My inspiration for my baby's nursery came from my love for bright contrasting colors and the fact that I thought my daughter would love them too. I used a lot of inexpensive items and even made some of the decorations myself. I chose to use inexpensive items so that I could splurge on the bedding which came from Carousel Designs. It was so cute I just had to have it and although it cost a little more, the fabrics are of really high quality and will last a long time.
What brand and color of paint did you use?
I chose not to paint because we're currently leasing our home.
What brand of crib did you buy? Where from?
The crib I purchased is the Stanton 4-in-1 from Graco in espresso and I purchased it from Walmart on sale for only $149. The wood is good quality and I know this crib will last me for years to come. It's also convertible to a toddler and then to a full size bed so I consider it a good investment.
What brand of furniture did you choose? Where did you buy it?
The changing table came from Sears. It is the Delta table in espresso. It's actually not the one I had originally picked out but once I got it home and unboxed it I was pleasantly surprised because it ended up matching the crib perfectly. It was $129.
The changing pad and pink leopard cover came from Babies R Us for around $20 when they were buy one get one free. The cover ended up matching the bedding perfectly.
The small dresser came from Walmart for $50 and is just enough storage for her small items and even comes with the items needed to mount it to the wall so that when baby gets bigger and tries to pull on it it wont topple over on her. Also, the drawers do not pull completely out. Another safety feature I was pleasantly surprised with for the price.
What bedding set did you use? Where did you buy it?
The bedding set is from CarouselDesigns.com and
I payed $350. You can purchase the items individually or as the set. I purchased them individually so that I could choose the leopard print sheet and left out the comforter. I did get the blanket but I felt like the comforter would never get used and was a waste of money.
Tell us about your window treatments, lighting, rugs, wall decor and accessories. Where did you buy them - were any handmade?
Ok, the window treatments. First of all, the curtain rod and the pink curtains came from Anna's Linens when they were on sale for $9.99. The rod was around $20. The zebra curtain is actually a shower curtain I found at Sears years ago and I do not remember how much I paid. The ties for the curtains I made using ribbon and a rhinestone buckle.
I made the letters for her name and the tissue poms myself and the other decorations and rug came from Hobby Lobby and Garden Ridge.
How did you store all your baby goodies? In baskets, on shelves?
Most of the baby's little things are stored in her closet which has built in shelves in it.
How long did it take you? Was it easy, fun, difficult? What was your favorite part?
I spread out the task of decorating the nursery over my entire pregnancy. This gave me something to keep me busy through the nine months and made the task seem a lot easier and more fun.
Did you do the entire nursery on your own or did someone help you? Who? What did they do
Other than my family helping put the crib together and helping hang the curtain rods, I did everything myself! I just had a vision in my head and I knew I was the only person who was going to be able to make it come to life just like I had imagined it.
What do you love most about your little one's finished room?
I don't think I can pick just one thing as my favorite! I just really love how it all come together and looks so posh!
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