My nursery idea was inspired by a fabric in the Keepsake Calico Collection at JoAnne Fabrics. I placed it in the black frame on the wall as a starting point.
I used Valspar paint in Cement (Gray) and Sweety Pie (Pink).
I was on a strict budget for a crib, so I continued to look on Craigslist until I found a beautiful black crib that matched my decor for $50! The rest of the furniture is made up of existing items I had in my home.
I also knew for bedding that I wanted something simple so the room would not look cluttered. So, I found a Carter's Super Soft bumper on E-bay for $6!
I loved the idea of having a wall mural or wall stickers in the form of a tree. But, I did not have the budget to buy the wall decals. So, I found a picture of the one that I liked and painted it myself on the wall (This project took 50 cents for the black acrylic paint).
I also loved the idea of polka-dots with her name in the middle. So, I used another white acrylic paint to paint circles on the walls and bought black letters at AC Moore crafts for $2.50 a piece.
The art above the changing table was more Keepsake Calico from JoAnne fabric, which also matches the fabric I used to recover already existing pillows that I had in my guest room (all of my fabric total cost= $8). I just
covered a blank canvas that I had in my basement and stapled the fabric to the canvas.
I got another idea for an art project involving photos. The "Our Little Miracle" wooden project is just a scrap piece of 2X6 wood that my husband had leftover from building our desk. I painted it with the acrylic paint I had from the other projects, hung white ribbon from the back (which I got off of a baby gift) and used already existing black frames that I had in the house.
The curtain is homemade from fabric that I had leftover from my daughter's room. I just pinned it, sewed it and added a pink ribbon (from Michaels craft store $3.50). Another frugal project!
I stored all of my baby goodies in black canvas bins that I found at Target ranging from $6-8. It makes the changing table appear uncluttered and classy!
It took me a couple months to put together the room. But, it was a blast! I really enjoyed getting creative and working with items I already had around my home. I would not consider myself an artsy-creative person, so I was proud of all the projects that turned out well.
I love the classy room that provides serenity and peace for mom and baby. I also love that I did it on a very strict budget (that is the part my husband loves the most also). I am proud of my creative projects and how beautiful the room has become!
TIP: If painting or making your own tree seems a bit daunting, try an easy stick, removable tree wall decal. There are lots of beautiful ones available and they really brighten up the room!
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