DIY teeny tiny nursery

When we found out we were pregnant with our first child together, I immediately starting planning.  Then finding out it was a girl really got me going.  I didn’t know if we were going to stay in our tiny apartment so I didn’t start buying anything right away.  After it became apparent we were staying here, I knew the nursery would have to be done on a tight budget and in a tight space, so I started my research.  My inspiration for her nursery came from this room on Pinterest.  Even though our room is quite a bit smaller than the inspiration room, the color scheme and overall idea were exactly what I had in mind.


I shopped around A LOT to find all the right things at the right prices. (A lot of craigslist, thrift store and refurbishing).  But I am super pleased with the outcome!

We started with the walls and used Behr paint in satin sheen.

Next we put up the curtains and curtain rods that we got from Ikea.


The crib is a convertible crib that was given to us by a family friend and my husband sanded and painted it semi-gloss white. My mom made the crib skirt, the angel and the pink bows.



Wardrobe found on craigslist repainted in semi-gloss ultra pure white (Behr) with new knobs from Home Depot.


Dresser is originally from Ikea but found on craigslist. Repainted semi-gloss white and new knobs (Home Depot).


Changing table from Ikea (only because my husband was sick of painting, if I had my way I would have gotten this used too). Changing pad and cover from Amazon.

I made the pom-poms above the changing table after I found this tutorial on Pinterest.

Chandelier from Ikea.


Recliner-given to us by my sister. Cover from Wal-mart.

Side table from thrift store painted semi-gloss white.

Lamp-I already had the lamp and the shade around the house, but found this tutorial on Pinterest and fell in love with it so I decided to do it on this lamp.


Gallery wall: various frames from various places, mostly thrift stores. I filled most of the frames with cutouts from scrapbook paper I bought at Michael’s. I plan to replace those with her pictures once she is here. The frame at the end of her crib (thrift store) I filled with all of the ultrasound photos we have.






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