Before I was pregnant, I knew that if we ever had another little girl that her room colors were going to be tan, pink, and white. I absolutely love those colors. So dainty and soft.
It was a good thing that the spare room was already painted tan. For Layla's room I wanted a classic elegant look. No big flower prints, or animals. Just soft colors. The very first thing H and I got for her room was the crib at 13 weeks. I know it was super early to start buying furniture but we had a good feeling and the crib we wanted was on sale. We couldn't pass it up!
Over time, I did alot of research and the room came together beautifully without breaking the bank. It's easy to find what you want, for the price you want to pay if you take the time to keep looking.
I designed the valance and my mom sewed it. I also had the crib skirt and pillow made by someone on Etsy. I know how to sew, but I was working then and very tired so I realllyy just didn't have the energy to mess with it lol.
Here is the breakdown on the room:
Espresso Babi Italia lifestyle crib - on sale for $312 (It converts to a toddler bed, daybed, and fullsize bed, so we definitely got our money's worth. (Babies R Us)
Sealy Soybean foam crib mattress - $118 (Amazon)
Espresso changing table (assembly required) - $125 (Walmart online)
Glider & ottoman - $80 (Used from Craigslist. The fabric was all machine washable.)
Round pedestal white table - $25 (Walmart online)
Framed wall letter - $11 (Hobby Lobby)
Framed picture over crib (not shown) - $20
Crib skirt & pillow - $110 (Etsy) (I'm having trouble logging in, so I can't get the seller at this time)
Fabric for valance (Lily & Will by Bunny Hill designs for Moda fabrics)- $20 (stitchesngiggles.com)
Champagne panels for window (not hung when pictures were taken) - $30 (JC Penny)
Glass candle holder & pink peony on changing table - $8 (Hobby Lobby)
Beveled mirror over changing table - $25 (Hobby Lobby)
Decorative boxes on side of glider - $12 (Micheal's)
All other things, like the bunny, baby book, breathable bumper, changing pad etc, where all gifts.
Total = $896
With taxes and shipping for some items, I'd say it put us a little bit over our budget of $1,000 which was still good. I made sure to keep looking at different websites and checking back at the stores until I saw the items went on sale. For instance, Hobby Lobby and Michael's always marks down their items after a few weeks. Also if you aren't opposed to used items, check Craigslist. You can find some real unique pieces that you can refurbish if need be for cheap. I still want to add a few little pictures by the window and eventually a small bookcase but that will come later.