Budget-Friendly Boy Nursery Makeover
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
3. Adding custom-length blackout curtains
4. Painting a polka dot stencil wall
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!