Pitman Photography

Monday, September 5, 2011

Nursery on a Budget

We put quite a bit of planning into this little boy's room. We knew we wanted it to be a room that he could grow up with and one we wouldn't have to change every couple years. We're both so happy with how it turned out.

Here are some of the things we did ourselves or found for a great price:

My husband, a photographer, has several old film cameras and decided to take three and spray paint them to fit in the nursery. They turned out awesome and look great in his room.


These leaves above the crib were a steal from Urban Outfitters.  We only needed two boxes to make the design. We thought they would be a dark grey color, but it turns out they were way too brown.  So we grabbed our trusty spray paint and painted them all!

I got up the courage to make the crib skirt. I thought it would be a lot harder then it was and was so so happy it wasn't!  I measured the crib on the long side and one short side (no need for a skirt in the back or on the side against the wall!) and measured the fabric from there. The grey fabric I found at JoAnn's on sale and the leaf border fabric I bought about 4 years ago at Ikea. The fabric has velcro on it that attaches to the spring underneath the mattress. This way it can be moved up as the mattress gets moved down.

We found these super cool ornaments at a Crate and Barrel Outlet in Chicago. They were $3 and $4 a piece!

These super cute prints were a great Etsy find!  Check out his store, he has so many fun ones.  The little clothespins holding up the prints we found at Paper Source and of course, spray painted them!

The hot air balloon print can be found here.

The US and Canada prints can be found here.

And the scrabble letter here.

The window seat and pillows were easy to make. I just recovered the window seat that was already there with fabric we got at Ikea. The white fabric used are old curtains we had laying around!

My friend Kristi and I made these prints on her Cricut. They were easy, fun, and oh so cute!

This changing table I actually haggled for a great deal - $40! It's in perfect condition and the right color.  All I did was mod podge scrapbook paper on both shelves and we were good to go. The grey baskets were a STEAL at a Land of Nod outlet for $4 a piece!!

And last but not least, another window seat!  I bought four foam cushions at Hobby Lobby ($5 each) and covered them with the fabric I originally bought at JoAnn's to make curtains. (We decided to go with black out ones instead.)

We can't wait to get this little boy in his room!

1 comment:

  1. I love the whole room, my favorite part is the painted cameras