Monday Design Inspirations: 04/02/2012

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A recycled toddler table and chairs DIY, sound-absorbing wall tiles, a ladder bookshelf DIY idea, a whimsical cloud shelf, and a fun idea to make your wooden spoons oh-so-much prettier!

DIY Recycled Table and Chairs for Kids

You never know what treasures you might stumble upon while out for a stroll! Dina of Honey + Fitz came across a mini table and chairs set that a neighbor was tossing out, and with a little work — and paint! — she transformed it into this adorable chalkboard top table and chairs set for her son Knox. How cool is that?

Sound-Absorbing Wood Wool Wall Tiles

If you’re baby is a light sleeper, then you might have found yourself day dreaming of ways to soundproof the nursery so that nothing can wake baby up. These modular hexagonal wall tiles, conceived by Form Us With Love and manufactured by Träullit Dekor, are made (in Sweden) from wood fibers mixed with cement and water. They have sound-absorbing properties that can actually improve the acoustics of a room, and are available in a variety of colors and can be assembled in various patterns to create a unique mural on your wall.

Retro Bookshelf Photo by Sharyn Cairns for Inside Out Australia. Image scans via Dust Jacket Attic

We love DIY projects that give old items new life! Check out this retro bookshelf made with an old ladder and a few painted pieces of wood. It’s a funky and functional piece that can be made at a minimal expense.

Handmade Cloud Shelf

Shelves in the nursery are a must in order to keep things organized or add a decorative touch to the walls. This custom cloud shelf (found on Etsy) is perfect for doing both! The whimsical cloud shape and the functionality of a shelf makes this a great buy for your little one’s room.

DIY Painted Wooden Spoons

Add a pop of color to your kitchen with this fun and easy diy! If you’re a color lover and have been looking into an easy and affordable way to add some fun into your kitchen, then look no further than this painted wooden spoons diy from Little Bit Funky.


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About Nicole @ Chic & Cheap Nursery

Nicole is the founder/editor of and mom of a 6-year-old princess. She has a B.A. in Architecture and a passion for design—nursery design to be precise!


  1. OMG, those hex tiles would be SOOOOO insanely adorable in a bee themed room! p.s. Thanks for sharing my table re-do :)

  2. I’m going to have to try out the chalkboard top table. So awesome!!!

  3. Love that ladder and the cloud shelf!!

  4. those wooden spoons are fantastic! what a great idea :) LOVE it

  5. But where can you buy those hexigon tile things? I searched for a year to find something I could put in my house like that. Found nothing!!

  6. Thank you so much for featuring my shelf on your blog! What an honor!


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