Over the past couple of months, we've been gathering some basic supplies needed to make life with baby easier. Between getting up early for yard sales and consignment sales in the fall, stalking craigslist and an obligatory trip to Ikea, we've put together a nursery we hope will make our little boy happy and comfortable.
Because I am particularly proud of how we put this room together for less than what many new parents choose to spend on a crib alone; here is the breakdown of what we spent on our nursery:
2 gallons low VOC paint from Lowes---$56
Crib (including mattress!) was purchased from a friend---$75
Dresser was purchased off craigslist---$75
Glider and ottoman purchased off craigslist---$60
Bookcase & green cloth toy baskets from Target---$60
Steel lamp & orange shade from Ikea---$27
Orange circle rug from Ikea---$9
Steel shelf from Ikea---$20
Paul Frank alphabet flashcards from Amazon---$10
Bamboo blinds from Lowe's---$50
Natural wood frames from Jerry's Artorama---$13 each
Of course, none of this would have been possible without my favorite husband. He did all of the painting, measuring, drilling, and assembling while thinking about the little boy that will soon help him on such projects in the future.
So baby, if you're reading this, we want you to know that we are prepared for your arrival. And until you're ready to make your appearance, your father and I will be hanging out in your nursery dreaming up ideas of what you will be like.