Project: Rustic Nursery - Shelves

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Well, baby boy is due here in about 7 weeks (if he cooks that long).

Nursery projects are in full swing.

This will be baby #2 and our first boy.
With our daughter my wife did the nursery planning and shopped at antique stores to piece it together on a budget.
Now that she is chasing our (almost)2 year old around she doesnt have that kind of time and with it being a boy I wanted to make sure he would have a room with a masculine vibe.
I was given a budget of $200 to do the entire thing (not just furniture but paint, bedding, etc)

After painting the nursery I started planning the layout and decided he needed shelves to show off some guy stuff. (3rd shelf in the picturte will have things that are child friendly since it is within reach)
I took my lunch breaks and browsed local vintage shops nearby and ended up with the faux antique car,a beat up old license plate, and blue glass mason jar. (all for under $25)

I bought the cardboard letter “H” for his first letter of his name (Hudson) and wrapped it in jute I found at the dollar store (total of $2.50).

Next I gathered a few fence boards from a neighbors place who replaced his fence recently ($FREE).

I added bracing to the rear and secured the fence into a panel, routed a dado into the panel and used additional fence board pieces to make the shalves.

Simple. Rustic. Cheap.

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#1 posted 05-30-2013 08:04 PM

Looks good. I don’t see many nurseries done with a rustic look, but I think it’s pretty cool.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 05-30-2013 10:00 PM

Looks good! Its hard to beat free lumber, right? ;)

-- "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." -- Pablo Picasso

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#3 posted 05-31-2013 12:28 AM

cool shelves.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#4 posted 05-31-2013 12:45 AM

I like it, best make sure there’s no splinters at gum level.

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#5 posted 06-02-2013 07:47 AM

This is gonna be a tough kid. Rustic in the nursery. Lots of ways to branch off to a “boy” themed room.
I like it…....................
I like the license plate you added. I have a collection of them in my workshop. I remembered seeing this..........

-- mike...............

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#6 posted 06-03-2013 04:20 PM

Like the rustic look, cool additions very masculine. Great recycle of the fence boards.

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#7 posted 07-23-2013 02:04 PM

Great use of reclaimed wood.

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