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Well, wouldn’t you know! We finally have our first nursery PROJECT up on the blog!! Somehow, since being pregnant, we’ve managed to re-floor and re-design our studio and laundry space (still a work in progress), our master bathroom, our guest room (coming soon!), and our living room– and to be honest, I was worried I hadn’t left myself enough time or energy to tackle the nursery. We are keeping things simple in the space, going for a coastal-modern vibe (did you see my top decor picks?)

Today, with as our official sponsor, I’m showing you our Vibrant, Geometric Nursery Nook!OfftheWallCampaignBanner

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Here’s the skinny –> Wayfair challenged a few of us bloggers to go ‘off the wall’ with their wall paper products. I had plans to convert the nursery closet into a sweet little toy and book nook, and it was a match made in geometric heaven. I chose this bold, large-scale gingham for my paper. I figured it’s gender neutral and definitely doesn’t have a baby vibe.

Here was my inspiration photo. I can’t even handle these overalls, can you?? 😉Nursery Closet Inspiration

Here’s the Before. See? Just a plain ol’ closet.Nursery Closet BEFORE

First things first, I gave the closet area a coat of coloured-paint. I used a super soft mint for the bottom and a blue-grey for the top. Today, I’m just tackling the bottom portion, but I have plans for what will go above that shelf too! Dan was kind enough to cut baseboards as well. I guess I never realized this closet didn’t come with baseboards. Check that off the list!

Once the painting was finished, I turned my attention to the bookshelf.Nursery Bookshelf BEFORE

I measured the back of my bookshelf and cut out a piece of wall paper to correspond. I actually cut it about 1/2 an inch larger on all sides just to be safe. Using basic wall paper paste, a synthetic brush and a scraper, I carefully adhered it to the back of the bookshelf making sure to smooth out all the wrinkles.How to add Wall Paper to a Bookshelf

Seriously – such a fun and EASY update you can do to almost any piece of furniture. This is definitely a pregnant lady approved DIY 😉 This whole process took me about 20 minutes. (How do I know? Dan texted me “Leaving work now!” and I started and finished before he walked in the door!)Wall Papered Bookshelf

Slid the shelf back into the nook and decked it out with a few of Froggy’s things. I’ll be layering more into this space as we proceed with the full room makeover, so I hope you’ll come back periodically to check it out.Updating a bookshelf with wall paperHow to add wall paper to a bookcase

I have one other furniture makeover left to do in this space, and this awesome wall paper might make an encore appearance.Updated nursery closet with bookcase Nursery Bookcase with Plaid details Nursery Bookcase

Thanks again to for providing us with the paper to take this project “Off the Wall”!Nautical themed nursery bookcase

Here are some other little makeover posts you might like too!



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Nicole B.

Thursday 30th of June 2016

Ahhhhh! You're going to have the CUTEST nursery! <3

Sarah @ Little Red Brick House

Tuesday 28th of June 2016

Oh, I love it, Erin! The wallpaper backing is the perfect touch of detail.


Monday 27th of June 2016

I too, went with a gender neutral baby room in soft green and yellow. It looks so sweet so far. I look forward to seeing the rest. Good choices for the baby books! If you are looking for more, any Sandra Boyton books are huge hits with little ones. My daughter LOVED Barnyard Dance!


Monday 27th of June 2016

Ahhhh, this is SUCH a sweet idea!!! LOVE how it turned out!

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