Vintage, DIY Nursery, Under $500, Thrifty,
I really wanted a room that wasn't traditional pink or blue, we knew what we were having, but I still wanted the wall color to be neutral. I wanted a vintage, hand made look. I also wanted a nursery that I loved and enjoyed being in. I got a lot of ideas off Etsy and various design blogs as well.
vintage, "shabby chic", and little bit of modern thrown in for good measure!
The wall paint: CIL Dulux - Bali Hai - Total Cost - $40 (for the paint and supplies)
"Jenny Lind" Crib - Bought Second hand ($60) and painted yellow ($15) Total Cost - $75
Glider Chair - bought second hand ($40) I painted and recovered it ($20) - Total cost - $60
Bedding - I hand made the quilt, crib skirt & crib sheet - Total cost for material and supplies - $100
Crib Sheet Tutorial -
Disapearing 9 Patch Quilt Tutorial - http://www.justpurelovely.com/2008/02/project-a-tutor.html
The Crib skirt and curtian material was a table cloth that I've had in storage.
Crib Skirt Tutorial -
All Pillows - I made out of the left over Material from the quilt
Owl Pillow Tutorial -
The bumper pad - Bought from Baby'sRUs ($40)
Biege Rug - $20 JYSK
Change Table - Given to me, it was brown and we sanded it down, and painted it white, we also replace the hardware. Total Cost for paint and Hardware - $30
Artwork - the embroidery rings - Bought at the local thrift store and filled them with left over fabric from my quilt
Total cost - $2
Framed Art - painted an old frame white, got a free print from here:
Recovered the matte with scrapbook paper
Total cost - $0 (all supplies I had already)
All the White shelving I had already, just freshed them up with a little white paint
Knick knacks on shelving - all the books - vintage second hand, I made the A and the little elephant, Little pictures - second hand frames I painted white and filled with pictures I cut out of a vintage book. Glass ornaments - vintage second hand, Hedge Hog - H& M, Sophie Giraffe - Baby'sRUs,
Mobile - I made, Just cut all the birds, sun, cloud etc out of felt, sewed them up and stuffed them with batting, hung them on an embroidery ring with fishing line
Curtian - was an old table cloth, I made the swag out of the left over material from the quilt
Bookshelf - bought second hand ($2), I painted it white
Lamp - Vinatge second hand, I painted the base white and replaced the shade - Total cost - $10
Mouse "piggy" bank - Winners - $12
Name Sign - I hand painted
Bird Art Print (over change table)- Bought from Home Sense on Clearance - $9
Flower Mirrors (over change table) - Dollar Store - $5
Change pad - I sewed the cover - material and supplies - $20
In Total I spent less then $500
It's really hard to pick one thing, but I really love the crib and of course the quilt that I made!
Take your time in choosing a theme for your nursery, that way you'll be sure to love it in the end. If you have any Questions please Ask!!