First of all, THANK YOU for all of the love on my nursery reveal post! We put lots of work and love into that room, so to know that others love it as well makes my heart so happy. To keep that post from being too lengthy, I decided to dedicate this one to the nursery before and after shots, a budget breakdown and source list. This was my very first time making over a room to completion, so to speak. Typically, I let rooms evolve over time, but having a deadline helped stretch and push me creatively. I’m happy to say that I love the way it turned out. It may be my very favorite room in our house right now!
But it most certainly did not start out that way. When we moved in, both upstairs bedrooms were sporting hot pink paint, including the trim and doors, and had burgundy paisley borders. Woof. We tackled Ava’s room right away, but left the other to linger in its pink state until my brother-in-law moved in with us. We hastily slapped a coat of Revere Pewter on it, painted the trim white and called it good. Since then, it has functioned as an office/room for my brothers-in-law/storage space/man cave. So basically, every unattractive type of room all rolled into one.
Are ya still with me? Pretty rough, right?? If you’ve seen the reveal though, you know how it ends up….
So much better, huh?! Lots of love and hard work went into transforming this room.
We started out by planking three of the walls with vinyl flooring that was on sale from Lumber Liquidators. That got one coat of primer and two coats of paint in Sherwin William’s Watery. Then, we added crown moulding and a few other pieces of trim to cover seams and imperfections. Next up, all of the outlets and light switches got replaced with new, bright white ones. Once all of the construction was finished we only had to move in the furniture and decor. That’s when it got really fun for me! Luckily, we already had all of the big pieces left over from Ava, which kept our cost pretty low even with the supplies for the faux shiplap.
Cost Breakdown & Source List: (Some affiliate links are provided. See my full disclosure here.)
- Faux shiplap, trim, paint and supplies – $300
- Jenny Lind Crib – already owned
- Floral crib sheet from Target – $10
- Pink crib skirt from Pottery Barn Outlet (similar linked) – $17
- Vintage wooden rocking horse – already owned
- Glider – already owned
- White table – already owned
- Lamp and shade from Walmart – $16
- Rug from Target – $25
- Floral wall art from Hobby Lobby – $25 for both (during half off week)
- Floral garland from Target – already owned
- Bicycle wall decor from Hobby Lobby – $17.50 ( during half off week)
- White IKEA curtains – already owned
- Framed print from Goodwill – $2
- Vintage dresser – already owned
- Changing pad and cover – already owned
- Square wooden sign from Hobby Lobby – $12.50 (during half off week)
- Bird wall hanger from Hobby Lobby – $4 (on clearance)
- Wooden C from Hobby Lobby – $14 (during half off week)
- White crate from Target’s dollar spot – $3
- Babylit Pride and Prejudice – $10
- White table fan from Homegoods (similar linked) – $25
- White shelf from Lowe’s – $16
- Anne of Green Gables printable and frame from Homegoods – $16
- Babylit Little Women – $10
- Faux flowers from Joann’s and Hobby Lobby vase – $3 (both on clearance)
- Hooks from Hobby Lobby and vintage dresses – already owned
- Any other decor not listed – already owned
Grand Total: $526
The wall treatment set us back a considerable amount, but it is my favorite part of the whole room so I have no regrets there! I was able to splurge a little on decor, too, since we had all of the large, expensive pieces already stashed away.
Overall, I am so in love with how the room turned out. Its exactly the quaint and whimsical retreat I envisioned when I started dreaming up the design. And its the first time we’ve completely made over a room from start to finish, so I’m also pretty proud!
So what do y’all think? Do you love it as much as I do? Have you ever completely overhauled a room like this? I’d love to hear about it!