Nursery makeover (on a tight budget)
Hooray! I am finally finished putting together our little man’s nursery. Whew. I have to admit, from a decorating standpoint, it isn’t one of the rooms in our house I am super in love with (like my living room), but I am satisfied that I accomplished my mission of creating a peaceful, serene space that invites relaxation and creative play. Just to re-cap … here is what we started with:
As you can see, this room was a catch-all for everything (and also a great place to build forts) :). Now, it looks like this:
I kept the wall color that was there when we moved in – it’s Balsam Beige 96221 (from Walmart) – and I also kept the curtains left by the previous owners (I washed them, of course). I did trim the tassels off the valances (to make them a little less “frou frou”) and I primed and spray-painted the tiebacks in a nickel finish to match the ceiling fixture.
I decided that, with the neutral color scheme going on in the room, a retro vibe would probably work best.
I reused our daughter’s crib. I made it look new again by going over the worn spots with fresh stain. I bought the crib skirt and fitted sheet from Target, using gift cards I received at my baby shower.
One of my favorite pieces in the room is this thrift store artwork I created for above the crib.
On the other side of the room, I hung these tin plane prints, which I purchased for about $12 apiece at allposters.com.
I also love this book nook I created. I bought the shelves at Hobby Lobby for half price ($20 each, I think), using a gift card I got for Christmas. For the deets on that project, click here.
These decorative baskets, which I bought at Home Goods, function well as diaper and toy storage.
I did spend $89 total transforming little man’s closet space. I kept the cost low by using old parts from other closets. For the deets on that makeover project, click here.
So … what do you think of our little man’s space? Honestly, it is one of the few rooms in our house that I can say is totally finished and organized. Sometimes, when I start to get overwhelmed with all the chaos and mess around here, I like to go upstairs and sit in this room and just … breathe.