Designing the nursery was one of my favorite projects I have done. I feel like I really got to add all the elements I wanted but without breaking the bank. There were definitely some time-consuming projects, but we kept our costs down. Here’s how…
To achieve the look of feminine floral wallpaper without the cost,
we opted to hand-paint a stencil.
I purchased the stencil from Royal Design Stencils for $15
and used Martha Stewart’s metallic craft paint in gold.
(click on link for details on this project)
I purchased black curtains from Target and
found ring clips in the “As Is” section of IKEA for $1.
I spray painted the clips gold to give them a touch of glamour.
I switched out the plain white wooden knobs on the
changing table for these delicate brass flower pulls.
They can be found here from Hobby Lobby.
Gave an old (silver) mirror a quick coat of glossy pink spray paint.
I used a plain white box-pleated crib skirt that I already owned
instead of buying a new one. To give it a little more excitement
I added pink pom-pom trim. I also skipped the expensive bedding
sets and just found single crib sheets that I liked from Target (here).
diy accessory board
By utilizing things we had and revamping inexpensive things,
we were able to stick to a budget and keep our costs down.
With all the mixing and matching, I created a room that will be able to transition
with Harper as she gets older. I can simply switch out accessories to update the space.
Plus all the money I saved us totally justifies a new pair of shoes for me, right?!