After hours of editing photos, I’m finally ready to share our little boy’s bedroom with you.
To refresh your memory I posted this before of the bub’s room on Feb. 9th over with Lisa at Shine Your Light for her February Before and After party. The room was dark forest green and had nothing on the walls save for some cobwebs. I really did not like his bedroom and was just waiting for the inspiration to hit.
When I explained to my hubby that I wanted to make it a book nook he immediately wanted to build a ladder and a seat/bench area. I wasn’t crazy about the idea because I imagine what little boys like to do from platforms, jump off them and break their necks. Of course I may be over dramatizing this a bit, I’ll let you know if it happens. The hubs built his platform/ladder thing in the nook and I’m so glad he did. After he added the seat and ladder we knew that we wanted a light in there and book storage but it is a pretty narrow space. After a few options that just didn’t work out we settled for using some fabric storage bins that previously held his socks and grundy undies. The back of the nook was looking pretty plain and my original thought was stripes but then inspiration struck, barn wood! Thankfully we had some beautiful barn wood just sitting in our garage! After that the search was on for a light fixture and Lowes had the perfect one! I LOVE how the nook turned out and so does the bubs. Isn’t he so cute reading in it?
I kept his bed the same for now, he is still little and needs the bed rail on at night but for the pictures I kept it off the bed. The only changes to his bed are the new navy comforter from Marshalls and the pillow I recovered with fabric. The dresser was from our bedroom in the old house and I repainted it and added some new knobs. While browsing pinterest I found inspiration to try a chalkboard paint on this dresser. I sifted with a sifter some unsanded grout into the paint, mixed it in really well and painted it on the dresser. I’m still not in love with it and might repaint it the same color just without the grout. It’s definitely a chalky type of paint on there and I did try using chalk on the dresser but I just don’t love it.
Here is the before and afters for you, one more time!
Project Cost Breakdown:
Toy Bin from GW (Target) $10
Gallon of blue Pittsburgh paint from Menards $5
Blue Twin Comforter from Marshalls $17
Quart of Red Better Homes & Gardens Paint from Wal-Mart $10
Knobs for dresser from Hobby Lobby $2 x 8+ $16
Navy Curtains from Target on clearance $9.50
Metal Signs from Hobby Lobby at 40% off $15.00
Lamp Shade for Boob Light cover-up from GW (Target)$4
1 and 5/8 fabric for pillows – $10
Boards for Nook shelf and ladder – $20
Light for Nook from Lowes $25
Two Pictures from Hobby Lobby $30
Barn Wood – Blood + Sweat = Free!
My goal was to do this room for $100 to $150. I came pretty close!
(The doors and trim paint were not included in the cost of this room because we are replacing the doors throughout the entire house and also painting all the trim white).
This room turned out way better than I thought it would for $170. The feel is a vintage Americana, tied together by the fabric on the pillows. What do you think?
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