With a combination of craigslist finds, Ikea staples and DIY art, I worked hard to create a space that was relaxing yet stimulating to our expected baby boy.
Our house is full of vintage and retro peices from the 50's and 60's combined with some new pieces. I wanted the nursery to reflect our personal style, but have the feel of a space designed for a baby/child. (and lets face it, I wanted to be able to enjoy it too!)
Vintage/Retro mid-century modern
A lot of my inspiration came from real nurseries on this website as well as other baby blogs. I also used some peices that we had in our house as well and re-purposed them in the nursery.
Because I didn't want to spend a ton of money, I did a lot of the projects myself and found a few of the items on craigslist.
I made the mobile and art above the crib myself and really enjoyed putting the time and effort into the space like that.
One of my favorite items is the dresser/change table. We picked it up for free on craigslist and I painted the drawers white and used the original hardware. We then bought the change table pad and secured it to the top.
Make a design board! I did one in the beginning and it really helped me stay on track and edit the space. Also, do tons of research online. (though I have to admit, that's half the fun!) And lastly, CRAIGSLIST! Our crib is the Gulliver from Ikea, but we got it on Craigslist in great condition for $35.