ORC Nursery Renovation: Reveal
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‘all! We have officially completed our second One Room Challenge, our first was our laundry room renovation & we also did a practice round renovating our office.
If you are just joining us, we are participating in the Spring One Room Challenge which is an event hosted by Better Homes & Gardens, where lots of talented bloggers get together & transform a room in 6 weeks! For this ORC we chose to take on the nursery.
This has been my favorite room renovation by far & we completed it just in time for baby Eli’s arrival! If you took a look at my design board in Week 1 you know we went with a nautical theme & I big puffy heart love how it turned out. We wanted a room that was appropriate for a baby, but also one he could grow into & I think we nailed it yall.
Sadly I don’t have a real before photo (I know I know I’m blaming the baby brain) I only have one after the carpet was ripped out & our new flooring was installed, but here we go:
Basically we started with a blank, boring canvas, whomp whomp. Our vision was to turn it into a soothing nursery, with craftsman vibes & nautical elements. I feel like I should be presenting these after photos with a trumpet announcing their arrival because I am that excited yall! Without further delay here is our nautical themed nursery reveal:
Ahh this room makes my heart so happy. The first thing we completed was transforming his closet into a more organized & usable space. Justin had to do pretty much the whole closet by himself because I was in the lazy, exhausted, lots of snack break taking phase of my pregnancy. So I supervised while he built custom shelves & installed these hanging closet rods.
The closet is now super functional & adorable. I scored those foldable bins from Amazon to help keep all his little necessities organized. Plus I think the striped bins added a nautical vibe. We used
After Justin did the heavy lifting I came in & created a faux wallpaper look with those sweet blue ships. I think they really made the closet pop.
Our next project was ripping out the carpet & replacing it with laminate flooring from Home Depot. We went with laminate because we have three large dogs & wood floors just don’t make a lot of sense for us right now.
Next, I ripped out the tiny base molding that was originally occupying the room & replaced it with 6″ wide pieces of pine wood. It needed to be beefy to elevate the tall board & batten we installed! I am a super huge board & batten fan, I first installed it in our half bathroom & can’t get enough of it
The upper part of the wall is painted in Sherwin Williams Splendor Blue. The board & batten is painted Sherwin Williams Oxford White, same as the closet.
I also framed in the window with some chunky molding to really make it pop. My plan is to frame all the windows in the house eventually because it just looks so darn good & is super budget friendly.
During week 4 of our remodel I transformed an old buffet into a functional changing table! I painted it & an old nightstand, Sherwin Willams, Software Grey.
I have the little nightstand set up to be a feeding station with burp cloths in the bin & other not so pretty essentials hidden away in the drawer. We are keeping his pacifiers in this area too.
All the veteran moms I spoke to said a comfortable rocker & ottoman was a must! So I scored this Emma Rocker set for a pretty decent price & so far I’m super happy with it! If you follow along with our Instagram stories you know me & the pups take lots of breaks in this rocker awaiting baby Eli’s arrival.
I found the ship mobile off ETSY & it was definitely one of this rooms splurges. I love how soothing it looks spinning around & I think baby Eli will love looking up at it as he eats.
During week 5 of the challenge, my mom & I managed to put up these faux wooden hanging shelves. They are a space saver & really give the room some dimension. This is where we will also display one of my papa’s ships which were the whole inspiration for the room.
To save more space we added these three book shelves for all of his stories.
We replaced the boring builder grade light fixture with this fun modern black fan. I have been wanting to put this fan somewhere in my house ever since I first saw it a year ago, and the nursery is the perfect place for it!
My last project for the room was without a doubt my favorite, this nautical linen sign! This quote is one of my husband’s favorites so I wanted to surprise him by making it a focal point for the room. The sign is completely homemade with a big thanks to my mom who worked super hard on it! I will have a full tutorial on how to make your own soon.
Of course I wanted to add one of our maternity photos to the room because I swoon over them daily!
Sources For This Project:
- Window Trim Wood
- Closet Shelving (tutorial)
- Paint (SW Splendor Blue & Oxford White)
- Board & Batten Wood
- Emma Rocker/Ottoman set
- Furniture Paint (SW Software Grey)
- Closet Rods
- Closet Bins (1, 2, 3)
- Faux Wooden Hanging Shelves
- Three Book Shelves
- 11X14 Photo Frame
- Whale Tail Hooks
- Glass Canister
- Rope Mirror
- Velvet Baby Hangers
- White Canister Set
- Changing Pad Cover
- Crib Bedding
Total cost for this project was approximately $2400, not too bad considering that is including the flooring, closet, building materials, paint, furniture, & all the rooms decor!
This nursery has really been a labor of love. I cannot believe we were able to complete the entire room in time to finish the one room challenge & before baby Eli made his arrival. Now that the room is complete I’m ready for him to get here!
Don’t forget to check out all the other talented bloggers participating in the Spring One Room Challenge.