Boy-Oh-Boy. My husband dared me. Double dared me.
Create Henry’s Nursery for $200 or less.
And I took the dare.
Not that he thinks Henry doesn’t deserve to have an amazing Nursery. It’s just that, having our 4th child now, we are trying to save a bit of money here and there. And the need to spend a ton of money on a Nursery for my 4th BOY in a row just isn’t something that is absolutely necessary right now.
With William and Alexander, we had just moved to Rhode Island from NYC, where we were ALL sharing a one-bedroom apartment. It was – putting it very lightly – a tight squeeze. But having 2 sons 12 months apart, there wasn’t much time to go looking for a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment. When it was time, we decided that moving to a New England town to raise our boys would be the best decision for our family.
We bought a house. And each of our 2 boys had his own room. Having never been able to create a Nursery for either boy to that point… I went CRAZY! I loved it. Baby boy blue everything! I devoured catalog after catalog looking for ideas and inspiration. And I was able to create adorable Nurseries… they were my dreams come true for my boys.
Soon after, I found that I was expecting another baby boy… and I was excited to create his special Nursery. I did it a little differently than William and Alexander’s, but it was truly a dream-come-true creation for me… especially since I had miscarried right before I got pregnant with Benjamin. I used to go into that empty room and pray and think about the baby-to-be who would be coming home to THAT very Nursery. That was my Benjamin, our first baby we brought home to our Rhode Island home. That room, to me, is a little extra special.
And so… here we are. My 4th little guy, Henry, is 11 weeks old. And he is still living in our master bedroom.
We have 4 bedrooms, so William and Alexander are doubling up… and Henry will take Alexander’s bedroom.
When I brought up the fact that we need to start working on Henry’s Nursery… my husband just smiled. Ahh… our 4th son. Another boy blue room. Another chance to create something…
BUT! This time around… we have a budget. With the economy the way it is today… we need to be smart.
And so…. here we go. Create a Nursery for $200 or less. GREAT.
What do I have already? Your 2 basic essentials. A crib and a changing table.
Cue the music here… THANK YOU, Simmons Kids. You absolutely, positively ROCK!
Simmons Kids was kind enough to send Henry a crib and changing table. Let me reiterate… a Simmons Antique Silver Monaco Crib and Changing Table, which is the most exquisite and beautiful line I have seen.
He will be sleeping and be changed in style. Pure style.
I will create Henry’s Nursery around these 2 masterpieces. And the already-painted-baby-blue-room.
This fashionista in me is up for the challenge. $200 or less.
Suggestions? Oh, please! I welcome ALL the help I can get!
This is what I’m working with now…
The Crib and Changing Table
My Nana’s precious bassinet that Henry has outgrown, and wooden shelves that need to be painted
Alexander’s clothes and toys, ready to be moved out
Alexander’s initials and photos, ready to be taken down
Alexander’s toys and robe and towels – need to be packed up and moved
So this is what we’re working with. We just started “dismantling” Alexander’s room. He’s now sleeping in William’s room, but he needs his things in there, too!
MAKE WAY FOR HENRY!