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Clark's Fun Nursery with a Hint of Superman

We're always impressed by a beautiful nursery on a budget, so we were pretty amazed by this one! The total bill for Clark's entire fun nursery design came in at only $600! Clark's mom, photographer Jenna Henderson, knew right away her little guy's nursery wouldn't be your typical baby blue, sage, tan or pale yellow. She skipped on the traditional themes, too. Instead, the focus was on making a cute, affordable room that would transition well as he aged. For example, the changing table is a desk that has been painted green. Later, they'll only need to take the changing pad off the top, bring in a chair, and it's back to being a desk!

Even though there was no theme, they did incorporate a few subtle nods to Clark Kent and Superman, tying in his namesake. Rather than going too overboard, Jenna masterfully brought in little touches, like the poster of the Metropolis skyline, silver accents for the Man of Steel, and a pair of Clark-esque glasses next to an old camera. The result is a charming space with fun details, rather than an a theme that overwhelms the room. See more of this nursery in the full gallery.


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vendors & sources

Red/white lamp and Dresser: Already owned by parents-to-be
Crib, Desk/changing table: Cragislist
Jessica Jones: Dust Ruffle Fabric
Chevron curtain fabric:
“Super Hero” pillow and Metropolois Print: Gifts from friends
Metropolis frame: Hobby Lobby
Shelving Unit, Silver Lamp, Green/Orange Photo Boxes, Starburst mirror, Shelf brackets: Ikea
Orange/blue storage boxes: Land of Nod
Beadboard Wallpaper: Lowes
Clock: Target
Magnet boards, Bedspread, Sheets: Walmart