The Nursery Furniture: A $20 Deal

Well, Brett and I have been working on getting a vision for this nursery.  We live in an adorable small house that is probably around 70 years old, but it's only two bedrooms and they are both teeny tiny.  It's caused a dilemma seeing how we have no place for my "craft crap" and a desk for the lap top, printer, etc. if we use the extra bedroom for a nursery. 

Well, we've been doing some organizing and rearranging and it's looking like we might manage to have a nursery afterall, yipee!  So we've been scouring Craigslist (my mom sends me ideas from Craigslist daily, it's awesome!) and thrift stores to find the perfect nursery furniture and decor...on a shoe string budget. 

It's starting to come together and making me really excited for all the pieces to be finished.  Thank goodness for my handy-man husband who is innovative and loaded with good ideas.  Just on Friday, he texted me that he had an idea for the dresser and that he'd tell me about it when he got home.  Little did I know that he had already perused the Lowe's near his work during his lunch break, for a price point check and to make sure they had it in stock!  Isn't that awesome?!  And since I'm wary of painting while pregnant, I've been helping to sand down the furniture and he's been doing most of the work. 

So just to give you a sneak peek... here is a lot of the furniture we've been working on, and I got all of this off of Craigslist for a whopping $20 total!  And if you are frightened by how awful the furniture looks in this photo, just know that they looked a million times worse up-close and in-person (yes, that was a pencil sharpener attached to the top of the small bookshelf)!  But it was a risk worth taking!  Most of the furniture pictured is made of solid wood, which is even better!  It gives me a thrill just thinking about the deal and how well it is all coming together. 

It might be a few more weeks until all of the final touches are added, but just think along the lines of some beadboard, galley molding, and some loving care--are turning these into our very own "custom" nursery furniture!

Plus, I'll have some "before" and "after" photos of another $12 dresser deal I got, to add to the mix!  And I've been finding bargains on all sorts of accessories--we are going for a "nautical" theme, using maps and sailboats for our inspiration!

1 comment:

  1. So cute Tia! I can't wait to see the finished products!!