Thursday, June 14, 2012

Nautical / Coastal / Beachy Nursery – The Reveal (Part 1)!

After finishing up a couple crafty projects, cleaning some clutter, and adding a few pictures to some of the frames, I can officially say the nursery is done!

I probably went a bit crazy with the theme – I mean, there’s a ton of sailboats in this room and I didn’t realize it until I was taking pictures this morning.  But overall, I LOVE how everything came out.  This room was so much fun to put together.  I searched every week at Home Goods and Christmas Tree Shops for trinkets, and then debated at Michael’s on new craft projects I wanted to attempt.  It took months to complete and I’m very glad I started early on as soon as we found out we were having a boy.

I walk into this room and instantly feel relaxed…so hopefully Baby C will feel the same :)  This is not the typical “baby” nursery.  It has a more grown-up feeling, because let’s face it – it’s me and Hubby who will be enjoying it the most his first year.  When we move to our “forever” house in the future, we can decorate a little kid’s room that is more fun and colorful. 

I’ve mentioned this before in sneak peek posts, but the color of the room is a light celery green that we painted when we first moved in and the room was used as my craft space/guest bedroom.  We didn’t want to repaint so the room was designed around the green being the main color and then we used navy blue, light blue, white and browns as accent colors.  Most nautical themed rooms use red, but I didn’t want to do that and risk it looking too “Christmas-y” with all the green.

This is what you’ll see when you enter his room:


  • Captain’s Quarters sign from Home Goods
  • Welcome to my Crib sign homemade (wooden hanger and sailboat from Michaels)


When you open the door, you will see the gallery wall and white organizer that stores his books, extra wipes and diapers that don’t fit in the changing station, as well as his blankets, extra crib sheets, mattress pad protectors, bath towels, bath toys and extra lotions and wash.  Any blank frames in the gallery wall will be filled with newborn photos, family photos, and his birth announcement.


  • White Organizer, Beige Baskets, 2 White Shelves, and some frames from IKEA (Expedit)
  • Lamp, sailboat book ends, some frames, and sailboat photo boxes from Christmas Tree Shops
  • Blue baskets from Home Goods
  • Shore Do Love You Sign from TJ Maxx (gift)
  • Welcome Aboard Clock from




  • “No One Else” quote art piece – from my Etsy Shop
  • Seahorse picture holder from Kohl’s, card was from baby shower
  • Sailboat frame from Christmas Tree Shops
  • Corkboard from Home Goods, hand painted shell was gifted from Hubby’s step-grandmother


  • Brown and white frames from Ikea
  • Sailboat, red art piece, and shell frame from Christmas Tree Shops


  • Light brown frames from Ikea
  • Whale tile from San Diego Babymoon Trip

On the left side, there’s the guest bedroom part of the room.  We are really lucky to have enough space to keep the bed in here, so I have somewhere to sleep if he’s particularly fussy. 


  • The bed, dresser, and night side tables are from Ikea, purchased several years ago for first apartment
  • Comforter and body pillow are from Target, purchased several years ago
  • Toy hanging net from Babies R Us


  • Canvas art on the left are painted and stenciled by me (canvases and stencils from Michael’s)
  • Sailboat art piece from Home Goods, green sign from TJ Maxx
  • Button star handmade by me (wooden star from Michael’s, buttons from Jo Ann’s)
  • Frames on right were a gift



At the baby shower, guests were asked to decorate a welcome message on a sand dollar for Baby C.  I attached the finished ones to a corkboard with some ribbon and pins and used a couple frame holders to prop the corkboard up against the wall. 


  • Corkboard is from our wedding – painted the trim white and added a layer of polka dot fabric to the top.


Next up I will share pictures of the nursery side of the room! 



  1. I love it!! You know I love all things nautical though :D:D:D

  2. Oh my goodness! I love this. You did such a great job, and also made me want to take a little trip to Christmas Tree Shops :)


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