The Nursery | Sources & Budget

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As promised, I'm back with the sources and budget breakdown for our spring 2018 One Room Challenge project. We completed our daughter's nursery in just about 6 weeks (we got a little bit of a head start with the painting) and on a budget of about $600 by using items we already had, adding nursery items to our baby shower registry and shopping secondhand as much as we could. Read on for our project budget broken down by what we purchased new (with sources linked) and vintage/secondhand. 

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New:

Crib Wayfair  - $199 (gifted)

Crib skirt | Bed Bath & Beyond - $29.99 (gifted)

Goldenrod Pillow Cover | IKEA - $8

Floral Pillow Cover | H&M - $12.99

Striped Pillow Cover | H&M - $3.99

Tassel Pillow | AtHome - $19.99

Dresser | IKEA - $249.99 (purchased in 2014)

Changing tray | Wayfair - $45 (gifted)

Changing pad cover | Target - $16.39 (gifted)

"Edelweiss" Print | Emily Jeffords - 5x7 no longer available, 8x10 - $35

Wall sconce | Target - $24.99 (on clearance)

Woven-wood shades | Lowe's - 2 for $79.94

Curtains | H&M - 2 panels for $16 (on clearance)

Diaper pail | Target - $79.99 

White Bookshelf | Target - $27.99 (on clearance)

Toy basket | HomeGoods - $16.99

Paint | French Gray by Farrow & Ball, custom color matched in Sherwin Williams Duration Matte (Email me if you want the exact formula!) - $70 for 2 gallons with designer discount

Mural | Custom made by Walls Republic - sponsored (details in reveal post)

Trim | Lowe's - $7.78/8 ft piece x 6 pieces - $46.68

Total Spent = $407.55 (Not including gifted items and the dresser which we already had)


Vintage/Secondhand:

Karastan Rug | Facebook Marketplace -$50 

Black Ceramic Lamp | Friend's yard sale - $5 

Art & Frames | Various thrift stores - $15 

Velvet Settee | Rinely Yard Sale (2016) - $30 

Round mirror | Facebook Marketplace - $40 

End table | Downtown York Economy Store - $12 

Rocker | Facebook Marketplace - $30 

Accessories | Vintage books, wooden toys, vases, etc. - approx. $25

Total Spent = $207 


So all in all, we spent a total of about $615 to create our dream nursery by including nursery items on our baby registry and shopping secondhand as much as we could. If we were buying every single item on our own and brand new, this nursery easily could have cost upwards of $2,000. We are very lucky and grateful for the items that were gifted to us! I wanted to break down the budget this way to show that if you get a little creative, plan your nursery design before you register for your baby shower and are ok with not having everything brand new for your little one, you can have a nursery that's truly unique. That being said, babies don't need very much and there's nothing wrong with having a simple or minimalistic nursery. But being an interior designer and first-time mama, it was really important to me to create a beautiful room for our little girl (that also has longevity for future Storck babies!) and shopping smart and secondhand was how we were able to do it on a budget. This is the same approach we take with the rest of our home design projects and I hope by sharing our process, we can inspire others to know that you don't need a huge budget to have a well-decorated home!