We are no where near having a baby, but working on the nursery helps me stay focused and gives me something to do. Since we enjoy thrifting, and I hope you do too, I thought I’d share how we’ve begun building our nursery.
When I first saw it I thought it was a piece of crap … but then … my imagination started to take over.
I wasn’t sure what color to paint everything so all the pieces sat in the spare room for a few days. When we went to Lowe’s He ended up seeing “Ocean Depth” and thinking about making an ocean themed room.
I got to work on the first piece and started thinking about the way the ocean’s waves move. After one coat of paint I could still see the “waves” from the grain in the
wood particle board sticker. I thought it was pretty cool so I didn’t put another coat on it.
Had to do two coats on this piece of board because it looked pretty grimy before I painted it.
We wanted something that wasn’t fussy looking, that was dark wood, and that was fixed sided. Can you believe we found this at the thrift store! Here’s a link to the Storkcraft – Sheffield 2-in-1 Fixed-Side Convertible Crib, Espresso. We brought it home, checked it out, made sure the slats were safe, and when we felt comfortable we put it in the baby’s room.
I thought that everything came together pretty well. I had been buying stuff for about two years (there’s more stuff in the closet) and I wasn’t sure what it was going to look like all together, but it looks pretty good.
We’re not done yet, but I’d say we’re off to a good start!