Will's Slumber Boat Nursery Theme

by Melinda
(Utah)

Will's Slumber Boat Nursery

Will's Slumber Boat Nursery

Will's Slumber Boat Nursery
Will's Slumber Boat Nursery Wall Decorations
Will's Slumber Boat Nursery
Will's Slumber Boat Nursery Wall Decor

Will's Slumber Boat Nursery Theme came to me as a memory from my own childhood. I remember the feeling of being held close by my grandmother as she rocked me and sang "The Slumber Boat." I can still hear her rich alto voice and feel her nearness. It was soothing; peaceful. That was the feeling I wanted my baby boy's nursery to have.



SLUMBER BOAT NURSERY THEME & DECOR

I had an idea that the decor would be somewhat monochromatic and it evolved from there.



SEE MORE HERE




Sailboat Baby Bedding And Nursery Furniture

As I set out to create this nursery, I had a few things to work around. We were on a tight budget of $200. I needed to re-use my older son’s sailboat crib bedding (Babies R Us), his crib, and his rocking chair (Babies R Us).

I found the white armoire at Babies R Us. The style was similar so it was a good fit. The knobs didn’t match my blues but that was easily fixed with some paint.

Sailboat Nursery Wall Painting in Decorating Ideas


I wanted to do something interesting with my walls, and I knew I wanted it two-toned (Sherwin Williams Hinting Blue and Notable Hue), but beyond that I didn’t know what to do. The inspiration for my paint came from the Pottery Barn Kids catalogue. The walls in one of their kids’ rooms were painted using a two-tone paint technique with the silhouette of a monkey against the lighter color. I loved the simplicity of it.

How To Make Your Own Nursery Wall Stencils



Poster-board and packaging tape were all I needed to create the sailboat and moon stencils. I wrapped the cut edges with tape to keep them from getting soggy with paint. It worked beautifully.

The rug is the room's unifying feature. It not only pulled everything together, but it added the pops of color the room needed. I found it at an outlet store called DownEast Outfitters.

Baby Boy Nursery Pictures



And finally, Will's Slumber Boat Nursery Theme wouldn’t have been complete without my lullaby. It brings the room a sense of nostalgia that I love. I created the letters in Photoshop, which allowed me to color match them to the paint. Then I printed it at home using vinyl sheets I ordered online. They were a bit of a process, but worth the trouble.

As a side note, I am a photographer specializing in infants, children, and families. If you live in the Salt Lake area and are interested, please see my website: www.melindabryantphotography.com or e-mail me using the comments form below this page. Thanks!

From the webmaster:

Thank you, Melinda, for sharing your touching story and your baby boy's nursery design with us. You have an excellent eye for color and have exquisite taste. Moms in the Salt Lake area are so fortunate to have such a gifted photographer nearby!

All the best, Jan



Comments for Will's Slumber Boat Nursery Theme

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Song lyrics
by: Melinda

It's the first verse to a lullaby called The Slumber Boat. You can see the original sheet music here (just click on the music to enlarge the pic):

http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchdetail.cfm?trg=1&strucID=610217&imageID=1255970&total=3&num=0&word=Gaynor%2C%20Jessie%20L%2E&s=3¬word=&d=&c=&f=4&k=1&lWord=&lField=&sScope=&sLevel=&sLabel=&sort=&imgs=20&pos=3&e=r

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Lovely
by: Anonymous

I absolutely love this for our baby boys nursery on the way but what does the wall stencil read fully? Thanks

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Thanks
by: Rafe

I love the look of this classy and elegant nursery design. The shade of blue is so fresh and clean and looks like there is such an airy and light atmosphere.

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
name of set
by: Anonymous

If anyone finds the name to this set I would love to know it. I also had this set for my oldest boy and would love to add to it for my youngest. Thanks! !!

And your nursery looks amazing :)

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
@Anonymous #2
by: Melinda

I'm sorry, I can't remember the name of the bedding. Last time I was at Babies R Us it wasn't there anymore. I'd check Ebay for sailboat bedding, it might come up.

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Nautical Baby Theme
by: Anonymous

Could someone please explain the difference in a nautical baby theme and a sailing nursery theme?

Would a nautical theme be navy blue rather than baby blue?

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Boat Nursery Bedding
by: Anonymous

Do you remember the name of the sail boat nursery bedding that you bought from Babies R Us?

Did the crib quilt come with the set?

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Glad you Won
by: Kimberly

Congrats! You deserved to win!

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Love this nursery design!
by: Kristen M

This nursery is my favorite design. What I love:

Soothing colors
Quality design achieved on small budget
Unique
Personal touches
DIY aspects

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Sailboat to Dreamland
by: Anonymous

I used to have a framed picture that was called something like "Sailboat to Dreamland" and had not thought about it in a long time until I saw your nursery! LOVE IT!

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
A Happy Place
by: Anonymous

This room just looks so bright and HAPPY!
I'm not into sailboats but I love it!

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Lovely
by: Anonymous

This room is lovely and so light and cheerful! I'm having a baby girl, but will definitely take a page from your book in color selection (other than blue, of course)

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Well done
by: Anonymous

I would love for you to come and decorate my babys room!

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Darling!!
by: Ginger

That nursery makes me want to have another baby, just to decorate a nursery like this one. So sweet!

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
WOW!
by: Anonymous

I want to be a baby again and sleep in that room.

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Sooo Cute!
by: Anonymous

I just love how light and peaceful it is. What a soothing environment.

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
soothing
by: Anonymous

I love how clean and soothing this nursery is!

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Peaceful and Serene
by: Anonymous

Will must love sleeping in this soothing room. Loved the story of the song and the way you used the colors in the room. You were very resourceful using some things you already had and incorporating new items to create a beautiful room! With that type of designing technique, I bet your photography is just as lovely.

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Love it!
by: Anonymous

I love this Nursery! It looks so calming and peaceful, perfect place for your baby to sleep. I also love the story behind it...well done!

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to SAILBOAT THEME NURSERY PICTURES and DECORATING IDEAS.







When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network such as the ones to your left on this page and others. Please see our Affiliate Disclosure page for more information. More UBGI: Rss Feed | Facebook | Twitter

Follow on Bloglovin

Baby nursery feature page

Pink and Green Bird Theme Baby Girl Nursery

Pink Nursery Ideas


Vintage Theme Pink Baby Girl Nursery Design Ideas

DIY Girl Nursery Ideas