Lucy’s Bright & Sweet Nursery

This week’s featured baby room is a sweet and bright nursery for a baby girl — featuring gray walls, birch tree decals and lots of colorful touches. This baby room even includes a trundle bed allowing this soon-to-be new mama to nap near baby — or for overnight guests to enjoy.

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Baby Girl Owl-Themed Nursery {Featured Room}

Putting together a nursery on a small budget can be challenging. But doing so while you are a renter presents a whole new set of complications — no painting allowed, for example. Jordana K. is a new mom and CCN reader. She resides in Canada and designed this neutral, owl-themed nursery for her newborn baby girl in her rental apartment—for about $1,000!


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Giveaway: EVGIE Vinyl Wall Decals

Happy Friday, lovely readers! We’re welcoming the weekend with a sweeps from our newest sponsor EVGIE, a vinyl decal studio.

EVGIE Studio offers quality vinyl decals to easily decorate any wall in your home, and this week you have a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to shop EVGIE for nursery decals!

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Featured Room: A Modern Lavender Nursery

This modern lavender nursery comes from CCN reader Stacie M. of Encinitas, CA. She wanted to create a unique space for her new baby girl in her new modern home that was simple and sweet, but not too girly. This bird-themed nursery is fresh and modern — without feeling too “themey.” This new mama managed to find a few bird-themed decor pieces that fit perfectly into the room, and she also created some custom prints to hang above the changing area (and in the adjacent bathroom) to decorate her little girl’s walls. They’ve got a retro vibe going on — and we dig it!Read More...

Featured Nursery: Serene, Modern and Gray

Expectant mom Tracy and her husband are expecting their first child and wanted to create a serene, modern room that wasn’t too childish; one that could grow with their little one. The inspiration for this gray nursery came from the birch tree decals — and they chose a light bluish-gray paint for the walls to complement the white decals. The unique art work and heirloom toys and furniture add a layer of heritage to this new baby’s space.

Child’s Name: Grayson
Child’s Age: Due on St. Patrick’s Day
Location: Chapel Hill, NC

What was your inspiration for the room?
Birch tree decals.

Describe your decorating style.
Modern, clean with a touch of coziness and nostalgia.

Favorite items in the room.
My favorite part has to be the baby animal photos purchased on sale at theanimalprintshop.com; they are just adorable! I also love the Oeuf Sparrow crib and the Klaussner rocker & ottoman.

Tell us about your DIY projects and repurposed items.
The dresser is an old This End Up dresser that was in my childhood bedroom which we updated by painting it gray and replacing the knobs. The wooden toys also have some history to them — they were my brother’s toys growing up.

Any words of wisdom or advice you would like to share with our readers that you may have learned while putting together your nursery?
I was told by many mom friends to spend money on a nice rocker and crib so the majority of my budget went towards those items. I saved money by reusing old furniture (the dresser and side table) and furnishings (the drapes and lamps), as well as budget friendly solutions from IKEA, and Overstock.com. I think you also get the most bang for your buck on wall treatments like the decals since they provide such a large focal point. I also made sure to shop around and wait for sales on items that I coveted. For example, overstock.com often runs coupons on top of sale prices; BuyBuyBaby does as well. The animalprintshop ran a special when you bought four prints you got one free.  This room was a work in progress for quite a while waiting for the best prices.

Room Resources.

Wall Color: Olympic Thin Ice
Crib:
Oeuf Sparrow Crib – Gray ($730) from Amazon.com
Rug: Jungle Sheepskin Ivory Rug – 3′ x 5′ ($71) from Overstock.com
Crib Bedding: Gio Aqua Fitted Crib Sheet ($40) by DwellStudio
Ceiling Lamp: IKEA Knappa Pendant Lamp ($30)
Bookcase: IKEA Expedit Bookcase ($70)
Glider and Ottoman: Klaussner Lacey Glider ($400) and Ottoman ($200) in Slate
Curtains: Geo Leaf panel from West Elm. No longer available. Check out the Ikat Ogee Linen panel for a similar look.
Decals: Forest Birch Tree Decals from Etsy seller Art Wall Project

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Would you like to see your nursery featured on Chic & Cheap Nursery?
Shoot us an email with a few images of your room to contact [at] chiccheapnursery [dot] com.

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...

Whimsical Modern Forest Nursery

Sloped ceilings can have you scratching your head but this couple accepted the challenge and designed a whimsical, modern forest-themed nursery for their unborn baby boy. It looks straight out of a decorating magazine! This expectant parents did an amazing job of finding items that made the room ‘pop’ and made it a serene woodland retreat for the new baby to enjoy.

Child’s Name: We haven’t decided yet.
Child’s Age:
Due March 14th, 2010
Location:
Fishers, IN

What was your inspiration for the room?
I knew I wanted a contemporary room, and my husband requested animals.  I took those two things and kind of went from there.  The bedding and the furniture were purchased and I didn’t really have a plan for the rest.  It just kind of all came together!

Describe your decorating style.
Simple and contemporary.

Give us all the details about your room! Don’t forget to share with us any money saving tips you might have learned along the way.

Furniture: It’s AP Industries and was purchased from Buy Buy Baby*. I collected coupons and had enough to get 20% off all of my furniture pieces which saved me quite a bit of money.

Wall Decals: Purchased from Etsy and were suprisinly easier to apply than I thought they would be.  The white trees on the green wall are my favorite!

Bird mobile: It’s the Peep Wall-Mounted Mobile From Boon.

Solar System Mobile and Rug: Both are from Pottery Barn Kids.

Favorite Items.
The clock with the picture of the smiling dog is my favorite item in the room.  My dog (and best friend), Baylee, passed away as we were working on the nursery.  I love being able to see him smiling every time I walk in.  I also have his foot prints in paint on the wall. He will always be with us.

* Did you know that you can use your Bed Bath & Beyond coupons at Buy Buy Baby?! Yup. You can. I called to verify. As long as the coupon hasn’t expired, you can use it.

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