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Toby’s Nursery, Part 2


Here are some more projects from Joanna’s adorable baby boy’s nursery…

The goal was to find a vintage dresser that could double as a changing table – because we all know that most of the changing tables on the market these days are pretty blah. I found this mid-century piece for a steal at a flea market. The dimensions were just right for the room and for a standard changing pad.

I lightly sanded the whole piece and cleaned it really well. Then I spray painted the body of the dresser red.

The drawers were painted white for a fun contrast. And we purchased two new blue milk glass knobs for the top drawer. I love the way the dresser looks with the AMAZING Sharon Montrose baby deer print! What a talented woman!

The brown gingham changing pad cover is from this great site that sells every changing pad color under the rainbow. The lamp is from IKEA. And we put a vintage blue suitcase under the dresser for some additional storage.

We wanted a mirror above the bed to reflect light from the window. So another painted thrift store mirror came to the rescue!


And after:

The headboard was an inexpensive project. I just had some plywood cut down at Home Depot, and then upholstered the plywood with an egg crate mattress topper, some batting and navy and white striped Ralph Lauren fabric.

Next to the bed is another vintage dresser that I got for a steal and refurbished with paint and new knobs. And on top of the dresser is a lamp that I liked for the size and style and the touch of wood on the arms, but the brushed nickel wasn’t working for me.

Here are the befores:

And the after:

Don’t you love the little yellow stool? It’s from Home Goods! The little family of brass elephants are from a flea market, but you can find some just like it on etsy. And I LOVE Joanna’s beautiful egg lamp. It makes the nursery like a little planetarium!

And that’s it for little Toby’s nursery! I hope you enjoyed the tour.

A big thanks to Joanna for being so wonderful to work with and another huge thanks to NYC photographer, Karen Mordechai, for many of the beautiful images above.

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27 thoughts on “Toby’s Nursery, Part 2

  1. that is so funny! i just found that SAME EXACT mirror at a thrift shop near me! i am painting it and using it in a friend's house above a console table. great find, right? the nursery looks darling!

  2. The nursery result is amazing! I just might be in love with the red changing table…making the drawers white is just awesome. What a lucky little boy!

    –Gretchen O.

  3. I think the nursery looks great! It will really grow with Toby which is awesome.

    I want to make a headboard for my son like you did for Toby's room. My question is how to mount it. Do you attach it to the wall or the bed frame? What kind of hardware is required? Thanks!

  4. love the room BUT, i SO wish you did not paint the old pine dresser. it would have added such warmth and contrast to the room and the white knobs would have been adorable. the new white dresser just fades away with the white crib and walls. love everything else though.

  5. I love that mirror! I found one about 5 years ago which is currently hanging in my dining room. I gave it base coat of white and then a layer of dark brown stain. I was so excited when I found another one about 6 months ago. It's waiting for me to decide which room I want to use it in.

  6. The whole nursery is darling but that dresser you made into a changing table is AMAZINGGGG!!! This is a silly question but do you paint the inside of your furniture redo's? I always wonder if people do or not!

  7. The nursery looks great. I'd like to make a heaboard – would you please describe how you attached it to either the bed or the wall? Thank you.

  8. this looks so great. i finally feel inspired to finish my daughter's nursery. she is 6 months already and needs a room that is put together.

  9. What a darling nursery! I'm in love with that mirror :) So so pretty.

    The dresser you painted bright red is so cute, love mid century modern furniture

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