When my son Archer was born, I made the initial choice to have my 16 month-old daughter and he share a room. This unfortunately did not work for very long, and my husband and I made the decision to split them up. One of the reasons I was so hesitant to split them was for money reasons; I really I did not want to spend money on new furniture, decorations and everything else that comes with doing a baby room. As I looked around my home, however, I realized what I already had: furniture, decorations, curtains and basically everything else I needed the whole time – I just was not paying attention.
We had already transitioned my daughter from her crib to a toddler bed, so that was an obvious given that her Serena and Lily crub would take center stage in his room. In addition, I always prided myself on buying nice furniture that would last, and for the most part, stay in style. My college bedroom furniture (the dresser and nightstand) became my guest room furniture, and now is my son’s. With some new paint it looks amazing.
Check out this, and the next few posts, to see how I only spent $200 on my son’s nursery!
Here is how I took an old, worn, wood-stained dresser and nightstand, to become fresh, clean, and beautiful staple bedroom pieces!