Tuesday, July 28, 2015

An Elephant Nursery for Kassius

You guys have patiently waited for the big nursery reveal of my sweet grandson Kassius. Well the wait is FINALLY over. Today I'm sharing the whole room all put together (and not a moment too soon since soon Kassius will be moving out of his room and relocating with his mommy and daddy to Dallas!).

The playful and modern tiny polka dots painted using Lullaby Paints ($27) in a custom steel grey really added charm and whimsy, especially when paired with a minty green accent wall for a room that will really be fun for Kassius to sleep and play in.

We used the same paint to spruce up a small solid wood side table that we found discarded on the side of the road ($0). It now used to store bath items in a small storage basket I picked up at TJ Maxx ($5). We stashed his thermometer, nasal aspirator, teething tablets and baby Tylenol in there. All the things she will need to trake care of Kassius. I added a cute little canvas art print to tie the yellow and grey back into the design ($7). 

We also painted a lovely crib donated by one of my daughter's co-workers ($0). It is so great, with it's built in changing table, shelves and drawers for storing receiving blankets, onesies, diapers and baby wipes. My daughter found a super cute grey and yellow elephant crib bedding set ($24) that us further establish Kassius's color scheme.

My daughter also wanted to incorporate a chevron pattern, so she picked up this really soft changing pad cover ($5).

Do you see that cool elephant storage bin on the floor? Also found at TJ Maxx ($14). It is the perfect basket for dirty clothes and blankets and it was an added fun design element that offered functional storage.

My daughter bought a piece of fleece ($9) and asked me to sew a blanket for Kassius. Instead I created a fleeced tied blanket. I think it's super cute and definitely cozy.

And of course the minty green accent wall I mentioned that my daughter wanted to add. We just picked up a can of sample paint and had them create the custom color she wanted to go for (just $4). It really help bring the room together while bouncing around a warm, soothing light, which is always a good thing in a baby's nursery.

I just couldn't help but add polka dots to the back wall in Kassius's walk-in closet. Isn't it adorable?


Not bad for a room that turned out as cute as it did, right? It’s especially amazing to me when we look at what we created for very little money. You could easily spend $96 on a small side table, so the fact that it includes a crib, storage bins, a side table, painted wall designs and a small canvas, makes me grin from ear to ear. We loved using paint and low cost accessories along with items of furniture that my daughter already had (or gratefully inherited) to create such a sweet little place for my grandson to lay his little head.

So that’s the story of an empty room going from bare to baby-ready without depleting my daughter’s diaper fund. And of course she and I are already talking about adding cute curtains and other elements once they are settled into his new home in Dallas.

But what about you guys? Any babies on the way? Any nursery projects you’ll be taking on? Any older kids’ rooms that you’ll be decking out on a serious budget? I'm actually in the process of starting the design on my walk in "glam room" closet so stay tuned for that…


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