Over the past couple of months, we've slowly but surely been putting bits and pieces together in the nursery. And even though we're not finished, I decided it was time to share. Being that Steve is a sailor, the only theme we really could go with was nautical. When we first started the project I said "let's not go overboard with the theme" and I'm happy to say that I'm really impressed with where the design has gone and the ideas that Steve has come up with.
We purchased this window pane at an antique store almost two years for about $15 and knew we would find something creative to do with it - well, two years later we did! Steve (very carefully) removed the glass and then had three mirrors cut to size at McLendon's Hardware and sealed them in with an epoxy. Total cost = $22. The antique glass fishing nets floats were purchased at various antique shops for about $3 each.
Steve ordered this wooden sailboat mobile about three years ago after finding it on clearance for half off on an online sailing supply store that was going out of business. Being that he purchases just about anything sailboat related with the intention of eventually using it somewhere, he decided this was a purchase he needed for his future child.
This framed photo was a Christmas gift from my sister this year. If you look closely, you'll see that each photo is a letter and spells out Raleigh. The frame was black so Steve painted it to match the door frame and floor boards. Megs - we absolutely love this photo - thank you so much!
Here are a few more tidbits about the room...
- Wall paint color: Behr Premium Plus - Little Pond
- Crib: Bratt Decor (amazing hand me down from a family friend). The white of the crib didn't match the white of the dresser so Steve took it apart and painted it the same.
- Dresser/Changing Table: Craiglist find for $125. Solid wood and Pottery Barn Kids cira 2005 Here's an original photo of it...
- Closet: ClosetMaid Storage from Home Depot.
- Furniture paint color: Rust-Oleum Universal - Satin White.
- Window Valence: Pottery Barn Kids.
- Dresser knobs: Anthropologie. I saw these knobs a few months ago and loved the teal, which matches the crib bedding. Bedding is currently being made by my crafty friend Kelly.
- Rocker Recliner: Presley Cafe Rocker by Ashley Furnture (purchased on sale at Fred Meyer).
- Make wall shelves out of driftwood that we picked up at Harstine Island last weekend
- Make a couple of bookshelves similar to these
Fingers crossed Raleigh enjoys sailing and the water as much as his Dad does otherwise we may be switching things up a bit.