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Beautiful Budget Baby Nursery

by Karen
(Madison Heights VA)

Beautiful Budget Baby Nursery

Beautiful Budget Baby Nursery

Beautiful Budget Baby Nursery
The crib and window treatments
The fabric art and black canvas storage
The art project made with leftover scrap wood




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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by: Helen

It's beautiful and elegant and it certainly doesn't look like a budget project! - Well done!

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