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Cali Vibes Nursery Refresh



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Who doesn’t love a transformation that you can do in just a few hours and some fun accessories?! I tackled this quick nursery refresh for one of my sweet friends and baby boy, Bodhi. Courtney had asked if we could do a Cali vibe in here and now that it’s done, I can’t imagine it any other way.

This nursery had the potential to be something great, but was lacking character and liveliness. I was able to revamp the nursery with some cosmetic changes, as well as the addition of cute accessories and wall hangings.

Step one was painting the walls to give the room a pop of color. Since we had planned this refresh right before quarantine started, I had given Courtney some paint and she color blocked the cutest triangles on the wall in the perfect grey green color.

Next up was this awesome wood wall treatment. I used these really cool peel-and-stick wood panels from Stikwood. The wood panels are 3/16 of an inch thick, making them lightweight and easy to install. I love the quality of this product but it can be a little pricey. You are definitely paying for convenience. I found a more affordable alternative here that had great reviews! An accent wall is a quick way to transform the feel of a room without making any architectural changes. This nook was the perfect place for an accent wall!

The wood panel statement wall provided the perfect canvas for an awesome surf-style gallery wall. I was able to use these various-sized prints that I found from Desenio. These prints were super easy to frame and hang. I used a nail to hang each print initially but ended up adding one Command wall hanging strip to the bottom of each frame to hold them in place.

Another one of my favorite places to buy wall art is Minted. They have a great selection of Nursery prints right now, such as this one that matches the surf-style theme we have going.

The adorable wooden surfboard is actually just a cutting board that I spray painted, adding light blue stripes that tied the board into the rest of the gallery wall.

I added this Lowe’s artificial silk tree beside the crib to give the room more life and dimension. This tree is one of the most real-looking artificial plants that I have found, and stands at 5 feet tall. Instead of putting the tree in a pot, I placed it in a woven basket similar to this basket from World Market.

The mini teal stool, similar stools found here, added a pop of color, and tied in well with the prints.

I was able to give the dresser a revamp by adding this thick wood shelf and wooden turtle. Once again, the wooden turtle is a cutting board that I spray painted with a single light blue stripe, and it turned into a super cute wall decoration!

Small wooden toys double as great tabletop/shelf accessories in a nursery, like this Pottery Barn metallic pull toy that I put on the shelf.

One of the biggest transformations in this nursery was the replacement of an outdated ceiling fan. I swapped the existing ceiling fan for this Lowe’s modern black fan. Not only is this fan pretty affordable, but completely transformed and pulled the space together.

Another important piece to this nursery revamp was the rug. I had ordered a different rug from Boutique Rugs, but it was not delivered in time for the reveal. Any large neutral rug would work in this space, but I love how the triangles in the rug mimic the wall design. A rug always helps a room feel cozier and warmer. I really love adding rugs (even over carpet) to nurseries since they are the perfect room for families to gather on the floor for reading or play time!

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