I have had taking pictures of Greyson’s nursery on my mental to do list since October. It is a fabulous combined effort of spending next to nothing, by using what I had and purchasing things at 75% off or more. I love how it turned out. It’s comfy cozy and doesn’t make me choke every time I walk in, knowing that I overspent. I have had the fun of creating four nurseries for my kiddos and this was my last. Tear. Since his birth it has been a flurry of gifts, piles of outgrown clothes, and attachments that are no longer in use from various baby products. Thus creating the “I will clean and photograph tomorrow” thoughts. Today as I was dusting in there I thought, man this got dusty fast. Until I realized he just turned 6 months old and I have never dusted the room at all. Shame.
So I scooped up the piles, put them in the hallway and shot away. I take awful pictures of inanimate objects. It is really hard to photograph rooms. SO, I am going to bail on the perfectionism and use these anyway, for fear I might not get new ones taken before he goes away for college.
Upon the news of the fourth sibling joining our family, Emma lost her private living quarters to bunk with her big sister. Her room received a heavy dose of primer and we mourned the loss of paris poodle land for a day or two. As we began to add our treasures for our coming baby boy, her tears faded. It was fun and frustrating to put this room together over the course of probably five months. Frustrating only because I am queen of instant gratification land. It went from this….
Over the crib art was created by my sister and I using 1×4’s. It cost under $10.
Burlap was purchased for $1.35 a yard. With just 6 yards needed, I added it to drapery hardware that I already had and came up with very inexpensive window treatments.
We have used the same dresser and crib for all four children. My parents purchased them for us at the birth of our first son in 1998.
We snazzed up the dresser due to the missing knob on the top with some Pottery Barn drawer pulls that were on an 80% clearance. No idea why and I didn’t ask. Perhaps red number drawer pulls are out of style.
The shelves were filled with baby shower gifts, old toys from when I was a child, and the fabulous candle that my sister made for me. These candles are ah~mazing. If you don’t own one, fix that. Buy one or one hundred. You won’t be sorry. Oh and by the way, they smell like vanilla and are on a 4 hour timer, so they automatically light and blow themselves out. Flamless little wonders, I tell ya.
Oh and just so you know, don’t think I am strange, everybody stores their dusting stuff on the changing table, it’s totally the new thing.
Now off to clean the hallway up as it is suddenly a big, fat, mess!
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