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K’s Sweet Nursery


We wanted to provide her with a space that was both sophisticated and fun, and that would easily flow with the color palette in the rest of our house. Being the DIY junkie I am, most everything in the nursery was either re-purposed or made with money saving in mind! It truly is easy to do a nursery on a budget! Including all furniture, lighting, all accessories, rocker, paint, window treatments, custom closet/changing station, hiring an electrician, and ALL project supplies, this nursery was done for well under $1,000. The best part is, the crib is convertible and all of the furniture can later be used in other ways around the house!

Design Inspiration

Inspired by the lovely boutiques in town along with the desire to create a space fit for a little princess, we decided to combine what we loved about them all to create this special space for our little girl.

Decorating Style

Traditional, transitional, mediterranean

Project Details

Crib - This is a Pottery Barn crib that we purchased at a garage sale. I re-purposed it by adding adhesive metallic shelving liners to the inside of each end to add a "pop" of something chic!


Bedding - I'm obsessed with the look of linen/burlap bedding, so I purchased a pair of linen curtains at my local HomeGoods store and painted stripes on them using the same paint as my wall color. Then, I constructed a bed skirt out of the material.


Wall stenciling - Believe it or not, it is very easy to do harlequin diamonds on a wall. Find your favorite pattern on Pinterest and simply follow the directions!


Dresser/China Cabinet - This piece is one of my favorites in the whole space. This belonged to my husband's grandparents and was the perfect piece to showcase all of her cute clothes. I found the bins (now housing her pjs, onesies, pants, layettes, etc) at my local Goodwill store and painted them with the same colors found in the nursery in "Kate Spade inspired" stripes and polka dots! The silver tiered stand was a garage sale find and is the perfect place to showcase her bows!


Closet - Initially this closet only had the single wire shelf/rack for clothing. I removed and found a few great pieces at IKEA that allowed me to customize this changing station/closet/storage area. This has truly allowed the room (only 10x11) to still feel very open despite all of the furniture that is needed in a nursery.


Rocker - The rocker was a $20 garage sale find. It is the perfect neutral color, and is done in a linen style fabric. As she grows, we can easily move this chair to another area of our house.


Chandelier and Ceiling Medallion - I found this both at a garage sale ($10 for the ceiling medallion and $3 for the chandelier). We really wanted to have a pink focal point in the room, so I re-purposed the once bronze pair with pink paint and white trim. I then added pink coordinating trim to the shades and attached the chandelier crystals to give it a little bit of glam!


Canvas above crib - This is a canvas I made for her. I simply adored all of the canvases I was finding in my local boutiques, but they were all $250 and above. I bought this blank canvas at Michaels and used the same paint that we used in the room to make a perfect match.

Favorite Items

I absolutely love everything about this nursery, but my two favorites have to be the china cabinet and the chandelier.


My advice would be that if you are trying to stay within a budget, don't be afraid to do it yourself! You will probably surprise yourself with the things you come up with.


Friday 31st of August 2012

Love the ceiling medallion (or what's that called again?).  What are those stuff above the closet? Are those different crowns?  Do you have a close-up shot of those?  They really looks interesting.