Baby Boy’s Room: A Nautical Nursery

One week and counting until our little bundle is scheduled to arrive!  I thought I would share some pictures of the nautical themed nursery that we’ve put together for our special little guy.

My husband, Brett, painted the room.  Surprisingly, he let both girls help for about 10 minutes.  That was enough time for them to get covered in navy blue paint from head to toe – he is a brave, brave man (and a super-wonderful daddy).  Brett had already put up the chair-rail and crown molding when we did the girls nursery, but he painted the navy blue and tan that I picked out from Home Depot.  Both paint colors are Behr and they are in satin finish.

This room has always been our nursery, but it’s taken on a whole new look now.  No more pastel pink and green, we’ve moved onto navy blue, tan and red.  I definitely think it shouts “boy”!  All of this furniture was already in the room from the girls and I’m really happy that we went with a honey colored wood because it works just right for a boy or a girl.

We had this little round table in the nursery before, but I just changed out the overlay.  I sewed a large square of fabric from Riley Blake’s “All-Star” fabric line and kept the cream colored tablecloth that was already on the table.

I’ve always loved our glider.  I just love rocking and gliding with little ones.  Occasionally I still take one of the girls in this room when they need some mommy cuddle time.  Both of them still love the soothing motion of the glider.  If you are debating on whether or not you might want one for your nursery, go ahead and get it, it’s well worth the money.  Ours has an ottoman that glides with it as well.  We ordered this one through and it has held up really well.

The pillow on the glider was sent from my mom.  As I’m sure you know by now, she’s always making special, handmade things for the kids.  She made this pillow and matching quilt for baby boy’s nursery.  She named the quilt “Oceans of Love”. 

Here are some more pictures of the “Oceans of Love” pillow and quilt made by Grandma Jane……

I love that my mom puts a label on every quilt.  The beautiful thing about quilting is that these things can be cherished forever; therefore, a label with a date makes this a true family heirloom that can be passed down.

My mom was inspired by a quilt she had seen on “Moda Bake Shop” but she adapted it to make it her own.  I think I need to get Grandma Jane on the blog to do some quilting tutorials, what do you think?  Don’t know if she’d ever do it, but you never know…..hint, hint.

I added a bunch of different nautical accessories around the room that I really think pull the theme together.  I wanted to do some accessories that were nautical, but not necessarily “baby”.

This distressed wooden flag is probably my favorite piece in the room.  It is screwed into the wall above the crib so it is nice a sturdy.
The sailing ships rug was something my in-laws had in their basement that they had never used.  It even still had the tags on it.  It must have been there just waiting for us to have this little guy.
These three pillows won’t stay in the bed during our little guy’s first year, but we usually keep our newborn in a bassinet in our room for a little while.  So for now, they just look cute in his crib.  The polka dot sheet is from Pottery Barn Kids.

The “Welcome Aboard” steering wheel as to be another favorite of mine in this nursery.
Now this poster does not exactly go along with the “nautical” theme, but it’s my husbands favorite childhood book and he really wanted it in the room.  This shelf is right above the changing table.  I think the poster looks nice and the colors match just right!
“Dream” is a word that I hope my children always keep in the forefront of their minds.  I want them to always know that anything is possible if they put their minds to it.  Life is so much more exciting when you have big dreams.  Hopefully this sign will remind our little guy of this always.
I ordered these three art prints from Finny & Zook on Etsy.  I love to support etsy sellers if I can and I fell in love with this shop when I found them through my etsy search.  They offer many, many different prints and you can choose any color you would like to match your room or nursery.  There are many different images from A through Z as well as alphabet signs and different sayings.  
I purchased these prints and then found photo mats and frames at my local Michael’s craft store.  All three prints are next to the large mirror on top of the dresser (didn’t get any good pictures of the dresser).
Our little baby boy should be here soon and we can’t wait to meet him!  
I hope he loves his room……..I think he will, don’t you?

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  1. Lovely nursery, and beautiful details. That pinwheel quilt is such an heirloom. I hope you are feeling well and wish you a safe delivery.

  2. The nursery is wonderful, you have all done such a great job on it. Very boy and very fun. I hope you’re doing well. Best wishes for the delivery of your little guy.

  3. A wonderful nursery any boy would love! I love the pillows, the wall art, the quilt, everything about this room is so cute!!

  4. Everything is just perfect in this nursery. Love it!. Hope you find some time to relax before the little one arrives and look forward to seeing pics of your new bundle of joy. Take Care, Denise

  5. Oh wow, that nursery is show home perfect! So beautifully decorated. I also think Grandma Jane needs to come out and play on the blog ;o)

  6. шикарный дизайн комнаты!!!!

  7. I LOVE that room! It totally took my breath away. It’s such a great little boy’s room. It could only be improved by the addition of you little guy!

    And your mum MUST do some quilting tutorials. I’m looking for a new quilting project and I bet she could inspire me to get something going!

  8. Awe he’s gonna love it!! I’m so excited for you and hope all goes well! Keep us posted 🙂 and i’ll be sending prayers your way.

  9. WHOA! This room is amazing and I bet you feel great now that it’s done and ready. I love that it’s not goo-goo-gaga cutesey-wootsey. The decor will carry on for years as your boy grows. Your family will love spending time in this room – it’s perfect!

  10. wow! seriously – CUTEST. NURSERY. EVER! I love it! How exciting — it won’t be long now =)

  11. Ruth Wright says

    Adorable nursery! Fun sweet touches all around and beautiful quilt and pillow from Grandma!! (yes she should go on Moda BakeShop!!) I know you don’t have any time now, but have you seen the new line of fabric called “Going Coastal”? Adorable beachy theme, crabs, etc. I know you would think of something wonderful to make with it to add to baby’s room!!! 🙂 Good luck in the days and weeks ahead. Can’t wait to see pics of the newest little blessing!! Ruth Wright

  12. OMG! This is so adorable. I love the nautical theme. Grandma did an amazing job on the quilt and pillow!

  13. I love it Lindsay!

  14. Lindsay you did an awesome job!! Love the theme and especially those abc printables!!

  15. The nursery is fabulous! Thanks for telling where you purchased the ABC printables. My little boys room is also done in the nautical theme. They will look so cute in there. You did a fantastic job decorating!

  16. That is a beautiful nursery..your new baby boy will love it I’m sure. And Grandma Jane definitely needs to do a tutorial or two… I would love to make that cute pillow!

  17. Fantastic, ever thought of becoming an interior designer?
    Good luck with delivery, can@t wait to see the little dude.
    Lots of love from the UK.

  18. I love this nursery you did an amazing job! Do you happen to know the name of the fabric on the back of the quilt (which is amazing btw.)?

  19. Wonderfully classic. Can you believe there’s a only a week left to go?

  20. WOW!!!! This is such a beautiful nursery and what a wonderful job you all did with the decorating!!! I have five girls and always wanted to decorate for a little guy and this is wonderful!! I am sure he will enjoy it as you will sitting in that rocker holding him in your arms!!!

  21. Oh, Lindsay, it turned out just adorable. Love the nautical theme and every little detail. What a lucky little boy, I can’t wait to hear your welcome news!!! Wishing you a safe delivery and many happy pictures with your sweet family of five!

  22. ahoy matey! Any yachting enthusiast parents will love this… Great job!

  23. There’s no doubt about it that your little one will love it. What a beautiful room to be in. Your little one is lucky. 🙂 I love it!

    Adin B

  24. so excited about your new addition! Praying for a healthy baby boy and easy delivery for mommy. 🙂 what a perfect nursery!

    LOL and my verification word if HABOR!!! so funny!

  25. A – Dorable!!!! All of it. But of course the quilt & pillow is super special.

  26. Gorgeous nursery! I love your colour choices and those prints are fabulous! And that quilt! Oh my!

  27. Your little boys nursery is adorable. I think he will love it!!!

  28. What an awesome nursery. I really love that it’s not overly baby but shows ‘boy’ SO well. Great job. Good luck Momma.

    YES! Your Mom NEEDS to start doing some tutorials for quilting and her amazing sewing things she does so well. I think she needs her own blog maybe too???

  29. Great nursery!

  30. Awe…Your nursery is so lovely, warm and inviting. Beautiful job!

  31. Omg! That really is a cute room decoration! You’re so creative and inspiring! Love it!

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  32. I. LOVE. THIS. What an adorable room!!! Just beautiful.

  33. Beautiful room for the baby, you did a wonderful job!

  34. This is one of the most amazing nurseries i have seen…
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