Baby Nursery - Under $500 Complete

Recently this post for "Complete Baby Nursery Under $500" has been requested as a share on a few other blogs.  This was the very first blog posting that I ever posted.  Being that I was a total newby to the blog world, it didn't get too much viewership.  So here it is as a re-share for you all to see :)

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 wooden frame.  I painted it with the same Heirloom White spray paint as was used on the chandelier. I used a little sandpaper to distress the edging details.  This was an easy DIY project.  I had my hubby cut a piece of fiber board the size of the inner frame..  I just added a layer of batting, then wrapped the fabric around it and used a staple gun to fasten everything to the rear of the board.  A pretty pink floral girly fabric and lace ribbon in a criss crossing pattern across the front finish this board.

Sweet Dreams Baby Girl !!!

Link parties I'm attending:
Between Naps on the Porch    Simply Sweet Home

Miss Mustard Seed's Creative Blog    Days of Chalk and Chocolate     

Until next time,
Happy decorating!


  1. faboulous!! so pretty and feminine and $! even better!
    i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

    1. Thank you... I will head over to your site right now to check it out! Blessings!

  2. Fabulous job and for $500, that is awesome! Thanks for linking up!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! The chandelier is amazing! I'm your newest follower. I found you through a bowl full of lemons. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Jenny :) I'll head over to your blog and check it out... Blessings, Diana

  4. oh my - i love it!!!! thank you again for stopping by my blog! i am going to get comfortable and check out more of your posts now. ;-)

  5. What a lovely nursery! It looks so serene! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites! Please come back and link up again this week!


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