Saturday, September 10, 2011

Decorating a nursery on a budget son is almost 9 months old and I just finished decorating his nursery. I feel more settled in our new place and finally decided to tackle his room. I really tried to decorate on a budget so most of the things in his room I found at D.I or yard sales.
Here's the view from the door.
Before we moved I found this rocking chair at D.I for $8. As I was checking to see how sturdy it was a gentleman that worked there said, "I'll give it to you for $4." Really? I was going to pay the 8 bucks but $4?!? Awesome! I've thought about painting it. But I kind of like how it is. Don't you? The crotcheted blanket was a gift.
 I wanted a place to display some decorations. I found this shelf at a yard sale for $1. The little elephant pull toy was about a dollar from D.I. I used that to to base color scheme and decorations. Then his little white shoes he wore on his blessing day and some awesome vintage letterpress letters spelling out his name. Those were also a D.I. find. :)
 I found this great tutorial to make this circle mobile. I love the different fabrics and colors. It was so much fun to make. 

 I found this canvas for $4 at D.I. I wish I took a before picture. It was horrid! I just had to paint it. Then I used my silhouette and cut out these elephants. I love the light blue on top of the gray.
 I really needed a little nightstand for his lamp which I also found at D.I. I then spray painted it gray. I'm thinking of putting some new fabric over the lamp shade. Yay or nay?
 I saw via pinterest that you can use IKEA spice racks as bookshelves. I didn't like the unfinished wood so I painted it white. I also found that cute book "Clean clothes for Oliver" such a cute book and perfect for my little Oliver. :)
 I also snatched up this curly O at Hobby Lobby and modge podged on some cute scrapbook paper.
I really enjoyed decorating his nursery and I hope you got some great ideas. I loved taking old things and giving them new life. Now, every time I walk into his room I just can't help but smile. 


  1. Those elephants and mobile are darling! And we have that Baby Playtime book too. You did great with Oliver's room!

  2. Love all that you did in the room. It's perfect for baby O. The color scheme is perfect and the mobile and elephants add so much. It was worth waiting 9 months for that special room.

  3. Great Job on Oliver's room I really liked the mobile and elephants with the gray and blue colors.

  4. Cute room...all the colors come together nicely. And don't worry about the time frame it took to do up his room...mine are 8 and 6 and we are STILL doing things to their rooms...

    Also, I would like to personally invite you to our new Rockin’ link party every Friday at RoCa and Company. Come and show off what you got this coming Friday. Hope to see you there...

    Remember...YOU ROCK!!

    Carmen @
    RoCa and Company



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