Monday, February 3, 2014

Lawson's Nursery!

Well, I am FINALLY finished with Lawson's nursery and it feels so good to have it complete!  I am super happy with how it all turned out and now I am just waiting on the baby to put in it :)  

My goal was for it to be bright, airy and neutral with a sense of sophistication yet still fun, personable and child friendly. The base colors I chose were classic whites and taupes, this way I could start decorating early and then when we found out the gender I could add subtle hints of soft pink or blue, which in our case it ended up being BLUE .  I didn't really have a theme in mind, but if I had to categorize it as something I would say, Parisian World Traveler meets Animals of the World. 

Here were my top 3 inspiration nursery Pins that I used for Pinspiration:

And here is how it actually turned out...

Crib: Graco Charleston Convertible Classic Crib in White from WalMart - $154
Crib Skirt: Restoration Hardware Washed Organic Linen in Cloud- $129
Animal Mobile: Restoration Hardware - $59 
Large Plush Giraffe: - $69 
Glider: IKEA Chair along with Glider Attachment - $289
Pouf: Target - $60
Pedestal Garden Stool: Home Goods - $99
Curtains: Home Goods - $80
Floor Lamp Base: Target - $80
Lamp Shade: Pottery Barn - $70
Animal Prints: 4 Target Frames @ $12.99 each (and photo paper to print animal prints) - $54
Sheep Skin Area Rug: - $119
Dresser: IKEA in white with Knobs from Lowes - $299
Bookrack: Restoration Hardware - $179 
2 End Table Lamps: Target - $64
Changing Pad Cover: Restoration Hardware in Cloud - $39

Total Cost: $1,843

How far I could have gotten with $1,843 at Restoration Hardware for the same look:

A glider. LOL!

These were my top 3 favorite money saving projects:

- Making the glider.  They are so expensive otherwise!

(we bought an IKEA chair and the glider attachment online and Prescott attached it to the bottom of the chair, here is the step by step blog post on how we did it)

- Buying a canvas on sale at Aaron Brother's for 80% off the day after Thanksgiving for $40 and attaching the Paris map decal to it that was only $30 as opposed to buying an expensive framed piece of artwork for over the crib.

(this way it is safer too because we could really secure it to the wall and there is no heavy dangerous glass over the crib!)

- Printing out animal photos and putting them in Target frames that were: 
$12 each 

as apposed to:
$179 each

And, yes, this was for the same size print!  Crazy.

Anyway, hope y'all liked how it turned out as much as Prescott and I enjoyed creating it for our little Lawson and hopefully this inspires other mommies with trying to design their dream nursery without breaking the bank :)


  1. love the nursery- so sweet! where did you get the files for the animals prints to print out your own?!

  2. You did an incredible job! I love all of the details- such a calming nursery for your sweet boy. Lawson will have so many sweet dreams in there for sure. Congratulations!!!