For my first two boys, our nursery was a tiny, cramped spare bedroom in our college apartment. We made it as nice as we could, but I’d always dreamed of something amazing. So when I found out I was pregnant with another sweet baby, I asked my husband to pick up his manly tools and get to work 🙂

Like all my home organizing projects, this one started on Pinterest.  This pin was the “pinspiration” for our baby’s nursery (P.S. While you’re on Pinterest checking out that link… you could give me a little follow 🙂

I wanted the nursery to feel sophisticated and beautiful and not just a crazy mashup of primary colors that babies are supposed to like. I wanted it to feel PEACEFUL for the little babe!

Quick Note on the $350 Budget
We already had a murphy bed for our nursery, and you can really spend however much you want on a crib. But everything else in this renovation (paint, wood, wallpaper light fixture, hardware, etc) cost under $350. I feel like I got the nursery of my dreams and it didn’t even break the budget. Score!

The “Before” Video

Anyway, here’s the BEFORE video of what the room looked like.  The people who lived in this house before us had it painted wild colors!

The “After” Picture

It’s all done! The nursery of my dreams!

Some Cool Products I Picked for This Transformation

  • First of all, we used a BEAUTIFUL paintable wallpaper (aff. link to Amazon) that really added a nice touch to one of the walls.  It’s a fun way to add some flare into a room with an accent wall without just slopping crazy colors on one wall and calling it an “accent.”  I guess I’m just a fan of muted color palettes.  Or maybe I’m boring?  Shoot!  Maybe I’m boring.
  • The wall color for the whole room is called “Revere Pewter” by Benjamin Moore.  It’s a really light gray/tan color.  I absolutely love that paint color.
  • We found a fun glass chandelier to put up as the main light in the room.  The one we bought was from a local store, but we’ve also purchased this one on Amazon before and LOVED it.  It’s beautiful, but it did take quite a bit of time to put together.
  • I bought these fun glass drawer pulls and used them on the dresser we bought for the baby, and replaced the hardware on the crib so everything came together to match the chandelier.
  • We bought a really beautiful crib, but I think we made a mistake.  We bought one with a changing table attached.  It’s functional, but makes the crib HUGE and takes up too much room in the small nursery.  If I could do it again, I’d buy this less expensive one instead.  It’s really pretty too, and much smaller.