With all the attention on Henry’s bedroom, I didn’t want to slight the newest member of our family, so my next project was setting up the nursery for George. I already had nursery items from Henry’s old room in Oakland, so as soon as the moving truck arrived, I was able to set up the nursery. I felt a little guilty that I wasn’t buying anything new for George’s space, but then realized that he was going from having his clothes stashed in Henry’s room and sleeping in our room to having his very own space, so it was all new and exciting for him (at least as new and exciting as things can be for a 4 month old).
The nursery furniture includes a bed and changing table that was purchased on craigslist when we were expecting Henry, a rocker/recliner that we bought new when I found out I was expecting George (our old rocker was falling apart) and an old bookshelf that we bought when we moved to Portland nearly 11 years ago.
We also have an adorable bedding set that I bought when we were expecting Henry and that I still love, so I was thrilled when I found matching wall decals for the set in the clearance bin last year. I already had a couple of wall hangings that I made from the crib bumper.
There was no painting involved in this project since the walls were already a nice neutral beige that provided a perfect backdrop.
|See the cute little wooden bike? My dear husband made that for Henry’s first birthday. It’s a little heavy for riding, but it looks adorable in George’s room.|
I added a neutral rug from Bed, Bath and Beyond and George’s room is all set. Over time, I would like to add window treatments and will need to find a dresser (for now, his clothes are in the changing table or on the shelves in his closet). I’d also like to figure out a lighting solution because there is no overhead light fixture in this room.
Sleep well Baby George!
Furniture, bedding and wall decals – No cost, already had them
Rug (Bed, Bath and Beyond) – $40
Grand Total – $40