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Ellie’s DIY Nursery


A colorful DIY nursery design with love and a tight budget. It may not be the perfect nursery, but I put so much of myself in this project for my first baby. Probably why I love it so much...

Design Inspiration

I really like bright colors so I knew I want some yellow and aqua. My husband purchased the orange carpet before I told him what color I wanted for the room. So I had to build the room around the carpet which I found really hard.

Project Details

The room in total cost me about $500 for the furniture, textile, paint, etc...Ā I purchaseĀ the crib and the rockingchairĀ on kijiji for almost nothing. The dresser and the nightstand were from my husband bedroom set when he was a little boy. I already owned the IKEA shelf over the crib.

DIY projects:

  • Curtains
  • Pouf and cushions of the rocking chair
  • Mobile
  • Magnetic board over the changing table
  • Paint the crib, dresser and nightstand
  • Sign on the door
  • Quilt and crib skirt
  • Laundry hamper
  • Small shelves

I never used a sewing machine before, so I'm surprised at the results of my work!


Favorite Items

I have to many favorite items, but I think it's theĀ quilt because I put so much work on it.


Sunday 5th of January 2014

Where is the rug from?


Monday 6th of January 2014

The rug is from Ikea.


Wednesday 1st of January 2014

I love how bright and fresh the room is--very cute!