Part of what I love about my third little guy's nursery is that it didn't cost me much to put together. Time, yes. Money, no. Except for the board and batten, I used what I had around the house to make this a beautiful NEW space for Baby.
You could claim this was the third time I've put a nursery together, so of course I had everything on hand. But I didn't! This nursery is completely different from the rooms my other boys had. The only thing that's the same is a sweet little rocking chair (given to us), a small bookshelf (built by my dad when I was five) and the crib (given to us for our firstborn).
Enough gabbing. Here's the illustrated breakdown.
Bless you if you took the time to read all of those scribbles! To summarize, I guestimate that the board and batten cost around $75 and the paint for the crib was about $10 more. I refinished the dresser and vanity last March and would guess that project to cost about $15 for supplies (if you don't count the whole gallon of paint or primer because I didn't use it all).
So about $100? Not bad!
Just a few more things: I LOVE picnik.com. These pictures were much darker before I edited them. The edits didn't always keep the blue its original hue, however. I would say the true blue hue -ahem- is most accurately represented in the closet picture and the one with the chair. Also, if you look closely at the hardwood floors, you'll see they're in TERRIBLE shape. That's all going to be fixed next week! I'm so excited!
And last but not least, if anyone is still reading (thanks, Mom!), I was contacted today about featuring this nursery online portion of a baby magazine! I'm honored!
Ok, time to tuck my little guy in for a nap in that same nursery!
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