Budget-Friendly Boy Nursery Makeover

6 Materials
$200
5 Days
Easy

I love cheap nursery makeovers and my second son's room was no exception. This time, however, I had a little helper with me in the form of Big Brother Evan.


One feature wall and several coats of white paint later, here's how the room turned out:

That's my little William in the photo, posing like the sweet little cherub he is/was.


Did I mention he's a 13 month-old toddler now?


This post is just a tad overdue!


The room glamour shots were taken after his birth for one BIG reason – that little stinker came five weeks early! I was right in the middle of doing polka-dot stamps when my amniotic fluid bag sprung a leak. At first I was in denial, because I had already devoted the day to stamping, but as the trickles continued there was no denying it – this guy was coming with or without polka-dots!


I hadn't packed a hospital bag yet, but your girl had all the paint and stencil supplies ready in the wings 😂


Here's what the room looked like before any work was completed.

Basically this room can be broken down into five DIY projects:


1. Board and Batten Install



2. Repainting the entire room white

Note the streaks of white paint on my supervisor's red pants.


3. Adding custom-length blackout curtains

4. Painting a polka dot stencil wall

Progress photo. This is how Will's room looked the day he was born. Whoops!

5. Building and painting a custom wood sign

I'm pretty sure I jinxed myself using this "To sleep perchance to dream" Shakespeare quote because Will had reflux and wasn't consistently sleeping through the night until he was about a year old. Poor little bud.


Total cost to create this project: $5. The only thing I needed to buy was the transparency paper.


For the full post head on over to Top Shelf DIY, where I provide more tips on how we saved money in this nursery!


Happy projecting!

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