Abe's Ocean-Inspired Nursery

My Room

Name: Abe (newborn)
Location: Roswell, Georgia

Abe is our fourth baby, so we're running low on bedrooms around here. We do, however, have a ridiculously long master bedroom, so we opted to put up a room divider and use one part of the master as a nursery for now.

We needed the space to flow well with the grown-up bedroom side of the room but still be a fun, colorful space for a baby. We went with a subtle ocean theme, inspired by the whale drawer pulls I found for the dresser (passed down from Abe's grandfather) that we refinished. I like to think of the style as "restrained whimsy."

The only things we bought new were the crib and rocker (both from IKEA) and a few accessories. Most of the pieces in the room we made or re-made ourselves. My favorites are the wooden whale over the crib (I sketched it out on plywood, and my husband cut it out with a jigsaw), the squid bookcase, and the mobile over the changing table.

Thanks, Gretchen! Readers, you can visit Gretchen at Boxy Colonial.

(Images: Gretchen/Boxy Colonial)

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Lauren is a writer, DIYer, and Etsy addict living with her family in her tiny work-in-progress home in Pennsylvania. When not blogging, she can usually be found chasing around one very spirited little three-year-old and snuggling her new baby girl.

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