PART 2 – Chaos Nursery On A Budget – Decorating Our Freshly Painted Room!!!
Thanks for stopping by to read Part 2 of our bedroom make-over.
If you missed PART 1, you can read it HERE!
So it took a couple of days to get the painting done. The weather turned cooler on us making dry times take a lot longer, and we still had to function as a family in between coats of paint.
What a relief it was to finally be rid of that bright pink paint!
So here are some photos of the finished paint job:
That’s right, although the bright pink was no longer my style, living in plain grey walls isn’t really my cup of tea either, so I complimented the greys with a splash of ‘Fern Green’.
Now I’ll give you a Before and After shot of beside our bed…
Next on the list of things to do, was to get my ‘creative’ on.
So I traced a tree on the babies side of the room and got to work painting it with a small artist brush.
Since I had already drawn a massive tree for the bunks in the girls room, I used the same template and just traced it. Saved heaps of time and made a tricky job simple.
Here is the finished product:
Once the tree was finished it was time to dig out the baby furniture from the shed.
After a good dust down and polish, it was ready to set up in our room.
We put in a cot, change-table, cupboard and I used a small set of unused drawers from the girls room.
The Ikea leaf was purchased off a local Buy, Swap and Sell site on Facebook, saving me over $25. Bargain!!!
Hubby whipped up some simple shelves out of dress pine and I painted them to match. EASY.
It’s really quite difficult to show you how the room looks in one photo, as I just can’t get far enough away from each bit to show you but hopefully you get the idea with the bit by bit photos.
Once the room was set up, I got to work on sewing a cot quilt cover and a change mat cover. It was so simple to do and saved us a fortune.
Last but not least I added some cheap Kmart curtains to the front of our wardrobe to hide our hanging clothes.
So there you have it. Our bedroom/nursery makeover.
The total cost of the room, which included:
Paint & Accessories: $217.00
Curtains for window and wardrobe: $65.00
New Bedside Tables: $30.00
Baby Fabric: $50.00
Ikea Leaf: $10.00
Shelf Wood: $20.00
Coming to a total of: $408.00
Many thanks go out to the wonderful eBayers that purchased the clothes I had listed, as if it wasn’t for them, our room would still be ‘STINKY PINK’!!!
I hope you enjoyed our makeover. It’s amazing what a coat of paint can do to a room.