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Nursery--on the cheap! (con't)

In my previous post, I said I'd post what everything cost.  I did a lot of shopping around and also bought in non-babyland things.  Not only am I not a major fan of all the cutesy baby decor stuff, they just don't stay that age long enough--then you have a resin based lamp of a Disney Princess that you can't make coordinate with anything when they decide they don't want anything pink or purple ever, ever again!

Also, I did a lot of "shopping" around our house.  Surprisingly, Dan and I have accumulated a TON of stuff--including furniture.  How we ever put it all in a one-bedroom apartment, then downsized to a single room for 9 months is beyond me!  We now have a 4-bedroom house, plus garage and I have a whole room upstairs full of STUFF!  Anyway, I moved a bunch of the furniture around, mixed up the rest of the house (which always feels fresh), and went shopping in my bins of decorating nick-knacks upstairs.

Here's the break down....

Crib and Accoutrements -- $137 + whatever I decide on fabric
**Crib (from my parents) -- free
**Crib parts (i.e. bolts and flat iron for the mattress hanger) -- $15
** Crib Mattress (Burlington Coat factory, with %15 off coupon) -- $80
**New bite guards for crib (Easily removable and dishwasher safe--score!) -- $15
** Crib Paint (left-over white trim paint) -- $10
**Crib sheets (on-sale, new)  $5/each
**Bumpers (Waverly brand, from the Thrift store) -- $2
**Since I spent all of $17 on my crib bedding and average stuff is easily $150, I think I can easily make a crib skirt, changing table skirt, a few fresh pillow covers (tons of random old pillows lying around!) and baby quilt for under $100--and actually have something I like.  Waiting on this until after we find out if it's a boy or girl.

Furniture (Crib already mentioned) -- $214
** Rocker (from family) -- free
** Rocker cushions (bought new, a bit of a splurge, but I wanted them to last) -- $80
** Night-stand (from family) -- free
** Changing table  -- $5 for the bit of paint we used plus new casters
** Dresser -- free
** Floor shelf (Family heirloom) -- free
** Floor shelf cubes (from Burlington Coat Factory) $9/2-pack x 3 packs = $27
**Closet organizing (left from our previous homeowners) -- free
** Wall shelves (left from our previous homeowners) -- $2 for a bit of paint used on it.
** Rug (From Tuesday Morning) -- $100

Accessories -- $151
** Wall Paint (colors yet to be decided) --  $35
**Paper lanterns (From Hobby Lobby) -- $5
** Chalkboard canvas (canvas from Hobby Lobby, I made the paint myself from a $0.50 mis-tint at Lowe's)  -- $20
** Lamp shade (clearance at Lowe's) -- $5
** Lamp base (on sale at Target, plus a harp) -- $25
** Picture frames (either gifts, left in the house, or found on clearance at Wal-mart) $5
** Curtains (sheers on clearance at target--two for the lighted wall, four for the window--I wanted it full!) -- $42
** White Christmas lights (Hobby Lobby) -- $7
** Doo-dads (from around the house, mirrors, black tote, pillow forms, etc) -- free
** Wooden giraffes (Thrift store/found in my aunt's) -- $7

GRAND TOTAL  -- $502 (plus my fabric allowance)

Granted, the final cost sounds like a ton, but when you consider that a baby bedding set is usually around $200, and a glider is $300, and a crib is $400, and the matching changing table and dresser will set you back another $600 for the pair, my grand total isn't so shabby (we're up to $1,500, if you weren't counting).  Especially, when you take into consideration you'll still probably end up getting all the other little things (shelves, rug, curtain, lamps, etc) like I did, it's REALLY not looking so bad.  Oh, and did I mention, that baby furniture set you just spent a cool grand on--it's not even real wood....


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