Whimsical Animal Themed Nursery Reveal

Hey friends! Thanks for visiting today! Our baby boy’s nursery reveal is LONG overdue, and I’m so happy to finally be sharing it with you!

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Our nursery had pretty much been the same ever since our first was born five years ago, and when we found out we were pregnant with another boy, I just had the itch to switch it up! A few collaborations with some amazing small-shop owners led to a complete room makeover, and we are so in love with the way it turned out. Honestly, this room is one of my favorites now. I smile every time I walk into this space!

One thing about this nursery is that there were so many DIY projects – the board and batten, the basket light fixture, the crib skirt, the pom-pom curtains, the chair-turned-rocker, the changing table makeover…to name a few!

I am going to try my best to share all of those awesome projects with you in the coming weeks, but for now, lets just tour the finished space!

The inspiration for this room all started with the whimsical wall paper that we used above the board and batten. I fell in love with the sweet forest animals and the soft cream and beige color scheme it had, and I just knew the paper would be so precious in a nursery, girl or boy. We chose to forgo the traditional white board and batten with a perfect, gray blue color called Cool Metalwork Grey by Glidden.

I just love the sign we hung on this wall, it gives me goosebumps every time I read it.

Instead of purchasing themed bedding, I decided to mix and match. I went with a neutral fitted sheet and made my own crib skirt with some thrifted curtains. I love the mix of patterns! I finished this nursery up right around Easter, so I was lucky to find some cloth bunny napkins at Marshall’s that I used to make a throw pillow!

Probably one of my absolute favorite parts of this room are the adorable felt animal heads that we hung above the crib. Don’t you just want to squeeze them?! Haha! Oh I just love them!!

The textured curtains are also from Marshall’s, but I added some DIY jute pom-poms to the edges. They were so simple, I can’t wait to share the tutorial with you guys!

The changing table was a thrift store find, and if you can believe it, it was black when we bought it! I made my own chalk paint and gave the table a makeover, and I just love how it turned out. A sweet friend gave me the vintage porcelain knobs years ago, and even though I only had two of them, I thought they tied in so well to the wall paper. I think the mismatched hardware adds even more whimsy and character to the space.

One unique feature in this room is the sink area. It was there when we purchased the house, but how perfect is a sink in a nursery? We decided to keep it and spruce it up a bit. Some new paint and hardware, DIY butcher block, and an $8 mirror I found on clearance did just that! I also added a subway tile backsplash using these awesome peel and stick tiles. I did a tutorial on my Instagram stories if you’d like to check it out! It’s saved on my story highlights as “Easy Backsplash.”

We saved a lot of money by using our old living room rug, and since we got new seating in our living room as well, I decided to convert our wingback style chair into a rocker! Since my husband wasn’t too confident that this project would actually work, I didn’t snap any pictures of the process. I’m so sorry! Maybe one day I’ll write a blog post explaining what we did step by step. 🙂

For the light fixture, I really wanted something with texture but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money. I asked my mom if she had any baskets that could work and she happened to have one that could not have been more perfect. I’ll be sharing all about how we made the light fixture very soon!

That’s it my friends! I hope you enjoyed the tour. What do you think of our sweet baby boy’s nursery? I’d love to hear your thoughts! 🙂


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  1. Once again Andrea you turned trash to treasures. Did you sew or tape the carpet or was It a throw style In the living room. I hope baby likes the animal heads. Bile spent hours painting a life size cute clown with balloons that went up on the ceiling. It was adorable and Amy was very scared of it. Oh well Curt loved it 2 years later. Haha

    1. Hahaha oh no!! I didn’t know that he painted! Sounds so neat though! And the carpet used to be our living room area rug, we just moved it into the nursery. I’m not sure if that’s what you’re asking? So far baby loves the animals 🙂

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  5. CUTE CUTE!! Love the basket light and the sink in the room. The narrow opening shelves are neat. Good job! Aren’t nurseries the most fun to decorate!?!

  6. CUTE CUTE!! Love the basket light and the sink in the room. The narrow opening shelves are neat. Good job! Aren’t nurseries the most fun to decorate!?! Oh and I love the curtain with the pompoms – can’t wait for the tutorial.🤗

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  8. What size mdf boards did you use for the board and batten part? And do you remember how far apart you spaced them out? Thanks!

    1. Those were only 1×2’s and they were spaced out 14in, but you can space them out according to personal preference. It kind of depends on your room. I hope this helps!

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