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Nautical Pirate Nursery Idea

by Elaine

Nautical Pirate Nursery Idea

Nautical Pirate Nursery Idea





G-man's nursery is pretty much finished (and I have a totally semi-homemade nursery idea to finish the last big open wall - more on that below!) But I thought I'd share, especially because I love to show people how easy it is to get big, fun looks for cheap (and easy!) with the help of the amazing artists on etsy!

For G's room, we wanted big drama on a reduced budget. After spending too much on Big Sister's crib set, I picked a bumper from PBK and just bought solid sheets and crib skirt to go with it - done. From that, we decided to go nautical...

but with a PIRATE feel!

My favorite part of the room is the gigantic pirate ship over his crib (do you see a tiny g-man in the crib?!) It's a 5 feet long white vinyl decal and I worked with an etsy artist (Camara from Hums & Tiddely Poms) to get it just how I envisioned.

Vinyl decals are super easy to put up and super cheap. This one took up a huge wall and cost $50. And it's removable, which is important because we move a lot, and the next people might not be into pirates! You can get a vinyl decal to go with anything! Just go to etsy.com and search for: vinyl decal horses, ladybugs, whatever!!

At the time we bought this crib - in 2005 - black nursery furniture was hard to find (that's why we painted the dresser and changing table ourselves!) All the black cribs were $4000+ and that was way out of our budget. This one is the Deborah Stages Convertible Crib by Storkcraft. It cost

around $300!


nautical pirate nursery


I have to give Hubby a lot of credit...

It was his idea to put up the bead board (it's great because, as a builder, he sees a lot of cool things and brings the ideas home!) I painted the walls navy blue (Star Spangled #450-7 from Pittsburgh Paints) and the bead board white - lots of contrast!


nautical pirate nursery

Here is a 2wk old baby g-man on the changing table. I worked with Shelley at SingleStoneStudios on this Pirate's Life decal.




nautical pirate nursery



This captain's wheel and oar are totally semi-homemade (just ignore the humidifier on the dresser!). I just bought them unfinished (for cheap!) at Michael's, took them out to the garage, and spray painted them with white glossy paint. Done!



Speaking of spray paint...

That dresser was Hubby's as a kiddo! It was oak (we hate oak, sorry!) with awful hardware... he spray painted it black when Big Sister was on the way, we bought nickel knobs, and now it has a totally new look!

Then, here are a few more details...


nautical pirate nursery


nautical pirate nursery


nautical pirate nursery


buttonsn2bows worked with me on the pirate night light, pirate trash can, and the drawer pulls for the changing table (pirate ships, compass, parrot, treasure chest!). She caters to a lot of the typical nursery themes.


nautical pirate nursery


nautical pirate nursery


Now to finish...

I'm on the hunt for some pirate fabric. I'm going to stretch it over a canvas, possibly do some embroidery on it (G-man's Treasure Map or something!), and hang it over the rocker.

Thanks for looking at baby G-man's room!


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pirate doll
by: Anonymous

WHERE did you get that ADORABLE pirate doll?!

Striped letters
by: Anonymous

Where did you get the striped "g"? I've been looking for this pattern forever. Thanks.

So cute!!
by: Anonymous

Hello! I too am doing a nautical theme and wondering where you got the cute changing pad cover?

Please let me know how you got the little g doll
by: Anonymous

I love that idea of making a doll that looks like your baby. please let me know were you got it made - I would love it for my son...

Act Now
by: Danielle

Michaels has discontinued the Oar and Ships Wheel. I got the last ones in my area by contacting multiple stores - so act fast if you want them (July 2010)! I got two oars and a ships wheel for under ten dollars!

changing pad
by: Anonymous

Where did you find the pad cover? I love it! It's perfect for our pirate nursery!!!

Changing pad cover?
by: Lauri

Where did you find that darling changing pad cover? LOVE it!

Jack Sparrow.
by: nadia

This is the best pirate room I have ever seen! I want my baby to have the exact same. This is so perfect I love it.

Great designing. Jack Sparrow is like totally cool.
You just made him cooler.

haha PERFECTO.
love Nadia

Love it
by: Anonymous

I love the nursery! I only wish I had seen the great ideas 7 months ago when I was trying to figure out what to do with the PB "chase" bedding!
I love the nautical pirate theme!

Very Cute
by: Anonymous

Such a unique idea!

Thanks for Sharing g-man's Nautical Pirate Nursery
by: Helen

Thanks for sharing Elaine. I love Etsy.com - you can find such great stuff there. It's cool to see a nursery using Etsy resources, and it came out beautifully!

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