I have my parents to thank for taking the trip to Ikea with me, my dad for putting together 3 bookcases and hanging the shades and Annisia for coming in March to have tea and help me put the room together. Carl was working 80 hour weeks leading up to Kheri's arrival…tax season…so I was on my own! There are still quite a few things I need to do, such as hang more pictures, but rather than have the room completely 'finished' when she arrived I decided to let it evolve. So like everything else that I do around here, it is a work in progress.
crib: It was mother-in-law's when she was a baby and then my husband's. Check current crib safety guidelines if using an old crib or cradle.
rocking chair: craisglist
bookcases: Ikea Expedit, of course!
white baskets: Ikea Agen
blue round baskets: our local dollar store
breastfeeding stool: By Medela at babiesrus
multi-colored blanket: knitted by Aunt Jill
green knitted blanket: knitted by my great-grandmother
animal pillows in crib: Zid Zid Kids
bamboo roman shades: JC Penny
mobile: James Cornell & Annisia Cialone (architects & furniture designers for Starting Small)
'Fiona and Her Cub' picture: Creative Thursday
mobile: by Elena of Shoosha
changing table: another piece from my in-laws' attic
white baskets: Container Store
We were lucky to have been given the crib and changing table by Carl's parents. (Otherwise I probably would have headed to Walmart.) They are usually the big ticket items in a baby's room. We debated on getting a glider but I just couldn't spend the money on something that I didn't really like in the first place and I don't regret it. Honestly, the first several weeks I breast fed in the old La-Z-Boy chair in our living room, on the couch or in our bedroom in a big armchair. The most expensive items we purchased were the Ikea Expedit bookcases. As long as you don't get swept up into the frenzy that has become 'setting up the baby's room' I don't think you have to spend a lot of money.
wall color is Irish Spring, trim color is Super White both by Benjamin Moore
and pictures of when we were using it as our temporary bedroom while redoing ours