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Display Name: Annie Thompson
Member Since: 4/18/14

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Furbish is my favorite! But I always try to look at Target and Homegoods too for even cheaper pieces.

Style on a Budget: 10 Sources for Good, Cheap Decorative Accessories
5/14/14 05:07 PM

I love this nursery! So grown up yet kid friendly! That crib sheet is amazing! And Lulu & Georgia's Painted Desert Rug is my favorite!

Ruby's Gorgeously Glam Nursery Nursery Tour
5/13/14 11:43 PM

Clearance sections are the best! There is a Land of Nod outlet about 30 minutes away from us and I always want to go just for the deals!

Budget Nursery: Shopping the Sales
5/13/14 11:40 PM

Well said! You definitely don't need a ton of the stuff. We really tried to save money on a lot of the stuff for setting up a nursery by using old stuff, hand me-downs and skipping a lot of the extras. I wrote about a couple of ways we saved in a blog post (links below).

4 Ways To Expand Even the Tiniest Budget for a New Nursery
5/13/14 11:38 PM

We don't have a bathtub either and we love the Prince Lionheart flexi-bath. My daughter is 15 months now and she still comfortably fits in it. She can no longer lie down in it but she never wants to do it anyway. You can always make do in small spaces! I have a couple other posts on how we make do in a small apt. with a small child here, including how we do baths. Links below!

Bathing a Baby in a Small Home: Space-Saving Tubs & Sink Tubs
5/13/14 04:36 PM

What a great idea!

Before & After: Crib to Lofted Toddler Bed Adriel Booker
5/13/14 04:32 PM

What a great round up! It is so hard to find smaller space sofas. I have found that recently even Crate & Barrel and Room & Board make "apartment" size sofas which are a bit smaller.

7 Stylish New Traditional Small Scale Sofas Apartment Therapy's Annual Guide
5/13/14 04:30 PM

These are really great. Unfortunately, we couldn't fit one of these in our apartment so we DIYed it. And it was really inexpensive compared to the more pricey desks available.

Top Ten: Best Low-Profile Desks Apartment Therapy's Annual Guide 2014
5/13/14 04:29 PM

These are great photos! I think Jordan Ferney also did a similar bunk solution in her first apartment for her twin boys. Here is the link:

We use a mini-crib now but think that we will probably get a toddler bed in the future instead of a single. Little kids don't need as much space as we all think and even at 14 months my daughter who is in the 80 percentile for height has no problem fitting in her mini crib. I have no problem imagining that older kids would fit in toddler beds for a long time too. Here is the link to why we chose a mini crib and other tips for living in a small space with a baby:

Small Kids' Room Strategy: Toddler-Size Bunk & Loft Beds
4/18/14 09:48 PM

I love that first photo of the hall bookshelves! What a great use of space!

5 Ways to Fit a Home Library into a Small Space
4/18/14 09:42 PM

We use as much vertical space as we can in our daughter's nursery too! Our built in Elfa shelves are a life saver and they hold all her stuff (and some of ours!)

Let's Get Vertical! Smart Uses of Vertical Space in Kids Rooms
4/18/14 09:41 PM

These are some great tips! We live in a small apartment too (under 800 sq ft) and have a 14 month old daughter and two great danes. Your tip about keeping it tidy is so true. In a small space anything out looks cluttered. Hiding storage everywhere helps too. I wrote about our experience in a post on having a baby in a small space:

The 10 Commandments of Keeping a Small Space Organized
4/18/14 09:39 PM

I love Danielle's walk up!

Small Space Style: 10 Charming & Compact Chicago Homes
4/18/14 09:34 PM

We use one to cover the my wire shelving units in my daughter's nursery. It helps hide the visual clutter. I am not usually a fan; but, in some cases I think it really helps. Here is the link to her tiny nursery it is 7x9 but has a lot of storage.

How To Cleverly Conceal Clutter: DIY Fabric Curtains, Skirts & Covers
4/18/14 09:27 PM