Finding out I was pregnant with a little girl was so exciting! I couldn’t wait to start putting together her bedroom. In an ideal world, I would have had all white furniture for the nursery. But in the REAL world, we owned darker nursery furniture from our son’s room that was perfectly good. Either way, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money. Here is how we kept this nursery renovation budget friendly:
To save money, we reused furniture we owned and refinished furniture that was found at thrift stores. Each piece we found was less than $20.
With my goal in mind of spending as little as possible, I started the project by determining a color palette and theme that would work with what we already had. Next, with the color palette in mind, I chose Repose Gray from Sherwin Williams (also used in Thomas’ room) for the walls.
I bought this piece a few years ago and fell in love. It felt very feminine to me so I painted it white and trimmed it out with a pale pink.
I bought this piece at Goodwill and it was dark and dated. I painted it white and added a pop of color to the back.
We saved this window from our neighbors house before it was demolished and a duplex was built.
Decorative piece above the closet
I bought this when I was back in Ohio a year ago and I believe it came from the top of an old dresser. I painted this a dusty pink.
Furniture I Already Owned
- Crib – Dark wood crib that used to be Thomas’.
- Rocking Chair – This chair has definitely seen better days, but it still functions great. We added a pillow and I purchased a faux fur rug to lay on the footrest.
- Dresser – We first used an old yellow IKEA Hemnes dress as a changing table and then swapped it out for another white IKEA dresser that we already owned
- Shelving – Reused from our previous home
- Mirror – Had this for years
Thanks for taking a tour of my little girls first bedroom!