Baby Boy Nursery: One Room Challenge REVEAL

Hurdles. Hurdles can feel amazing once you manage to jump over them, but when you’re 7 months pregnant and feeling quite round, hurdles can seem impossible.

I am a little sad because I so, so badly wanted the daybed to work, but since I decided to “just go with it” and not space plan, I quickly slammed into that hurdle no matter how much I wanted to think otherwise. Usually I can wing it, but no matter how I tried to think of rearranging the room, the damn daybed was too big and bulky. The silver lining is that now there is appropriate space for a big beautiful glider, should I get one as the babe’s due date draws nearer. Also, we do have other rooms, so if I want to fall asleep outside of our bed, I can do so elsewhere. Or buy a bigger house. I am running out of rooms to decorate…

I digress. The great thing is that I did make it work with what I had, and the result is pretty darn cute. Decisions may have taken me 5 times longer than usual because – well, pregnant – but other than the length of time and few hurdles, this nursery is d-o-n-e!

Here’s where we started 6 short weeks ago:

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I put the following together as inspiration:

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And here we are today!

Baby Boy Nursery: HomeWork Design Co.

Baby Boy Nursery: HomeWork Design Co.

Baby Boy Nursery: HomeWork Design Co.

Here are those framed fabric panels that Vito built – I love how they turned out. It was a great spot for the plush rhino head too.Baby Boy Nursery: HomeWork Design Co.

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It’s hard to see because I’m terrible at using my camera, but the roman shades have some cute pom trim on them

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I just love this little moment.Baby Boy Nursery: HomeWork Design Co. Baby Boy Nursery: HomeWork Design Co. Baby Boy Nursery: HomeWork Design Co. Baby Boy Nursery: HomeWork Design Co. Baby Boy Nursery: HomeWork Design Co. Baby Boy Nursery: HomeWork Design Co.

My family uses the ASL “I love you” hand sign all the time, so I drew that and the peace sign as a little tribute to that.Baby Boy Nursery: HomeWork Design Co. Baby Boy Nursery: HomeWork Design Co.

Remember that dresser? It’s one of my most proud parts. Before:

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After:

Baby Boy Nursery: HomeWork Design Co.

Special, SPECIAL thanks to my amazing husband and Daddy-to-be for making the fabric panel frames, crown moulding, and being my go-to handyman. I love you more than you know. While the baby certainly won’t care about any of this, it makes me just that more excited for his arrival.

So that’s a wrap on the one room challenge! I can’t wait to see what everyone else has dreamed up and brought to life. Check out all of the participants here.

Sources coming soon – truth be told it was a miracle to get this post up in time!

  28 Replies to “Baby Boy Nursery: One Room Challenge REVEAL”

  1. FRANCES M COPELAND
    May 12, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    I am in awe of your talent my baby girl!! Awesome room! Can’t wait until your baby boy can enjoy his nursery!!! ❤

  2. May 12, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    Congrats — this is gorgeous! I especially love the dresser / changing table and those adorable framed prints. Well done!

    • May 12, 2016 at 11:32 PM

      Thanks so much Anna!

  3. May 12, 2016 at 11:47 PM

    I love it. It’s rich and moody, and adorable. I’m sure you are thrilled with it!!!

    • May 14, 2016 at 9:39 AM

      I’m very happy! Thank you so much for your kind words.

  4. Meghan
    May 13, 2016 at 6:43 AM

    Amazing Mal! What a lucky little boy!

  5. May 13, 2016 at 7:56 AM

    love this! the color on the walls is awesome and i love the style and design. the dresser is stunning!

    • May 14, 2016 at 9:38 AM

      Ah thanks Cassie! I really appreciate the positive feedback.

  6. Liz Copeland
    May 13, 2016 at 8:52 AM

    Its absolutely beautiful Mal! I love everything! The rhino elephant hook jacket and octopus love love love!!!

  7. sherrie anepete
    May 13, 2016 at 8:59 AM

    I love it. and both of you too. Soon to be 3.

  8. May 13, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    I ove this…. very cute!

  9. May 16, 2016 at 11:20 AM

    super cute, i love the sign language art!

    • May 19, 2016 at 10:32 AM

      Thanks Ashley! I really appreciate it.

  10. May 16, 2016 at 3:20 PM

    This nursery is so cute and unique! I just recently did my little boy’s nursery as well! Boys are the best:) I love all the details! This is SO my style

    • May 19, 2016 at 10:32 AM

      Thanks so much for your kind words Kemley! This is my first child, so I’m excited to see all the fun and craziness little boys bring.

  11. Vel
    May 16, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    The wall art/treatment you did is GENIUS! Just a fun room for your little man! Congrats and CHEERS to us for another room done!

    • May 19, 2016 at 10:33 AM

      Thanks so much Vel! I’m so happy it’s pretty much complete. You’re too sweet.

  12. Megan
    June 24, 2016 at 2:55 PM

    Hi I was wondering what the paint color is called? I’m trying to find a deep green for my office. Thanks!

    • June 24, 2016 at 4:13 PM

      Hi Megan! The color is Cameroon Green by Behr.

      • Georgia
        June 20, 2017 at 8:45 PM

        Sorry, just saw this. Disregard my comment below. Love it! Thanks so much for the beautiful inspiration.

  13. Jen
    May 29, 2017 at 7:30 PM

    I LOVE this nursery! What brand/color paint is this?

    • May 31, 2017 at 9:59 AM

      Hi Jen! Thank you so much for your sweet comment. The color is Cameroon Green by Behr – I believe it was from their Marquee line.

  14. Georgia
    June 20, 2017 at 8:43 PM

    Hi Malorie! Gorgeous room! I am very proud of my son’s nursery, and was planning to keep it the same when we move in to our new house in a month. However, this color has me captivated, and I think it would better “ground” the features in his room than the gray that we have now. Do you mind sharing what paint and color you used? I am obsessed!

    • June 22, 2017 at 9:52 PM

      Thank you so much! Saw that you found the paint color otherwise I would have responded earlier 🙂

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