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DIY Toddler Room Makeover

… and how I include photos of Nash in the process.
DIY toddler room

It feels like I just finished the blog post of Nash’s first baby book and now my baby is 3! We decided we couldn’t put off moving him to a big boy bed any longer. Time for a bedroom revamp.

We wanted to add a pop of color, so we built a board and batten feature wall and painted it green. The paint is called Boreal by Behr (in the Marquee line) picked up at our local Home Depot. This was much easier to do than we thought it would be!

DIY Toddler Room Makeover

We used painters tape to draft out where we were going to install the wood. Once you have the painters tape where you want it, measure and cut the wood to the size you need and then use a nail gun to attach it to the wall. Wood is 1″x2″ Pine.

DIY Toddler Room Makeover

Once it’s attached, use wood fill to fill the holes and then sand it down. We rented a paint gun to spray the wall. It’s a very easy and inexpensive project that really brings the room to life!

DIY Toddler Room Makeover

I ordered the custom wood letters from an Etsy shop- Kobasic Creations. She has all sorts of colors, fonts, and sizes you can choose from.

DIY Toddler Room Makeover

My husband built these wood book shelf ledges using this tutorial from Ana White. We stained them using Varathane Early American stain from Home Depot. This hammock chair is from Amazon and it makes a perfect little reading corner.

DIY Toddler Room Makeover

This storage shelf and the storage boxes are from Target. This is a great way to store books and toys and also display some cute photos. These Gold frames from Amazon are perfect for our photographic prints.

I designed the “You are my Sunshine” posters in Photoshop and printed them at Persnickety. They fit perfectly in the 16.25″x20″ Hovsta Frames from Ikea. Check out this IKEA quick page to see what print sizes fit best with IKEA frames.

children feel loved when their pictures are part of the decor.

Photo Print with Wood Block

Persnickety’s photo wood blocks are perfect for displaying photos in a nursery or child’s room. I used the half moon photo block and stained it to match the bookshelves. I printed a 5×7 on Art Press paper and chose a thick border. They also make the BEST gifts!

Photo Print with Wood Block

I painted this Persnickety triangle wood photo holder with Matte Black Spray paint and printed little Nash on a 4×6 press print on Art. This boy should never question how much he is loved!

We had a lot of fun putting together this room and the photos really bring it to life!

Xo,

Aubrey