{ room with a zoo }

Because adoptions are $$$ (bummer) - but so worth it I might add - I needed to get little Henry's nursery ready fast & cheap. I also wanted to avoid accumulating a million things that we don't need (like I did the first time around). Here's what I did...introducing Little Henry's Room...

Crib - hand ME down - $0
Ikea kitchen cart ala changing table & dressers - $0 (already had - was using in garage of all places)
Bed & linens - already had
Crib linens - Babystyle outlet - $20
Changing pad & cute cover - $20 (target)
Baskets for cart - $7 (walmart)
Modern Oeuf Bouncer - $60 (ebay)
Mobile, zoo toys, etc.- $15 (ikea)
Wall art - from etsy - here + here - $35
ABC Love poster print - madebygirl - $45
zoo animal prints - gift from the lovely alli at bird dog press $0
zoo chalkboard wall candy - ebay - $20
bright green paint - benjamin moore eco - riendly line - $18
green side table - $13 (target)
red garbage can - $11 (walmart)
total: $275

Also spent some $ on a new infant car seat, some solid onesies & BPA free bottles & G Diapers & Seventh Generation Diapers. We already have a baby monitor, baby bjorn, sling, pack n play for traveling, stroller, baby jogger (although it is purple and I covet an orange one). And I have lots of bags.

Anyone think of anything else I need?

* And little henry still hasn't arrived into this world. No contractions....it might be a few more weeks (official due date: October 1st). Of course we have our biggest event of the year the last weekend in September so knowing our luck/karma/cosmic energy, he will arrive then! :) lol.


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Sarah said...

Hooray! Looks super cute! And good job with the budget!

Katie said...

Jenny-Great job! Wow-you work fast!! It looks so cute and I"m sure Henry will LOVE it, just as he will love his new parents and big sister!!

nicole viola said...

I love your creative use of the ikea kitchen cart! Brilliant

Emily@remodelingthislife said...


I have a kitchen cart that I need to repurpose, love you reuse of that! The room is awesome! You look all set to me!

Britton said...

It looks great Jenny. Did you hear that they are building an IKEA in Denver??

queenoftheclick said...

I love how the room looks. It's definitely ready for Henry's arrival!

lisa said...

I LOVE IT!!! Your creative influences always amaze me.....I know that Little Willy will love this new room, it is very cute! XXOO!

LobotoME said...

Thanks all! Its coming along! :)