.

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 I'm in love with these personalized name blocks!
They're from Blocks Paper Paint and I have to tell you Darlene does fabulous work and is a pleasure to work with.

nursery book shelf

nursery book ledge

The little doxie pillow cover was a gift from my friend Marriko over at the crab + fish blog.
I squeal over this pillow like a twelve year old Bieber fan every time I lay eyes on it.
It's adorable!

nursery reading corner

Now onto the crib wall. Okay, so we may suck at making book ledges but at least we the hubby can paint some darn good stripes.A chandelier in the nursery was on the top of my wish list and I'm still as pleased as punch about this second-hand light fixture I made over.

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Don't worry American Academy of Pediatrics,
the teddy bear will obviously be removed when Baby B naps in here.

nursery striped accent wall

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Now let's head over to the other side of the room to Baby B's changing table & gallery wall.
I had so much fun accessorizing this wall above the old dresser we made over.
A lot of the art work I created myself; inspired, of course, by ideas I saw on Pinterest.
A few of the wall prints were free printables I found online that I just tweaked a bit
{sources at the end}.

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nursery gallery wall

dresser changing table ideas

dresser changing table

organizing nursery dresser drawers

organizing dresser drawers in nursery

And last but not least, let's head over to the the closet wall.
Remember the puppy bootie project I shared about a week ago?

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It's a nice surprise when you close the bedroom door.

puppy dog tail hooks

organizing nursery closet

organizing baby clothes

I tend to want to keep things more organized if I have fun and cute bins and such to store things in.

organizing baby closet

So there you go! I'm so excited to have finally been able to share this room with you.
It truly was a labor of love! I think it was worth all the blood, hormonal sweat, & pregnancy tears and now I can't wait to fill this room with sweet memories with our precious little boy!
Now who's ready to go change a diaper??! *crickets chirping*

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PS. Isn't this blanket my aunt crocheted for Baby B beautiful?
I love handmade gifts!

Dream Big Little One free printable

Paint Colors: Benjamin Moore 's Grey Owl and Dove White
Crib: Pali Emilia 4 in 1 Convertible Forever Crib-Local Furniture Store
Crib Sheet & Skirt: Serena & Lily {Ben Collection}
Orange Polk Dot Crib Blanket: KB Exquisites on Etsy
Corner Book Shelf: Ikea
Changing Pad Cover: Little Owls Nest on Etsy
Aqua Polk Dot Drawer Knobs: Hobby Lobby
Polka Dot Drawer Organizers: The Container Store
Glider: Story Time Series
Ottoman: Target
Curtains: Land of Nod Outlet
Alphabet Pillow Cover {on glider}: Sew Gracious on Etsy
Orange & White Table Lamp: Hobby Lobby
Book Ledges: Ikea
Personalized Name Blocks: Blocks Paper Paint on Etsy
Puppy Tail Hooks: Ikea
Stuva Storage System {closet}: Ikea
Martha Stewart Lagoon Blue Cube Fabric Drawers: Home Depot
Mini Lamp Shades on Chandelier: Lowes
Free Alphabet Typography Wall Art {I made a few changes to the colors on mine}: Vixen Made blog
Free Printable Boy Silhouette {I tweaked mine to not include the quote}: All Things Bright & Beautiful Blog
The remainder of the wall art was created by yours truly.

DIY Nursery Projects {click the link to take you to the tutorial/blog post}
DIY nursery wall art {I Made a Wish Sign}
Dream Big Little One Wall Print - Get Your Free Printable Here!
Please let me know if you have any questions or if I forgot something!

Have a few more minutes? You may want to check out the office turned camp-themed playroom we did too! See more here.


The Women of Westwood said...

Adorable! This is my favorite color scheme right now.

Allison said...

Great job! I love the color combination and all your bins. I'm all about the cute bins to promote organization. Haha. :)

Style Journey said...

This is amazing! You and the hubby did an amazing job. The puppy butts are so cute :)

Regina of Live Delightfully said...

Oh Jennifer!!!!! That looks absolutely LOVELY!!! Good grief! Can I sleep there? How fun! Baby B's got the perfect room! Now I'm more inspired to keep on working on our boys' rooms. It's like the project that never ends. Ugh! But looking at your finished project, I just know it will be worth it in the end to complete. :)

Unknown said...

Amazing Jennifer! I love every detail. Bryce is a luck little boy :)

Heidi @ Happiness is Homemade said...

I am SO in love with this room! This color scheme is perfection!

mari of {crab+fish} said...

I love Bryce's room - so bright and airy! Everything seems to have been planned out so perfectly. Much better than the fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants I usually do. :)

I can't decide what my favorite part is: the wall stripes, the painted CL table, the Bryce blocks, the curtains, the closet organization...

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

everything looks perfect! I love the colors you picked so much, and all the details are so cute! my favorites would be the striped curtains and the closet.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

It turned out amazing! I love the colors. :) That blanket is just perfect for your room too. You have one talented aunt. :)

Trendy Jewelry said...

This is really cute. Congratulations.

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Unknown said...

What an adorable room! So glad I found it through Instagram. =)

Rasmussen Family said...

amazing job! love how it turned out:) i'm building some bookshelves right now and i usually use nails instead of screws on a lightweight project like that. it's the end product that counts not that you DIY or buy it, right? and the end product is adorable!!!

Abby Lawson said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous nursery! Little man is so lucky to have such a cool place to nap! I popped over from Inspire Me Please--thanks for sharing!

~Abby =)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

What a cool nursery you created!! Love the color combinations and the striped wall!

Unknown said...

This came out so nice, I love your color choices and those hooks are so cute. I really love your gallery wall and how you worked in all the different pieces. Found you over at Liz Marie Blog, I would love for you to stop by and join me for the TGIF Link Party this week!

Jamie said...

I love everything about this!!! great work

Unknown said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! The color scheme is just beautiful (but not too girly) and it's all just so sweet! I'm a big fan and I'm sure Baby B will be too!! : )
-Mel the Crafty Scientist

Michelle Paige said...

So incredibly beautiful! Love your gallery wall and all the furniture pieces you made. I especially love all the little details. By the way, Snuggle Puppy was my son's favorite baby book. Congrats again!

Rhonda @ home.made. said...

What a fantastic room! Love the color scheme and all of you personal touches!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness--this nursery is adorable! I love the accent colors & you put just enough of the colors in the room to make an impact but also not too much so it's overwhelming. Your pictures are fab as well. Good job!
I'm stopping by from TGIF (#102 Orange Creamsicle Cookies)

Lauren said...

I love looking at nurseries. They are always so much fun. I am a kid at heart so my whole house looks like a teenager lives here. Love what you did in this room. I would love it if you would link this up to my link party that is going on now.

Rita said...

such a beautiful nursery! I love the colors you chose! If you get a chance, please link up to my linky party:

Roeshel said...

It's so sweet, Jennifer! I love the color combination and all of your attention to detail! Cutest nursery! I've pinned and I'm sharing a link back in this week's DIY highlights! Thanks so much for sharing your precious little guy's room reveal!

Jocie@TheBetterHalf said...

maybe i should have another baby so i can knock-off your nursery! :) Sharing on FB today and will be featuring you on Thursday. Thanks so much for linking up to support Habitat4Humanity!

Chaney @ May Richer Fuller Be said...

Cute cute! Love all the colors together. It turned out beautifully!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Thanks everyone for all your sweet comments! We poured a lot into this room and I've made Baby B promise he won't change it till he's like 20!!

sherri lynn said...

Oh my gosh this room is incredible!! I love the colors! I'm not into themes for baby rooms either, so this is totally my style! :) I love the puppy dog tail hooks!

Sarah said...

This is so cute! I love the pops of color, it's Chicago Bears...lite :) My hubby would love it. Thanks for sharing.

Lauren said...

I am featuring your nursery today on my blog. I just love this room. You did a great job. I hope that you will stop over tomorrow for another link party.

Unknown said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I bet Baby B is going to love it! Well done!

Erin said...

Love love love. So adorable. This was going to be the color scheme if our little one was a it is, the orange was replaced with coral. We will probably also be finishing 48 hours before arrival, I'm afraid...

And cute projects + good taste + sense of humor=I am sold on your blog. :) Definitely something to write home about. And I am not even a recluse in the woods.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

What a beautifully cheerful room. I love it.

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley said...

Congratulations!!!! What a fabulous nursery, a wonderful bright, cheerful, yet comfortable place to start a new life!!

Shelly @Crafty Creative Studio said...

FABULOUS transition!! Lucky baby! You are brave to add the stripes -they turned out perfectly. And my fave piece of all? The crocheted blanky -oh!, le sigh......

Carolyn said...

I just wanted to let you know that I featured your wonderful project on homework. Thanks so much for sharing it on The Inspiration Board. It makes me so happy to see beautiful creativity linked up!

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Lo said...

I love it!! We are expecting baby #1 in January, and your nursery is baby perfection in my eyes. Not too much going on, but definitely a room they can grow into! I pinned your floating book shelves too, I want some in my nursery!!! Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

Megan said...

This is awesome! Although I will be curious to see how your son likes the gallery wall once he's big enough to sit up and won't stay still for those diaper changes. Mine just turned one and he'd be grabbing those frames and chucking them across the room if he could! Yikes--my baby is one. I guess I better get started on decorating his nursery ;)

Theresa said...

Your nursery & colors are amazing! Love it & Pinning for others to see! Visiting from @DearCreatives & a new follower.

Gisele Holloway said...

I love the nursery!! I am having a boy and I am totally inspired by your amazing ideas! Thanks for all the links you shared here. I was just wondering where did you got the cute elephant aqua frame. I love it! Thank you so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

This really may be my fave nursery. It's simple, but sooo cute! I love the color scheme and the clean look. great job!!! Now to go check out the rest of your blog ;)

Unknown said...

so cute! this is the look that i am going for in my nursery. I have a question about the paint colors. Is the owl grey the color that is in the stripes and also the color that is in the rest of the room or is the rest of the room a different color?

Jenna said...

this nursery is beautiful and simple, i absolutely love it. i was wondering where you got the 3x3 square storage unit where you used the martha stewart fabric bins?

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Kelly-Yes, the grey owl paint color is the one also used in the stripes and the rest of the room.
Jenna-the storage unit I found brand new at Goodwill but it was originally from Target. Thanks everyone for all of your sweet comments!

Stephany said...

Great color choice. Are the grey on your walls the same grey used in your stripes or lighter?

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Hi Stephany, yes, the greys are the same! Thank you.

Jim said...

Absolutely stunning! You have a real eye for design, coordination, use of color, and livability and practically. You must be or should be an interior designer by trade.

diana said...

We used that same Target ottoman in our son's nursery! Looks great!

Cristina said...

Hi Jennifer! Beautitul nursery! Your room inspired the nursery for our baby boy, due in August. Question... how were you able to update the colors on the Alphabet Printable, to match the color scheme of the room? Love the idea! Thank you!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Hi Christina! I tried to respond directly back to your question but you are no-reply blogger...teardrop. So if you happen to swing back here to this ol' blog in answer to your question I used Photoshop to change the colors. The paint brush tool specifically. Hope that helps! PS. Congrats on the baby boy coming soon,. Get your sleep now!

Brooke said...

Where did you find the small bins that you used to organize clothes, diapers, etc in the dresser? They look like the perfect size!

kiki d said...

Where did you purchase the frames on the wall above the dresser?

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Hi Kiki, you were a no-reply blogger so I couldn't respond back to your question directly, so hopefully you swing back here to check for the answer:) The frames white frames are mixture of from Ikea and the Dollar Store(I spraypainted those). The whimsical wood frames were a deal on Pick Your Plum awhile back.

Unknown said...

What font did u use above the puppy tails. Love ur work btw

Unknown said...

Where did you buy the white cubicle cabinet that is inside the closet with blue storage boxes?

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Hi Agnes! Sorry, you were a "no reply commenter" so it wouldn't allow me to directly email you the answer so in case you swing by I found the white cubicle in the closet at Goodwill, however, it is originally from Target.

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Thanks Shawn! you're also a "no reply commenter" so I couldn't email you the answer directly, however, the font was KG Strawberry Limeade (such a fun font!)

Kimberly M said...

Awesome nursery! I actually recall seeing this when I was doing my searches for inspiration for our nursery. So cool to have found your blog!

Kim @

Meredith said...

I love the ikea bookself, whats it called?

jaesie lin said...

Hi, you are a an amazing decorator! I love how you did most everything yourself! Do you remember where you got the polka dot bins that are inside the changing table/ dresser drawer! They are adorable! also, do you have a link for the elephant art inside the blue frame, and the "you belong with me quote"? I love everything about your nursery! Great job!!!

Unknown said...

Your nursery is amazing! I love the color scheme and the diy projects. The ikea bookshelf in the corner is exactly what I've been looking for to complete my nursery. Any chance you remember the name of it? I can't find it on the ikea website.

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Hello Unknown! Unfortunately, your email is not registered with your account so I couldn't respond directly back to your email, however, unfortunately I don't believer IKEA carries the corner shelf anymore...teardrop. At least I can not find it on their website!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Hi Jaesie Lin, I also couldn't respond directly to your email but the drawer organizer bins were from The Container Store. The elephant print I made myself and it's SO easy I shared a tutorial on how to do it here

Zahra said...

Hi! I love the nursery and the colors you used! Where did you find the letter 'B' for your gallery wall? Thanks so much!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Hi zahra, unfortunately, your email isn't registered with your blogger account so I couldn't respond directly back to you but if you happen to swing by here again I found the "B" at Hobby Lobby. It was originally gold and I spraypainted it.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So very cute!!! Love the bright and pretty colors! Thanks for some wonderful inspiration!! :) Have a great week! xx Holly

yewpendi said...

Hi, I was hoping to get the colors that you used for your changing pad cover from etsy. Its gorgeous.

Unknown said...

Hi, Just found this post. The room is lovely. My favorite in the room has to be the aqua table - such a fun color and goes so wonderfully well with the orange. Would you be okay if I showcase it on my site

I'd love to hear from you!