A Nautical Nursery Reveal PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lisa M Eng   
Saturday, 16 July 2011 16:49

Since finding out we were having a boy, I knew that I wanted to do a nautical-theme in his room.  Jesse would rather have done a Nintendo-theme, but seriously...don't want to freak him out as a baby.  When he gets older...maybe.  Here is a look at our Office before transforming it into the new nursery for Baby Boy Eng:

(The blanket is from Allison’s crib set, so don’t be thinkin’ I’m doing pink in his room Laughing)

Pretty boring if you ask me.  I was so excited to get started on this project!  Actually, I only designed it…Jesse did all of the painting of the room and furniture – kudos to him (LOVE YA!).  It's nautical-themed with a touch of apple-green color and monkeys (sometimes I have good ideas in my head).  It turned out fantastic…just take a look for yourself:


We already had the crib and glider rocker from when Allison was born.  I found this changing table/dresser on Craigslist for $25.  A little sanding and couple coats of paint and it's good as new!

That little wagon is a Radio Flyer we found at Goodwill for $2.  I'm pretty sure it won't be staying there b/c Allison likes to pull her baby around in it.

I decided not to put a dust ruffle on the crib and go with a basket for toys instead.  Got this basket at a garage sale for $1.


The blank space above his crib is where his name will go...once we agree on one.


Got this little monkey coat rack at Target for $2.50 - fits perfectly, don't ya think?!  And that hat...oh that little golfer's hat is too adorable.


I ordered this barometer off of Ebay for $10, which is more than I wanted to spend, but it's from Germany...so I was sold!


These were on the 80% off clearance rack at Hobby Lobby ($1.28/each).


Here is the toy box we picked up at Goodwill 50% off sale for $7.50.  Turned out great after being sanded/painted.  I'll post before pics later...it was hideous.


Just a glimpse at all the cute little outfits for my little guySmile


Of course we couldn't go without putting up a lighthouse fan pull ($10).  I'm sure the room would've been a disaster without it (HAHA).


Got this corkboard at Goodwill for $2.  We just painted the wood trim and then I covered it in fabric.  Turned out great!


I picked up these 3 picture frames for $1/each at a garage sale a couple of months ago.  I'll post before/after pics of those too.  LOVE how they turned out!


Here are some pillows I sewed myself.  Rather cute and they fit in nicely with the decor.


I fell in love with this bedding at Pottery Barn and it would've only set me back $300...um ya, no...I think not!  I found this fabric online, ordered it and made my own duvet cover, bumper pad and curtains for a measly $40.  Ya, I'm a bargain shopper and DIY girl for sure.


I found these dresser knobs at Hobby Lobby's 50% off sale for $1.50/each (took 7 total).


We picked up the lamp base for $2.50 at Goodwill and I bought the shade at Target for 75% off ($1.98).  I hot glue-gunned the rope on the shade for decoration.


I had these white panel drapes just lying around, so I decided to take some of the fabric from the bedding and sew it to the bottoms of the panels.  Cheap and easy Smile


Here is a panoramic view of the room, just in case it's hard to tell from the other pics.


Well, there you have it...a Baby Boy's nursery all done on a rather tight budget.  Anything is possible and I'm so glad I'm thrifty like that.  The only bad part of doing this room is that now I want to tackle other projects around the house (insert Jesse rolling his eyes).  I'm sure there will be little time with a 2-year old and newborn in the house, but a girl can dream. 

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 July 2011 18:40
Comments (3)
3 Tuesday, 19 July 2011 15:27
Lisa M Eng
Thanks ladies! We can't wait for the little guy to arrive too :D
new baby room
2 Monday, 18 July 2011 07:02
wow Lisa! The room looks great.. You sure are crafty! I can't wait to meet the little guy.
baby room
1 Saturday, 16 July 2011 20:16
Lacey Allery
Very very nice!

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