Our Birdie’s Nest!

Jory’s room is finally done! I do mean finally, because although I’m only 28 weeks, we have been working on this for a long time, and are just now getting it finished up. I think I love how it turned out.

As I said before, this was definitely a nursery on a budget. Almost everything in the room has been repurposed, handed-down, handmade or thrifted, I’m just not about spending money on new things anymore, I don’t really see a point!

I’ll give details about everything below the close-up pics, since I really like reading about how people do things with a tight budget! This post will get LONG, you’ve been warned!

All of the furniture was handed down from Jax’s nursery, and he kind of took over the guest room furniture and a few other things we had around the house.

The one piece we did buy was this Ikea storage unit, for $12 at Goodwill, bins included! We have one similar in our playroom so when I saw it sitting in the corner all covered in dust, I knew that I could clean it up & it would be perfect for cloth diaper storage.

My mom got us the adorably girly lamp from Hobby Lobby, and the birdie figurines were $3 at Michael’s.

Y’all remember this unattractive shelf I grabbed for a couple bucks at Goodwill several months ago?

Here it is after a few coats of paint. It’s holding 2 crocheted hats, a “J” I got at Joann for $1 & prettied up with paint, scrapbook paper & Mod Podge, and two of the sweetest pairs of shoes ever, from my Grandma Westerbur & Jory’s Grandma G.

I love this changing table/bookshelf from Ikea, that we got when I was pregnant with Jax. It was awesome to be able to remove the changing table part and have it be a bookshelf & toy storage once he outgrew it!

The super cute birdhouse art display set is something my MIL found at Target, and I plan to put up cards and pictures from her big brother on the clips. :)

The buckets and baskets were picked up in the Target dollar spot, Goodwill & Dollar Tree. I’m using them to store headbands, hair clips, pacis, and a few other odds ‘n’ ends. A friend of mine made the sweet crocheted (I think?) bird bookends.  I thrifted the Little Golden Books (LOVED these when I was little) for a few cents each.

The storage baskets with liners were mine from college and Trav just spraypainted them white since the brown color that they were didn’t really work in the room.

I got the idea for this stool/side table here. My grandparents had a stool that worked perfectly once we (Travis & Papaw) sawed the legs down, sanded it, and painted it pink, and my grandma made the tutu that we glued around the top. LOVE THIS THING.

That lamp was in Jax’s nursery, but I ripped the fabric off the shade and put on the extra I had from the pennant banner. I hot glued some feather embellishment around the bottom and painted the base with one of the wall colors.

The birdhouses were the ones my mom and sister and I painted a few months back, and it took Travis, my mom and my dad all doing various things to get them hung, but they’re up! And I love them! They do spin a little when the fan is on or a “breeze” catches them but I love them anyway.

The brown chair was a bit of an issue for me. We originally planned to slipcover it, worried that the dark brown wouldn’t “go” with the room, but I think it looks just fine and the chair is so soft and comfy that I don’t care too much about it matching! So brown it will stay. :)

The bird pillow is from here and the quilt matches the bumper, both of which I snagged for $9.99 on Target clearance. The ruffle pillow is from an Etsy shop.

My sister made the adorable drapes! Aren’t they perfect?? (Kind of hard to tell since they’re glowing and look neon pink in the pics…I’m no photographer!) They don’t block out all the light but they do a decent enough job when the blinds are down.

This is the other trusty dresser I picked up back in college at a garage sale and it has obviously served us well. :) I may look for some pink knobs to go on there, but the green gingham goes okay for now I think.

On the dresser, the pink damask-looking frame was “damaged” but I can’t see where and was $2 at Ross (It will house a picture of Jory, not a stock image of a cockatoo. ;)). We had the white one already, and I made the print that is inside…it will obviously be changed once she comes and we know her stats!

The white birdcage I got half off ($6) in the wedding section of Hobby Lobby, and the bird was $3 at Michael’s. I just used some moss I had in my craft closet to make a nest. The white wire bird was $5 at Target. The snow globe is from my mom and the green birdcage was 99 cents at Goodwill.

Above the dresser, my friend Kirah was sweet enough to make the button monogram for us in the Ung Drill frame as her gift to Jory. You can find similar personalized decor goodies in her shop, Campbell & Co!

The embroidery hoops on either side were custom made by this Etsy shop to match the pillow on the chair!

This crib was Jax’s (::sob::), my grandma made the precious tutu crib skirt, the bumper was clearance at Target, like I said, and the pillows come from an awesome bloggy friend, my cousin Bri, an Etsy shop, and I still might like to add a few more. Of course they won’t be in her crib when she is, but they can move with her when she has a big girl bed, who doesn’t love 100 throw pillows?? (My husband, that’s who.)

The art over her bed is something we found here, and my sister and I made it using two canvases ($5 each), Mod Podge, brown paint, and some scrapbooking papers. So easy and I totally love how they turned out!

The rug was clearance at Target several months ago.  The pennant banner around the whole room was made by my sew-tastic sister, using a $1.99 Goodwill pink gingham crib skirt that we cut into triangles and she sewed onto some ribbon. You could really just use hot glue though, as I had to do this for a couple of them and I think it works just as well.

And just to show you how many clothes little miss already has, thanks to some generous grandmas and some awesome friends with little girls who have handed down some of the cutest clothes ever! Oh, and Jory’s mama is a wee bit addicted to half-off clothing Wednesdays at Salvation Army, too. ;)

      

So that’s it. Whattaya think? Did we pull off “girly-but-not-vomitous-amounts-of-pink”?

Comments

  1. 1

    Um… This is possibly the cutest nursery I have EVER seen! The colors are GORGEOUS. The theme, the details… Perfect. I think you should submit it to a magazine. Great work – can’t wait to see the baby in it!

  2. 2

    Oh my gosh, Becca! It’s adorable!!! You did a wonderful job with this room! She’s one lucky little girl :)

  3. 3

    I am so in love with this. It’s gorgeous!!!

  4. 4

    I love it!! Looks great Becca!

  5. 5

    OH my goodness Becca! It is adorable!! She is a very lucky little girl!

  6. 6

    The room looks awesome, Becca! So jealous of your thrifting and re-purposing skills! You’ve got a great eye for style.

  7. 7

    OMG I would love to dream in this room and I’m a grown up! Kudos!

  8. 8

    Oh my goodness Becca that room is amazing!! Will you please come over and decorate my house? K I’ll expect you tomorrow :)

  9. 9

    holy cow, this is the most precious nursery I have EVER seen. What I would dream of putting together if I was this talented!

  10. 10

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this omgosh. This has to be one of the most creative and sweetest little baby girls rooms that I have seen. I love how creative you got with the bird theme. She is going to love that room for years! BTW congrats on the 28 weeks! Here is to 9 happy more!

  11. 11

    LOVE!!!! You have to put together a “total cost of everything you made, thrifted and reused” so we can get an idea of how cheap it was to turn it from boy room to girl room :)

  12. 12

    I think the nursery looks amazing! You did a really cute job and I liked how everything goes together, very girly, but not over the top!

  13. 13

    you certainly did pull it off! One of the most beautiful nurseries I have ever seen, great job!!

  14. 14

    The most amazing nursery I have ever seen!!! I love it and love how it is not all pink but still very girly!

    I can tell from some of those clothes that H has some of them.

  15. 15

    I am almost 22 and I would absolutely love it if my room looked like that! It looks fantastic!!

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  17. 17

    Oh my gosh I LOVE it. And I’m so jealous that you pulled off a whole room spending so little! Way to be creative and awesome!

  18. 18

    Wow! I’m seriously impressed! I love the colors…perfect for a little girl!

  19. 19

    I love every bit, and I would never have guessed that you got such great bargains on everything- especially with so much that is unique and custom!! :-) It is a little girl’s dream!! I think the brown chair looks great btw, it pulls in some of the little details like the brown branches on the canvases…and it does look SUPER comfy!!

  20. 20

    You are so talented and creative!!

  21. 21

    Okay, I LOVE the room… and have been in awe of it for days.
    However, if you have a stat counter and see that I’m stalking you, it’s because I can’t figure out the dimensions of the shelf/changer. Ikea’s website has me all confused… so, if you care to be EXTREMELY kind, I’d love it if you would email me the measurements ;)

    xoxo

  22. 22

    I can’t believe I am just catching up on all your posts! What a beautiful room fit for a princess! You really did great ahhhh makes me want to plan a nursery again. I love it Becca!

  23. 23
    meredith atwood says:

    Oh, this may be the most beautiful room. EVER. Love love.

  24. 24

    You are so talented and creative!!

  25. 25

    I can’t believe I am just catching up on all your posts! What a beautiful room fit for a princess! You really did great ahhhh makes me want to plan a nursery again. I love it Becca!

  26. 26

    Oh my gosh I LOVE it. And I’m so jealous that you pulled off a whole room spending so little! Way to be creative and awesome!

  27. 27

    LOVE!!!! You have to put together a “total cost of everything you made, thrifted and reused” so we can get an idea of how cheap it was to turn it from boy room to girl room :)

  28. 28

    OH my goodness Becca! It is adorable!! She is a very lucky little girl!

  29. 29

    I am so in love with this. It’s gorgeous!!!

  30. 30

    Um… This is possibly the cutest nursery I have EVER seen! The colors are GORGEOUS. The theme, the details… Perfect. I think you should submit it to a magazine. Great work – can’t wait to see the baby in it!

  31. 31

    I am so in love with this. It’s gorgeous!!!

  32. 32

    I just found your blog via “Pinterest”. Your room is beautiful and so very creative. I love decorating on a budget.

  33. 33

    Beautiful!

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