When I found the curtain fabric, it was a no-brainer! I loved the turquoise with the mustard, such an unconventional combination!
But things were becoming a little too gender neutral for my taste. So why not throw in some pink! The room really started to come together when I made the obnoxiously large tissue paper mobile.
The changing table project was a special treat. If you missed that post, I encourage you to catch up here. I wanted to pull the damask pattern from the curtains into the changing table somehow, and I loved the idea of doing it asymmetrically.
I think I've covered all the major items in the room, and you can always go to the individual posts for each item/project by clicking the links I provided.
Wall Paint - $23 - Better Homes and Gardens Paint: 'Tan Almond'
Jenny Lind Crib and mattress - $40 - craigslist
~ paint for crib - $11 - Krylon glossy black
~ fabric for bumper pad and crib skirt - $60 - Joann Fabric (on sale)
~ foam bumper pads - $26 - walmart.com
Fabric for curtains - $42 - Amazon.com or HERE
~ Curtain rods and hardware - $43 - Walmart
Reclining Lazy Boy Rocking Chair - $25 - craigslist
Tissue Paper Mobile supplies - $10 (see post for full tutorial)
Changing Table - FREE (out of my grandma's barn)
~ wood to rebuild/reinforce rotting changing table - $40 - Menards
~ paint - already had
~wrought iron shelf brackets - $18 - Hobby Lobby (on sale!)
~ shelf wood - $7 - Menards, particle board
~ homemade quilt - FREE - Grandma
~ paint chip bunting - FREE supplies!
~ doily garland - $2 - garage sale doilys and twine
~ floating shelves/book rack - $10 - designed and built by husband!
Patchwork Stuffed Animals -homemade by mom - can be purchased HERE
Chandelier - $15 - craigslist
~ paint - $4 - Krylon: ballet slipper
~ white wall paint - already had
~ rope lighting - $11 - Walmart
~ plastic crates - $6 - Dollar Tree
Grand total for furnishing, decorating and accessorizing: $393
The best part of this nursery is that we poured ourselves into it and created memories in the process, making it such a sentimental labor of love for our girls that we worked so hard to conceive. We fashioned it to be not-too-cutesy so it can grow with them. Not to mention, the color scheme can easily be converted to accommodate a possible future baby boy by simply losing the pink accessories and replacing with navy blue or charcoal gray. In fact, I look forward to that very much! (but not till the girls are potty trained!!)
This concludes our lengthy nursery saga, a journey that we've loved every minute of! In the weeks before the girls were born, I found myself wandering into the nursery just to look at it. I would stand over the crib and imagine my princesses sleeping soundly. And now it's a reality. Our biggest accomplishment yet.
And because everyone loves a good before and after: