Only a few more weeks until Baby Colt makes his entry into this world and this means that I HAD to have his room/nursery ready to roll. Because we are limited in terms of space, his crib will be in front of our bed but the other “parts” of his nursery will be in the now converted laundry room. The key pieces in the room are DIY projects that combine all of the best parts of the farm and ourselves while helping to keep us organized (ha!) in a small space.
One of my favorite parts is the tractor grill that I’ve always envisioned as a wall hanging. This is from the now gone gray ghost Ford tractor – bonus is we have another grill and a few other parts that were left over!
This dresser was one of my last projects before I reluctantly threw in the DIY towel (until the baby comes). I used a dark gray and light gray chalk paint combo on the wood and spray painted the handles a glossy black to compliment the dull chalk paint texture. This will serve as a dresser from clothing storage – I hear babies have a lot of stuff – and the changing area.
The ladder shelf is a DIY project using this prototype and woodworking plan – it turned out super awesome! The paint is the same light gray that was used on the dresser. I did add a few hooks on the side of the ladder shelf for all of the little hats (he takes after Kurt) and bathrobes that we have since acquired.
Lastly, this horse photo with gray and green accents was a recent find at the PA Horse Expo – I knew it would be perfect for the room.
Now it’s a matter of waiting for this child to show up and take advantage of all of this hard work – excuse me while I collapse/nap on the sofa.