Welcome to our sweet new arrivals room. There are always some extra little to do's… but for now I'm glad I got this far before she was born.
Coral and Gold… I have never been a Gold girl! However, I can't seem to get enough of the little gold accents in our little girls room. The colors mesh perfectly, are soft, girly… yet not Pink! I love it and hope you do as well.
Baby Nursery on a Budget
We had a very small space to work with. Actually this is our Guest bedroom, and the end of it we turned into her bedroom (being that there are only a few times out of the year that we have guests… and those times we can have her in our room). We wanted our kids rooms separated for the first year while they go through so many sleep changes.
Because we had such a small space to work with, we wanted only the necessities that a babies room needs. A crib, a changing table (small), and my favorite Rocking chair. In my sons room I loved using a normal dresser for the changing table, that way it had more than one purpose… but for this little one, we didn't have many options that would fit in this small space.
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Being that we are renting, we didn't want to re-paint… and that shelf just happened to already be on the wall… so we made it work. With that said, we worked with what we had and then did the rest. Almost all other items were either thrifted, DIY, clearance, or FREE. So Here it is…Our baby nursery on a budget:
The book holder is an old little girls doll crib, repainted and sanded turned into a book shelf. Found at a Garage sale.
Shelf already installed in the house and used as is. (pictures soon to come in frames).
I have been in LOVE with wood lately… and over the past year. This one cost less than $6 for hardware and wood. I used an old McCormick marinade jar, stained the board, used a hose clamp to hold it all together, and wahla… my girls vase.
The Gold Leaf was made by my friend for our baby shower in the fall. She placed real spray-painted gold leafs all around the tables. I kept one and placed it in a re-painted thrifted frame I already had $2.
The clipboard was a great find. While garage sale sifting, I had on my list to find a Clip board. This one was found in a FREE box!!! Score!!! And it happened to be an extra long clip board which I had never seen before. I love displaying her ultrasound pics on it… and it'll be easy to switch out any pictures later on.
Another wooden square board with twine wrapped around the top. HELLO letters cut from my Silhouette Machine, and miniature clothes pins to hold them up. I love these boards as well because I can easily switch out any sayings, words, pictures, art, etc. from them. They also cost about $5 to make… unless you already had the scrap wood like I did.
The clothes Pin board was given to me as a gift. And the sweet little keepsake book was made by my neighbor. It is genius! Made out of white paper bags and craft paper. It has little pockets for pictures and pull out papers to write sweet little notes to my daughter on.
After a walk on our Whidbey Island Beach, I collected drift wood and made a driftwood ladder to hold all of her blankets- I loved this projects and I love displaying her blankets. It just barely fits in the room… but I had to keep it and make it work. It was easy-peasy…. collect driftwood, match drift wood up at the beach, bring it home, and tie it together (I did however drill small holes, then nail the pieces together just for extra stability). FREE.
Wooden side table given to us from a neighbor who didn't want it. She thought I'd want to refinish it… but I actually LOVE the natural urban looking wood… and I love how the drawer is at the bottom-so unique.
Lately I've been into using any type of glass bottle or jar to decorate with. The tulip flower jar is an old baby food jar, and the silk flowers (purchased from Michaels with a coupon of course) are placed in an old glass jar that I found in a junk yard near our cabin… FREE.
The Smiles sign was given to me at a baby shower.
The Changing table was $55 found at our local furniture store. It was clearances and discounted because it was the display piece. Baskets were purchased at ROSS… they were almost just like the ones I wanted from Target… but they were less expensive. They are full of baby beanies, diapers, wipes, creams, burp cloths, and blankets.
The chalkboard frame was also a thrifted find… $3. I was going to re-paint it originally but when I started doing gold in my little girls room I decided to keep it. I went to my favorite store… Home Depot… had them cut a thin wooden board (wood is the best for chalkboards) to fit the frame. I painted it with black chalkboard paint… let it cure for 24hrs… and viola…. a quote board I can easily change quotes out on any time I want.
Frame and Alpaca Dream Catcher purchased at Garage sales. <$5 for each.
The coral-woodsy material is what her bed sheets are made out of. Making your bedsheets is a great way to get exactly the look you want using better quality fabric, and usually at a better price than what you purchase regular sheets for. It's called Timber Valley by Michael Miller and was purchased at Moderncloth….. a local here.
Also, you can see a bit of the crib from the picture above. My husband was out and about… stopped at a garage sale, and happened to find this crib from grandparents who rarely used it. My husband called and said he found a crib but didn't know if I'd like it… Little did he know that it was almost exactly the look I was going for. Blond neutral brown color, vintage spiral spindles… and only $5.
Lavender stems, and other flowers taken from our yard and dried. Hung with scotch tape on the wall. They add to the fresh and clean look and I love remembering when my son and I picked them this summer. FREE.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of our sweet baby girls room! I love going in there, and rocking with her… and my two year old son. It's small… but fits us just perfectly