Baby Nursery on a Budget


I’ve been wanting to post this for ages. But the weather’s been too gloomy for good pictures, and life with a newborn keeps me pretty busy. :)

So here it is. I found five minutes on this beautiful day to snap a few pictures of Evelyn’s room. I’m so in love with the colors!!! And it’s like icing on the cake that Pete will randomly walk in there to get something for me or her and say “I love her room.” He’s my favorite.

When we found out we were having another girl, I almost went all out – like I could honestly justify spending a good fortune on her room, for so many reasons. But… I’m a thrift store girl at heart. I’m ruined. So after creating a dream board for our sweet girl on Pinterest, I set out to make this my personal project of ‘handmaking’ her room, as much as possible by using blocks of color, pattern and knick knacks to make it come together. It’s still a work in progress, but it’s ‘done’ enough to make me happy for now. Except for the empty frames ha! They will be filled soon.

IMG_0773 writing

IMG_0771butterfly chandelier c/o little dreamers // white on white canvases tutorial here


IMG_0776basket found at a garage sale for $5 // pendant banner handmade for under $10 // DIY Antro-inspired curtains $20


IMG_0792dresser, garage sale for $50 // changing mat c/o Wal-Mart $12 // grey+white striped pillow cases c/o Target $12

IMG_0806found this frame for $2 at a garage sale, repainted and added some lace with a staple gun to hang her hair pieces

IMG_0761black shelf, thrift shop for $5 // butterfly c/o World Market $5 // bird cage, antique store $5

IMG_0764reupholstered lamp shade using a glue gun, fabric scraps, tulle and beads (original was polka dotted white and pink)

IMG_0762shelf, craigslist ad $35 // hanging birds c/o World Market $10

IMG_0789found this idea on Pinterest! Gathered up a bunch of old buttons, repainted to match room, drew a large letter ‘e’ on canvas. laid them out on canvas within the letter and glue gun did the rest!


UPDATE: Evie’s nursery was featured in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine here!

(you can find some of the pins that inspired a lot of these ideas here)

12 thoughts on “Baby Nursery on a Budget

  1. I especially like the lace frame idea for hair pieces. Does Evelyn actually sleep in the crib? :) It’s a wonderfully done room, I can see the love.

  2. I love all of your ideas! So crafty and creative. Where did you find the chandelier?? I am trying to find one that is affordable!

  3. I’m getting creative for my girls room, and deciding on a paint color is driving me mad! I have to ask what this paint color is!!!

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