The Nester is having a party. And since I’m so proud of how thrifty I was when I furnished the new baby’s nursery, I thought I’d join in.
I knew I wanted to do Henley’s room in pink and brown. And that I wanted it to feel a bit “dreamy”. But, that’s all I knew! It all just kind of came together – one cheap element at a time.
It all started with the paint. It was on the “oops” shelf at Home Depot or Lowes. $5
Crib: $20 on Craigslist. I needed some cleaning.
Bedding: got a set of the bumper and sheets for around $30 on sale at Target. The sheets I got with it are not on the bed. The sheet is from Pottery Barn – the chamois sheets that are to die for. That was a shower gift that we got for Emma’s nursery 3 years ago. The dust ruffle is a full sized sheet – probably one that I’ve had for umpteen years. The canopy is just tule from walmart that was $1/yard. I got 5 yards.
Chandelier: $3 at a yard sale. I talked them down from $5.
Pictures: Craft frames that were around $2/each. I put scrapbook paper that I already had in them and painted them white.
Lamp: Got a set of 2 for $10 at Kirklands a few years ago. Used the lamp bases for a while but always wanted to use the shades. This was my chance!
Ugly recliner: I think my brother gave it to us or we may have paid a minimal amount for it around 4 years ago. It was in Emma’s nursery as well. There is a sheet on top of it – it’s country blue. But it’s incredibly comfortable and perfect to sleep in if needed.
The table is one of those $5 tables you can get at Walmart. I’ve had it in a closet for a few years along with the white table cloth that was probably $5 as well back in the day. The pink part is a sheet. Don’t know where I got it.
Changing table was $40 on Craigslist. It was bought at a different time and place than the crib – and amazingly it matches! It came with the changing pad and covers.
Shelf: $3 at a yardsale.
The material hanging from the shelf is something that my grandmother gave me in a box of old vintage fabric that she and my great-grandmother had. She had started sewing this and then just set it aside. I have loved it for a long time and this was perfect – especially since Henley was named after these two ladies.
Brown baskets: $3 each at Walmart.
White baskets: $5 each at Target.
Stuffed animals: $5 each at Pottery Barn Kids when they were discontinuing them. We bought the whole set – including the small ones of all of these!
Picture: I painted it on a canvas that came 2 in a pack for $5. Paint was about $1.50 total. I had brushes.
Now, if I could only get it that clean again!