As soon as we found out we were pregnant with our 2nd daughter (our 3rd child) I knew I wanted to give her the nursery we couldn't afford to give our first daughter. This project was a labor of love and very personal for me. I had been struggling with reproductive issues since our 2nd child was born and was absolutely shocked that I was able to get pregnant a third time. I firmly believe she was a gift from God.
Arabella; An Answered Prayer
I have prayed for this child and God has answered my prayers - Samuel 1:27
I knew I wanted a sweet and feminine traditional style nursery for my baby girl so I searched pinterest and the Project Nursery gallery. I also knew I wanted a potterbarn kids bedding set, because I love their style and trusted the quality of bedding. I bought the Dahlia bedding from Potterybarn and found a few pieces from Kidzen. I got very lucky and only spent about $100 on it! One of my next purchases was the watercolor print behind the rocker from home goods, it was a steal for only $16 in the clearance section! It evolved from there, slowely I would find something here and there and mostly shopped clearance and used coupons everywhere!
Traditional, vintage, classic
Crib: Babies R Us found on craigslist for $75 painted with "Henrietta" Annie Sloan chaulk paint with clear wax
Bedding; Pottery Barn Kids
Watercolor Print: HomeGoods
Wall Art: Hobby Lobby
Cream Picture Frames: Kohls
Dresser: Yard Sale
Drawer Knobs: Hobby Lobby
Zebra Rocker: Zulilly
Fuschia Pillow: HomeGoods
Giraffe Ring Holder: Burkes Outlet
Curtains: Cotton shower curtain by Threshold purchased at Target
The giraffe ring holder is one of my favorites for sure, it was too cute and so cheap I had to use it for somethimg! Lol. The bedding is gorgeous in person and such good quality! I also love the wall art from Hobby Lobby and of course that beautiful crib I painted myself!
Start out slow, have a plan and set a budget. Take your time searching for ideas and inspiration. When you find something you love, go with it! Keep receipts for everything and return any items that just don't work. Make a list of items that are purely functional and a neccesity, focus your budget on those items and try to save on the cute stuff. Diy as much as possible! In the end if you love it that's all that matters. ☺