DIY Baby Boy Nursery

Let me just start off by saying that I am never, ever painting again. The level of commitment and patience required was just too much for me. Thankfully, I had help painting the room.

I knew from the very start that I wanted a light, sky blue colour for my sons room. The house I moved into had rooms that were painted dark purple (Seriously?). We started off painting the walls, then I went on to paint the chest, and crib. I decided to paint my nephews old furniture as it was in good condition (what was I thinking?). Painting the panels on the crib, front and back had to be the hardest part. I wanted to quit. It was torture. Having OCD didn’t help either because everything needed to be painted, perfectly. But, I do have to admit, as hard as it was, I was really proud of how it all came together in the end.

27744495_1875920372438196_1265615464_oChanging Station:  | Shermag Lancaster & Serta Changing Pad | Wipe Warmer: Munchkin. | Diaper Pail: Playtex Diaper Genie Elite | Laundry Basket: Evita

In order to achieve this sky-blue colour I had to prime the walls with a white primer, I used Behr Premium Plus Primer & Sealer. This helped get rid of the dark purple paint. Once the entire room was primed I then used Behr Premium Plus Ultra with Satin Enamel finish in the colour Peaceful Blue S470-3. It was exactly the colour I wanted.

It was never my intention to paint the furniture. But now that the room was painted, the cherry wood furniture looked absolutely horrendous with the colour of the walls, and so I started with sanding the furniture down to remove any bumps or dust. I then primed and painted the chest and crib with a white oil-based paint with semigloss finish. I used the wall colour for the knobs on the chest to add some uniqueness.

Crib: Delta 3-in-1 | Mattress: Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams  | Bedding: Disney 3-Piece Bedding | Musical Mobile: Disney Musical Mobile  | Pillow: Baby Works Baby’s 1st

Painting the crib was extremely time consuming. I think it took me about 4 days in total from priming to painting and then putting it together. Not to mention I was working around the schedule of my 4-month-old baby. I couldn’t have the nursery ready for when my son was born because we were in the process of moving.

White Book Ledge: Ikea – Ribba Picture Ledge

This is my absolute favorite part of his room. His library. I started buying books 6 months into my pregnancy because I just knew I wanted him to have a library. At this point in time I’m reading to him every night but soon enough he will be reading on his own. I got him these First Little Readers Pack A, B & C.

Play Mat: ProSource Kids Puzzle Alphabet & Numbers Mat  | Vehicle Storage Organizers: Clever Creations Storage Organizers | Wooden Dog: Rock & Ride Wooden Dog

The last thing I had to do was paint the wooden louvered closet doors the same colour as the furniture. This entire task felt like it was never going to end. I had to remove every slat, paint it front and back and then reinstall it. To add some more colour to the room I found a superheros poster at Walmart. I was just going to mount it to the wall but then I thought of cutting it into squared pieces to attach to the closet door, with the help of translucent push pins. Once complete, everything turned out flawless.

Fully completing the nursery took me around 3 months. My son was 7 months before he got to use his room. But he loves it. My OCD kicks in when he destroys his room but I guess its okay.


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