My Room: "Biscuit"

My Room: "Biscuit"

Carrie McBride
Oct 13, 2011

How to completely overhaul a room for a baby on time and under budget? Cassie and Sean got by with a little help from friends. Cassie shares: After getting married earlier this year, we had about $600 to transform the third bedroom of our Chicago rental into a nursery. We had pretty much ignored this room up to this point (it was a plain office/storage room), but we tackled it a little bit at a time.

The smartest thing we did was choose a mod color palette early (turquoise, lime, yellow, and pastels) and spread word of it among our talented friends and family.

My aunt Judy made custom-sewn bedding (Judy's in Atlanta, we're in Chicago, so we picked the fabrics online and mailed samples cross-country) and my husband's friend Sam crocheted a super cool quilt for us that really pulled the room together. A weekend of family painting and closet rebuilding, and a few repurposed thrift/Craigslist finds later (the rocker, the dresser), and we actually (1) came in under budget and (2) finished the project one week before our due date.

Lovely! Thanks Cassie!

(Images: Reader Cassie)

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