Our gender neutral baby room on a budget.

It’s finally finished!  And I’m anxious to show you the room we created for our baby.  Keep in mind that I like simple and minimal so it may be boring to some of you!  I had a lot of fun doing this because I have a bit of an interior decorating background and hadn’t really done any designing for a long time!   Decorating to me these days, is about creating a comfortable room that is done on the cheap.  That means I DIY’d and repurposed quite a few items to create our baby room on a budget!  Oh, and since we didn’t know the gender of our little one, I tried to make it as neutral as possible.

At the end of the post I’ll have a source list with our approximate costs and links to my crafty projects 🙂

The curtain fabric that inspired the colours in the room:

I’m quite pleased with how it turned out.  🙂  We obviously decided to forgo a rocking chair due to space restrictions since we have the single bed in there.  We traded our double bed for a single bed my parents had since they couldn’t store all the beds!  I was going to buy one of those thick changing pads to put on top of the dresser, but decided that the bed could work just as well.

I hope you enjoyed the tour!

Here’s the source list and approximate prices:

  • Crib & Mattress:  IKEA  $290
  • Crib Sheet (3-in-1):  No longer available
  • Wall colour:  Martha Stewart Fossil from Home Depot $29
  • Curtain fabric:  Fabricland  $30 for 5m
  • Crib skirt:  Fabricland  $0  (I found it in my stash)
  • Bedding for single bed:  Zellers $20
  • Dresser:  an antique from my Grandma  $0
  • White lamp:  Walmart  $10
  • “Be Happy” wall clothes hanger $0
  • ABC wall art:  Etsy  $32 (my “splurge”)
  • DIY Hot Air Balloon mobile:  $5
  • DIY Canvas Art projects:  $5

Total approximate cost:  $450

Nursery DIY projects: