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Nursery Closet Details: Part 2 [Accessories + Labels]

Ready for more details on this bright and bold little boy nursery closet?! I am sharing all the scoop today, so now that you know how we built the main components of the closet – the shelves, the drawers, the rods, etc., you can see how its organized!

Below, you can view more photos, sources [+ a couple new ones], and a tiny bit more DIY instruction, so LET’S GO!

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These “milk crates” are from Target, but are no longer available. The labels are simply printed on patterned scrapbook paper, cut out, laminated using this one here and then attached with a small 1 inch square of Velcro.

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Unfortunately, these plastic tubs from Target are no longer available either! The labels were made by printing on white cardstock, punching out the circle with a large, round paper punch (2″ punch I believe) from Michaels, laminated and then clipped on with small decorative clothespins, also from Michaels.

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(man I love that thing!) and I did it the exact same way as the DIY holiday art I created last year. This was inspired by a piece I saw on minted and wanted to give it a shot on my own!

Nursery closet details - DIY nursery closet - accessories and labels - This is our Bliss - navy green and grayI just loved this little decorative navy & white suitcase when I spotted it and once I got it home, it just so happened to fit just right on the shelf. The custom birth stats board was a gift from my aunt who also gave one to Henry when he was born. Love them so 🙂

Nursery closet details - DIY nursery closet - accessories and labels - navy striped bin - This is our Bliss - navy green and grayOnce again, this navy striped plastic bin was a Target find! I have 2 of them, one for Holiday gear and the other for extras. The holiday gear bin has come in handy – once each holiday is over, I washed the pj’s & outfits for the last time and packed them away in here. When Halloween rolled around this year, I hated digging through the clothing bins looking for something I was just sure Henry wore in a size ____, but it was actually a size ___. Now, I have it all right here, to pull out for upcoming holidays for Simon to sport or for future baby #3. my FAVORITE labels worked great on the bins and the pull-out drawers.

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The personalized “Simon” burp cloth above was a gift from embroider moore. She is THEE sweetest gal and has created THEE cutest gifts for so many of my friends’ babies. You must check her out! I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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In order to keep Simon’s clothes in size order, I knew I wanted clothing rod labels, but couldn’t seem to find any that matched or that I liked. I decided to purchase plain white clothing dividers and make my own. I found this digital scrapbook paper on etsy, and after purchasing them, I had the files printed at FedEx / kinkos. I selected which prints I wanted to use for my labels and then traced the outline of the divider on the paper. Next, I cut along my lines, placed the cut-out paper on the divider and then applied mod podge with a foam brush. After I let it sit for 24 hours, I created a label with my label maker, using clear label tape and then pressed it on the front of the divider.

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Oh and I almost forgot to mention, the most popular question lately seems to be, “Where is the shoe cubby / organizer in the right-hand corner from?” The one thing I realized I didn’t include in the source list from the reveal! It was actually mine from years ago. When we had a custom closet installed in our master closet a couple of years ago, we moved this cubby to the hall closet where it lived temporarily. While working on the nursery, I decided I needed something to stick in the corner of the closet that would provide some function, so there it went. It just so happened to fit perfectly in that space and now is the home for his itty bitty shoe collection, compliments of big brother, Henry 🙂

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I think [and hope] I covered it all from top to bottom. If I did miss something, please feel free to email me for more information. I said this before, but I will say it again, I am a firm believer in the ability to keep a space neat and tidy if everything in it has a home. Labels help, too, but most importantly, when the room or closet is in disarray, I take 5 minutes to put all strewn about items back where they belong. Everything has a spot, otherwise things would get haphazardly shoved from drawer to drawer or shelf to shelf and I would never find anything. Trust me. That happens in other places in our house, but not in here!

Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to see you back here next week! Thanks for reading and goodnight!

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Nursery Closet Details: Part I [DIY shelves + drawers + rods]

As my blog’s traffic has started to increase, so have the number of emails I receive. Although it is coming up on one year since I revealed Simon’s Nursery, it is still by far, the main attraction. The Pegboard Gallery wall and the nursery closet have created most of the buzz, thanks to Pinterest and a feature at IHeart Organizing last month. Both sites have really given my blog a boost and I am so very thankful.
The readers I hear from sometimes write in with super sweet notes telling me how his nursery is the inspiration for their soon-to-be little one’s sleeping quarters. Talk about humbling! Many other readers have questions about something they have seen and need more information and quite often, it is pertaining to the closet details…

…”How did you hang your large shelves?” “Where did you find that shoe storage organizer on the bottom right?!” “Do you still like the PAX unit today?”…

After realizing I probably need to get some more info out there, I decided it might be a good idea to revisit the closet in a 2 (possibly 3) part mini series, where I will dish on some of the closet components – How we painted it, installed the DIY closet system and the deets on the accessories and labels. I do my very best to reply back to the emails in a timely fashion and I DO love hearing from all of you, but I am hoping to cover enough content in this series so you all don’t have to go searching everywhere, scouring all of my posts and then end up having to email me because you can’t find something. My apologies!

Let’s start from the beginning. Here is what the closet looked like before:

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The first thing we did was empty the closet and remove the old wire shelving. The next step was patching the screw holes in the drywall. We waited 24 hours and then sanded down the patches to try to create a flat, smooth surface for painting.

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Oh and then we removed the doors in hopes that the closet would come out looking so good we wouldn’t need to hide anything away! Next, we tested a couple of paint samples and then selected “Can’t Miss Lime” by Valspar and applied 2 coats.

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The entire closet was built around the IKEA PAX Wardrobe frame. What we loved about the PAX system is the ability to pick and choose what interior organizers would work best for our needs. I knew I wanted to store bibs, burp cloths, swaddle blankets, etc. in the closet and then have shelving for storage bins and decorative accessories, too. The frame size we chose is the 19 5/8″ x 13 3/4″ x 93 1/8″ and we purchased 4 KOMPLEMENT drawers and 3 KOMPLEMENT shelves to fit inside the frame.


After this middle unit was assembled and installed, we built out to the left & right of it. We determined we wanted 4 shelves (longer version of IKEA KOMPLEMENT shelves) and 4 clothing rods outside of the middle unit, so we needed support blocks to hold them securely in place. We bought 1″ x 3.5″ pieces of plywood and cut them down to measure 23 1/4″ long. They were painted to match the walls and then were drilled into the sides of the closet – 2 on the left and 2 on the right.

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We purchased the 39 3/8″ x 13 3/4″ shelves which we cut down to be 35″ in length. These shelves rest on top of the plywood support blocks on the “wall” side and on the frame side, we inserted the white clip / pegs that came with the shelves, which fit into the pre-cut holes on the underside of the shelf. Then we drilled the screw into the outer side of the frame.

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The clothing bars are actually 1″ dowel rods from Lowes which we spray painted white and cut down to fit in between the side of the PAX frame and the wall itself. They are held up by these rod holders, which we drilled into the frame and support blocks on the wall.

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This is what it looked like after all of the parts were assembled and installed.

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After the main components / foundation of the closet was successfully assembled and installed, then the fun began. Since the “after” has already been revealed in other posts, I will leave you with some shots of the closet in all of its bright & cheery glory.

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If you have any questions or comments, please leave me a note! I do have to say, Simon’s closet, our recently spruced up linen closet and our pantry are the only three closets that actually stay clean & organized.

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It might have something to do with the fact I put forth the time and effort on the front-end to purge, design, create and organize the space, so I know just how it is supposed to look like when it is in tip-top shape. So even if it does get a little messy, it is a quick fix to get it back to an eye-pleasing and organized state. Give it a try. You’ll be surprised how a little bit of work in an itty bitty space can make such a big impact.

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Part 2 of the Nursery Closet Details mini series focuses on the organization & labels you see in the photos above. Every little thing has a home [and a label :)] and that’s just the way I like it.

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Have you tackled any closets lately? What are your tips and tricks for keeping them neat & tidy?

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Nursery Word Art


If you are new to This is our Bliss, welcome! I am so glad you have stopped by!

Many readers have been very interested in the Nursery Word Art that is framed on the Pegboard Gallery Wall in Simon’s Nursery. I originally created this Nursery word art piece because I loved they saying, but couldn’t find it just the way I envisioned it – with his precise colors and all. So, what does any true DIY’er do? Make it herself, I suppose!

You can visit my new etsy shop, where the word art is available and customizable, too!

If you are looking for cute & inexpensive art to adorn a gallery wall (aren’t we all?!) in a little one’s nursery, then you have come to the right place.  Whether you are creating a nursery gallery wall for one of your own children or seeking a baby gift for a new mom or mom-to-be.

It is formatted to fit inside an 8″ x 10″ frame or a larger frame with a mat fit for an 8″  x 10″ photo. I had mine printed at the local FedEx/Kinkos for $1.50 on white cardstock and then placed it behind a mat in a white 11″ x 14″ frame. Then I hung it on the pegboard using one a hook from this set.

This pegboard book set is also a great option for hanging a variety of things on a pegboard wall too!
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See you back here soon! As always, thank you so so much for reading.

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Nursery Project: Pegboard Gallery Wall

Hello! So I mentioned last week that I am working on some plans for our little playroom just off the family room.  I spent a couple hours last week going through toys – sorting them, pitching them, searching for them.  Lets just say we needed to do some organizing in there or I was going to lose my mind!  I know it is not going to be a room that stays clean, but as long as everything in it has a home, it will eventually make it back there someday 🙂 Along with some organizational strategizing, I began to do some decorative strategizing!  A shelf we had in the room with some art and books on it…well… came crashing down a couple of weeks ago and I am not going to be putting the shelf back up.  In its place, I am thinking I will put together a little gallery wall with a mix of art, photos and typography.  While pondering the design today, it got me thinking… I have had quite a few people ask me about the pegboard gallery wall I did in Simon’s nursery and I never really did a follow-up post with the deets, so thought it might be a good idea to revisit the nursery and give everyone some info on one of my favorite walls in the house.

The photo of this wall has been my most popular pin on Pinterest so far!


So, here we go…

I first went to Lowes & picked up a 4′ x 4′ pegboard.  I think it was about $8. I also bought a small foam roller and a few paint samples.  I went with shades of dark gray to test out.


I ended up mixing all 3 of the paints together until I got the color I was aiming for.  It took about 3 – 4 coats of paint for complete coverage.

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Next we cut 2 pieces of plywood (1″ x 4″) and laid them across the back horizontally.  We placed a couple of screws in each piece of wood to secure them to the pegboard.  We then measured our wall, found our studs and marked the wall where we wanted to drill.  We were able to drill into the plywood pieces from the front with long extra long screws, enter the wall and catch the stud.  The plywood allowed us to secure the pegboard firmly to the wall and also act as a spacer between the pegboard and the wall in order to be able to hang things on it from the front.


We used screws to hang the Bygel rail & basket and we placed them so they hit the lower piece of plywood. Everything else was hung with pegboard hooks (see link in source list below)

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There it is!  We hung the pegboard on the wall before attaching any of the frames, etc.  I am not one to lay out my frames on the floor beforehand and I definitely don’t take the time to trace out the frames and tape them on the wall in order to determine my placement.  I guess you could say I just wing it.  I need to get better about my planning when nailing into the wall, but the nice thing about working with a pegboard as your backdrop is you don’t have to worry about random nail holes in the wall! Not that I ever put 2 or 3 holes behind each picture before I get it where I want it or anything 🙂

Here is my source list from the original nursery post:


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Simon’s Nursery Reveal [A Bright & Bold Room for Baby #2]

Now that Simon has arrived and I have finished taking pictures of the nursery, I am finally ready to show you!

If you’ve been reading over here then you know I have been working on this room for months… back in March I was creating the ever-evolving, never-ending checklist which I am proud to say is completed and I couldn’t be happier with how the room turned out. Simon will be sleeping in a bassinet in our room for awhile, but having the room done & ready is such a good feeling.
We change him on the changing pad in his room throughout the night… & T and I have both sat in the glider to rock him to sleep… His little outfits are hung up in the closet & folded in the drawers…And the art and photos are hanging [untouched for now!] on his cute little pegboard gallery wall.
It is definitely a happy place for us (and Simon, too, I hope)! Continue reading

Simple DIY Nursery Mobile

Hello and welcome back for another DIY Nursery Project! I’m thrilled to have you here. This Simple DIY Nursery Mobile is an easy concept and can probably be completed in under an hour! The color and pattern combinations are endless, but since I’m working with lime green, navy blue, gray and aqua in the nursery, those are the colors I stuck with! Here is what I did to create this Quick and Simple DIY Nursery Mobile!


  • 2 sheets each of  gray, navy, lime green & aqua 12″ x 12″ scrapbook paper
  • 2″ round paper punch
  • clear thread / fishing line
  • craft glue
  • small round mirror discs (various sizes)
  • 9″ embroidery hoop (inside hoop only)
  • white craft paint
  • ceiling mount hook (outdoor hanging plant hook painted white)
  • *** All supplies were purchased at Michaels except the hook which I had


The first step is to paint the embroidery hoop your desired color. I chose white so applied the craft paint with a small foam brush, but you could spray paint the hoop just as easily. Leave it out to dry white you work on the strands which you’ll attach to your painted hoop at the end.


I picked out four colors of cardstock paper at Michaels and began cutting out circles using this 2″ paper punch.


After I had enough of each color [I was able to get 30 circles per piece of paper, so 60 total of each color with plenty leftover], I began lining them up in the color order I wanted for each strand. Next, squeezed out the craft glue on the first circle down the middle and then made three horizontal lines across. Next, I laid the piece of clear string down and placed the same color circle on top to glue the string in between the 2 circles. I worked my way down, doing one circle or one mirror at a time until that strand was done.


After the top circle was placed on top of the bottom circle, I pressed down and smoothed out the glue with my fingers.


I basically did alternating strands of colors and number of circles and sizes of mirrors.  I chose to do 3 circles, then a large mirror, then 2 circles and a medium mirror.  The next strand was 2 circles, a large mirror, 2 circles, a large mirror, 2 circles and a small mirror at the bottom.  I am not sure if this makes sense, but it was a random decision, so I just went with it!


I tied 4 strands from the top of the hoop together in a knot and then made another 3 inch loop above it.  This is the loop that was hung from the ceiling hook.  We hung it just above the side rail of the crib, so it is not directly over the mattress or crib itself.


There were 3 strands of each of the 4 colors evenly spaced & tied around the embroidery hoop. I think he’ll have a pretty good view, especially with the shiny, sparkly mirrors.  Those will most definitely catch his little eyes 🙂

There are so many DIY Mobile tutorials on Pinterest and the internet.  I browsed several and then combined techniques to come up with my design.  Some people do multiple colored circles on each strand or varying shades of one color for the ombre´ look and some do alll strands the same length (mine varied slightly). If you decide to make one of these, the possibilities are endless.  I also realized it doesn’t have to be perfect because it gently sways/twirls/spins from the ceiling so the flaws don’t show very easily… my kind of project.

*Update: If you haven’t had a chance to see the Bright & Bold Nursery Reveal yet, have a look!

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As promised here is a bit a of a mother’s day recap from the weekend!

I am pretty sure my heart is still swollen & my cheeks still sore from smiling and laughing. I had such an awesome weekend. Saturday, we bought & planted flowers, shopped for patio furniture, went out to lunch, met friends for dinner and then ended the night listening to music out on the deck eating ice cream (me), while he had a drink :). Sunday was Starbucks in bed, coffee outside and an amazing beverage tub filled with presents & goodies. Ted then surprised me with Mother’s Day brunch reservations, insisted I take a post-meal nap and then picked up my favorite pizza for dinner. I realize I am very preggo, so the fact that I am extremely hormonal & emotional goes without saying, but he made me feel so incredibly special this Mother’s Day. He does an amazing job of thanking me regularly for all I do and telling me how lucky he is, but hearing those things really struck a chord yesterday. I also realized it was my last Mother’s Day as a “Mom of 1″…Sigh…

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 Mother’s Day 2013… my very first…


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I wasn’t able to spend the weekend with my own mom, but was lucky enough to have her here for a couple of days last week and my mother-in-law was here for a night last week as well. They are both amazing women and I am very fortunate to have them in my life.  The biggest and BBB#2 are 2 lucky little boys to have such a wonderful Mimi and Gigi too.


[My Mom (left), me, Henry & my Mother-in-law (right) taken in AZ, February 2014]

I hope to see you back here again soon!

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A to Z Bookends {DIY} for my future reader

It’s Friday, folks and this girl couldn’t be any happier.  Ready for a relaxing night tonight & date night tomorrow 🙂  The nursery is getting so very close to completion.  I have a few more projects in the works, but the big stuff is done! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see I started on this little DIY project the earlier in the week:

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I snapped a quick picture because I realized I hadn’t taken any “before” pictures for the tutorial.  Sorry!  Oh well.  I think it is pretty self-explanatory.  I had several of the supplies on-hand which was a huge bonus and picked up the rest for less than 15 bucks.

I started with the following materials:

wooden letters {A & Z} @ $4.99 each (but used a 40% off coupon on each) | Jo-Ann Fabric

2 wooden bases {5″ x 7″} @ $1.79 each | Jo-Ann’s

paint – lime green {leftover from the closet makeover} & gray {leftover from the pegboard project}

2″ paintbrush

craft glue

clear lacquer spray

Metallic silver tape from Amazon {same type as the gold tape I used here}

I started by painting about 80% of the letters in green working my way down from the top.  I just eyeballed where I wanted to stop.  My plan was to paint the gray color at the bottom of the letter and the base as well.  I was going for the “dipped” look.  BTW, I saw these PB Teen Dipped Wall Letters for $39/letter… CRA-ZY, I tell you!  I really liked the look of them though… part of my inspiration for this project.

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Another inspiration:


Liz from Love Grows Wild shows this DIY tutorial from another set of PB Teen bookends… the price just doesn’t make sense when something similar is so easy to make!

Back to my project…From there, I painted the gray at the bottom of the letter and the bases & let dry.  Applied 2nd coat of each color & let dry.  I then, spritzed a light coat of clear lacquer to the letters & bases since the paint was matte finish and I wanted them to have a slight sheen.


Next, I wrapped the silver tape around the letters where the paint colors met, which meant the tape would cover my unclean paint line.


After the tape was in place, I applied craft glue to the bottom of the letters and placed them on the wooden base, pressed firmly & allowed the glue to dry.


I put them on the shelves & fell in love!





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What do you think?  Just buy or try to DIY?

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  Next week, I will update you on the checklist, post the mobile project and try to sneak in something fun totally unrelated to babies & nurseries 🙂 I know, it’s been an overload, but that is what got me going on this whole blog adventure in the first place!  Thanks for reading & enjoy the first weekend of May.


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How to: DIY fabric lampshade

I have another super quick & easy DIY project for you today >>> a fun, fabric-covered lampshade!  I made mine for little man, but you could make yours for any room in your home.  It took me about 15 minutes and only 5 materials: plain white lampshade, fabric (purchased here on etsy), scissors, spray adhesive & Aleene’s Fabric Fusion.  I already had a silver lamp base with a yellow & gray lampshade and could have recovered it, but was worried the pattern of the old shade would show through my new fabric when the light was on, so I picked up a plain white 15″ drum shade from IKEA.


Here are the simple steps I followed:

Measure the height & circumference of the shade.  Add 2 inches to the height & 1 inch to the circumference for your are your fabric dimensions. Lay out your fabric & cut accordingly.

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lay your fabric on your shade leaving 1 inch hanging off the top and bottom. lift small sections of the fabric & spray a light coat of spray adhesive underneath, working your way around.  Be sure to smooth the fabric out as you go.  once you reach your starting point, fold the end under 1″, spray and press down to secure it.

Next, you will be using the fabric adhesive to wrap the top and bottom edge of the fabric toward the inside of the lampshade. I did this in 2 inch sections, pressing the fabric down over the strip of adhesive to secure it.

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The inside of the shade isn’t perfect, but no one will see it.


Let dry & put on base.  That is it!  Turn the light on and your lamp looks brand new!


I really like the contrast of the funky Ikat pattern (Dear Stella in Fair Isle (Lime) from the Maasai Mara collection) of the lamp against the basic navy & white striped curtains.  I plan to mix lots of prints and patterns in this room and I think these 2 work well together!  There will probably be a slight delay on the nursery mobile post.  We tried to hang it last night and it fell (& broke :()  Nothing I can’t fix, but was a little frustrated it didn’t work the first time around!  It wasn’t hung directly over the crib, so wouldn’t have hurt a little future someone, but we need to tweak our hanging mechanism and patch up the broken piece.  Stay tuned next week for the post on it and a couple of other projects for BBB#2’s room and other areas in our house too!

Have an awesome weekend & thanks for being here with me.

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Nursery Closet Makeover || And the {paint} winner is…

“Can’t Miss Lime” by Valspar!  She is bright & bold & adds such a dramatic pop of color to the room.  I had it narrowed down to these two, but this one came out ahead.  I am in love, so hopefully our new tenant will be as well 🙂


This past weekend my in-laws were visiting for Easter.  We had a great time hanging out, catching up and of course putting the guys to good use!  My husband and his dad were hard at work all day Saturday, except for sneaking in a quick round of 18.  Their break was well deserved though.  The top priority project for the weekend was finishing the nursery closet.  Ted finished painting the closet the weekend before, so all he needed help with was putting together and installing the closet system / wardrobe frame and then a little customization of shelves and clothing rods for the little guy’s hangers.  I think it looks fantastic.  What do you think?


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Removed the doors & started painting…



Installed the clothing rods & shelves…

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 & TA-DA!

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After clothes + accessories + labels were added:

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We decided to go with a PAX closet system from IKEA.  There were several width and depth options, as well as the ability to customize what goes inside (drawers, shelves, bins, etc.)  We purchased the 19 5/8″ W x 13 3/4″ D x 93 1/8″ H frame and chose 4 drawers & 3 shelves to fit inside.  I think it is going to work out just great.  Now for my job…there is still plenty of work to do on my end… sorting through Henry’s clothing bins, laundry, hanging up clothes & of course styling & accessorizing the shelves with storage baskets and who knows what else 🙂

In other news, I am still chipping away at several other projects – nursery art for the gallery wall, a mobile, rocker pillow, recovering the lampshade and continuing to hunt for wall shelves and bins for the bookcase.  The crib gets delivered tomorrow!  Bedding is washed and ready to be put on.  I am making good progress in the room, but have a feeling things will start to slow down these last 4 weeks.  My energy level may skyrocket or drop in the blink of an eye.  Going to keep trucking along for a little while though… Check back for more progress on this room and a few non-nursery projects along the way as well!  Don’t forget to follow me on social media for sneak peaks and email updates, too.

Want to see the detailed DIY info on the closet? You can visit 2 new posts below!

Baby boy nursery closet - DIY nursery closet deatails  - navy green gray - This is our Bliss

Closet Details: Part I

Baby boy nursery closet - DIY nursery decor - Nursery closet details - accessories + labels - navy green gray - This is our Bliss

Closet Details: Part 2

*Read more + see the full nursery tour here!

Simon's Nursery Reveal | DIY Nursery | DIY decorations | navy, green & gray - DIY nursery photos & details

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Choices >>> Paint & Fabric

Annnnd today is Friday!  Not only is it Friday, but the weather was spectacular.  It actually felt like what a day in April should feel like.  The warm weather called for a few errands, a painting project & a trip to the park.  I had a doctor’s appointment this morning and then Ted surprised me by taking the rest of the day off!  Therefore he was able to help in the above listed activities versus playing golf, which I know he was itching to do!  Gotta love’em.  On to my painting project…

I was looking for something different to do above the dresser in the nursery.  I knew I wanted to hang some frames aka another opportunity to showcase my gallery wall obsession.  I envisioned it being rather eclectic with photos, art & typography prints (several DIY project posts coming soon on these), but I wanted to do something unique as a backdrop for the hanging pieces.  This brings me to a little something I tackled this afternoon.

See my inspiration below…

nursery pegboard

source via Project Nursery

pegboard supplies IMG_3729

Here is what I started with and 3 coats of paint later, I had this…


I picked up a 4′ x 4′ piece of peg board at Lowe’s for $8.27 & a few supplies and went to town.  I ended up mixing all 3 colors on my swatch together since I had samples mixed of all of them.  I didn’t want it to be too dark, but I also worried if the gray color was too light, there wouldn’t be enough of a contrast against the subtle gray wall color in the nursery.  Tomorrow, we are going to plot out our hanging method & get it up on the wall.  After that, I need to get busy on the fun part – what is going to be hung on this dark gray beauty!  Also on the agenda for tomorrow, another painting project inside the closet 🙂

The colors we are testing out are Asparagus & Can’t Miss Lime (both by Valspar) I’ll of course post the after pics so you can see for yourself.

Lastly, here is the collection of fabrics that are going to be incorporated into the nursery in a variety of ways.  I thought I would share this photo since I have to wait to show you most of the bedding, etc. until the crib arrives which will probably be when I do the big “reveal” post.

fabric swatches

fabric designed by Robert Kaufman

You’ll notice I decided to add in a fun & bright aqua color to go along with the Navy, Gray & Green I was originally planning the room around.  I think it adds a fun punch of color & gives me more freedom to accessorize…’cuz you know I love that part!  I have some cute ideas for ways to use these bright & funky patterns throughout the room and you’ll slowly see them entering the room’s progress photos.

I am so looking forward to the weekend. Checking things off the list and spending some more family time outside.  Thanks for reading.  Enjoy your weekend too!

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