The “Blank to Brilliant Navy Blue” Baby Room Makeover

updated Dec 19, 2019
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Project by: Taylor
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Just days before my scheduled c-section, we were finally finishing our daughter’s nursery. We wanted a room with lots of contrast, personality and DIY touches. We also knew we were working with a small space and so we wanted our choices to be high-impact and make a smart use of our limited floor space.

We used Farrow and Ball paint in Hague Blue on the walls and accented it by painting the crib, rocking chair and bookshelves in Farrow and Ball’s Teresa’s Green. An Ikea sink cabinet mounted to the wall and modified slightly made a perfect change table in our small space and allowed for storage underneath. We filled the rest of the space with art, texture, personal items and diy projects:

To name a few:
– The crib was a hand-me-down from friends and we painted it.
– The rocking chair reminded me of the bentwood rocker my mother rocked me in growing up. I found it on Criagslist and we painted it to match our nursery.
– The armoire I had in my own nursery got a makeover with Anthropologie knobs and pulls for Rudy’s room.

I had a challenging pregnancy and (with my husband spending my later weeks renovating our kitchen) we relied heavily on help from my mother and brother to pull our nursery together.

We are so happy with this calming space for our daughter Rudy to sleep (and eventually play) in.

Read more about Rudy’s nursery on Taylor’s blog: Fresh Coat of Paint

Thanks, Taylor!

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