How much did you spend on nursery furniture?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: How much did you spend on nursery furniture?
    under $500 : (32 votes)
    41 %
    $500-$1000 : (16 votes)
    21 %
    $1001-$1500 : (8 votes)
    10 %
    $1501-$2000 : (9 votes)
    12 %
    $2001- $2500 : (2 votes)
    3 %
    $2500 plus : (11 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    348 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    My father-in-law is making us a crib (he’s made lovely ones for both SIL and BIL’s kids) and we have not yet purchased any other furtniture. However, I plan on using an Ikea dresser to double as a changing table and will buy an inexpensive rocker or glider soon. Hopefully under $500, but if we were having to buy the crib out of pocket I don’t think $500-1,000 would be unreasonable.

    Post # 4
    1719 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Crib- $200.  It was exactly the same as a $500 one, manufactured at the same plant, but sold under a different brand.  Do your research, you could save a ton!

    Dresser- $250

    Desk(for when he’s older)- $150

    Large Chest of drawers- $200

    (we also got some other pieces of furniture for the house and thus saved 15% on all, but not including that).

    Rocking chair- $200 I think

    Post # 5
    1029 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    Crib – $130 (new, Target)

    Dresser – $40 (found on CraigsList)

    we also plan to get a glider-rocker and spend up to about $200… New or used, not sure. 

    I’d recommend talking together and coming up with a number that seems reasonable. You should be able to find furniture to fit most budgets, especially if you stay out of specialty baby stores 🙂

    Post # 6
    545 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We’re hoping to spend as little as possible and get the majority second-hand. I do have my eye on a crib that converts to a child-sized bed, but it’s about $1000 with the mattresses. Since we only plan on one kid, this would be a good investment, but if I find a convertible crib used, I’ll definitely go for it. 



    Post # 7
    3699 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We just bought ours this afternoon! 

    We went to Buy buy Baby and got a crib (that converts to a full size bed), the toddler rails, the conversion kit to make it a full size bed, a nightstand, a double dresser and a hutch. With coupons and delivery, it was just under $2000. DH wanted a sett hat was almost double hat, so I’m pleased with what we spent 🙂 

    Post # 8
    1436 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Crib – $200, plus accessories (mattress and bedding), came to $600

    Dresser/change table – $300

    Both of which were gifted to us. 

    Glider (used) $125


    Post # 9
    1689 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Crib- $350.00

    Dresser/change table- $300.00

    We will be borrowing a rocking chair from our parents for now that sits and collects dust haha and then maybe in the next year will look at getting a glider. 

    We were also given a bassinet from a friend.

    I’m assuming I’ll spend a couple of hundred on miscelaneous things so it will bring our total to about 850.00


    Post # 10
    728 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    The crib, changing table/dresser, bookshelf, closet storage, and glider with ottoman cost us about $1,000 in total.

    Post # 11
    272 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Crib: $312

    mattress: $50

    dresser/changing table: free gifted from mom

    recliner: $600ish gifted from mom

    Side table $80

    still need some storage furniture, but nursery furniture can be as expensive or budget friendly as you want to make it! 

    Post # 12
    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Our crib was $500 from Pottery Barn.  More than I wanted to spend but we fell in love.  We are getting the IKEA Hemnes 8 drawer dresser on our mini babymoon to Dallas for 299 + Tax.  We bought a recliner from Buy Buy Baby with a coupon for $540.  So total we will have spent about $1340. Wow!  Thats a lot when I see it all added up.  haha

    Post # 13
    1059 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

    We bought an expensive but lovely hardwood, made-in-USA suite of furniture from Land of Nod. On a nightstand, large dresser (with change top) and bookshelf, we spent $1,400. The complimentary crib was a gift from MIL at additional $750 plus a $250 Naturepedic mattress and $150 conversion kit, so that brings us above $2,200. We’re also investing $400 in a rug and a bit more in decor and lighting. 

    Post # 14
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Yikes I’d never spend that much on a crib. We ended up getting a free hand me down but the one i was going to buy was 150. 

    we have only spent 300, on a dresser. A rocker is being gifted to us. 

    Post # 16
    315 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Our crib was $400 and we got 15% off. Our dresser (matching) was $550 and we got 20% off.  The glider/ottoman we want is $450 and hopefully we can get 20% off of that as well. We didn’t get the toddler rail/full size conversion kit.  We may get the full size conversion kit ($150-200) but I’m not sure yet.  We plan on using these things for 2-3 kids and then either having the youngest keep it or sell the set.  Baby furniture just doesn’t seem like it will last until the kids move out. The drawers are small and unless you spend a lot of money they are fairly cheaply made (IMO). 

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