Baby R’s Nursery

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We wanted to create a nursery with pieces that were versatile and that we could use in the future. We focused on simple elements that would be easy to change out as he got older.

Design Inspiration

We started out with the Dwell Studio bedding and Jenny Lind crib and went from there. We have a mix of DIY, bargain shopping and watching sales at retail. Ultimately, we wanted everything in the room to be something that we loved. For inspiration we used Pinterest, Project Nursery and blogs we stumbled upon. I highly recommend seeing if you have a modern/unique fabric store in your area, it's a great place to be inspired.

Decorating Style

Classic with a twist of modern and cozy elements.

Project Details

Bird/Tree Branch Mobile - DIY

Bookshelf - DIY, from a recycled pallet

Pillow - DIY, by my husband

Clock - thrifted from Goodwill and then covered with scraps of fabric

Favorite Items

My husband made the bird/tree branch mobile. He spent a lot of time and effort creating this and I feel that it's a nice, personal touch in the nursery.


Buy only what you love. If you have to think twice, it's probably not meant to be. Also, putting together a nursery does not need to be expensive. Besides gifts, we spent a little over $1,000 for everything in the nursery (including most the furniture). Don't be afraid to try DIY projects, there are a lot of resources available that can help along the way. Also have fun with it... because this is a fun project you can do as a couple.



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    This is the most beautiful baby room I think I have seen. It is like a showroom, yet comfortable. I love it! You should help new moms design their rooms.

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    Looks great ! I would love to hear details on how you did this for less than $1,000! I know your dresser itself is $299 from Ikea and I assumed once you added in your crib and everything else you mentioned, that would exceed $700. Most bedding I have found is $300-$400 for the set alone so with the chair, and everything else listed, I would love to hear how you did it.

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    Hi Maggie – thanks for your comments. Sorry, I had a hard time replying
    and accidentally hit the thumbs up/down buttons ;-). Sorry about that!
    Sticking to a budget of a little over $1,000 was difficult but
    definitely doable. We did a lot of promo codes and watching for sales.
    The Ikea dresser is listed at $299 but we ended up getting on a special
    sale for $230. We bought it and then noticed the price difference and
    they gave us an adjustment. The bookcase from Ikea was $90. The glider
    was a gift from my dad (so we didn’t count that into the total. The crib
    was from Amazon and we found on sale for $125 with free shipping. The
    bedding is expensive – I agree. We ended up ordering on Dwell Studio
    over a holiday weekend when they had a promo code for a percentage off
    your entire order. Plus, we didn’t buy the bumper which can be the most
    expensive piece of the bedding. Other than that, we stuck to sales and
    discount stores like Marshalls and Homegoods. My husband and I also did
    quite a few DIY projects, which helped. Hope this helps and feel free to
    send me a message if you have more questions – I can walk in more
    detail. Good luck to you :)!!

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    Very Nice Nursery! Did you make the clothing dividers yourself? If not, can you reveal the store or company that it was purchased from?

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    How is the Hemnes dresser working out as a changing table? We are thinking of using it too. Thanks!

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    The round ABC bin on the floor next to the boookcase… Where did you get it? Also, how did you adhere the fabric scraps to the clock?

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    It works out great, we love it! Plenty of room for all the clothes and we love the drawers at the top for all of the small stuff- bibs, burp cloths, socks,etc. I’d recommend getting a changing pad with a strap that can attach to the back so you’re nice and secure :)

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    Hi there – we made them with supplies from michaels and Joann fabric. If you can find the aisle with the unpainted wooden stuff that where we got the closet dividers. And the animals were already painted, we found those in the same aisle. We just painted the dividers with a base coat. It was a fun project!

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    Love the room but was wondering where you found the peddle car? I had a real one just like it when I was little and would love to have this for my grandsons nursery. Thank you for the wonderful ideas!

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    Hello! I believe it was JoAnn Fabric, if not you could always try Michaels. I bought I already painted. Good luck :)

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    Hi there! The peddle car was a gift from my sister in law. I believe she said hallmark but let me check on the bottom to see the name brand. Stay tuned!

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