Madelyn’s $100 Nursery

Although there are a few more things I’d like to add to the nursery, it is now baby-ready! DIY projects made our nursery unique and inexpensive. And Madelyn is due to come home in less than 2 weeks. Here’s the little tour:

The rocking chair is the one I reupholstered for Hailey’s room, of which the seat cushion still needs to be fixed, but it works. The book racks on the wall are Ikea Bekvam spice racks painted grey.

DIY Nursery

Since this bedroom has a spiral staircase cutting a chunk out of the corner, I decided to make the closet part of the bedroom instead of just storage. Down the road I want to paint the closet the same color as the bedroom and put up a curtain or shade to hide the top shelving.

Cost Breakdown:

  • Crib/bedding, swing, rocker, artwork: Hand-me-down from Hailey
  • Sunburst mirror: Thrifted, $1.99
  • Paint: $24
  • Dresser + Paint: $45
  • Ikea spice racks: $3.99 each / total: $11.97
  • Lamp: Thrifted, $4
  • “M”, paint and fabric for Ikea Ung Drill: $8
  • Closet pole: $6ish?

Total Cost: $100.96

Still to-do checklist:

  • Paint closet
  • Cover lampshade
  • Window treatments
  • Buy Rug
  • Curtain for closet
  • Move closet rod support to the end of the rod
  • Re-sew cushion for rocker
  • Child-proof the stairwell


  1. Posted August 25, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I love the ‘book shelf’ on the wall. Are those the Ikea spice racks?

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