Nursery DIY List

So, I love DIYing (for anyone that has been following my blog for any amount of time, you already know that)! So, when it came to my twins’ nursery, of course I will be DIYing plenty of touches to make it a more personal space. I thought I would run-down the list of what we need to do for the nursery, including the DIY list (which will be in bold):

Pick the layout

Finalize the budget

Decide on the cribs

Order the cribs

Decide on the glider/ottoman

Order the glider/ottoman

Purchase the changing table

Repaint the changing table

Pick out the changing table knobs

Attach the new knobs to the changing table

Pick out the paint color

Paint the nursery, ceiling, and trim

Replace windows

Paint the nursery closet

Buy Billy bookcase

Assemble Billy bookcase

Purchase ceiling fan

Have electrician: move light switch, install ceiling fan, change outlet to always function

Pick out curtain fabric

Have curtains made

Purchase and assemble window seat for alcove

Purchase oars for curtain rods and attach

Attach cleat tie-backs

Remove closet doors

Pick out and attach shelves above changing table

Order crib bedding

Sew crib skirts

Have quilts made for cribs

Make family picnic quilt out of grandfather’s shirts

Make mobile creatures

Assemble mobile creatures into finished mobile

Put shells into a shadow box collage (for over Baby Girl’s crib)

Make rope knot shadow box collage (for over Baby Boy’s bed)

Make starfish pillow for window seat

Make seahorse pillow for window seat

Make sea urchin pillow for window seat

Make square pillow in contrasting fabric for glider

Purchase lamp for changing table

Other needed accessories for nursery: toy bin, changing pad and cover, Ubbi (dirty diaper disposal), diaper caddy

Other DIY items for babies: burp pads, neck tie bib, crib teething guards, car seat blankets, car seat protectors, baby bath apron/towel



Just as a reminder, here is my Nautical Nursery Mood Board:

Nautical Nursery Mood Board Pic

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  1. I am trying to figure out where you got your craftiness. Having never been very crafty myself, and not seeing Daddy too big on DIY, either you busted into this creativity spontaneously, or we must have gotten you from the Crafty Cabbage Patch. Where you got it, I don’t know, but it is so much fun to see. How lucky are these little babes to have YOU for a mom (and Tim for a dad). I especially love that you are making a quilt from Papa’s shirts!


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