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January 26, 2023

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Aqua Orange Grey Nursery

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!

(This post contains affiliate links. Full disclosure here).

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.

Baby Boy Nursery
Nursery rocking chair
Modern nursery chair

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

Aqua pray paint table makeover

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.

Nursery book shelf ideas

 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 ledges
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.

Nursey chandelier makeover

Don't worry American Academy of Pediatrics,

the teddy bear will obviously be removed when Baby B naps in here.

Nursery striped accent wall
Grey and aqua nursery

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}.

Nursery gallery wall ideas
Nursery gallery wall
Dresser changing table ideas
Changing table
Organizing nursery dresser drawers
Nursery dressing table drawers

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?

Cute nursery ideas

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*

Nursery decor ideas

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}

Changing table/dresser makeover

Thrift store chandelier makeover

Aqua table makeover

DIY wall vinyl quote

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!

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