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.