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Easy Customized Nursery Accessories

Using paint, I incorporated some customized nursery accessories into our new nursery and they add a unique touch of fun to our space!

You may have figured it out from our basement bathroom renovation, but I kind of like doing easily customized accessories for spaces that I work on.  Using paint, you can easily transform everyday “plain” objects and make them extra special, and it often doesn’t cost a thing!  Check out the customized nursery accessories that I incorporated into our new nursery, and get inspired to look at your surroundings a bit differently :)

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Don’t forget to check out the nursery reveal to see all these accessories in place!

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The first fun accessory I wanted to bring (back) into this room was a little ceramic dog statue.  I had a few random ceramic statues from when I was younger, and while most were painted nicely (and I could sell or donate them), this little dog was a little rough looking (or should I say “ruff” looking hahaha!).

And I didn’t mean from the broken foot, I meant my lovely paint job… from 1997!  That’s right, this dog statue is over 20 years old, and clearly, I’m the worst minimalist ever since I have a big problem with hoarding weird items.

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Anyways, you’ll remember that this dog was intact just a few months ago.  Zachary loved playing with it, but we all know that little children do not mix well with breakable objects…

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Nothing that some glue couldn’t fix, and once it was dry (and I had some free time) it was time to paint!

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I also wanted to paint the frame matte from the Dream Big poster.  I had painted it Fusion Minerals’ Champness when I first had it up on our photo ledge, but I decided to move it above the crib and it was clashing a bit with the wall colour.

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Not to mention that I wanted to incorporate a bit more pink (like the new baby quote poster I had printed), which I figured it would be a fun way to both reveal the gender, while also adding a bright pop of accent colour!

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I had some pink wall paint leftover from when the room was pink; and gave the ceramic dog and matte a quick coat.  Once it dried, I realized they didn’t match the poster perfectly, so I mixed up my own custom shade with craft paint until it was just right.

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I simply added the matte and poster back to the frame, and hung above the crib (where the old lace/embroidery used to hang).

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The little ceramic dog got placed on the photo ledge (next to the lace/embroidery frame), although it looks a bit more pig-like than cute puppy…

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When we were in Mexico, I had seen these cute ceramic statues and I was actually thinking of doing a similar paint treatment (using the colours in the nursery of course).  Time will tell if I get to that, so for now we just have a pink dog!

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As I was doing my teal touch-ups, I also painted the bottom of a white storage basket.  I had actually purchased both this basket and this one from Wayfair.ca, but they were both reading a little too green for me – so I decided to go with a white instead.

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Besides, I knew that by adding the wall colour, I would get an exact match!

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Just the correct amount of new and old things, right!?  These customized nursery accessories definitely add a unique and fun factor to the space, and I’ve hopefully convinced you to try DIY’ing something easy in your house too!

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