Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Baby Nursery on the Cheap!

Only about 7 more weeks till my due date...yikes!  I'm super excited to see this little guy, but yet I know that he is so much easier to take care of inside my belly than out, so I'm happy to keep him there for a little while.  But, I better get things ready in the meantime, right?  So, I worked on the baby's nursery.  I didn't want to go "all out" yet and paint the whole thing and totally deck it out, so I opted for some simple, inexpensive decorating ideas instead.  The theme is basically "bold colors" and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  I hope our little boy likes it enough to sleep lots of hours in his crib :)

Here are a few BEFORE pictures.  Just plain boring.

And here are a few AFTER pictures.  I think it's definitely an improvement.

The crib.  The bumper is a inexpensive one from Target.  Then I added some colorful ribbon onto the bottom of a white crib skirt.

The Clothes-line.  I made a sweet, simple clothes-line with baby clothes on it using THIS tutorial. 

Paper Pinwheel Art.  Simple and two favorite things!  I love how the pinwheels add a splash of color to an other wise boring wall.

Martha's Tissue Pom-Poms.  So fun...I could put these all over my house!

The lamp.  I just added a bunch of ribbon to this boring lamp...and now it's not so boring!

And a few other touches.  Some dark navy curtains (these totally darken the room, I hope that helps baby sleep :), a bright yellow clock, a little "I am a child of God" board, and a rocking chair with my favorite quilt.  I think the room is ready!  Does that mean I'm ready too...we'll see!


Chris said...

Looks wonderful! I love the happy colors. Best wishes for these last few weeks before his arrival.

Tami said...

Okay, that clothes line is adorable! What a fun decoration.

laura d said...

That clock is SO CUTE--mind telling us where you got it?

Alison said...

Lucky! I'm nesting already...yet the nursery sits untouched, boooo!

Kristine said...

the nursery looks great. can't wait to see pics of your little one soon. do you have a name picked out yet?

MiMi said...

It's quite a transformation. You're so creative. Love your crafts!
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