I fell in love with gold rub and buff and realized how easy it is to make anything inexpensive look a little more upscale (even plastic!). I was definitely sticking to a tight budget so I DIY'd as much as possible and working in a tiny space for twins.
My inspiration came from the Going Stag print I found on Hawthorne Threads website.
I love that it doesn't necessarily scream baby but is still fun and comes in both Aspen (blues and greens) and Tulip (pinks and corals) colors and is what I ended up using for my crib sheets; everything else came together from there. I have a pretty mixed style between shabby chic in some rooms, contemporary and modern in others and a little eclectic. DryCribs from Walmart Stork Craft Sheffield Gray; these were a steal at around $100 each
Faux sheepskin rugs from ebay; I wanted the Ikea TEJN rugs which are actually super cheap but sadly I live no where near Ikea and they don't sell them online so I found some that were identical, just a different brand on ebay Crib sheets, changing pad and bench cushion are fabrics from Hawthorne Threads, sheets and changing pad cover were made by Etsy seller myfrecklesshop Rocking chair Craigslist find that just happened to match other paint colors perfectly Cube bench and bins Threshold from Target (I made the cushion using foam from Michael's and a yard of Birches fabric from Hawthorne Threads to match the changing pad) Book shelves are spice racks from IKEA painted Valspar Hint of Mint, those you can order online Changing table another Craigslist find I used rub and buff to paint the top gold and gold washi tape used on drawer fronts, and replaced knobs with some from Hobby Lobby.
L and R marquee lights, from Hobby Lobby, painted to match rooms colors