Thursday, April 11, 2013

Porter's nursery (finally)

I had this room done a month before our little man arrived. And now he is 3 months....1 + 3 = 4.
Yup, I am officially a horrible blogger. 
Cest la vie, life, it's meant to be lived, not sat in front of a computer!

I had a VERY teeny tiny budget for the nursery.  So much so, that all I ended up buying was the paint, fabric, lamp, and a clock. Everything else was re-used and re-purposed. And I BUDGET shopped for the stuff that I did buy. The entire room ended up costing $93.

Given that this was a budget room, I was nervous that it wouldn't turn out like I had it pictured in my mind, but I couldn't be happier with the result!  I went with a very neutral color scheme - white, creme, grey, and natural wood tones because honestly, I was so worried that our he would be a she so I wanted something easily interchangeable.  That being said, I am a lover of neutrals and the colorful nurseries that I was seeing just weren't appealing to me.  Some people like their rooms to be energetic and fun, but not me. I like mine to be calming and serene.

I made the quilt, drapes, and pillow.

And my mama made the crib skirt.

This is my favorite project. My brother-in-law was selling his house and he had a bunch of old windows in the garage so I took some.  I made the map on photoshop and got it printed at staples for a whopping $5 and made the letters with vinyl that I already had.

So there it is! My little man's room. Which I think he loves given that he sleeps amazingly in there! hehe ;)