Since finding out we were having a boy, I knew that I wanted to do a nautical-theme in his room. Jesse would rather have done a Nintendo-theme, but seriously...don't want to freak him out as a baby. When he gets older...maybe. Here is a look at our Office before transforming it into the new nursery for Baby Boy Eng:
(The blanket is from Allison’s crib set, so don’t be thinkin’ I’m doing pink in his room )
Pretty boring if you ask me. I was so excited to get started on this project! Actually, I only designed it…Jesse did all of the painting of the room and furniture – kudos to him (LOVE YA!). It's nautical-themed with a touch of apple-green color and monkeys (sometimes I have good ideas in my head). It turned out fantastic…just take a look for yourself:
We already had the crib and glider rocker from when Allison was born. I found this changing table/dresser on Craigslist for $25. A little sanding and couple coats of paint and it's good as new!
That little wagon is a Radio Flyer we found at Goodwill for $2. I'm pretty sure it won't be staying there b/c Allison likes to pull her baby around in it.
I decided not to put a dust ruffle on the crib and go with a basket for toys instead. Got this basket at a garage sale for $1.
The blank space above his crib is where his name will go...once we agree on one.
Got this little monkey coat rack at Target for $2.50 - fits perfectly, don't ya think?! And that hat...oh that little golfer's hat is too adorable.
I ordered this barometer off of Ebay for $10, which is more than I wanted to spend, but it's from Germany...so I was sold!
These were on the 80% off clearance rack at Hobby Lobby ($1.28/each).
Here is the toy box we picked up at Goodwill 50% off sale for $7.50. Turned out great after being sanded/painted. I'll post before pics later...it was hideous.
Just a glimpse at all the cute little outfits for my little guy
Of course we couldn't go without putting up a lighthouse fan pull ($10). I'm sure the room would've been a disaster without it (HAHA).
Got this corkboard at Goodwill for $2. We just painted the wood trim and then I covered it in fabric. Turned out great!
I picked up these 3 picture frames for $1/each at a garage sale a couple of months ago. I'll post before/after pics of those too. LOVE how they turned out!
Here are some pillows I sewed myself. Rather cute and they fit in nicely with the decor.
I fell in love with this bedding at Pottery Barn and it would've only set me back $300...um ya, no...I think not! I found this fabric online, ordered it and made my own duvet cover, bumper pad and curtains for a measly $40. Ya, I'm a bargain shopper and DIY girl for sure.
I found these dresser knobs at Hobby Lobby's 50% off sale for $1.50/each (took 7 total).
We picked up the lamp base for $2.50 at Goodwill and I bought the shade at Target for 75% off ($1.98). I hot glue-gunned the rope on the shade for decoration.
I had these white panel drapes just lying around, so I decided to take some of the fabric from the bedding and sew it to the bottoms of the panels. Cheap and easy
Here is a panoramic view of the room, just in case it's hard to tell from the other pics.
Well, there you have it...a Baby Boy's nursery all done on a rather tight budget. Anything is possible and I'm so glad I'm thrifty like that. The only bad part of doing this room is that now I want to tackle other projects around the house (insert Jesse rolling his eyes). I'm sure there will be little time with a 2-year old and newborn in the house, but a girl can dream.