As soon as I decided to re-do the nursery, I knew I wanted to create a nautical theme. I'm very drawn to the ocean and beach-y interiors. However, since we live in the Midwest, I don't tend to add many beach-y touches to our home. I felt, though, that if I can create a themed room anywhere, it would be the nursery. You can read about my room inspiration and see the inspiration board here.
Since this was the second time doing the nursery, I wanted to re-use as much as i could from the old nursery or from around my house, to keep costs down. I simply used accessories to freshen it up. First, the color of the walls stayed. I used these two baskets, which were previously in a guest room, for toy and blanket storage:
Here is the nursery before we lowered the crib and removed the DIY bedding I sewed - along with curtain panels - for his crib. You can read about creating those here.
I previously had the white fluffy rug in my first son's nursery. The rug was never the right scale and I wanted to add a little more color. So I layered a yellow rug, from Overstock, underneath:
On the wall opposite of the crib, we have a bookshelf - which was perviously in our attic storage area - for toys and books:
The carousel horse was given to us by a very special family friend who passed right before my first son was born:
I created the Anthropology inspired wall letters myself. You can read the tutorial here.
Here is our glider and the DIY curtain panels I mentioned earlier, made from Ikea Merete panels and leftover fabric I used for the crib bedding. I would have liked to update the glider to a white chair, but instead I just used a white throw I already owned over the beige fabric:
I also purchased this globe from a resale shop - when I bought the Norman Rockwell print - to go along with our map and sailboat theme:
here). The black and white "Welcome to the Journey" print was given to him by his god parents:
And here is the little guy himself, in his room, for an impromptu photo shoot we recently had:
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