Projects & Improvements

Before & After: Sketchy Bedroom to Bright Clean Nursery

updated May 5, 2019
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When Jane and her husband bought their new house, they were less than thrilled with the outdated and sad bedroom that would be their son’s nursery. The wallpaper was old, the walls were in bad shape and, to cap it off, there was a very, very skeevy bed that lived in there. Eight months pregnant, Jane got to the tedious work of stripping the wallpaper, repairing walls and then building the room back up from scratch.

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Today, the nursery is a far cry from its humble beginnings. Everything is bright and clean, from the light grey walls to the subtle aqua accents. The effect is simple and classic.

Not only does the nursery look great, it cost just a tad over $400. To keep it affordable, Jane found all furniture on Craigslist. She purchased affordable decor from Ikea, discount stores and Etsy. The custom bedding is courtesy of her Mother-in-Law.

Congratulations on the nursery Jane! If you want to see more photos of the finished nursery, check out Jane’s blog, Urbane Jane.

(Images: Urbane Jane)