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Lauren is back! And now she is an official mama to a sweet baby girl. I asked her to give us an update on the dresser we snagged at the Alameda Flea Market, so she’s sharing her nursery.





After watching some friends spend tons on beautiful baby furniture…only to have it be gnawed on (true story) I got to thinking.  Now don’t get me wrong, I lusted after Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware baby furniture for weeks.  Ok fine, I still peruse those sites, it’s like hormonal pregnant/post partum porn.  Truth is though, this sweet baby of mine is never going to probably even know or appreciate where her crib, changing table, dresser came from.  So I’m still saving up for a new washer/dryer and picked up items for the sweet babe’s room elsewhere.

Dresser, well Becca mentioned this a ways back when we went to the Alameda Flea Market.  Picked this bad boy up for $150 and added sassy glass pink knobs.  I love it, truly I do and when some day my little girl hates it/draws on it with crayon/accidentally scratches it, well it won’t be a huge loss.

Changing table, well this white wicker desk was a purchase for my first apartment from a consignment store.  Minor conversion with added piece of wood for shelf, voila!  Wire baskets, changing pad, keeping it simple.  Admittedly changing tables aren’t that expensive, but this re-purposing made sense to me, I mean what do you do with a changing table after they are out of diapers?  Mine will go back to a desk.  Hopefully she’ll be studying and not chasing boys.

Crib, um ok, this was a splurge.  It’s completely new, a gracious gift from my parents.  But it’s American made of sustainable wood and wasn’t all too expensive considering the cadillacs of cribs out there.  I opted out of a full conversion crib so the (maybe) next one can use it too and I won’t end up buying two (or more?) full cribs that convert.

I was hoping for a warm and playful room that felt personal and not too much like a page from a catalog or pinterest board gone crazy.  Oh, and I’m forever in the debt of my beloved friend Kim for gifting me the bedding.  Bedding that I fell in love with but was discontinued before we were sure it was a girl.  She just happened to have it and wanted to get her daughter different bedding.  Gently used, recycled bedding, major score…plus there is nothing like a crazy pregnant woman lusting after baby bedding she can’t find anywhere.

The best part, this is my favorite room in the house, if she ends up not liking it, I’m moving in!!




8 Responses to Homesteading with Lauren: Baby Girl Nursery

  1. Nice work, Lauren! It turned out beautifully! LOVE that dresser!

  2. Katie says:

    Seriously Lauren, you could not be any cooler!! Love this room so much, almost as much as sweet Izzy!!! Becca, I spy on your blog all the time and one of these days I am going to get up the courage to do some diy inspired by you!! =)

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