I’m super excited to share our finished nursery! I took advantage of the 30 cm of falling snow outside to stay in and do a little photo shoot with our new camera, which I’m still learning how to use. If you want a little refresher, check out this post for my style board and plan and this post for a progress report. I’ve been working on this room on and off for about 3 months and I’m really happy with how it looks. It kept me occupied between losing my job and waiting for baby to come, which I am grateful for! But enough of my nattering, here are some visuals. This room featured a lot of DIY and craft projects, like the papier maché zebra head I previously posted about and the 2D cloud mobile I made, loosely based on a wooden one I saw online.
The wall art is pretty much all DIY, from the zebra head to the art prints I made with some free web graphics that I found online – I love how these turned out!We really tried to save money anywhere we could, like using coupons, shopping sales, and repurposing things we already had in the house (like the curtains). I really wanted some cute maternity photos to frame and to have as a keepsake but hiring a photographer was not in the budget- so we bought a new-to-us DSLR camera that was an upgrade from our 10 year old one and did our own photoshoot at a nearby park with a tripod and a timer.
I may have gone a bit overboard with storage containers. It’s hard to know what we’ll need before the baby actually gets here, but I tried to give us lots of options for toys, blankets, clothes, diapers etc- all the various baskets and containers will help keep things as organized as possible!
I really liked the idea of a shelf/organizer combo with hooks above the change table but couldn’t find anything I liked at a price I wanted to pay. So I made my own with an inexpensive shelf, wall hooks, and baskets. I think this will end up being really valuable storage and functional space for diaper changes!
My favourite corner of the nursery is the rocker, bookshelf, and ottoman, and I’ve already been testing it out! Hard to believe that soon I will be sitting here nursing our baby, and later reading to them. I love the little zebra stool which will function as a drink station for those midnight feeding sessions.
If you’re interested in where we got everything and our budget, here is a handy little source guide with a price breakdown too! I’m pretty happy with what we ended up spending on this room.
- Crib – Delta “Waves”, Sears, $130 on sale
- Mattress – Simmons Peaceful Slumber, Sears, $75 on sale
- Linens – ÄLSKAD 4-piece set, IKEA, gifted
- Mobile – DIY with supplies purchased from Michael’s and Fabricland, ~$10
- Rocking chair – POANG rocker with black leather cushion, IKEA, $219
- Macramé ottoman – HomeSense, $39.99
- Antelope accent pillow – Village International, gifted
- Zebra stool – Village International, gifted
- Book shelves – MOSSLANDA picture ledge, IKEA, $16.99/ea
- Floor lamp – HEKTAR floor lamp, IKEA, $79.99
- Wall art – DIY prints from free vector images found online in RIBBA frames from IKEA, $9.99/ea
- Accent stripe – Behr paint in Perfect Taupe, $18.97/quart
- Curtains – recycled beige and black panels previously purchased with added blackout liner, $30
- Curtain rod – RÄCKA rod with 3 brackets and BLÅST finials, IKEA, $19.49
- Toy storage unit – TROFAST storage combination, IKEA, $105
- Bone/enamel picture frame, Dollarama, $3
- Laundry hamper, HomeSense, gifted
- Papier maché zebra head – DIY, free!
- Wall lamp – RANARP lamp, IKEA, $29.99
- Change table/dresser – Kijiji, $80, with change pad, gifted
- Bamboo basket for wipes, HomeSense, $12.99
- Change table storage – EKBY shelf, $18.99, with SVARTSJÖN hook rack, $6.99, and NORDRANA baskets, $9.99; all IKEA
- Painted mason jars, Little Miss Mason, gifted
As always I’d love to hear what you think in the comments! Now we just need sweet Baby H to arrive to really pull it all together. 😉