Kalia's nursery was not completed until she was about 7 months old. We moved when she was 3 months old, so I nested for nearly 15 months before I could start decorating! The room is filled with many DIY projects, pretty much the only things I did not alter were the crib, rug and the glider.
I wanted a vintage, clean space that could grow with her from babyhood onward.
Shabby chic, coastal, vintage
Crib- Jenny Lind
Dresser, Ladder & Nightstand- Craigslist items- redone by me- http://www.abubblylife.com/2012/05/before-after-projects-magic-of-paint.html
Glider & Stool- Babies R Us, no longer available
Keep Calm and Change Poop- TheLobsterPot Etsy Shop
Be Kind & Have A Generous Heart Prints- Loopz Etsy Shop
Mon Petiti Chou Chou & Love Grows- Gingiber Etsy Shop
Je t'aime- Print I made in Photoshop
Pennant- Handmade with fabric found while thrifting
Love You Flash Card Frame- Frame thrifted, flash cards KAS frames- same flashcards, frames from Hobby Lobby
Hard to pick one! The gallery wall was such a labor of love- finding the frames, picking the art... but I also love her dresser and trunk too!
Patience! If you allow enough time and patience, you can find items you have been searching for- the dresser took me two months to find, but I love it!
Do not be afraid to do things yourself, her nursery was my first time redoing furniture, creating art, and much more, I made mistakes, (some things may be crooked ;) learned a lot and created a space we enjoy.
Between the DIY projects and the Craigslist finds, we were able to save a lot of money and I never felt like we sacrificed the overall design and look I was going for.