Because we are such a crafty, DIY-loving family I knew that Finn’s nursery wouldn’t be complete without some items that were made by us (and made with love). My mantra is “DIY = LOVE”, and I tried to incorporate as many DIY details into my little man’s nursery as I could. I made an area rug out of placemats that I found at an estate sale, and also made the macramé mobile (along with some help from my friend Chris) that hangs over Finn’s crib – I will post a tuTORIal on how you can make that soon!

But the biggest DIY piece that we made for Finn’s nursery was the yellow bookshelf that you saw underneath all of the framed giraffe prints. I found an old red bookshelf at a yard sale a few weeks before Finn was born, and immediately saw the potential. It was super chipped, totally the wrong color, and probably hadn’t been cleaned in years… but it was perfect. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. It also happened to be $5, which didn’t hurt. So we took this battered and bruised bookshelf home and Liam, Stella and I set out to transform it into a retro-chic yellow statement piece for Finn’s Nursery.  After sanding, priming and painting, we had ourselves the perfect accent piece for the nursery. It was cheap, easy, and infused that touch of love that is so special to me. I also love that this let Liam and Stella contribute to the décor of Finn’s room – they had the best time working on this with me, and get super excited every time they see it in the nursery.

What DIY projects have you done with your little guys and gals lately?



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