This is our 4th baby so we wanted to spend as little as possible. We reused a lot of pieces so those were free (repurpose furiniture if you can to save money… if you have a side table in another room you barely use, put it in baby’s room if you don’t care too much about matching furniture).
We didn’t get a crib but that would have been free since fil offered to pay for it. We got a good quality pack and play that comes with bassinet attachment and a changing station. We get 3 uses out of it and it was $180. If we had gotten a crib plus changing table it would have been more. We also got a closet/armoire type system for the room since the room has no closet but fil paid for that and it was $170 (not real wood but we won’t be moving it so it’s fine.)
We have spent almost $1000 on all things baby related though, like the stroller and carseat ($400), the swing (90), the playgym, the high chair, etc… everything for baby big and small. But as far as actual nursery, not much.
Pack and Play with changetable: $180
Rocking chair: FREE (was in the room when it was an office and have had it for years… given to us by fil)
Table: FREE (was in the office and just repurposed it)
Side table: FREE (given to me by mil)
Closet: FREE (fil purchased it for us as a gift…cost him $170)
Hamper: less than $2 (one of those mesh callapsable hampers)
Diaper Pail: FREE (gift from mil… I picked it out, just a regular steel trash can with foot pedal).
Lamp: FREE (it’s not in the room yet as it’s in our room but it was a baby shower gift for my 3rd son).
End Table: FREE (was in the former playroom so repurposed)
So I spent a total of less than $200 for the room and with the other purchase, a total of $340 was spent on the room’s furniture. I love the room and it’s like my favorite room in the house… the best nursery I have done by far LOL.