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Baby Boy Nursery

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in chalk paint, decorating for clients | 15 comments

I hope that everyone had a beautiful, restful Thanksgiving!  We sure enjoyed our family and food!  I took a little break from blogging as well, but now I am ready to get back into the swing of things.

I had the great pleasure of decorating a nursery for my best friend, Jennifer.  Her precious baby Jack is due to arrive on December the 11th.  (She wouldn’t mind if he decided to get here a little earlier!)

I have several projects to share about this room, but today I will just share the finished product.

I wanted this room to have a classic little boy feel.  Lots of plaids. Rich colors. Oh, and they happen to be Alabama fans, so I could not resist a little houndstooth.  Roll Tide!

We raided the closets of dad, big brother and both grandfathers to get the fabric for the bedding.  Yes, that is made out of shirts!  I cut from seam to seam on each front piece and across the back.  I was able to get several good pieces to work with.  This bumper has 2 L boy’s shirts and 4 XL men’s shirts.  I unified the look with 6″ strips of black and white micro check between each plaid.

I could not find any curtains that I was liked, but I did find those tablecloths!  They were the perfect length. Actually, the same length as regular curtains.  They are just a little wider, which only makes them fuller!  I simply ironed under 1″ at the top and stitched it down.

This dresser was rescued from the garage and updated with a little Annie Sloan Graphite and Old White.  The shelf above got a coat of Emperors Silk with Old White stripes.  The “America” chalkboard was a cutting board that I found on the clearance rack at Target and painted with chalkboard paint.  Big brother, Reed wrote a message for baby Jack.

We opted for a shelf beside the chair rather than a table.  It saved some space, but still gave a place to set a drink or bottle.

 The frames will be filled when baby Jack gets here.  And, guess who has the honor of being the photographer the day he arrives!?!?!

I just love the look of the gallery wall!  I will share how to make the sign in a few days.  Super simple way to make the great rustic signs that you see everywhere.  And, again the Alabama thing with the elephants!

I will also share how to make this “name” art.

I can’t wait to meet this precious little one!  My girls are thrilled to pieces as well.  They would love for me to have another one, but we will just have to borrow Jack on occasion and pretend like he is ours.  And, then I will get to take him back home to his family and I will sleep all night long!

Life to the full,



Southern Hospitality

Under the Table and Dreaming

Flamingo Toes

I Heart Naptime

The DIY Showoff

My 1929 Charmer

The Tablescaper




Cowgirl Up

I Should Be Mopping The Floor

Mod Vintage Life

The Brassy Apple


Between Naps on the Porch

Home Stories A to Z

A Stroll Thru Life

Kelly’s Corner


Domestically Speaking

Elizabeth and Company

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Uncommon Designs

The Winthrop Chronicles

Coastal Charm

Primitive and Proper

Cozy Little House



Savvy Southern Style

Shades of Amber

Someday Crafts

Lil Luna

Ginger Snap Crafts

Beyond the Picket Fence

The 36th Avenue



Imparting Grace

My Re-Purposed Life

The Vintage Farmhouse

Freckled Laundry

52 Mantels

No Minimalist Here

The Charm of Home

The Shabby Creek Cottage

From My Front Porch to Yours

504 Main

Katie's Nesting Spot



My Romantic Home

French Country Cottage

Tatertots and Jello

Miss Mustard Seed

Thirty Handmade Days

Stuff and Nonsense

Craft Junkie Too

Common Ground

The Shabby Nest

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust

Rooted in Thyme

Fingerprints on the Fridge

Liz Marie

Twenty Eight O Five

Craftberry Bush


Funky Junk Interiors

Classy Clutter

Six Sisters Stuff

It’s Overflowing

Be Different Act Normal


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  1. oh I love the nursery! that chair steals the show! you did such a great job with all of the accessories too. love it!

  2. Don’t know how you do it all but you sure do and so wonderfully. What a wonderful comfy looking nursery. Love everything about the room. Don’t think I could pick a favorite, take that back, love the curtains especially. Tablecloths make great curtains. I have two rooms that have tablecloth curtains.
    Glad you took time off to regroup and enjoy.
    Yes borrowing a baby is lots easier and no sleep lost
    I was so lucky with my last one, she’d take her bottle and go right back to sleep. Thank you Michelle. She was a very easy baby.

  3. Adorable! You did a fantastic job on making the room baby, Alabama, and sophisticated. It looks wonderful. I can’t wait to borrow baby Jack!!!

  4. It could not be more perfect! Thank you!

  5. Where did you get the chair? I am in the market for a swivel rocker/glider…and I love that one!

    • It was a chair that belonged to Jason’s grandmother and we had it recovered. I will keep a look out for one for you!

  6. So cute! I really love the shelf with the stripe, and the chalkboard!

  7. What a darling nursery. Love the combo of black and white check with red tartan plaid. I’m pinning that chair, it’s so darn cute! ~Delores

  8. I like that nursery. We have a 6 month old baby Grandson! He is so special! We have only seen him once. He lives 2000 miles away


  9. Sooo great ! Love that throw blanket …:)

  10. Love all of the little touches in the room. I especially like that USA chalkboard! Would love to know where you got that or how you made it.

    • The USA chalkboard was originally a wooden cutting board that I got at Target. I also saw some really cute wooden cutting boards at Tuesday Morning this past week – a turtle and a pig. I just sprayed on 3 coats of chalkboard paint. Super easy!

  11. Love the chair!!! I’m going to have to do a black and white chair when I replace what I have. The chair is perfect with the plaids you chose. Beautiful nursery that will grow into a “boy’s” room.

  12. I love your son’s room. I did my son’s in the same colors.

  13. just wondering if you remember where you got the curtains


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