Vintage Toy Inspired Nursery on a Budget!

Sep 6, 2012 | Blog, Toy Organization

The nursery is finally done! We were able to do this room on a small budget, without sacrificing on design or function.  I love how it turned out!

The main “splurge” in this room was our letter focal wall.  I LOVE these letters and I think they were worth every penny!

We ordered these letters from Etsy for $80 plus shipping! The shop is called Alphabet Boutique.  Click this link to visit their shop.

I had my heart set on a vintage wood toy theme, but I quickly discovered that real vintage wood toys are really expensive!  Instead, I found a few wooden toys and “antiqued them” by sanding and rubbing on stain, then quickly wiping the stain off.   The result is a old, worn look… and it’s fast and easy to do.

This Melissa and Doug train set was $15! With a little paint and stain it has the worn “played with” look I was going for.

I also used the same “antiquing” technique to give this old pine crib new life with a coat of red paint and some dark walnut stain.  The crib was given to me by my friend Jessica, and free is always nice!  I love the way it turned out!

I simply painted the crib with two coats of red latex paint and then once dry, rubbed on walnut stain and then wiped it off with a cloth.

I saved a bundle buying the bedding set used off Kijiji!  It’s called “My First ABC” by Kidsline.  I loved the colours, but brand new the set was over $400!

I scored this gently used set including sheets, quilt, lamp, clothes hamper, bumpers, dust ruffle and vallance (which I turned into a pillow) for only $60! Gotta love Kijiji!

I painted this old wooden airplane with the same red as the crib and hung it from the ceiling with fishing line.

I purchased a box of vintage wooden blocks from Ebay for $5! I was able to use them for this adorable craft project.

I hot glued the letters onto this coffee table tray I found at Home-Sense for $7!  I’ll add his weight and time of birth once he is born!

With the left over block letters, we screwed them onto the dresser as handles!  I topped with a changing pad to save on having to buy a change table.

The total cost for this entire nursery was around $400!  We were able to save a lot of money by reusing an old dresser, glider and getting the crib and mattress for free!

I hope you liked my little mans nursery!