Boys hard at work.
After! I also had my husband put in a new white ceiling fan. Cost for paint and fan was around $100ish.
Now the nursery if finally painted after much nagging and many emotional breakdowns of "it's never going to get done!" Next on the list is furniture. Baby furniture is dang expensive as many of you know if you have purchased it before. I am a Craigslist believer so that's the first place I turned to...and for good reason because I got an awesome deal! I was able to purchase a crib, mattress, waterproof mattress cover, diaper changer, diaper changer pad, diaper changer pad cover, and a diaper/wipes holder for the low low price of only $150! The furniture looks practically brand new too.
Here is my very wonderful husband putting it together for me.
So yay! I got all of my main furniture pieces for a total of only $300 bucks. Can't beat that! I also wanted to find a bookshelf/dresser to have some storage space and a place to put books. I was able to find this on Craigslist for $40 and it had both things that I needed! I forgot to take a before pic...lets just say it was ugly with ugly blue flowers on it...
I painted it white with a pink backsplash that matches the ceiling. I then bought pink drawer handles from Hobby Lobby for $2/each. (drawer handles not pictured)
Ok for the rug. I LOVED the rug in the inspiration photo but it cost around $400 to purchase :( I then decided that I wanted a braided rug...which are also rather expensive. BUT I remembered I had a braided rug that I bought from Big Lots about 2 years ago. I decided that one would work just fine and took it to a washeteria to get it nice and clean. It's finally coming together!
Next up is decoration. I went to Michaels and found some really pretty pastel floral scrap book paper and decided to make picture frames with it. Not expensive at all. Scrap book paper was like .99c each and the picture frames were a couple bucks. I had some buttons and decided to hot glue them on the frame to look like flowers over felt leaves.
FINALLY after lots of blood, sweat, and tears we have our finished nursery.