DIY {BOY} Nursery: A Modern Golf Room

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When I found out I having a {BOY} during my second (& last!) pregnancy, I couldn’t wait to start working on the nursery. We had just bought a new house just over a year earlier, and for months I was dreaming of baby nursery ideas. With my daughter, we were renting a townhouse, so there was very little that I could actually “do” to the room besides furniture & accessories. And being that I am an Architect and love Design – I couldn’t wait to start the transformation.

Of course like most young families, we were on a budget. We had already planned on installing new carpet in both kids’ rooms which took up a big chunk of money on its own. I didn’t give myself a budget but I knew that I didn’t want to spend a lot.

My husband is a golf fanatic. We knew right away that we wanted to incorporate golf into the room. Poor guy better grow up liking golf or we are in big trouble! I also fell in love with a set of navy & linen chevron curtains (plus I had free shipping) from West Elm which became my inspiration for the “Preppy Golf Room”.

I couldn’t wait to empty the room out and start painting. It was currently being used as storage. Once it was finally bare walls, I went to Sherwin Williams and picked out the paint. The top is “Repose Gray SW7015, which we had left over from another room. The bottom half of the wall is from the Pottery Barn Collection at Sherwin Williams “Naval 6244” and I had a 40% off coupon.  We used the same white paint for the trim & ceiling that we already had in the house.

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My mother owns a furniture showroom in Florida and had planned on ordering a new dresser to match the crib. The manufacturer ended up discontinuing that line of furniture so I had to look elsewhere. Luckily – we had a dresser in our guest room that was a hand me down and it looked great in his room.

Looking for accessories was the fun part. A mini golf ball basket, GOLF signage, golf ball closet door knobs, and a lamp (that we filled with multi-colored golf ball pins) with chevron shade tied the whole room together.

My favorite piece is his Name Art that we placed over the dresser. We used wooden panel pieces that were once walls in our basement, some leftover green paint (Sherwin Williams Parakeet SW6711), old golf clubs and new name letters from Hobby Lobby and (thanks to Pinterest), his name is hung beautifully in the room!

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A few other small additions (new light fixture $50, new vent $12, new closet doors $110, new blinds $24) to make the room feel fresh and the room is complete.

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Materials and cost {budget}

Sherwin Williams Repose Gray 7015         $0

Sherwin Williams Blue SW6244        $2

West Elm Cotton Canvas Zigzag Curtain – Blue Lagoon         $59

Gently used white cradle (not pictured)          $100

BB Basics waterproof cradle mattress pad          $9

BB Basics cradle sheet         $7

BB Basics sheet Saver          $9

Gently used white changing table        $30

Stanley Young America Crib         $0

Circo chevron fitted crib sheet          $10

Circo crib mobile          $25

“Hand me down” Dresser          $0

Glider          $0

Home Depot cushions for glider        $59

Hobby Lobby golf art          $10

Homegoods golf ball basket         $12

Golf balls         $0

Little bear golf figurines (were Daddy’s as a kid)         $0

Garden Ridge lamp & shade        $20

Target golf tees         $10

(online) Golf ball closet door knobs        $10

Home Depot light, vent, closet doors, blinds         $196

Hobby Lobby name letters          $15

The whole room (minus the carpet, crib & glider) cost:        $575


The room looks great and is now our favorite place in the house! Oh – and GO GREEN!

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