A Nautical Nursery
Two years ago I was going to have my daughter and granddaughters staying with us for three months while my son in law was in some military training. This wasn’t a short visit and I really wanted their room to be comfortable and cute for them to stay in. Children grow up so quickly and they no longer sleep in a crib or a toddler bed, so new beds and linens are in store! I have decided it is time to get creative and re-style the room! I have started a few projects and I look forward to sharing those projects and the new room reveal in the coming weeks, but this was a perfect time to revisit this sweet little nursery.
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The fun thing about children’s rooms is you can go a little “themey” (I don’t think that is really a word). Being that the house is really being decorated in a coastal/nautical style, I decided to go nautical with the girl’s room. A simple white crib from Amazon was adequate as this is only a “visiting” nursery. I was really happy to find this Dream on Me toddler bed. It is similar in style to the crib and there is a drawer for toys underneath it. Ours is filled with Duplos. It is a great place to keep them hidden away. Trying to get so much done at the house, I was thrilled to be able to order the beds on Amazon and have them delivered to my door. A blue and white bin from Home Goods catches all of the dirty clothes and a red fleece blanket across the end of the toddler bed adds a little more color to the nursery.
You can’t decorate a nautical room without using real boat cleats for drapery tiebacks, can you? I purchased these nice chrome cleats and my dear hubby put them up in no time at all.
I bought a pair of these Threshold outdoor poufs for extra seating. It is a great place to perch next to the toddler bed to read a bedtime story or two. These are lightweight and have handy handles on them so the girls love moving them around.
Painting is not my strong suit. I bought this table and chairs used for just $10, but my husband jokes I have $300 of time spent refinishing it. I will be showing you the project shortly, but I can say the girls love sitting here to color, look at books and play.
The bed linens are primarily Sadie and Scout from Amazon. I love these sweet little anchor sheets and each bed got a blue and white striped quilt. I ordered the 4-piece bumper after they arrived since someone seemed to get her leg stuck through the bars without it. At 16 months old I am not worried about her safety sleeping with it.
Nautical flags , also from Land of Nod add a punch of color to the walls in the room. Three were hung above each of the girls’ beds in a vertical pattern and the last three were hung horizontally above the closet doors.
Those bookends holding up the books? I made those with those little pails and some styrofoam, sand and seashells. You can see all the details right here: How to Make Beach Pail Bookends.
Two Cat in the Hats that grandpa picked up on a business trip sit waiting to be loved. A selection of books is supported by my beach pail bookends. Click on that link and you can learn how easy they are to make. The rest of the pails all from the dollar spot at Target hold chalk and crayons to be used only under supervision!This fun anchor light eventually found a spot on a wall, but it is a great night light, it has 3 modes, off, on and on for 4 hours, which is perfect for putting the girls to bed at night.
I wish this was my artwork, but alas, a dear friend did this amazing welcome home sign for the girls on a chalkboard that was hung at the perfect height for them to draw on. Decorating a nautical nursery for these two was a labor of true love. I have had wonderful visits with these two and now I am looking forward to surprising them with a newly styled room for their more grown up tastes!