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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Nursery Bedding

I found the bedding I wanted for Liams nursery, but there was a bit of a problem... it was $330! Sooo not in my budget. But I was really stuck on that design, nothing else seemed to float my boat if you will. It is called Chocolate Dots from Dwell Studio. I was determined to find it cheaper, so I started browsing craigslist in Los Angeles and Orange County since they are not too far from us, and Ryans brother lives in O.C. I searched for months... nada. Then a light bulb went off! I googled "Dwell Chocolate dots crib bedding craigslist". I found a lot of expired listings, a few were STILL too expensive, then BAM... the mother load! In Burmingham, Alabama the entire 4 piece set was listed for $50!!! I prayed and prayed then emailed her to ask if she would be willing to ship it to California, for a fee of course. She was sooo nice and responded right away. YES she said. She would ship it for $25, totally worth it, since she had to take time out of her day and everything. I was a little nervous but I paid through paypal which is pretty safe. Right after I contacted her, I paid, she shipped, I received it 4 days later. It is in great condition too. I still can't believe I got $330 bedding for only $75.  Go craigslist!

We painted the walls a very light blue, much lighter than the walls above. I'll take pictures soon of the progress. I'm going to go with a light blue, brown, orange, and white color scheme. With hints of airplanes here and there, but not "themey".  I can't wait to show you more. 3 1/2 more months til Liam gets here! I can't wait.

12 comments:

  1. Don't you know all good things come from Alabama ;) I like to use craigslook. It is like a search engine for craigslist everywhere! Anyway love the bedding, can't wait to see the room!

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  2. YAY for craigslist!! Can't wait to see the room done!!

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  3. Craigslook? Never heard of it.. I must go check ito ut, Thanks Vanessa!!

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  4. Me too re: Craigslook. Got to try. I love the bedding choice and the fact that you're not going "themey". And the rich colors will last you longer and make you happier every time you go in the room. (Not as happy as Liam will, but still.)

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  5. Chocolate and light blue is a great combination. I love your bedding and what a deal you got. Liam's nursery sounds adorable and I like the name you chose. I had not heard of CraigsLook. I just checked it out. Great tip from Vanessa! I look forward to seeing Liam's completed nursery.

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  6. Love the bedding! I can't wait to see the room all put together!

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  7. hey, just wanted to tell you i was the lucky winner a few months ago you had for CSN store. I wanted to use the certificate wisely but didnt know what i really wanted until my coffee maker gave out and i bought my dream coffee maker. it has an espresso machine w/ a milk froth on it as well. i LOVE it! thank you so much for the giveaway. Kristen

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  8. Everyone Thanks for this post, I am coming here because my bro told me to visit here because my hobby is also the same as yours.

    I think this is the best article i ever read.
    Thanks for sharing this.

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  9. Can't wait to see his room and meet little Liam. Love the bedding! I can't beleive we will be having our little ones so soon.

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  10. Congratulations (I missed your announcement - so behind)! Wishing you a happy and healthy 2011. Happy New Year, Karli!

    Roeshel

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  11. Any baby news yet?????

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