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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

DIY Nursery Projects

Baby boy's nursery is filled with DIY projects and I love it. I had planned to do a lot more in Harlow's room but with working full time and moving into our new home in July (Harlow was born in September) it just didn't leave any time. And honestly, I was too exhausted -- so I bought a lot of the stuff I wanted to DIY.

So here are some of the DIY projects I've been working on...

Pom-pom Curtains
This was ONE DIY project I did for Harlow's room and loved it so much I made them again! Only using black pom-poms this time, haha. The left panel has poms and the right doesn't -- makes such a difference! Total cost for two sheer panels and 10 yards of black pom-poms = $30
(tutorial linked above)

Zinc Letters
{Sorry for the crappy lighting, I painted them at night}
I love Anthropologie's zinc letters but at $18 a piece, I just couldn't swing it. I am completely satisfied with how my DIY version turned out and they were SO easy to make. I used wooden letters from Michaels and bought them one at a time so I could use a 40-50% coupon each time. Cheapoooo! I painted each letter black, let it dry, and then applied Martha Stewart's metallic silver paint. I applied a light coat of the metallic paint so the black streaks would peak through. Let the letters dry and then attach sawtooth hangers to the back of each letter. Total cost for wooden letters, paint, and sawtooth hangers = $25

Feather Mobile
This was a quick and easy mobile. Materials: brown feathers, thin neutral twine, a wooden embroidery hoop, gold spray paint and fishing line. I spray painted the hoop gold, glued the feathers to the twine, attached the twine to the hoop by simply knotting it, and then used fishing line to hang it from the ceiling using a thumbtack. Total cost for feathers, twine, and hoop (I had the rest of the supplies) = $10

Book shelf
Wood from Home Depot: 2-1x4's and 1-1x2, cut it to my liking, nailed it together, and stained it using Minwax Special Walnut. Done! Total cost = $5

Yarn Poms

We decided to keep a bed in the nursery, especially with having family in town for two weeks after the baby is born. He'll sleep in our room for a few months any way :)

I bought super thick yarn from Michaels and just cut each piece to my liking. I used a branch from my back yard to hang. Total cost = $5

Printables
I love that Pinterest has free printables and I found a cute feather and bike print. I had them printed at Staples so it would be a better print job and it cost just cents per picture. Here they are hanging:
I jazzed up the feather print by using two square wooden dowels and attached eye hooks at the top to hang. OH, we also sanded down my old bedroom dresser and nightstand (it's at least 25 years old. It was my 1st official "bedroom set") and stained it. I need to find knobs.

Now all that is left is to accessorize! Stay tuned for final pictures of the nursery!

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