Oliver’s Cool and Sophisticated Nursery {Featured Real Room}

These new parents let their fun personalities shine through in the design for their son Oliver’s nursery. By breaking almost every rule for traditional nursery design this room is far from ordinary. And it’s pretty darn AWESOME!

Courtney, of Little Glass Box, and her husband saved some serious cash in this nursery by foregoing a crib bedding set. Instead, they purchased an inexpensive crib sheet on Amazon and made a no sew crib skirt. Love the back wall behind the crib? It’s not wallpaper. It was done with a homemade stencil. Can you believe it?

My favorite design choice for the room was also the boldest: the dark walls. The paint color is Martha Stewart’s Silhouette and it adds incredible ‘drama’ to the room. Recognize the modern rocking chair? You may have seen it in a recent nursery design board.

Antique shop finds, like the vintage school chair, and some creative wall art alternatives {they framed several store-bought cards in inexpensive IKEA frames} add the personal touches that make this room even more special.

Other big money savers were the fabulous Craig’s List furniture finds. Both the crib and dresser were purchased on Craig’s List for under $100 each, sanded, primed, painted and brought back to life with lots of love for a little baby that was on the way.

For more details and images from this nursery, visit Little Glass Box blog.


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Modern & Bright Toddler Girl’s Room {Nursery Upgrade}

Have you ever planned on renovating a room in your home, and every time you think you’re ready to get started you decide to go in a different direction?

That’s what’s been happening to me with my daughter’s room. Since she turned 2 {she’ll be three this July}, I’ve been planning to upgrade her room from nursery to toddler room but I just can’t seem to make up my mind! I’ve designed and redesigned the space about a million times {remember this design board?} and this is my latest plan.

And I REALLY like it!

1. We have hardwood floors and I want to add this ZigZag printed rug from Urban Outfitters.

2. Decorative pillows are a must in my book. All of these pillow covers are from etsy shop Pillow Throw Decor.

3. I’ll be making 3 or 4 of these book slings using this tutorial. They’ll be made using the same fabric as the curtains.

4. We’ll be upgrading the existing convertible crib by FINALLY converting it to a toddler bed and painting the sides.

5. I’m making new curtains for the room with this fabric from Spoonflower.com using this easy no-sew curtain tutorial.

6. Currently, we only have a dresser in the room. Extra storage for toys will be taken care of by the IKEA expedit {the one pictured is from this featured nursery}.

7. This side table on coasters {Lack from IKEA} will be placed next to the rocker. Perfect place for our nighttime essentials including bedtime books, boogie wipes and water.

Leave me a comment and tell me what you think!


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