Monday, July 20, 2009

Nursery Room {on a small budget}

Presenting Averi Jaye's pink and green "Polka Dot" Nursery room!

Budget Breakdown:

Bookshelf Makeover ( -$55

6 Shelf Baskets w/ Liners (Home Goods) - $38

3-hook Wall Art (Hobby Lobby) - $25

Art Frames w/ Hanging Ribbon (Michael's) - $2

Pink Decorative Wall Shelf (Hobby Lobby) - $18

Pottery Barn "Penelope" 5 piece Crib Bedding Set ( - $85

Pottery Barn Chamois Changing Pad Cover (PBK) - $22

White w/ Pink Polka Dots Curtain Panels (JC - $45

Shabby Chic Pewter Curtain Rod w/ Pink Glass Finials (Target) - $15

Pottery Barn Quilt Clips for wall ( - $20

Picture Frames & Other Accessories (Marshalls/Hobby Lobby) - $25

Edited to include:

Paint & Supplies - $50

Total Spent so far = $400

Fortunately we were able to save a lot of money on this room by re-using Arielle's baby furniture which I am so happy that I did not decide to sell on craigslist. We are still waiting on a rocking chair and nightstand to complete the room. Originally when I purchased the bedding, I was going to elaborate on the bird theme in the room. However, after searching for bird decor and not finding anything to match, the polka dots in the bedding jumped out at me and I had really good luck finding matching decor.

Both of the wall art projects were handmade. The frames with hanging ribbons were frames that I was able to reuse by painting them a light shade of brown. The only items purchased for this project were the two pieces of scrapbook paper, one of which is a light brown background with pink and green polka dots and the other is a bird pattern. I already had the ribbon as well and there is still plenty leftover that I am thinking about weaving through the big "A" that is on top of the bookshelf and/or decorating the lampshade. I painted that the same color brown as the frames. The only thing left to do with this project is to hang them up in a child-friendly manner since they are placed directly above the crib.

The 3-hook wall art project was designed by Zak and I. We purchased the matching pink and green hooks at Hobby Lobby and decided they were just to plain to hang on the wall. We reused an old poster frame and leftover beadboard from the bookshelf makeover to create a cute background for the hooks to hang on. To hang this heavy piece of art up over the changing table, we had to screw the frame into the wall and cover the holes up with buttons. The only thing left to do with this project is add another coat of paint to the frame to cover up the buttons.

There are one or two more wall art projects that I may decide to tackle in the next couple of months but for now I think the room is cute and simple, just the way I like it! Really the only other thing left for me to do is sew blackout fabric to the back of the curtain panels, something I have never done before so wish me luck!

~Momma to Bug~


~Mommy+Me~ said...

Looks great Des~ I do think the birds in front of the paper would be really cute! Did you decide about painting the frames again??

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh my gosh, adorable nursery! I love the curtains! :) And I can now say for sure how easy it was to add lining to the curtains I just made. If I can do it, I know you can! And it makes a big difference to the darkness factor in our bedroom. Go for it!

Unknown said...

looks very cute des!

joco07 said...

WOW! It looks amazing! I love the 3 hook wall art piece! :)

Marissa said...

Just saw your blog through justagirlblog....and I must say, your nursery does look like it's on a budget. I don't like the white bookcase with the brown crib and dresser. Your curtain panels should be to the floor. I do like some of your wall hangings but sporadically strewn all over the wall isn't that visually appealing. What I did for my grandaughter's nursery is paint the walls a soft lilac, then put an 18"W stripe from the ceiling to the floor a pale green to offset the lilac paint. We placed the crib in front of that and I created a vinyl rub on letter "L" for Lilly and put a circle around that. All her furniture are
Pottery Barn white, got a chair/recliner in soft green/with
white polka dots and her curtain panels to match.....I took photographs of animals and enlarged them and
framed them in white. But I think you tried and that's all
that matters if you're happy with it. BTW, I'm a graphic
designer and have an advantage with machines that will
help me design stencilings and vinyl letterings and
frames. Thanks. M