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Monday, 10 October 2011

We're working on the nursery and I just had to give you a preview of our purchases.  We decided on a Beautiful Butterfly theme.  This is the crib that we selected for Zarriah.  This picture really doesn't do it justice nor does it show the true color.  The stain that we chose is called Espresso Java and the crib is the Delta 5th Avenue sold by Target.  It's actually darker than the picture, almost black.  I wasn't sure how I felt about dark furniture in a nursery, but I've fallen in love with it.  We looked at numerous cribs on line, Babies R Us and countless other stores, but my SIL had his heart set on dark wood so the Espresso won out.  

Since, Xavier's, my 3 year old grandson's birthday is around the corner as well as the holidays, we set a budget of $2,500 for the nursery.  We're just about finished purchasing and so far we're within budget.  We ordered the crib on-line from Target for about $250.00, which included shipping.  The crib is solid and receiving great reviews, so we've chalked this purchase up as a steal.  The crib we were looking at initially was in the $500.00 range.  We liked this one better because of the color.  It turns into a toddler bed, which is a bonus.  For $250.00 if we decide to use it as a toddler bed we really got a great deal, if not we don't have $500.00 invested in a crib that won't get more use. 

Here's the matching changing table.  We loved the fact that this piece had 6 cubicles for storage and it was more vertical than horizontal.  The cubicles on the table will be handy for housing toiletries, wipes, blankets etc. when we're changing the baby, and it doesn't take up a wall because it's horizontal.  We grabbed this piece for $170.00.  My SIL is astute at putting things together and enjoys it, so we're saved on assembly cost for both the crib and changing table.  So far so good, right.  We found these adorable butterfly bins at Babies R Us for $10.00 each.  We purchased 6, which will replace the baskets shown.    

We found this adorable dresser at Wayfair.  It was originally $400.00, we grabbed it for $200.00 including shipping.  We were actually looking for an armoire, and found one at Babies R Us in the price range, but unfortunately it doesn't come in Espresso.  We loved the lines on this dresser, and at half price we couldn't resist.  The lines are perfect with the changing table.  This dresser is actually the true color of the espresso furniture.  We need to find a mirror and a few pictures for the wall and we'll be done. 
We choose Valspar Dusky Lavender satin paint from Lowes at $30.00 a gallon.  With trim paint, rollers, brushes etc,. we spent $150.00 on paint and material.    



The Butterfly bedding and accessories were $500.00, an exclusive from Babies R Us.  We selected the comforter, 2 lamps, hamper, diaper stacker, 2 valances, butterfly rug, keepsake box, sheets, bumper pad, and wall decals.  We also purchased a rocker and foot stool for $250.00.  Can't wait to put everything together.  Stay tuned for the final pictures of the nursery.  Would you put dark furniture in your baby's nursery?  What do you think of our Beautiful Butterfly theme.  Leave us a comment, we would love to hear from you.  

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