Today I am sharing with you, our baby boy’s nursery and name! I spent many days and nights designing this room and I love how it turned out. Enjoy!
Neutral Baby Boy Nursery Reveal
Our 3rd baby is officially going to be here any day now! I feel like the last few weeks of each pregnancy is full of so many emotions – excitement, anxiety, happiness and lots of last minute stress! Did I pack everything I need in my hospital bag? Are my older children ready for this change? Did I make enough freezer meals? Do I have everything I need?
I keep telling myself “the baby isn’t going to care if I have decluttered every drawer in my bedroom” but it doesn’t seem to change my crazy nesting urge. It’ll all be worth it once he is here though! 🙂
Let me show y’all each aspect we designed and put together. We DIY’d almost everything and I hope this post can inspire you if you are designing a nursery as well. My Hubby said that this room is “Dad Approved”!
Vertical Shiplap Accent Wall
I love the look of traditional shiplap and traditional board and batten but I wanted to do something a little different and combine them. We ended up with this gorgeous vertical shiplap board and batten look. The bedrooms in our home are fairly small so when it comes to an accent wall I didn’t want to do anything too crazy.
We cut down MDF boards to 6 inch sections and used a nickel as a spacer between each board. We doubled up the top horizontal pieces to give it that finished look and the very top piece is a 1×2 on it’s side. This was a fairly inexpensive accent wall!
Green seems to be THE COLOR for little boy rooms lately, and I think this one is the perfect color. It is Enchanted Forrest by Benjamin Moore . I always use a flat finish when it comes to darker colors, otherwise you can see every little brushstroke and imperfection. The main wall color is Pure White by Sherwin Williams.
I have seen all these super cute flags made out of a canvas or drop cloth material and did not want to spend $50+ on one, so of course I made it myself. I had some leftover drop cloth from another project, so I just cut the rectangle to size, sewed the seams and used my Silhouette to cut out the letters. I traced them and then filled in with black paint. I had my Hubby add the grommets to the corners and it was another fast and easy DIY!
Sometimes you just need to go for it. I wasn’t sure if this would turn out or not, but I love it and it was definitely worth it.
Faux Wallpaper Wall
I love the look of a wallpaper wall, but of course I didn’t want to pay for it. I’m getting pretty predictable I guess, huh?
I used a small craft paint brush and some leftover mushroom color paint we had to create this accent wall. I’m not sure how I feel about it still but it’s good enough for now.
We had this IKEA dresser from our second baby and it was a light grey color which we hated. It would show everything and the finish was lacking. We decided to paint it white and replace the drawer knobs with these little leather pulls. They are such a fun addition!
I painted this lamp from Target with a black paint and baking soda. The baking soda gave it this amazing texture and it was just the look I was wanting but couldn’t find in stores.
We bought the floating shelf and peg rack below it from Target, at this point I was growing tired of DIYing everything and just wanted to get the room finished!
I love how this sweet baby nursery turned out. It was such a fun room to design and put together and I cannot wait for him to be here.
If you have any questions about where anything is from, let me know and I will get back to you! I have prewritten this post and by the time you are reading this, sweet Brixton is here, but I will do my best to reply to all of you! Thank you so much for reading and being here!