This room is beauty on a budget. Smart purchases, some hand-me-downs and diy mixed in. Christina tells us about Hunter's lovely room: I wanted my son’s room to be a peaceful, yet playful, modern room while keeping it economical. When the room was our study we painted it a grey-blue (Yarmouth Blue, Benjamin Moore), and when we found out we were having a boy we decided to keep the colour to save time and money. In my search for nursery ideas, I came across the charming post “Baby M’s Modern Nursery on a Budget” and ended up using similar artwork, the A-Z Animal Poster (Ink+Wit, $50), and a similar mobile, (Happy Whales, Flensted, $34.95). The animal alphabet poster was the piece around which the rest of the room hinged.
I painted a mural on the closet doors, inspired by a mural I saw on an architectural firm’s website (Kamp Studios), adapting it to suit my colour-scheme of white, grey, blue and yellow (I had the white paint, but spent $5 on the yellow). I also put my artistic hand to use and made the small print of a chickadee for one wall. I had an old grey duvet cover that I recycled into the quilt ($21 for the batting, I already had the other fabric) and bed skirt. The quilt was based on one I spotted at Fawn & Forrest that had the wrong colours in it.
The crib, dresser, change pad and cover, and glider were all hand-me-downs from his big sister’s room. The recovered glider cushions ($13 for fabric) throw pillow ($11 on fabric; I already had the pillow), and small, reclaimed side table were also DIY projects. I also saw the “My Room: Little P” post on Ohdeedoh, and fell in love with the dachshund lamp, so that was my splurge (Offi, $69.99).
I wanted to make the window appear larger, so I mounted the curtain rod (Home Depot, $20) quite high, and much wider than the window, and used floor length curtains (Ikea, $29.99). The picture frames ($19.99 and $9.99), and yellow garbage can ($16.99) were also purchased from Ikea. I was able to put the whole room together for under $350, and I dare say it turned out quite well!
We wholeheartedly agree! Thanks Christina!