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!