My summer goals {where has summer gone?!?} include redecorating my older two kids bedrooms, so I figured I would start off my 'Summer Re-do' mini series with a tour of the one room that is actually done!

When I found out I was pregnant I decided to switch all the kids bedrooms around {yeah, should have thought that through a little more} so that the big kiddos could have the bigger rooms and I made the smallest room into the nursery. I was able to reuse or re-purpose many old decorations {mainly because I'm super cheap}, so I didn't have to spend a ton of money since I knew I would soon be spending a small fortune on diapers! I think it turned out pretty cute!

The room was already the raspberry color from when it was Bella's nursery, so I didn't need to {aka was too lazy} repaint. It took forever, but I finally found a fabric that I fell in love with! It's from the "Tea Garden" collection by Free Spirit. It matches the paint perfectly. 

I reused the crib from my other two kids, which must taste good since it's covered in teeth marks! I made the crib skirt from some fabric I purchased for Bella's nursery 9 years before, gotta love hoarding! The little chair I recovered was also Bella's. 

I made a table cloth from some fabric that I had bought to make pillows with, but never used. The white table cloth and the table were from my wedding! The lamp was from a previous guest room that I repainted and used an old sticky shade that I covered in trim. The frame and books were Bella's also and the dress form was from a decoration from an old craft fair I was in. 

The glider was from my older two kids too, but I did BUY the pillow! Gasp! I haven't paid for a pillow in years, but I was exhausted and too tired to make it {and I had a gift card to HomeGoods!}, and it was perfect!

The armoire was our old media cabinet {which had been storing craft supplies since the TV we HAD TO HAVE is about two times to big to fit!} the majority of the decorations on top are from my wedding or Bella's nursery: One of the "bird cages" is from my entry in the American Crafter competition

I made the art using letters that were left over from a birthday party, an old frame I painted to match the lamp and cut up an old print I found at a flea market. 

The picture was is made up of mainly old frames, goodwill frames, a birdcage {using the rest of my HomeGoods gift card!} some letters and two wooden scroll frames from Michael's. They are filled with free printables, scrapbook papers, cards and prints from a flea market. 

The art above the bed was made using stencil, math {ick} and a lot of patience! I adore how it turned out!

 There is an old mirror from our previous home and one of my baby dresses hung up.

The curtain panels are simple French dot fabric hung on old rods. I love how it turned out...

now only if she would sleep in it!

Check our my nursery pinterest board to see some more inspiration!

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  1. That is such a sweet nursery! I love all the decorations, and especially the art above the bed. You made that?!

  2. Thank you! Yes, it was pretty simple, just A LOT of measuring!