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Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Big Sur Coastal Collection 48 Inch Bench

07.07.10
The Design Confidential Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Big Sur Coastal Collection 48 Inch Bench

Here are the plans for the Coastal Collection Big Sur bench seating. This would be wonderful with the 65″ Dining Table, or used outside alongside the raised planter beds I designed. Perhaps against an entry wall with a few baskets underneath…Maybe at the foot of a bed..

The Design Confidential Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Big Sur Coastal Collection 48 Inch Bench
Dimensions
Dimensions for The Design Confidential Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Big Sur Coastal Collection 48 Inch Bench
Tools
Lumber
  • 1 – 4×4 at 8′
  • 2 – 1×3 at 8′ (1 board for the front/ back aprons and 1 board for the supports and side aprons)
  • 1 – 2×6 at 10′ (2 of the bench tops)
  • 1 – 2×6 at 6′ (the other bench top)
Materials
Cut List
  • 4 – 4×4 at 18″ (Legs)
  • 2 – 1×3 at 9 1/2″ (Side Aprons)
  • 5 – 1×3 at 13″ (Bench Supports)
  • 2 – 1×3 at 41″ (Front/Back Aprons)
  • 3 – 2×6 at 48 ” (Bench Tops)
Instructions

Notes: Use 2″ Screws and glue unless directed to use the 3″ Screws. If you are making this for outdoor use, purchase wood that holds up well to weather and moisture. This might include Cedar, Redwood, and Teak , but I would ask your local lumber supply for appropriate wood species for your area and climate. You should Finish and Seal all boards prior to assembling if this is for outdoor use. This will keep it water tight and protected. You will place 1/4″ Gap between the Table Top Boards and increase the Side Support and Side Apron length by 1/2″ to allow for water drainage and accommodate the gaps. This isn’t necessary for every climate zone, so if you climate doesn’t require this, it will be a matter of taste preference.

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

The Design Confidential Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Big Sur Coastal Collection 48 Inch Bench
Step 1

Attach the Side Aprons to the Legs. These will be fastened 1 1/2″ from the top of the leg and will sit back 1″ from the outside edge of your legs. Use your Kreg Jig set for 3/4″ material and your 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws with glue.

The Design Confidential Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Big Sur Coastal Collection 48 Inch Bench
Step 2

Build the Frame // set your Kreg Jig for 3/4″ material and create your pocket holes. Use 1 1/4″ Pocket Hole Screws and Wood Glue to fasten together.

The Design Confidential Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Big Sur Coastal Collection 48 Inch Bench
Step 3

Attach the Frame to the Legs// Use 3″ Screws and Wood Glue. Frame will sit 1 1/2″ from the top edge of the legs and will be centered front to back with a setback of 1″ from front edge of legs as well as on the backside.

The Design Confidential Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Big Sur Coastal Collection 48 Inch Bench
Step 4

Cut 3 boards to length for the top of your bench. Remove a 3 1/2″ square from 2 of the corners for 2 of your boards. Use a jig saw, circular saw or router for this. Then attach your bench top boards to the frame and aprons using 2″ finish nails and glue. Leave 3/8″ in between your center board and the outside boards.

Step 5
Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

**Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you ONLY use 1 image and provide an ADEQUATE link back to the original source and appropriate plan! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it.

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Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Viva Terra Inspired Vintage Fir 3 Drawer Dresser

07.04.10
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This 3 Drawer Dresser is part of the Vintage Fir Collection, and I am just smitten with it’s chunky edges and platform base.

It would be a fabulous addition to any room needing storage, regardless of the other pieces already in the room. It’s clean lines and unimposing size make this a great piece for anyone. As a grouping with the other pieces in the collection, well… just see for yourself…

Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Drill
  • Saw
  • Table Saw or Miter Saw – or circular saw to Bevel
  • Router – optional hand grip indentation along bottom of drawer facing.
Lumber
  • 1 – 1×3 at 10′
  • 1 – 1×3 at 8′
  • 2 – 2×12 at 10′
  • 2 – 2×12 at 6′
  • 1 – 1×8 at 12′
  • 1 – 1×2 at 8′
  • 4 Sheets- 3/4″ Plywood at 4’x8′
Materials
  • 2″ Screws
  • 1 1/4″ Screws
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Finishing Supplies
  • 3/4″ Edge Banding for the Face of the Shelves.
  • Iron – for applying the edge banding. You can generally just use a standard iron.
Cut List

6 – 1×3 at 17 1/2″ (Base Frame)

2 – 1×3 at 47″ (Base Frame)

4 – 2×12 at 50″ (Top and Bottom Exterior Perimeter)

4 – 2×12 at 33″ (Side Panels Exterior Perimeter)

4 – 1×2 at 21″ (Cleats)

3 – 1×8 at 47″ (Drawer Faces)

2 – 3/4″ Ply at 47×21″ (Top and Bottom Interior Box)

2 – 3/4″ Ply at 28 1/2″ x 21″

1 – 3/4″ Ply at 47×30″ (Back)

2 – 3/4″ Ply at 45 1/2 x 21″ (Shelves)

4 – 3/4″ Ply at 45 1/2 x 8 1/2″ (Bottom Drawers – Front and Back)

4 – 3/4″ Ply at 19 1/2 x 7 3/4″ (Bottom Drawers – Sides)

2 – 3/4″ Ply at 45 1/2 x 7 3/4″ (Top Drawer – Front and Back)

2 – 3/4″ Ply at 19 1/2 x 7″ (Top Drawer – Sides)

3 – 3/4″ Ply at 45 1/2 x 19 1/2″ (Drawer Bottoms

Instructions

** I have designed this project so that you can merely glue the panels together and the Interior Box Frame will actually act to fasten and hold the Outside Boards in place. This project should be very easy to complete.

** Because we are skipping the drawer track hardware I have
designed the actual drawers themselves to fit very snugly inside their casings, so you may need to sand them down the tiniest bit to allow for ease of opening and closing.

** You have the option of using a Router along the bottom edge of each Drawer Face for creating a hand hold for opening and closing the drawers more easily as well. If you don’t have this tool and don’t care to rent one, you will not suffer for it, and this piece will be just as
beautiful.

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials!

Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices.

Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1
Step 1

Build the Frame for the Base: Use 2″ Screws and Wood Glue or your Kreg Jig.

Step 2
Step 2

Bevel the outside edges of each pair of Perimeter Boards at 45 Degrees: Glue each pair together.

Step 3
Step 3

Using the underside of the Top Pair of Perimeter Boards as a Base, build your Interior Box: Use 2″ Screws and Wood Glue.

Step 4
Step 4

Fasten the Cleats to the Interior Box at the dimensions shown below: Use 1 1/4″ Screws and wood glue.

Step 5
Step 5

Attach the Back of the Dresser: Use 2″ Screws and Wood Glue

Step 6

Attach the Side Panels: Use 2″ Screws and Wood Glue, fasten from the inside.

Step 7
Step 7

Attach the Base Pair of Boards to the Base Frame: Use 2″ Screws and Wood Glue.

Step 8
Step 8

Turn the Main Component over and fasten to the Base Panel and Frame. Use 2″ Screws and Wood glue. The mitered edges should align perfectly.

Iron on 3/4″ Edge Banding to the front of the shelves. Choose a type that matches your Exterior Boards.

Insert the Shelves: Fasten to the cleats and the Back using 2″ Screws and Wood Glue.

Step 9
Step 9
Step 9

Build the drawers using the measurements shown above. The top drawer will be a different size than the bottom 2 drawers, however all of the Drawer Faces will be the same.

Notice how the boards fit together, and their placement, in the images below. Build the Drawer first, then attach the Drawer face from the inside.

The bottom of the drawer face is flush with the bottom of the drawer. Use 2″ Screws and Wood glue for the Drawer and 1 1/4″ Screws for attaching the drawer face. The Drawer Face will have a 3/4″ Overhang on either side of the Drawer itself.

Top Drawer:

Step 10
Step 10

Bottom Drawers:

Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

**Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you ONLY use 1 image and provide an ADEQUATE link back to the original source and appropriate plan! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it.

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Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Low Rolling Activity Table

06.27.10
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This project kicks off a whole new set of fun! While I was doing some inspiration seeking for this series of kiddo furniture, I remembered something from my own child hood. When I was about 10 or 11, I picked out a bedroom set that was modular furniture with all sorts of storage and rearranging options. For me and my A-type personality, this was the most amazing fun.

I would sit for hours trying to decide on the most perfect organization for my stuff (ok, so I was the strangest 10 year old known to man, but design has ALWAYS been in my blood) and how best to set up vignettes of all of my pretty things and toys for display. I never did much playing with toys for me it was always about how they would look out on display and arranged with other things.

Alright so as I put this in type, I am realizing just how truly weird I might have been (still am?)! But, the point remains… I found some fabulous inspiration for toddler to young adult rooms that will keep your kiddos happy for hours on end, and allow them the fabulous creativity of designing their own lives just as I was able to do! This is just one piece of the pie. I will be creating dozens more over time and you (and perhaps your child) can determine which you like best and which fit your lifestyle needs most.

I want bold and fun colors people! If you aren’t sure how to pull that off, send me an email, I respond quickly (unlike other bloggers I know…ahem!) and I am glad to put my passion to work! Bold and fun are well balanced with neutral and sophisticated colors. I am not talking primary colors folks…let’s just pretend that is a thing of the past, shall we?

Here is the activity table with the simple floating display shelves and a few extra cube shelves which I will share later with an explanation on how to make this kid safe:

Estimated Cost

$25-$50

Tools

  • Tape Measure
  • Square
  • Sander – or a Sanding Block.
  • Saw – to cut your pieces to size.
  • Drill

Lumber

  • 1 – Sheets of 3/4″ MDF
  • A sheet is typically 4’x8′.
  • 2 – 1×3 @ 10′ or 3 – @ 8′

Materials

  • ** Optional – Qty 6 – 2″ Casters – plastic will work fine or you can purchase casters with a break as well, to hold the table in place when desired.
  • #6 – 2″ Coarse Thread Screws (or drywall screws)
  • #6 – 1 1/4″ Coarse Thread Screws (or drywall screws)
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Filler 
  • Sanding Supplies
  • Spackle or Iron on Edge Banding
  • Finishing Supplies

Cut List

  • Note: If this table is too large for your space, you can alter the length or width of it. Just make sure to allow for that in the remainder of your cuts. **If you plan to add casters, consider altering (lowering) the height of the Cubes and the Legs by 3 1/2″ or so to keep this table low enough for young children. If your kiddos are older this is likely not necessary.
  • 2 – 3/4″ Sheet of MDF @ 12 x 30″ (Top & Bottom of Cubes)
  • 2 – 3/4″ Sheet of MDF @ 14 5/8 x 12″ (Front Cube Sides)
  • 2 – 3/4″ Sheet of MDF @ 12 x 12″ (Back Cube Sides)
  • 1 – 3/4″ Sheet of MDF @ 30 x 36″ (Top)
  • 4 – 1×3 @ 28 1/2″ (Top and Bottom of the Leg and Sides of Trim for Table Top)
  • 2 – 1×3 @ 13 1/2″ (Sides – Leg)
  • 2 – 1×3 @ 37 1/2″ (Table Top Trim – Front and Back)

Instructions

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1

Build the Leg and Bottom and Sides of Cubes: Use 2″ Screws and Glue. The outside of the Leg and Cubes will sit 3′ apart from outside edge to outside edge. The dimensions are shown below.

Step 2

Attach the Top to the cubes: Use 2″ Screws and Glue.

Step 3

Attach the Table Top to the Leg and Cubes: Use 2″ Screws and Glue.

Step 4

Attach the Trim to the Table Top allowing it to extend 1″ above the top of the table top. This will create a lip to keep those toys and fun contained! Use 1 1/4″ Screws and Glue.

Step 5

If you plan to add casters, you can add them as indicated by the circles below.

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

**Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you provide an adequate link back to the appropriate post! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it.

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Free Woodworking Plans to Build Vertical Cube Shelving Built Ins

06.09.10
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I figure most of you can figure out how to build cube shelving…so I assure you that is not what we are going to do today! I am modifying the “typical” cube shelving so that it might be attached to the wall and trimmed out for decorative purposes. Let’s face it folks… if it isn’t nailed to the wall, it is going to be climbed on and WILL fall over and land on your child…or your cat…or you? We know what you do when we aren’t looking…stop climbing the walls!

This is really easy to build, extremely budget friendly, and because it is broken down into cubes instead of longer sections, you can modify this in any way you like. Add another on top, a second row adjacent to this, maybe even a 3rd? The possibilities are endless, even a pyramid shape will work! The only question is how much storage do you need? and how large is your space? I will provide the buying guide for 1 cube and then for the 3 that I have done in this plan. This will give you the ability to adjust as needed.

$50-$75

  • Tape Measure
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Saw – to cut your pieces to size.
  • Drill
  • Pneumatic Nailer (Nail Gun) or Finish Nail Set and Hammer.
  • Wood (MDF): (for 3 cubes)
  • 2 – Sheets of MDF at 4′ x 8′
  • 5 – 1×2 at 10′
  • 1 – 1×2 at 6′
  • 2″ Coarse Thread Screws (or drywall screws)
  • 1 1/4″ Coarse Thread Screws (or drywall screws)
  • 2″ Finish Nails
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Spackle
  • Finishing Supplies

1 Cube: (the measurements change considerably for the trim if you do multiple cubes see below)

  • 2 – 11/16″ (3/4″ equivalent) MDF at 18 x 18″ (Sides)
  • 2 – 11/16″ MDF at 16 1/2 x 18″ (Top and Bottom)
  • 2 – 1×2 at 16 1/2″ (Cleats)
  • 2 – 1×2 at 15″ (Front Trim)
  • 6 – 1×2 at 18″ (Front and Side Trim)
  • 4 – 1×2 at 15 3/4″ (Side Trim)

3 Cubes:

  • 6 – 11/16″ (3/4″ equivalent) MDF at 18 x 18″ (Sides)
  • 6 – 11/16″ MDF at 16 1/2 x 18″ (Top and Bottom)
  • 6 – 1×2 at 16 1/2″ (Cleats)
  • 4 – 1×2 at 15″ (Front Trim)
  • 6- 1×2 at 54″ (Front and Side Trim)
  • 8 – 1×2 at 15 3/4″ (Side Trim)

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Build your Cubes: Notice that the sides are the longer pieces and the top and bottom are shorter, this is too allow for less of a seam on the outsides when you are finished stacking. Use 2″ Screws and Glue.

Attach the cleats to the backside. Use 2″ Screws and Glue or your Kreg Jig and 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Step 3

Stack and attach to each other. Use 1 1/4″ Screws and Glue.

Trim out the Front of your unit: Use 2″ Finish Nails and Glue for the least amount of touch up. You can also build the face frame using your Kreg Jig and 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws and then nail the face frame unit in place as a whole.

Trim out the sides: Use 2″ Finish Nails and Glue or you kreg jig to create a face frame (this means attach the trim pieces together) using 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws and glue and then nail onto the sides as a single trim unit.

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

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**Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you provide an adequate link back to the appropriate post! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it.

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Nursery Needed Yesterday Mood Board

06.03.10
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Might I just say that doing a nursery design plan was oh so very fun and exciting. My little one is 3 1/2 and I can’t believe the amazing new gear they have come out with, just since his birth. Trust me when I say it’s enough to make me think my second child may be in the works, sooner rather than later (maybe).

When Marilyn sent me some pictures of a media cabinet she recently finished, using my Finishing School Tutorials, I had the chance to hear her story, and it broke my heart! She mentioned that they were in the process of finishing their home, which was being built for the second time, and constructing some of their furniture pieces, because they lost most of their belongings (if not all) in a fire. She was 6 months pregnant with her second child at the time and had to scramble to find living quarters for her family, 2 large German Shepard doggies, and a 3rd pup. I am surprised she was even able to accomplish that! Good thing she doesn’t live in CA, that would have been almost impossible!

Now that their home is well underway, they are frantically trying to wrap up loose ends before their 3rd little one is to arrive in the next month or so… That’s right, she is 8 months pregnant with her 3rd and in need of a proper nursery for the soon – to – be arriving, bouncing baby boy! I hope they finish the bathrooms before he arrives, that would be extremely inconvenient, would it not?

She has given me some descriptions of her sense of style, and wouldn’t you know (though she wasn’t completely aware of this) it fits some of my favorite aspects of Farmhouse style to a T. She sent me some images of fabric styles she has purchased, and well, they are swoon worthy! She is planning on sewing curtains, sheets, laundry hamper, boppy cover, etc. You know I am a huge fan of DIY and Handmade anything, assuming it has the benefit of being safer, more organic, or less expensive!

Let’s get down to business, after all she doesn’t’ have much time left!

Here’s the design plan:

I really did have so much fun doing this. Can’t wait to buy some fun new baby gear for myself! Though not just yet… I would like to say that I looked, and I looked, and I looked for fish…and I only found birds…? Go figure. Or go fish? Either way, the items I have used in this plan are really meant as a visual tie in to the fabrics she has purchased already. They are of similar colors and can be substituted for any of the items she is planning on making, should she decide she isn’t in the mood to make and prefers to purchase. Below the linky I am only going to discuss certain items that need description to explain my thoughts. Overall: I love the medium tones floors of this room and the beautiful wood color chosen, I think a dark walnut along with bits of white would be a fabulous addition. I am hoping she will refinish the crib in a walnut color…hint, hint…hahaha

1. Really this item is self explanatory, however my thought of late, is that there are some items, like stuffed animals, that are really better displayed and stored out in the open.

2. Nesting Cloud Decals

3. This is a tree wall decal, and can also be done with paint and even a singular color on an open wall. This can be used as an example and doesn’t need to be perfect. A light shade of gray or a grayish brown would be amazing.

4. I love the idea of these shelves for displaying and storing books. I plan to get a few of these for my Mr. Blakey (yes that is his name…sort of…)

5. I love this mobile, but it does happen to be birds. It would go well with fish but she could use it as a guide and create her own with fishy hanging objects instead.

6. A variety of these would add visual interest as well as functionality to any room.

7. This nightlight is just simply fab! I have this and Blake absolutely LOVES it! He likes to carry it around and sleep with it. It is budget friendly, uses regular easily purchased batteries and the color is amazing!

8. Cutest little orange mod circle swaddlers.

9. Alphabet Bedding set or quilt/comforter. Would be a great addition to the items she has already planned to make or a nice substitute (the best laid plans….am I right? Baby changes everything and really messes up your time frames!)

10. Disguising fabric on a chair, if you don’t love it, can easily be done by adding a simple throw over the back and some pillows. If you try and get fancy by draping the throw and all that other cutesy stuff, it will look like you are disguising something and not doing a very good job. My suggestion is to keep it simple. Reupholster, slipcover or just pile on the goodies!

11. This sleep positioner is not something tha tis 100% necessary for everyone to have, but since she will be refinishing her crib, it might be a nice solution until she is finished with that project.

12. This set of 2 would allow her to use one in another room (her own or one of her older boys). I love the idea that it is natural material but has a lining that might possibly be taken out and carried to the laundry room!

13. She wanted to make this room something that expressed her family’s heritage. Living in Alaska, while I don’t know a ton about the environment, something about this cute little Moosey just struck a chord for me. Plus the color is fabulous and its a great way to hang cute baby blankets or coats and hats.

14. I have provided several options for rugs. I personally like the idea of layering rugs in a room. Not necessarily on top of one another just by mixing and matching them. One can be textural one soft and cushy both will still go together well. Striped Rug

15. Wooden toys are all the rage, and after seeing this amazing Baby Gym at Ikea along with the amazing price tag…I’m sold!

16. Little Tree Bedding Set. Can be purcahsed as a whole, individually, or can be used as inspiration for the fabrics she has and how to arrange them. I particularly love the coordinating artwork shown, which she may be able to create using left over scraps of fabric!

17. The textural rug. Need I say more…

18. An optional baby bumper that can be purchased on it’s own should she not care to make one or purchase on in a set with other bedding pieces.