So a couple of weeks ago I shared Adam’s Nursery! Eeek! Still so excited it’s finished! I wish I could sleep in there, it’s the only room in the house that is fully decorated! I still plan on painting the trim white eventually, but that is a long process and I’m working my way through the house!
So when we first found out we were pregnant, we knew there wasn’t much in the budget for a nursery. With two older kids and knowing we were about to have to buy a house and get out of our rental, it just wasn’t in the cards. Then we found out it was a boy, and I pretty much immediately knew what I wanted to do, so I started shopping garage sales, thrift stores, and my own house!
A DIY Nursery on a Budget
Honestly, most of it is from garage sales and thrift shops. I am pretty sure I listed everything in the room, but if I left it out, it’s because it was something I already had.
My main inspiration piece for this room was the wooden train. It belonged to my husband when he was little and it is just so “me”. I love old beat up things! It feels like they have a story you know? And what a better place to have a story than a nursery!My sister gave me that little wooden sign when she came up to visit when Adam was born. That quote is one of my favorites for a nursery! It is more than true, and we love Adam more and more each day!
Shelves – Garage Sale Find Painted in $2
Green Tool Box – Garage Sale Find $5
Both Maps – Knick of Time – $3.75
Wooden Hanger – Purchased Here $5
Clock – Pick Your Plum $10
Wooden Sign – Purchased at Shopko GIFT
Vintage Camera – Thrifted $3
Mini Globe – Hobby Lobby $4.50
Big Globe – Garage Sale $3
Old Wooden Train – My Husband’s when he was a kid FREE
The wooden arrows were the first thing I made for this room, and probably one of my favorites! I can’t even tell you how I thought to make those, it was like it was just in my head and I had to create it. Probably one of my favorite projects to date! The crib, I listed here, but it was actually the same crib I used for my daughter, so that wasn’t an expense I had when putting together the room, but if you are putting together a nursery I thought it might help with budgeting ; ) The curtains were one of the most expensive things in the room, but I love them. They look even better in person too! Try to to focus on the ugly trim! I hate that stuff!
Curtains – Tutorial Coming Soon! $50
Rocking Chair – Garage Sale Find $5
Wooden Arrows – Tutorial here – Approx $15
Crib Skirt – Tutorial here – Approx $20
Crib Blanket – Garage Sale Find $2
The paint I used was actually sent to me free of charge from the fabulous Maison Blanche! Seriously love that paint… and the colors I used. If you are looking to try some new paint, give it a shot! You don’t even have to sand your furniture and I’m all about finishing the project as fast as possible!
Barameter – Garage Sale Find $6
String Art – Tutorial here – Supplies on hand + $2
Little Box – Hobby Lobby $2.50
Paint – $70
GRAND TOTAL: $283.75
My Out of Pocket Expense: $163.75 (minus the crib and the paint)
You just can’t complain about that! Now if I can just do all the rooms in my house for this much ; ) I’m sure trying. Next up on my list is our dining/kitchen area! So excited to share that with you. Hopefully later in the spring when I can get outside more.
I hope you enjoyed this DIY Nursery!
To see more photos, be sure and check out the full nursery reveal!