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Flip 3: Budget Friendly Floral Nursery

August 5, 2019

Finding out I was pregnant with a little girl was so exciting! I couldn’t wait to start putting together her bedroom. In an ideal world, I would have had all white furniture for the nursery. But in the REAL world, we owned darker nursery furniture from our son’s room that was perfectly good. Either way, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money. Here is how we kept this nursery renovation budget friendly:

Nursery Before

To save money, we reused furniture we owned and refinished furniture that was found at thrift stores.  Each piece we found was less than $20.


With my goal in mind of spending as little as possible, I started the project by determining a color palette and theme that would work with what we already had.  Next, with the color palette in mind, I chose Repose Gray from Sherwin Williams (also used in Thomas’ room) for the walls.  

Nursery color palette
Faux flower inspiration for the nursery

I chose her nursery bedding and curtains from Pottery Barn. Pia Penelope is the style and the curtains are Bella Tassle .

Pia Penelope bedding from Pottery Barn

Thrifted Furniture

End Table

I bought this piece a few years ago and fell in love.  It felt very feminine to me so I painted it white and trimmed it out with a pale pink.

Thrifted end table

Book Shelf 

I bought this piece at Goodwill and it was dark and dated. I painted it white and added a pop of color to the back.

Thrifted bookshelf


We saved this window from our neighbors house before it was demolished and a duplex was built.

Old window with Target wreath

Decorative piece above the closet

I bought this when I was back in Ohio a year ago and I believe it came from the top of an old dresser. I painted this a dusty pink.

Furniture I Already Owned

  • Crib – Dark wood crib that used to be Thomas’.
  • Rocking Chair – This chair has definitely seen better days, but it still functions great.  We added a pillow and I purchased a faux fur rug to lay on the footrest.
  • Dresser – We first used an old yellow IKEA Hemnes dress as a changing table and then swapped it out for another white IKEA dresser that we already owned
  • Shelving – Reused from our previous home
  • Mirror – Had this for years

Nursery After

Budget friendly nursery

Thanks for taking a tour of my little girls first bedroom!

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