Furniture for the New Nursery

Hey friends!  I have been busy around here and I thought I would share a bit of progress.  With my new little man on the way, I have been in “nursery” mode.  Actually I have been in nesting mode and this week it took on the form of the nursery.  Love me some nesting.

I will be making his bedding and this is what I decided on for fabric…

It’s called Pooches and Pickups by Laurie Wisburn for Robert Kaufman.

I found it online and fell in LOVE.  I haven’t started the bedding yet but did decide to go with a black crib which set the tone for the rest of the furniture.  Last week I showed you my PB Knockoff Storage System I built for the new playroom.  I love the way it turned out and decided it would make a perfect piece for the new nursery as well.

I used the same plans from Ana’s site to build these.  I used 3/4″ MDF for the entire piece.   I had the nice man at Lowe’s (who ducks and runs every time he sees me) cut all my wood for me.  Actually, I sent my sweet hubby and stepdad to get the wood cut for me. Whoop! I used 3 sheets of MDF at $30 a piece.  I also had them rip the bead board for the doors and that sheet was $20.  My total cost for lumber was $110 which I thought was great!

I used Gorilla Wood Glue and 1 1/4″ brad nails to assemble everything.

I painted the whole piece with Valspar Black satin paint.  I am going to add a coat of satin polycrylic to the whole thing but haven’t quite made it that far yet.  I assembled it in the nursery and took some pics to show you guys…

I used some pulls I had leftover from building the house on the doors.  I found these at Lowe’s.

I will be doing the same storage boxes on the bottom as I do in the playroom.  That is my next project… I think.  Unless this whole nesting thing takes me a different direction.  Don’t worry.  I will keep you posted 🙂

I hope you like it!  I can’t stress enough how fun and truly easy it is to build with just a few tools.  It really is easier than putting together store-bought boxed furniture and so much more rewarding!  Plus, I spent less than $140 on this piece and good old PB charges $1,000… That’s without tax and shipping.  Wow…  That’s even hard to write.

Finally, I am so excited about tomorrow’s giveaway we have lined up!!  I can’t wait to share this product with you guys.  You will LOVE them.

I am off to tend to the 73 loads of laundry I have been hiding from for the last few days.  Don’t be jealous.



  1. Weaveron Textile on August 8, 2019 at 12:27 am

    excellent look…..I really impressed with everything that y’all make on here…….

  2. Juliane Escobar on December 29, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    I want to make something similar to this but more like a bar area with cabinets for my kitchen.

  3. Tania Hall on July 7, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    I’m thinking of making this for my daughters room but she has just learned to climb, so I’m a little worried about the open bases at the bottom, do you think I could make it flush with the top so she wouldn’t be able to climb?

  4. Sarah Beth on July 27, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    I am so impressed with everything that y’all make on here!! I keep showing my husband the new things that y’all are making. I think he’s afraid that he’s going to come home one day and I’ll have all of his power tools out : )

  5. Heather Pranitis on July 21, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Wow! You are one talented and creative lady. I love that you made this. Really, I do. I would love for you to make a craft desk/armoire that is contemporary style for me…just kidding but, if you are tempted I’m ready. 🙂 And how, very exciting preparing for a new addition to your family. Thanks for sharing this.

  6. Niecey on July 20, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    That’s fantastic! Very impressive.

  7. Trista on July 20, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    You are a rockstar! That looks so great and functional, too. I absolutely LOVE the fabrics you have chosen. So adorable and not too babyish so that he can grow with it. LOVE IT!

  8. Missy Allaire on July 20, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Looks great as usual.

  9. June @ I will craft..... on July 20, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Wow, looks great. Wonderful piece at a fraction of the cost of similiar premade pieces.

  10. hazelruth on July 20, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Whitney, that’s incredible!! Can you imagine how proud your grandkids are going to be when they show this to their grandkids? I’m impressed with your courage that you picked it up and just did it. My best things (not in building furniture) have turned out that way and are my proudest moments. You go girl! THIS grandma is very proud of you! :)Hazelruth

  11. Stephanie on July 20, 2011 at 5:22 am

    Looks great! I really really need to try and make these for our play room! They look incredible! I don’t know how you do all of this with being pregnant and other small kiddos!!! You are amazing!

  12. Jami on July 20, 2011 at 4:13 am

    Oh my goodness! I love it! I wish I had the space but with everything I have planned for our nursery, once I clean it and actually see the floor.

  13. Jenn on July 20, 2011 at 3:24 am

    This looks amazing! I am seriously in awe that you just seem to whip these projects together! This would be a perfect storage piece for my son’s room. One day….
    Jenn 🙂

  14. Erin on July 20, 2011 at 3:21 am

    WOW Whitney! That piece is beautiful! You are amazingly talented & inspire me to be more crafty! Can’t wait to see the nursery when it’s finished.

  15. jbr on July 20, 2011 at 3:08 am

    love ana’s site and LOVE this piece you built. cant wait to see the room all put together.

  16. Monica on July 20, 2011 at 2:21 am

    WOW, that looks FANTABULOUS!!! I love the fabric choices too. Can’t wait to see the whole room when it’s done. :0)

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