Carson’s Nursery



Soo… this post is about two years over due!  haha-whoops! I am getting ready to transfer Carson into a “big boy” bed and realized I never even posted up his nursery. I loved his nursery and I’m sad he’s growing up so fast!

The rocker is now replaced with a train table and the bumpers are now in storage… so I don’t have the greatest pictures. But these will do!


The first thing we did was paint the bottom of his walls blue and added then added in the chair rail. The blue came out a little brighter than planned, but it was fine.  Sorry I didn’t take pictures step by step (most of it was done before I started the blog).


I helped my MIL make Carson’s bedding and I have to say it was definitely my FAVORITE part of his room! I was so sad when I had to take his bumpers down. Once he figured out how to use them as “stepping stones” they were out of there! They were a TON of work, but SO worth it!


These were pretty simple frames I refinished. I backed the C on polka dot fabric (found for $1 a yard-score!!). Then I sewed together some strips of fabric and hung them from some old knobs I had laying around.


I also made his window valance which I don’t have a great picture of. Then I found this cheap clock at Wallmart and backed it with the polka dot fabric again (a little much?!?). Then I glued some chip board numbers in place of the numbers.


This hutch was my first makeover EVER and I have to say it looks like crap. It’s already pealing and I have learned since then to NEVER skip sanding. I wish I took a close up of the hardware, they are so cute! I found different cars, airplanes and trucks at Hobby Lobby and spray painted them brown.


I loved this picture of his little feet. They are so tiny!

How to make Frame:  Buy a unfinished frame from your local craft store and a piece of scrapbook paper. Trace the frame onto the scrapbook paper and cut out with scissors. Mod Podge onto the frame and allow to dry. Add stickers with the childs name or theme of their nursery.


So there’s his nursery.. which is no longer a nursery! haha!

I’m thinking navy blue and red for his “big boy” room. The cars will be staying though.. he is a little obsessed with CARS and TRUCKS! Total Boy! Send me a link if you see any good inspiration for little boys rooms, would ya?! :)

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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29 comments on “Carson’s Nursery”

  1. So cute! I love the colors! That airplane is adorable!!

  2. Love it!! They grow up way too fast!!

  3. I love Carsons nursery. Its adorable. If I have a little boy I would love for his nursey to look like this.

  4. What a sweet nursery! And I’m right there with you as my “baby” boy has transitioned from his vintage cowboy themed nursery that I put my heart and soul into…Into a big boy room full of sports and a new bunk bed {sniff, sniff}.

  5. What an adorable nursery! Love it! I had a bit of a tough time letting go of my youngest’s nursery last year when we transitioned him to a big boy room. Love the planes, trains, things that go theme! And that picture of his feet – just want to munch them up! So Cute! I’d love it if you shared this tomorrow at my Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays party. This is a perfect post for it. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Wow this is really cute! I decided that if I have a boy I want a red and blue baseball nursery. I may steal some of your ideas though and translate them to baseball!

  7. Lovveee the nursery! Sooo cute! I like the “Welcome to Carson’s Station” on the wall.

  8. Love this room it’s adorable! I am getting ready to get a big boy bed for my youngest as well. No more cribs at our house :( . I designed his room so that it would transition into a big boy room too! Denim jean colored walls and washed out reds, and whites, sailboats. Lots of fun! Looks like yours will as well.

  9. Thanks for the inspiration! I am due with my 3 rd child (a boy) in 8 weeks and haven’t started the nursery yet!! We are doing polka dots and stripes bedding so I can choose the decor on the walls. I love your “on the go” ideas! :) Where do you order your wall decals from?

  10. Darling! It must be that time for a lot of us! I just posted a two year old nursery room today too! Check it out if younhave time. Can’t wait to see the big boy room.

  11. katie @ a mom a wife and a me Reply

    We are just getting ready to put our own little Carson into the big boy room with our big boys (yeah for Carsons lol ) I really love your color combination, cant wait to see what you come up with!

  12. Really darling! Come paint your scriptures!

  13. I love it! So cute. I’ve always rented so I’ve never been able to do a nursery quite the way I wanted to.

  14. What a darling nursery!! Love the brown and blue combo. I’m sure you’ve already seen this but Thrifty Decor Chick did a super super cute big boy room for her little boy in red and blue with airplane accents. That would be a great room for inspiration. Whatever do though I’m sure will be adorable!

    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes Reply

      Thanks!! I think I remember seeing that. I’m going to have to go check it out!

  15. Thanks for sharing the photos. I am preparing for a baby {we are adopting!} and I was planning to paint a dresser for the room, can you give any pointers on painting since you said yours looks like crap since it was your first project… this will also be my first project so any info would be helpful. Thank you!

    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes Reply

      haha yes.. my main mistakes were A. not sanding (make sure to sand before and lightly in b/w each coat), B. Painting in the summer (paint early in the morning, or inside), C. Using crappy paint ( Use Behr’s Primer and Paint all in one). Good luck!

  16. I love this room! I was so sad when I moved and had to leave behind the nursery I had painted and decorated for my baby (and he was almost 2!)

    I also wanted to say how cool it was that you liked my tutorial on Craftaholics Anonymous! I follow your blog, and was thrilled to see your comment pop up!

    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes Reply

      Yeah it’s definitely hard moving leaving all your hard work behind. And yes I loved the tutorial. You did a great job laying everything out!

  17. You did such a beautiful job on this. Too bad you have to change it! Kids grow up too fast for the time and effort we put into their bedrooms! hehe

  18. I love this room but can’t wait to see the next. Aiden has been in a big bed for awhile now and he loves it. Funny coincidence. He too is obsessed with vehicles of any kind and his big boy room is red and blue!

  19. this came out adorable, i especially love the wall art and also the hanging wire airplane! found you over at sunday showcase, stop by for a visit sometime :)


  20. I’m also upgrading from nursery to Big Boy Room. And also going with cars and trucks… and trains and planes and boats and anything else that can be labeled transportation. My little boy is obsessed. This is my current infatuation…

    Of course, I’m not paying $70 for them, but I’m sure I can use them for inspiration. Can’t wait to see what your new Big Boy room looks like!

  21. This room is adorable!! I especially love the picture that says “boys, noise, and toys”. Can’t wait to see photos of the big-boy room!!

  22. I love this room! Your DIY art is adorable-and I love that blue airplane!

    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes Reply

      Thanks! I found that airplane at goodwill and spray painted it blue. Such a great find.

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