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Baby Dahaby’s Nursery

Finding out I was having a baby boy, as you already know, was such a shock to me!

Everything about a baby boy is foreign to me, however, I did know straight away that I didn’t want to do the “normal” baby boy room of black and white. I wanted to create a room that was just as pretty and eye catching as my girls rooms. The biggest difference this time though, is no wallpaper!

The room that would be the baby room has been my hair dressing salon since we built the house in 2011. So, it needed a huge makeover. The only bare wall has a high horizontal window which I wanted to patch up so badly but unfortunately it wasn’t an option! So my first idea of low panelling and wallpaper was out the door. I had to work around the window and make it work.

I have been so lucky with this room to work with amazing people who helped me bring it all together. One of my favourite things in the room has to be the blinds and sheers from Dollar Curtains and Blinds

As soon as they were installed I was instantly excited about the room. They are PERFECTION and I cannot fault them at all and I want them done in my entire house now 🙂 The people at Dollar Curtains and Blinds were so helpful and so lovely to work with, especially since I was an indecisive pregnant lady.. I highly recommend you check them out if you’re in the market for window coverings..

The cot (ohh I love this cot so much) is from my friends at Design Kids Its the Babyletto Hudson cot in washed natural and when I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for the space I was creating. It is so reasonably priced too and super easy to put together.

Another major feature in the room is the Desert Camel print which I purchased from The Banyan Tree. It was love at first sight when I saw it back in May, I knew it had to be my feature print of the room.

I find sometimes, when putting a room together, it’s the last-minute little things that are the hardest. All those little items that finalise the look of the room and add colour and texture. I’m am so honoured to be able to work with Daisy from Leo and Bella her store is filled with all those perfect items that you need, like these super cute toys that I filled the baskets with.

I am so proud of the dresser. I had said from day one that I wanted a green dresser and I looked everywhere! But in the end our best option was to buy one and paint it ourselves, so that’s what we did (well that’s what my husband did 🙂 thanks babe) We got the Ikea HEMNES dresser, the same as in Vienna’s room, repainted it and put new bar handles.. OHHHH I LOVE it so much.

DIY tips: This is the HEMNES dresser in white stain. We filled in the old handle holes and then gave the dresser a sand (pretty easy being only white stain) We did a quick under coat (to make sure the paint would bind well) and then 2 coats of the target shade. The hardest part is waiting for the paint to dry..  Drilled new handle holes (the handles I purchased on eBay) and Voila!

So now…. Nursery is done, now we just wait for baby to make his appearance!

Thank you for reading!





Curtains: Dollar Curtains and blinds

Rug: The Rug Lady

Cot: Design Kids

Camel Print: The Banyan Tree

Rocking Chair: Hobbe

Baskets: Sweet Little Dreams

Wooden Play gym: Modern Monty

Rainbow Flag and Leaf mat: 3 Little Crowns

Animal heads: Leo and Bella

Toys/cushions/wooden toys: Leo and Bella

Pendant light: Beacon Lighting

Cot quilt/play mat (on the floor): Lal & Nil






All images are taken by and property of Krystal of House Of Harvee.





  1. July 29, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! You are seriously amazing! xxxx

  2. Vicki
    July 29, 2018 / 9:37 pm

    Looks gorgeous Krystal ?

  3. July 30, 2018 / 11:00 am

    Stunning! So glad dc+b could be a part of it ? Loving the soft diffused light!

  4. Lindsay
    July 31, 2018 / 5:59 am

    Love this room so much! How did you paint over the IKEA dresser? Also, would you mind sharing where you got the hardware?
    Thanks ?

    • Krystal Dahaby
      August 1, 2018 / 9:04 pm

      H! Thank you so much.

      With the dresser, you have to have the ‘white stain; version on the drawers. You cant paint over the ‘white’ one.
      If you have the white stain then perfect. We put it together, sanded it lightly. did one coat of primer and waited a full day. Then two coasts of the colour I chose! it was a low sheen as I wanted a fairly matt finish!
      The hardware I got from eBay, just type in T bar handles. 🙂

  5. Ally
    July 31, 2018 / 9:55 am

    Would love to know how you tackled the dresser hack… what type of paint you used? If you primed and how much sanding you did before painting?
    We have an old one at home I was thinking of painting but not too sure how to make sure the paint job lasts!
    Thank you

    • Krystal Dahaby
      August 1, 2018 / 9:06 pm

      H! Thank you so much.

      With the dresser, you have to have the ‘white stain; version on the drawers. You cant paint over the ‘white’ one. If you have the white stain then perfect. We put it together, sanded it lightly. did one coat of primer and waited a full day. Then two coasts of the colour I chose! Time is the key, you have to be patient between coats. The paint was a low sheen dulux as I wanted a fairly matt finish! So far so good!

  6. Liberty
    August 6, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    What colour did you use for the dresser drawers? Thanks so much!

  7. Laura
    August 6, 2018 / 2:54 pm

    Amazing! If you don’t mind me asking what is the name of the colour you used for the dresser? It’s gorgeous.

  8. March 3, 2020 / 9:51 pm

    nice post.thanks for sharing this post. keep up the good work.

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