As you may have seen I posted baby girl’s nursery reveal. Loren and I are on a budget that doesn’t really allow for me to go buy whatever I want for the nursery. So that left me to do it myself! Not that I didn’t want to anyway. I think because I know that I can do it, I am a little more picky. I didn’t really see anything in the stores that I wanted in the colors I wanted. I thought it would be fun to share with you the breakdown of cost and all the resources to do a nursery yourself if you wanted! If you love doing things yourself, this will be right up your ally. If not, don’t feel bad! You have amazing talents elsewhere!
To make the crib skirt I followed this tutorial over at come on ilene.
I used 4 yards of fabric at $4 a yard: $16 Total
To make the fitted sheets I followed this tutorial over at Made.
Making the fitted sheets didn’t end up saving me money, but to match the nursery it was worth it.
I used 2 yards of fabric at $4: $8
I made a second set that used 2 yards of a different fabric at 8.40: $16.80
Total: $26.66 for 2 fitted sheets
To make the Quilt I made my own pattern. You can find it here.
3 yards of fabric @ $4 (I use a Joanne’s coupon to get it so cheap): $12
Batting: $0 I already had some on hand
1 yard of fabric for binding and the appliquéd tear drops: $8.40
Wonder Under $0 already had it on hand
Glider from garage sale: $10
Batting/Cushion (original cushions were to nasty to even try to recover): $16
Fabric for cushions: $15
Paint: $0 I had it on hand
If you have a glider with good cushions already there are great tutorials out there on how to recover them. I had to start from scratch
Her dresser/ changing table:
Paint sample from Lowe’s: $3.50
Dresser: $0, I used the one I had in my bedroom growing up.
I decided to use the dresser as a changing table instead of buying one. I just took the mirror off.
I bought it from my brother for $50. Then painted it with paint I already had.
I made my own. You can find the tutorial here.
Fabric stabilizer: $1.50 with coupon
Fabric: $0- Had it all on hand, leftover from other projects in her nursery
String: $0- Had it on hand
Embroidery hoop: $0- had it on hand from another project
The sign did not cost us anything because we had all the supplies on hand from making previous signs. We ended up kind of doing our own thing with the sign, but here is the tutorial that inspired it!
Once again, I had everything on hand for this too. I didn’t follow a tutorial for this, I just made my own.
Wire Baskets for Storage:
I bought these at Hobby Lobby. The ones on the wall were $15 each and the one holding burp rags was $10.
Grand Total for all the decor and furniture that goes into a nursery: $199.06.
With that said, there were many many hours poured into making everything. So if you love making things, this is to inspire you to go for it! And you give you a list of tutorials to help you along the way!
I also hate to say $0 for the things I had on hand because really they weren’t free. But they were left over from other projects, so I didn’t feel the need to figure them in. Their cost goes with another project not this one. I also didn’t figure the things I got as gifts (diaper pail, changing pad, etc.) since I didn’t buy them myself!
If you want to check out her nursery reveal feel free click here!