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Nursery Post (Yeah Another One) Wall Art & Break Down of Costs


Spring and nursery 024The other day I was telling my MawMaw about the nursery we had made, and it occurred to me that I barely spent any money in here.  I mean barely at all.  Which makes me super happy, because this room is a total transformation.


Okay, I’m going to do a rough estimate breakdown and let you see some of the wall art I hung to complete the whole changing table area.

Spring and nursery 027Dresser: FREE. totally given to us by our best friends.  This dresser is from the late 70’s, early 80’s (we think).  We went back and forth about painting it, but I’m really glad we didn’t.  The slight golden/orange wood tone looks great with the aqua walls and vintage theme.

Glass Knobs: $10.  I had to buy four glass knobs for the top drawers…I got them at Hobby Lobby for 50% off.

Floating Shelves: $37.  I got these puppies from Lowes.  Allen Roth brand (they cost the most of anything we bought).

Paint: $30.  Kensington + Clark paint “Barely Teal”

Changing Pad: FREE.   Also given to us by our BFF’s.

Shelf with Hooks: FREE.  I’m sure it cost something back in the day, but I just pulled this out of the attic and added it here for more storage.

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Vintage Lamp: Free.  It was a gift from my mom

Fabric for Changing Pad. $3

Picture Frames: $10.  Ikea

Birdhouse: FREE.  I bartered a beanie for this!

Brass Waterpot: $5.  From a local antique store

Knick knacks: $5.   I probably didn’t even spend that much.  Most of the little ceramic animals and wall art came from yard sales for .25 each!

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Square Shelf: FREE.  Had this for years, pulled it out of attic

Owl Hook: $5.  Hobby Lobby

Yellow Mirror: $5.  Hobby Lobby

Vintage Plate and Holder: $2.25

Art in Frames: FREE.  Pages torn out of my old books.

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Jeff made the raccoon art when he was a little boy!  I love it soooo much.  There he is right beside it when he was only 6 months old!  The Home Sweet Home cross-stitch came from a yard sale for .25.  And the other picture frame has me in it when I was only a couple of months old.  I’m in LOVE with the vintage plate that has the exact colors of the room on it!

Spring and nursery 021Yard sale and Hobby Lobby finds!

Spring and nursery 022I really like the little owl container.  It’s also from a yardsale.  It’s vintage and made by Avon.

Here’s some shots of the rest of the room.

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Toddler Beds: FREE.  Given to us by friends.

Trunk: $20.  From a thrift store.  I painted it, lined it with fabric, and use it as a toy box.

Rug and Floor Poof: $6.  Sheets from a thrift store.

Pillows & Curtains: $10.  For fabric.  I already had the white curtains.

Curtain Rods: $3.  For a can of spray paint.  The rods are pieces of bamboo found in our yard spray-painted white.  We just used the curtain hardware we had.

Duvet Covers: FREE.  Made out of white sheets I cut up and then I sewed a cover over a full-size down comforter I cut up.

Kid’s Furniture: $10.  Bought at a yard sale years ago.

Toys and Books: FREE.  Ours from when we were little, plus a lot of toys have been given to us.

Art Above Bed: $3. Paint and .25 canvas from a yardsale.

Dreamcatcher: $4.  Supplies from Hobby Lobby.

*the little end table I bought at a yard sale for $5 and then sanded and painted it.  It is probably not going to stay in here.*

TOTAL for the whole room: $165.25 <<<rough estimate


Author: Jeff & Meg

This is a story of two lovebirds who got in a little over their heads, or at times it feels that way, remodeling a little home built in the 1940's. Our journey has bumps and twists, ups and downs, but we wouldn't have it any other way! Please join us and our two poodles as we flip this old house and work towards the adoption of our first child!

2 thoughts on “Nursery Post (Yeah Another One) Wall Art & Break Down of Costs

  1. Love all the “FREE”s! Heehee. That’s about as much as we spent on Clara’s nursery, too. And it being handmade just makes the room even more special. Y’all did a great job! It’s beautiful!

  2. Yes, we have been so blessed by great friends! I had no idea we spent so little until I went over it all in my head! Haha. I agree that it is way more special to us since we made almost all of it. Thank you very much! Now I can’t wait to work on a more boy themed room.

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