September 6, 2011

Complete Baby Nursery Under $500

This entire baby girls room was decorated for less than $500.  The crib and mattress were purchased new. The Bellini dresser/changing table was found at a garage sale for $60, to which I added furniture appliques and re-finished in an antique white.  The rocking chair was found at a vintage shop for $25 (it used to be a neon yellow).  I added the furniture appliques to the rocker then painted and distressed it.  The bedding set and mobile were purchased new from eBay.  The canopy I made with a half round piece of plywood and L-brackets, with sheer fabric and trim simply attached around the edging of the board with a staple gun. The chandelier was designed by me and assembled by my hubby.  The table lamp, wall shelves, bulletin board, wall hooks, wood organizer box and wall cherubs were all old vintage pieces from flea markets and garages sales that I refurbished/painted for the room. It is amazing to see how much can be done on a a limited tight budget.  We started with a completely empty room and when we were finished it looked like we had spent thousands.

The chandelier above is dripping with teardrop crystals and petite pink roses.  I designed it from scratch using a combination of both vintage and new lamp parts.  It is painted with Rustoleum satain spray paint in Heirloom White. My amazing hubby wired this beauty and hung it for me.  We added the ceiling medallion to add to the sweet cottage chic look.  We used silicone dipped light bulbs for a soft glow. The floral pillow on the rocking chair is from Target, from Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic line.  We later added a soft sage green, cream and rose colored area rug to the floor in front of the crib.
The bulletin memo board was made from a vintage frame, painted with the same Heirloom White spray paint, and has distressed edging.  I used a pretty pink floral girly fabric and lace ribbon in a criss crossing pattern across the front. This was an easy DIY project.  I had my hubby cut a piece of fiber board the size of the inner frame..  I added a layer of batting, wrapped the fabric around it and used a staple gun to fasten everything to the rear of the board.

This post has been shared at the Weekend Wrap Up Party over at Tatertots & Jello
and at Miss Mustard Seed.

Sweet Dreams Baby Girl !!!


  1. Please feel free to leave me any comments or ask any questions you may have. Best regards, Diana Rae

  2. I LOVE your new blog, can't wait to see what other ideas you come up with! You have a great eye for finding items and repurposing them into treasures. Love it!

  3. I love your sweet room! What a princess space! I have a party going on and I would love if you linked up!

    1. Thanks Jenny... This baby room post was the first blog post I had ever done. It's how I started out my blog. I decided to re-share it today on my blog and I have linked that version up to your party :) Thanks for the invite!

  4. Hi! Visiting from tt&j. What a sweet room! I ohhh'ed and awwww'ed my way through the pictures! Im going to poke around your site a little more :)

    If you get a chance I would love for you to share this at my party :)

    1. Thanks for the compliments and for the invite Kelley... I have been to your site and have linked up :) Blessings...


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