Making Room for Baby on a Budget

Maggie Overby Studios Nursery There is nothing more fun than making room for a baby, especially a sweet baby girl. Oh the things I would do if money where no object but unfortunately that isn’t usually the case! So when a good friend of mine needed help getting some ideas together I was more than happy to help. She had an idea of what colors she wanted to use, which was a great start, and fortunately she already received crib handed down from another friend so I had a good start at no cost. The next step was to hunt down some great high impact pieces at a buget price. (I am really missing Home Goods right now.) This is what I have come up with so far:

  • Paint is always going to give you the biggest bang for your buck. An even bigger money saver is to paint just one wall for accent, in this case I think adding horizontal blush colored stripes over an already white wall will really have a high impact for about $15.
  • The first big find for this nursery was an antique dresser that can double as a changing table, complete with patina and a beautiful shade of blue for 50€ ($70) at my local thrift store.
  • The fabrics for the crib bedding is all from for $6.20-$9.20 per yard so for about $100 worth of fabric and a little time at the sewing machine ( I love sewing baby items) you can have your own custom crib bedding including pillows and changing pad cover. Plus you can always make some cute bunting with the scraps. Here are a few of the fabric options you see above, along with a few alternatives.
  • Next we make a quick stop at Ikea for a few items ( I included the US store prices for those of you not overseas):
    POÄNG Chair with birch veneer with a Alme natural cover for 49€ ($69)
    GISLEV low pile rug in grey 29€ ($20)
    VETTRE nightstand in turquoise 29€ ($50)
    SONGE Round Mirror in silver leaf 49€ ($50)
  • Last a few tissue paper Pop Pop to fill the vertical space. These are easy to make yourself or can be order online in just about any color you can imagine for $1.50-$2.50 each depending on size.

So what have we spent so far? About 360€ ($500) not a bad deal for great start on a super cute nursery. Still on the hunt for a great lamp, some wall art (Esty has some great options) and a few other accent pieces but baby girl isn’t here for a few more months so we still have a little more time…


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