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Featured Real Room: Whimsical Nature-Themed Nursery For a Baby Girl

When it comes to decorating a nursery on a budget, it seems nearly impossible to believe that mama-to-be can put together a room she’ll love for a price she can afford. This whimsical nature-themed nursery — which cost only $600! — is here to make a believer out of you! Check it out…Read More...

Shop Spotlight: Ferntree Studio

Whimsical, quirky, colorful and modern are just a few words we could use to describe the art for baby, nursery or children’s rooms offered by Ferntree Studio.

From Animal Alphabet Prints to Wood Mounted Prints, there’s something for everyone — and every style!

Ferntree Studio has are featuring colorful flowers, animals (including owls and even grasshoppers) and nursery rhymes galore!

And for the holiday season, Ferntree Studio has the most adorable holiday cards around!

Visit Ferntree Studio (an independent shop on etsy) and check out their entire collection of art for the nursery.

* Ferntree Studio is sponsor of ChicCheapNursery.com. Aren’t we lucky that our sponsors are shops we know and love?

Giveaway: Libby Lane Press

Last month, we featured a super charming and delicate “What Will it Bee?” gender reveal party, styled and featuring party printables designed by Nicolle of Libby Lane Press — an independent shop dedicated to creating stylish party goods… one detail at a time. And we’re thrilled to be hosting a giveaway for Libby Lane Press this week!

Libby Lane Press offers a wide selection of baby and bridal paper products — including bridal and baby shower invitations, as well as printable party collections.

And the birthday invitations and party printables selection is huge! One of my favorite kiddie party packages from Libby Lane Press is this red wagon design. It’s playful yet “grown up” — and I love the vibrant colors!

Win a $50 Gift Certificate to shop Libby Lane Press!

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Libby Lane Press is offering one lucky CCN reader a $50 gift certificate! Enter for your chance to win by leaving a comment on this post telling us how you would spend your gift certificate if selected the winner. Click here to visit Libby Lane Press.

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Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on November 29th, 2011.

Winners will be announced on our FB page and emailed. We must receive a response within 48 hours or we will have to select a new winner. All winners are selected via random.org.

* US residents only. Sorry!!!

*** This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to comment #60, Katie! ***


With Love From Sweden: Featured Toddler Room {Part 1}

Shabby chic in Sweden! It’s always fun — and inspiring — to see what other moms are doing design-wise with their nurseries and toddler rooms on the other side of the pond. This lovely shabby chic, cottage-y toddler room comes all the way from Sweden and was decorated by mom, Helena, of Craft & Creativity. And it’s GORGEOUS! Scroll down for more pictures and details — and come back tomorrow to see the room of Helena’s other darling little girl!

Child’s Name: Elin
Child’s Age: 4 (she’s 2 in the pictures)
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Elin’s room is the smallest in the house, but she’s been lucky enough to get the only room with a balcony (which she will be able to enjoy when she gets older). We put wooden planks on the floor and painted them white, as well as the ceiling and around the windows and the door. We chose a wallpaper from a Swedish importer, InTrade,and the other walls were painted in the same light shade of pink as the wallpaper.

Inspiration: Cath Kidston, Pip Studio, GreenGate. I also take a lot of inspiration from reading interior magazines and reading blogs.

Decorating style: I would say it’s a pretty romantic style, with white as a neutral base and adding a lot of happy colors and patterns to create a joyful place.

Room resources
The bed is from Ikea. The wardrobe is also from Ikea (Hemnes) and I put wallpaper (from Pip Studio) on it since it had a big hole in one of the doors (from our move). The bookcase I had in my room when I was a little girl. The armchair is also from Ikea with a cover from Bemz. I made a lot of the dolls myself also the pillow shaped like an “E” (for Elin).

Favorite items
The bookcase, since it’s been in the family a long time. I also love the wardrobe and how the wallpaper on it matches the wallpaper on the wall.

Advice
Don’t be afraid to mix and match colors and patterns, but for a calmer impression use a common theme. For example pastels, stripes, roses or polka dots.

Baby Bowden’s Chic and Cheap Nursery

Gray and girlie! But not too girlie. This featured nursery is a mix of modern style and vintage finds — a sweet and neutral room for a little baby girl. An eclectic space that is both timeless and unique was created by incorporating handmade, vintage and new items into this bold yet soothing room for baby.

Child’s Name: Still a secret!
Child’s Age:
Due 11/1/11
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

What was your inspiration for the room?

Though we knew we were having a girl, I wanted to keep the room on the neutral side, so it could grow with her, and potentially be used for future kiddos as well. The grey walls and grey and white striped ceiling were the foundation of the room. I’m addicted to grey and stripes — especially combined! — and I hope to pass that neutral love on to my daughter! I also knew I wanted to incorporate a chalkboard wall somehow, and loved the idea of floor to ceiling book shelves. For the major items in the room, I kept to a simple color palette: white, grey and black, but then brightened everything up with a mix of primary pops and touches of pastel. I consider it a compliment when people don’t know if it’s a room for a little boy or girl- Hopefully it’s an inspiring space, but enough of a blank slate that our daughter can put her own personal stamp on it someday!

Favorite Items:

It’s so hard to say because I love it all! The ceiling was definitely an undertaking—picture 3 people, 2 ladders, 1 chair, a laser level and several rolls of painters tape!—but I could not be more thrilled with the results. My husband thought I was crazy to want to paint stripes on the ceiling—he apparently doesn’t read design blogs as much as I do!—but even he agrees that it’s part of what makes the entire room “pop”.

I also love the accent wall. It’s chalkboard, with a layer of magnetic paint underneath. We painted a collection of empty frames we already owned, and affixed them to the wall with velcro (so we can remove them later, but there’s no danger of little hands knocking them off the wall). I love that we can change up the entire look of the wall with a little bit of colored chalk — and eventually our little girl can create her own revolving art gallery!

The show-stopper of the room though, might be the book shelves. My husband (with the help of my dad and step-dad!) built custom ledges to store all of Baby B’s books. I love how they showcase the covers like art and add a ton of color to the room. The mixture of new and antique books reinforces the collected feel of the room, and the shelves are flexible enough that they could be used to display other items in the future.

Advice for other soon-to-be mamas designing a nursery?

I would say two things: make it your own and don’t settle. Designing this room was a long process, full of lots of projects, and several failures, but I’m so thankful we put so much effort into making it match our dream vision. We had to try three rounds of fabric, two lamps, and multiple rugs before we found the “winners”— but I’d rather go through that hassle if it means ending up with something I love. The projects too, while not easy, were definitely worth it. The dresser took more refurbishing than we thought, the curtain boxes weren’t exactly as simple as I hoped, and the glider was an all day struggle before it finally came out right. But again, all our mis-steps taught us something, and lead to a one of a kind room that got better with every try. Sure, it would be easier to go to a big-box store and buy a ready made themed set of baby items….But where is the fun in that! I say experiment! Cobble together free things with must-haves, and if you can’t find something you want? Make it!

DIY Projects:

Book Shelves: custom made with lumber and trim from Lowe’s. You can buy similar items from West Elm, or even Ikea, but making you know a handy man (or woman), making your own isn’t that hard, and is much cheaper.
Chair: My husband turned it into a rocker/glider using an old recliner base from a craigslist chair. Honey & Fitz has a great tutorial on how you can make your own. 
Pelmet boxes (window cornice): Made following a tutorial from Pearl Street Interiors
Crib skirt: Made using a similar method as this one from Urban Grace Interiors
Mobile: Handmade using a photo hanger from Urban Outfitters.
Rug: Assembled 6 small rugs from Urban Outfitters with rug tape. So easy, and ended up costing the same as a regular room-sized rug.

We ended up making or modifying a majority of the items in the room, which not only kept us to a really tight budget, but also resulted in a customized room with a ton of personal touches.

Room Resources:

Paint: Walls -Behr, made to match Disney’s Mickey’s Shadow; Ceiling stripes- Behr, a crazy mix of a few failed attempts of light grey, mixed with plain white ceiling paint until I liked it; Chalkboard wall- magnetic paint undercoat, with chalkboard topcoat- both Rusto-oleum.
Dresser: Free! A curbside find, refinished and painted in Citrus Zest
Crib: DaVinci Jenny Lind 3 in 1 Convertible Crib in White
Chair: repurposed Ikea Ektorp Tullsta armchair
Ottoman: slip-covered thrift store find
Giraffe rocker: Craigslist
Pillows: All repurposed from various rooms. Stripe – Urban Outfitters, Floral - Target, Bird-  etsy
(don’t worry… for safety, they’ll be taken out of the crib when baby arrives!)
Globe pillow: handmade by me!
Quilt: handmade gift from a friend
Window treatments and crib skirt: handmade, fabric from Fabric.com. 1001 Peeps Illusion in Orange/White (no longer available but this one is similar)
Rug: Urban Outfitters
Art above books: vintage scarves in album frames
Mobile: handmade, using Urban Outfitters‘ photo hanger.
Throw blanket: Meijer
Frames on chalkboard wall: repurposed Ikea frames, embroidery hoops and vintage finds; all painted white for consistency.
Mirror: repurposed from West Elm
Metal “I” and “U” letters: Urban Outfitters

Source: Courtney Bowden of Bowdenisms

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Giveaway: Under The Elms

Accessorize, baby! Mamas of little girls, take notice. This week has turned out to be all about the ladies — little ladies, that is. And it’s only appropriate that today’s giveaway is from an Etsy shop offering some seriously gorgeous hair accessories for babies and toddlers.

Vintage-inspired delicate floral headbands and hair clips, handmade by owner Brooke Stevenson, for girls of any age is Under the Elms specialty. And they’re incredibly affordable too. The average price for a headband is $10, while hair clips go for about $8 a pop!

Each handmade hair accessory comes beautifully packaged, so they also make great gifts!

Win a $50 gift certificate to shop Under the Elms!

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Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on September 27th, 2011.

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Spring/Summer Clothing MUST HAVES for KIDS {Guest Post}

Hi there, I’m Brandy from Baby Blackbird | The Kids’ Fashion Destination, I’m a fashion designer by trait and a mommy to two little kids. Baby Blackbird is about all things fashionable for kids, fashion trends, kids’ street style, and so much more…come by some time and have a look around!

Spring is in full swing, and summer is creeping up (it actually feels like it’s already here). Nicole asked if I would share a few must-have fashion items for your little ones this Spring/Summer. And of course, in the spirit of Chic & Cheap, I chose affordable must-haves for your kids!

The Summer Shoe

1. Native Shoes : Not quite a sneaker and definitely not a Croc. They are perfect for summer days, no socks required.

2. Toms : You just can’t go wrong with a pair of Toms, not only are they comfy, versatile and cute. But every pair you buy, a pair is given to a child in need.

Colored Bottoms

Color is HUGE this Spring/Summer, and it’s so hot, fresh, and new to wear on the bottom half of those little bodies.

Zara boy’s red shorts | Zara pink pants | Crew Cuts boy’s aqua shorts | Crew Cuts pink shorts

Straw Hats

A summer hat is a necessity, to shade those cute faces from the sun. Straw hats are the hot thing for both boys and girls.

Old Navy straw fedora | Gap straw floppy hat | Gap boys straw fedora | 77kids tiered sunhat

Romper / Jumpsuit

The easiest all in one outfit, next to a dress. Your little girl can romp around in style this spring and summer.


H&M romper | Gap chambray romper | 77kids batik romper| Zara romper | Old Navy romper

Bloomer Short

The hot new short style for girls. Very vintage inspired, very cute.

Gap floral shorts | Old Navy poplin bubble shorts| Zara girls bloomer short | Gap bubble shorts

White

White, usually so scary to put on your kids right? But trust me it will be worth it, as they will look just adorable! Just be sure they don’t wear any of these crisp bottoms on a play date or to the park! ;)


The Gap white denim skirt | Next white skinny jeans | 77kids white denim cutoffs

Overalls and Suspenders

Overalls are always cool with kids, this season there are so many options, all with a modern twist. Add a pair of suspenders to any pair of shorts or pants for a little geek chic must have.baby blackbird, overalls and suspenders, sping must haves

Zara Shortalls | Witchery braces | The Gap dressall | Zara shorts with suspenders

Cargo Short

Comfy cool, and super hip this spring/summer. Which is great as I’m sure every little boy has at least one pair of cargo shorts already!

77kids twill cargo short | Gap cut off cargo shorts | 77kids boy cargo capri | Zara boy cargo short

Nautical Everything!

Nautical is everywhere, jump on ship and grab your little one something made for sailing.

Zara sailor stripe tee | Crew Cuts windbreaker | Old Navy striped tank | Next navy chinos

I bet your local Target or favorite kids’ clothing store (if not already included here) will have similar options to all of these must haves. Now get shopping!

And stop by Baby Blackbird some time to check out some cute kids’ street style and THE hottest kids fashion trends.