jaxs nursery

Surf’s Up // My Beach Baby Nursery

Hey you guys!  It has been a very busy 2 months around here since adding a little one to the fam and moving into a new house {in the SAME month!!}.  My husband and I decided that we wanted to change some things in the house and we also wanted to tackle as many projects as we could ourselves.  Time quickly became a precious commodity in our household and there just never seems to be enough to get everything done.

Lately, I’ve noticed conquering larger DIY projects with a 10 week old baby definitely calls for extra hands.  These first few months are beyond exhausting, but totally worth it!  Having Jax in our room {bedside, in his Rock n’ Play Sleeper and his cardboard (YES! I said cardboard) bassinet} the first few months were seriously a lifesaver for us.  Well, guess what… our sweet little bundle of joy has hit the point where we feel he’s ready for the crib.

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My husband and I knew the moment we found out we were having a baby, that we would incorporate our love of the ocean into his new digs.  The nursery, one of my bigger DIY projects, has been a work in progress for a few months now and we have finally wrapped things up!  With the help of my hipster girlfriend, Amanda (Owner / Decorator of Hizer Rock The House) I present to you, Jax’s Surf’s Up Nursery!

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DIY Corner Bookshelf  // Amanda’s creation was by far the coolest shelf I have ever seen.  All you need is a little wood, wood glue and a few fins!

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Chevron Wall Art // I became slightly obsessed during my pregnancy with chevron print.  Amanda came up with the idea of staining some wood and building a piece for above the crib.  We had a lot of white space there, so this was the perfect filler.  Note:  Bumping out the crib 6” from the wall adds a little drop space.. just in case.  Safety first!

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The Crib Skirt // I shopped day and night for a beachy, boho, tribal themed crib skirt and came up with nothing.  One day while doing a little Joanne’s Fabric run, I stumbled upon this pattern and fell in love.  I purchased just enough for a crib skirt and had one made all for < $25.  Note: 2 yards of fabric was plenty

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Aline’s Cardboard Creation: Daytime Napper // A very talented friend of mine has her own business here in Seattle making custom furniture out of cardboard.  This surf/sun/sea bassinet she constructed by hand was the perfect mobile addition to my little grom’s room.

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… and what beach themed nursery isn’t complete without an actual surf board!

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So there you have it!  Are you expecting or looking for a fresh new hip idea for your kiddos room?  Feel free to comment below and share with us your nursery room theme, or any DIY project you’ve been working on!

Love + Hugs // Renée

 

  • Love, LOVE this theme for a little boy! So unique. It’s great too because it’s
    a theme that can grow with him. Total nursery envy—my first little one is
    due Monday, but I had constraints designing her room because we live in an
    apartment/are moving soon. Seeing your design makes me excited/inspired for
    when I can finally get my hands dirty in nursery design 😉

  • Sariah

    It’s a little too old for me. He will grow older soon enough. He will hurt himself with the surf board and get into that plant. Not very practical for a baby. Maybe for a 10 yr old.