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.


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  1. 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?

  2. 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 : )

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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 🙂

  9. 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.

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