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A Perfectly Pretty Bird-Themed Nursery for Less Than $150


Being a second child doesn't mean your nursery hand-me-downs have to look like it. This perfectly pretty turquoise, yellow and pink bird-themed nursery, featured on A Happy Hue, cost less than $150 to put together and the results are stunning.

Design Inspiration

I drew inspiration from my toddler's room, as I wanted their rooms to feel cohesive, from the tranquil-getaway guest room we converted into this nursery as well as my daughter's personality - birds suit her because she is constantly chirping and cooing.

Decorating Style

I love an whimsical, eclectic look. It feels more natural to me. Cozy. Welcoming. And don't forget about color! I'm so obsessed with the grey color of her walls because it's warm, neutral and just makes all the accent colors pop.

Project Details

At least 9 DIY projects and lots of thrifting appear in this nursery, the highlights of which are:

  1. Thrifted and refurbished dresser using CeCe Caldwell chalk paint in Destin Gulf Green. Cost: free (it would have cost $100 if grandparents hadn't surprised me with this gift).
  2. All upcycled or DIYed wall art. Cost: $31 

You can read more about these DIY projects here.

All other items are hand me downs from my oldest daughter's nursery, the former guestroom we converted into this nursery and thrifting finds that date back to my college days (the fabulous lemon yellow lamp!). Ultimately, less than $150 new dollars went into creating this unique and tranquil scene.

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Favorite Items

The dresser, hands down. So much love from me and the grandparents went into refurbishing it. But the DIYed birds-on-a-string frame above the dresser is a close second.



Even if you don't have a large budget, keep an open eye for things you may already own or don't currently match the style you're going for, but perhaps with a fresh coat of paint or a little tweaking would be just the right fit.


Wednesday 30th of March 2016

Could you please tell me what color you used for painting the walls? Thanks!


Tuesday 18th of August 2015

Love your creativity, Allison! You're nursery has given me inspiration for my own baby #2! Thanks for sharing.

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