Friday, March 19, 2010

Chic & Cheap Nursery

Design Ideas for a Neutral Baby Room
March 19, 2010
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Megan Schwartz, resident blogger at Hybrid Mom, is getting ready for baby #3 and accepted my offer to help her design her nursery. With 2 young girls, ages 2 and 4, and a baby on the way, we are tying to keep the budget as low as possible. But Megan and her new baby need a peaceful sanctuary where they can bond and I am going to help them put it together for under $1,000!

1- The entire nursery theme was based on this lovely crib set that Megan fell in love with. It’s the Little Tree 4 Piece Baby Crib Bedding Set by Migi, available from for $159.99 + free shipping. Matching Migi Little Tree Mobile and MiGi Little Tree Valance also available.

2- This set is an incredible deal! You can get the Nursery 101 by La Jobi 3 Piece Nursery Set, which includes Deluxe Convertible Crib, Changing Table and Dresser in Classic White, for $379.00.

3- Kiwi Squeeze from Behr Paint. This calming color will work beautifully with the crib bedding.

4- Vinyl wall decals are an excellent option for creating an inexpensive mural in you nursery. I recommended this Childrens Tree with Flower Blossoms and Owl Vinyl Wall Decal from a seller on Etsy for $70.00.

5- The Boliden Chair & Foot Stool from IKEA is a stylish alternative to a traditional rocking chair and gives this nursery a contemporary touch. Available for $99.00

6- When you find yourself sitting in your rocker with a sleeping baby in your arms and no place to put the empty bottle or book you have in your hand, you will come to realize what I discovered when I found myself in that exact position: A side table is so convenient. The Frosta Stool from IKEA is only $12.99 and makes the perfect side table for the Boliden Chair & Foor Stool.

7- A small lamp comes in handy when you need to change diapers in the middle of the night but don’t want to upset your baby with a bright light. I recommended the ALÄNG Table lamp from IKEA, available for $29.99. It’s chic, cheap and functional (I have the AL ÄNG Floor Lamp in my living room).

The grand total of this Chic & Cheap Nursery (excluding cost of paint and painting materials) is $750.97!

I can’t wait to see what this nursery will look like once it comes together.

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