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Nursery for Baby J


A nursery for our first baby, a darling little girl.

Design Inspiration

I wanted my daughter's nursery to be a bright and colorful room.

DwellStudio for Target Fun Dot crib bedding was the perfect color palet I was looking for, and once I found it the creativity started flowing.... 

Decorating Style

Contemporary, classic, with vintage twists.   

Project Details

I managed to create a nursery from scratch for under $750.  I personally enjoy finding a deal, which can take patience, but hey I had 9 months!

The following items were purchased off craigslist: The glider and ottomon, the dresser and the bear mobile.

I purchased these items from  thrift stores/garage sales:  Star basket, all of the kids books, the closet organizer and cubes. 

At Ikea I purchased the: white bookshelf, white changing table basket, picture frames and prints.

The Crib is from Walmart.

I spent a lot of time looking for knick knacks, stuffed animals, and fun kid things at stores like TJ Maxx, Home Goods, and Ross. 

I also purchased a few things from Etsy.

Favorite Items

I absolutely love the crib. It's eco & budget friendly. Score!


Start early.  Finding things used can be challenging. Not only do you have to find the actual piece you are looking for, but it also has to be in good condition.  I looked at a few gliders and ottoman sets that were damaged or dirty. Finally after a few failed attempts I found the winner. 

Look for inspirations online.  I spent a lot of time reading blogs and browsing sites like Project Nursery for ideas. 

Get up early - for Yard sales that is :)  The early bird does get the worm.

Have fun and enjoy every minute!


Wednesday 2nd of March 2011

$750 for this room??? That's unbelievable, it looks elegant and zen!  I would have guessed that this came within the $2000 or more range!


Monday 14th of February 2011

That bear mobile sure is pretty!  I love how minimalistic this whole room is.  And how you tempered the colorful touches with big bold white.   I think that balanced everything and harmonized everything.  Great work!