Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Nursery Details Part 1- The Furniture, Bedding, and Paint

When I found out I was having another boy I had no idea what I wanted to do for the nursery. I wasn't really sure where to start. I began looking on-line and in stores for bedding trying to get some inspiration. I still wasn't sure what I wanted, but I knew I wanted a vintage/modern type feel. I wanted the room to be totally different from my first son's nursery.

I finally found something at Target (of all places) that I instantly liked. I then had to decide, new crib or paint the hand me down from baby #1 that was a hand me down.

Painted all the way! I couldn't commit to stained furniture. There is something about painted furniture that I just can't get enough of. I also liked the idea of all of the furniture being custom since I went with a store bought bedding.

The crib and changing table were primed and painted Olympic Victory Blue with a High Gloss Enamel Paint. My dad used to paint cars professionally and offered to spray it for us. It was an offer we couldn't refuse. The finish is perfect.

The day that the painting went down, my MIL called and said that her mother had a dresser I could have if I wanted it. I was super excited considering I had been searching Craigslist for months looking for this very dresser. We went and got it the next day. Major score! Thanks Grandma! It meant one more thing had to be painted, but my dad was a good sport about it.

Here is the breakdown.

Bedding - $0 Gifted
Target - Dwell Studio Elephants 2 sheets, 2 different blankets instead of the quit, bumper
Bedskirt - Dwell Studio - Circles and Rings ( I wanted something brown)

Furniture - $0
crib-from baby #1
changing table - from baby #1
dresser - from Grandma

Furniture Paint and Supplies - $35
This is an approx. total for 2 quarts paint, primer, sand paper

New Hardware
- $ 0-Gifted

Wall Paint
- $0
Olympic "Classic Khaki" I didn't mention this earlier, but we had a 5 gallon bucket of Navajo White in the garage and I took it to Lowes for them to tint it Classic Khaki which is one color darker on the paint swatch.

I'm sure you noticed that I have had a lot gifted. My super fabulous friends gave me a money shower as a surprise instead of a traditional baby shower since this was baby #2. I must say it was a complete shock and very much appreciated. You will see in future posts that my out of pocket expense was very little. I did include links to items so that you can see actual costs if you are interested in these items for yourself.


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  2. It looks awesome! You guys did such a great job, and you saved so much money! That's awesome! And definitely the way to go! :)

  3. Clicked on your profile due to your name ;) I love painted furniture too. I collect things to paint and then it never happens. My Husband won't let me bring anything else home until I finish what I already have.

    Love the colors you chose!

  4. Does your dad do custom jobs for other people? lol. Love the blue that you chose, and the cute bedding! Now for that baby to join us in the world!

  5. Love it, and have been loving that bedding from Target for some time!

  6. That came out really beautiful and I love the deep blue that you chose. How did you know that the paint would be safe for your baby? Is there a certain type of paint you chose? I'm always afraid to do things myself because I don't want to pick a paint that could potentially harm my child, especially for the crib since she tends to chew a little on the railing. I actually decided on a da vinci crib that I got at because I was told that it's not safe to use a used crib so i went with new. I'd love to hear what type of paint you used incase I have another baby in the future and want to paint this da vinci crib a different color to make my next child's nursery special for him or her.

  7. Wow....I love that blue! It is unexpected and so perfect on those pieces!


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