Today’s Room: A vibrant, stimulating boy’s nursery under $2500.
- Little YOLO paints | $39.99/ea.; $79.88 for 2 | Paints and primers have zero VOCs and are Green Seal certified | Color: Sprout 03
- Lite2Go All In One Eco Friendly Lamp | $64.95/ea., $129.90 for 2 | It is shipped flat to reduce packaging, and the packaging IS the lamp. All other packaging is recycled or sustainable. The package/shade is made from recyclable #5 polypropylene plastic and the light bulb and cord can be recycled by your local e-waste recycler, or sent back to Greenfeet.com and they’ll recycle it for you
- Bratt Decor Wall Shelf, Mocha | $55 | Made with sustainably harvested wood with non-toxic paints and stains (aff)
- Baby Miro Modo 3-Drawer Changer | $512.20 | Made from solid pine harvested from sustainably managed forests in New Zealand and finished only with certified non-toxic finishes and paints.
- Counting Poster by Robin Rosenthal | $40 | Printed with soy inks on acid-free, recycled, uncoated cover stock
- Pebbles Accent Cushion by Nest, green | $42 | Made of 100% certified organic cotton and filled with recycled fleece
- Linen Sheer Drapes from Pottery Barn, White, 54″ x 84″ | $49/ea., $98 for 2 | Made of 100% linen
- Dots Re-Stik by Blik, gray and green | $25/ea./$50 for 2 | Wall decals are made from a layer of self-adhesive, repostionable prolypropolene film, a safer plastic that is also recyclable
- Pebbles Crib Set by Nest, green | $298 | Made of 100% certified organic cotton and filled with recycled fleece | Set includes quilt, fitted sheet, bumper and crib skirt
- Baby Miro Modo Crib | $511.88 | Made from solid pine harvested from sustainably managed forests in New Zealand and finished only with certified non-toxic finishes and paints.
- Jax Hamper by Nest, green | $68 | Fabric is organic cotton and frame made of recycled wood with water-based finishes.
- Jax Storage Tower by Nest | $108 | Fabric is organic cotton and frame made of recycled wood with water-based finishes.
- Seasons Rug by notNeutral, 5′ x 8′ | $480 | Made of natural wool and RugMark certified
TOTAL: $2472.86 | $27.14 under budget
Sleepytime Rocker by Nurseryworks | $900 | All coatings, glues and finishes are low-VOC and frame made of sustainable Paulownia wood, a fast-growing, light weight and fire- and decay-resistant hardwood species | This rocker is a significant investment, and while a rocker isn’t absolutely necessary in a nursery, any mother who used one will tell you its great for soothing a crying infant or just for some quiet mommy-baby time.
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sagemomAugust 13, 2008 at 7:18 pm
This is awesome! I’m currently re-decorating the nursery for arrival of #2, and these are some great products that I hope I can find…
MC MilkerSeptember 8, 2008 at 1:55 pm
MC Milkers last blog post..Ten Ways To Make School Green All Year Round
Diane MacEachernSeptember 8, 2008 at 3:27 pm
Good ideas. For the equipment, I usually started with gently used products: my kids’ crib came from my best friend, who loaned it when her kids were done. The changing table came from a yard sale. The cloth diapers were hand-me-downs, too! It’s easy to “decorate” cheaply when you start with recycled goods.
jennaeSeptember 8, 2008 at 3:57 pm
@Diane You definitely make a good point. The Green Rooms in a Box series assumes you are buying from scratch and buying new products in order to provide access for any shopper to buy them. But I definitely encourage any eco-savvy decorator to start first in their own home trying to find items in other rooms that can be repurposed. Then look for used items that are in good condition, though you sometimes have to be careful with nursery products like cribs, bouncers, etc. to make sure they are up to current safety recommendations. If you are on a budget, these two strategies are definitely the way to go to save some money.
JuliaMarch 18, 2009 at 6:11 pm
Jennae, I love your website, as much for the beautiful eye you have for decorating as for your choice of green products. I, unfortunately, cannot afford most of the things featured here, but the idea of buying used still has me nervous. I don’t want to get someone’s used crib with toxic paint on it, or other used furniture that may have particle board, formaldehyde, etc. Any advice on that?
Melissa @ nursery wall clingsFebruary 14, 2011 at 7:56 am
You have great taste! I can’t hardly believe that all of these you can get for less than $2500!!! Tasteful and practical!