Friday, January 18, 2013

Handmade Nursery: Nursery Reveal!

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 Hi all! Sorry for my short hiatus. I've been working on the best DIY project ever :) My sweet little baby girl finally arrived last week. Better late than never. She's the most precious thing ever....oh but a whole lot of work :)  I didn't realize how much time I wouldn't have to myself anymore lol.

Today I'm starting my new series "Handmade Nursery". Mostly everything in here is handmade or refurbished or thrifted in someway. Here's a sneak peak at the whole nursery, in later posts, I'll divulge on all the how-to details of each project. I wanted this nursery to be super neutral with pops of pink. The color on the walls are Crisp Linen White and Water Chestnut from Glidden.
neutral girl nursery

 I love this corner of the room. The only thing purchased here was the rocking chair, which I was told was a must with a new baby :) So, I had to go get one. I've probably will be using it more when the baby actually starts sleeping in here, but the couple of times I have got a chance to use it, it was totally worth the $100 splurge. The hanging balls are in this tutorial found here (click). The lamp was taken from the guest room. The mirror was something I have had from years back at my moms house, and the dresser was given to me (makeover post found here).
diy nursery

The ladder in this corner was a DIY project along with the hanging frames (tutorial here). The dresser was my old childhood dresser that I painted and updated. The crib was a gift from my mom. I love the curve detail. The room definitely needed it because of the straight lines and angles of the board and batten.
neutral nursery

 This lamp was a find I got on clearance from Home Depot back during the summer. Its just been sitting in the garage. I brought it to the nursery just to see what it looked like, and fell in love with the look. It's totally non-functional, but I don't care :)

The curtains are from Ikea. $5 for two panels, they look like the tulle I used for the crib skirt (which you can't see in the pictures, sorry). The rugs were also from Ikea.
white nursery

 I love this little dresser. The bear was also from my childhood. I love reusing some of my old things and giving it to my daughter.
calm nursery
The amount I spent on this nursery (not including gifts, etc):
Board and batten: approx $70
Glider: $100 (walmart)
Curtains: $10 (ikea)
Rugs: $40 (ikea)
+ other supplies for crib skirt, ladder, hanging art: approx. $15
Total cost on my part bought specifically for the nursery: $235.

For other costs, the crib was $180, the Home Depot lamp was $20. I think that's about it.

Hopefully I'll start getting a little bit more time to get some more posts up soon!