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Spaced Themed Nursery

I can’t believe we have been homeowners for a year!  I loved being reminded of the mountain of paperwork we signed and the subsequent hand cramp on Facebook.

After we bought out cute little home last February, we then spent a month tearing out a wall, putting in new flooring, board and batten, painting, an entertainment built-in, tearing out a drop ceiling in the basement, and putting in a new ceiling.  We were busy, so while I didn’t like the paint color or boring trim in the bedrooms, we decided it was good enough to leave for a while.  Maybe it is our house anniversary or Oliver’s birthday but we finally decided to update his room from a baby nursery to a room befitting a toddler.

As we speak Juice is hard at work putting in gorgeous chunky trim.  It is going to look amazing.  I cant wait to show you. But in the mean time here are the before pics:


I fell in love with this two toned convertible crib from Delta.


My always fabulous Sister-in-Law Suzy made this Oliver sign using periodic elements for our baby shower and we just had to put it in his room.  It is the cutest thing of all time.  Juice is going to make a chunky frame for it, it only took us two years. I cant wait to see how it turns out.


I made this Star Stuff print using an open source image I found on  N.A.S.A’s website and one of my favorite Carl Sagan quotes:

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of star stuff.”



This pillow is from SaltLabs on etsy.


I found these amazing laser cut rocket ships at LoveSac and the lights are a custom color combo from Brightlab lights.


I wish I had a better picture of our diaper changing table made out of a tool cart but Oliver outgrew this last year and we packed it away. But it is too cool not to share.

No other issue, except maybe circumcision, has been as heavily debated between Juice and I, as to whose idea this was.  Let me clear it up now, It was totally my idea!!!  But I couldn’t have pulled it off without my handy husband, he gets all the credit for doing the work.

We picked up an inexpensive tool cart from Harbor Freight, painted it navy blue, and added a diaper changing pad. Not too bad for a diaper changing table for under $100.



I used chalk paint in Gray and white on this Pottery Barn kids table to match his crib.

I have really loved this space themed nursery and I am going to keep a lot of it for Oliver’s Toddler room makeover. I’m thinking we will update the paint color to Dorian Gray like the rest of the upstairs. Update the molding/trim.  Convert his crib to a toddler bed and update the bedding.

I’m going to make some wall vinyl but I’m torn between

“Oh darling, lets be adventurers” and the Foo Fighters lyrics “I’m a brand new sky to hang the stars upon.”

Which do you like better?  Be sure to leave your choice in the comments. I cant wait to show you the after pictures in a couple weeks.