Thursday, December 15, 2011

{Budget Nursery}: Finished Nursery

Caleb is here, and it's time to reveal pictures of his finished {budget friendly} nursery! Let's recap all the expenses for the nursery first:

Total cost for our thrifty furniture finds: $202.43
Total cost for paint: $114
Total cost for nursery decor: $85.93

Additional costs:
Crib bedding {fabric + paying a friend to sew}: $160
Shelf brackets {Ikea floating shelf kept falling down--bummer}: $10

Nursery Grand Total: $572.36

{the crib was a gift, but found on sale for $179.99, and the mattress was a gift--would have cost $90}

My cheap frugal Hubby is so very proud of my budget friendly nursery! Even if we didn't receive the crib and the mattress as a gift we would of spent only $842.35 total....under $1000 for a room design! Happy dance! I still can't believe after going over the receipts that we only spent $572.36 on the nursery...that's how much some people spend on a crib!!! I guess my Hubby is right {sshh, don't tell him!}, being frugal can be fun!

This is what $572.36 can buy:

When I was first describing to my Hubby how I wanted to decorate Caleb's nursery he didn't like any of my ideas, but now that it's complete Hubby says it's his favorite room in the house {I guess I'm right on that one!}!

Happy budget designing, thrifty finding, and frugal shopping to all you friends out there!

{all photos were taken by the lovely Amanda at AJ Photography}
{bedding made by Sarah at}

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  1. Hi Viv,
    A completely adorable nursery! Love your colors and choices of patterns. I would like to feature your room as one of my favorites from the link up party. But to be featured your post needs to be linked our blog.

    Thanks for sharing! You're quite talented!

    1. Thank you, I'm glad you liked it! I love following your blog and getting ideas! I have it linked to your blog.

  2. This color scheme is absolutely gorgeous! What a great job you did! I shared this in my Saturday 7 Spotlight today. Thanks so much for linking up this week!

  3. I love the chevron pattern on the crib bumper and the striped walls...what an awesome job!

  4. WOW!! This is absolutely STUNNING Viv! I love the color scheme and painted stripes (and the pop of color rocks!). Thanks so much for linking up this week. I'm featuring you tomorrow!!!

  5. Love the colors! It's very similar to my son's room (which is yet to be totally finished)! Your Scripture artwork is fantastic, too!

  6. Love, Love, love your nursery! I've been searching all over the internet for nursery rooms with these colors to get ideas! (Love the Scripture artwork too!)


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