My husband and I were in Turks and Caicos while I was pregnant and they had all sorts of pirate themed souvenirs. I liked it all so much and I decided if the baby was a boy we would make his nursery pirate themed. We did have a boy and we named him Jack after my husband's Grandfather. We call him Captain Jack.
What brand and color of paint did you use?
I used the Disney color Underwater Wonder.
If you added stripes, polka dots or other paint effects, tell us how you did it.
For the pirate ship I got a picture off the Internet and used a projector to put it up on the wall and trace it. Then I used acrylic paints to paint the ship.
What brand of crib did you buy? Where from?
The crib is a Graco from Sears.
What brand of nursery furniture did you choose? Where did you buy it?
The furniture is Stork Craft from Sears and the treasure chest was built by my husband.
What nursery bedding set did you use? Where did you buy it?
The Captain Jack sign I got made for him at a craft sale and I made the treasure map clock myself.
Also there is a pirate night light that I got online, but I can't remember from where.
How did you store all your baby goodies? In baskets, on shelves?
Lots of his stuff is stored in the closet which has small wire shelves for easy organization, in his armoire and in baskets.
How long did it take you? Was it easy, fun, difficult? What was your favorite part? It didn't take long once I had it all planned. The room painting took the longest, but I really enjoyed painting the pirate ship on the wall. It took about a half hour to trace it on a wall and I had help from a friend then the painting of it probably took me 2-3 hours.
Did you do the entire nursery on your own or did someone help you? Who? What did they do?
I did everything myself except for the friend who helped me trace and my husband made the treasure chest toy box at my demand.
What do you love most about your little one's finished baby room?
My favourite things are the things I know no one else has, like the pirate ship mural and the treasure chest. I also love the color I chose for the wall.
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