Last week I shared a little master bedroom update, and in addition to that home update, I’ve also been doing a little updating of Foster’s nursery. Well, I probably shouldn’t call it “updates” since it’s just never been done.  Slowly but surely this room is coming together…it’s only been 2 1/2 years in the making. Yikes. But it turns out that I actually like doing home decor in phases because it helps me avoid rash decisions and spend all my money at once.

I’ve been sharing updates on the nursery along the way, both here and on instagram. I shared his easy wall art right here, and his lampshade right here, and I’m slowly working on filling all the picture frames in his gallery wall, but this week I’ve been working on the little corner next to his bed. It’s this weird section of the room that up until now I’ve had no idea how to decorate.

Then a few weeks ago I ran across this pin and loved the idea of the three stacked cubes. I ordered these ones from Amazon and love the super simple and clean storage they add to the room.

Then we teamed up with Munchkin and they sent us one of their Arm & Hammer diaper pails to use in his nursery, and it fit right into the little corner and suddenly this little awkward corner was filled!  Except it was just a little too all-white, and the diaper pail looked a little too diaper-pail-ish. So I did a little diaper pail personalization and added some simple washi tape stripes, and suddenly it totally fits into this little corner and doesn’t feel like a diaper pail at all!

We’ve never owned a real diaper pail before, and my boys are obsessed with it and always fight over who gets to throw the diaper away (weirdos). And I love it because it legitimately does not smell since it has the little arm & hammer baking soda dispenser inside, and it’s the best thing ever to not have to walk all the way to the back of our house every time we need to take out a diaper, or leave it outside the front door to take out later and run the risk of a disgusting opossum ripping it to shreds….not that that’s ever happened before….ahem…

Also, while I was decorating the diaper pail with the washi tape, I realized how awesome it would have been to make it look like R2-D2 from Star Wars, since it’s totally the right shape for that, and I was this close to doing it but that doesn’t exactly fit with the feel of the rest of the nursery so I restrained myself. But if you get one of these diaper pails, please decorate it to look like R2-D2 and send me a picture. Thanks in advance.

arm & hammer diaper pail: c/o munchkin
cube storage: amazon
rocking horse: ikea
succulent: ikea
green quilt: made by my mom
sheepskin rug: ikea
freshly picked moccs, c/o

leave a comment if you have a question about anything else not listed above!

this post was created in partnership with Munchkin


  1. Shae says:

    Great idea using washi tape to decorate the diaper pail. They all look the same, and none of them fit into rooms. Yours looks great!

    Shae @

  2. Krista says:

    The diaper pail overhall is the easiest thing to do and makes such a difference! Never thought to do that but definitely will be doing it now. Love!

  3. I love this nursery! And I totally thought of R2-D2 when I saw that diaper pail, haha 🙂 Lovely ideas, thank you for sharing!

    Circus & Bloom

  4. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    I totally thought of R2-D2 when I saw your pail too! I’m working on this campaign too, and now I totally want to get some pink washi tape to dress ours up with too!

  5. Anna D Kart says:

    We have avoided the diaper pail with the first one but I feel that I’m going to get it next time. His room looks lovely!

    Happy Medley Blog

  6. Patricia says:

    Please somebody washi tape R2D2 on that diaper pail. I’m dying to see this. Since we’re just the grandparents and only have the little one occasionally, I’ve always made do with a lidded recycled bin. Now I almost want her to go back into diapers just to have R2D2 … almost.

  7. Daveana says:

    I love the diaper pail! I saw the pic. on instagram and had no idea you used Washi tape on it! So clever. I love the way it doesn’t look like a diaper pail at all! I love the R2-D2 idea!!!

  8. Heidi D. says:

    Oh my goodness, what a lucky little boy!


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