Ben was out of town this weekend, so it was just me and the PB. I had so much fun with him. He’s got such a personality! We played trucks, jumped on the bed, and crawled all over the place. I cherish the ‘mommy and me’ time now. I know that one day, I’ll
probably wear momma-long-butt jeans, Keds, and bobby socks, and he’ll think I’m a total geek. Spending time with me will be so uncool. Until then, I’m gonna play trucks and ninja turtles with him until I can’t see straight……
Anyway, remember this:
The spray painted still showed some of the cracks in the wood, which made it looked distressed and a bit antiqued. I love that!
We had a blank space above his bookshelf that you see when you first walk in the door. I love adding mirrors to rooms because it makes them seem much bigger than they actually are (which is a grand thing for a small nursery)!
It’s amazing what a can of spray paint and 10 minutes can do for somebody’s old ‘junk’. It works perfectly for the space, and for a whopping $9 project, I can’t complain!
Speaking of another’s junk, I got that bookshelf and the chest of drawers (barely visible on the right) at an estate auction for $30. I sanded it down (with the help of my in-laws), and slapped a couple of coats of white paint and a sealant on it, and we put them in the nursery. We bought the Graco Lauren Convertible crib at Target (barely visible on the left). At the time, I think we got it for $150. And then I refinished an armoire from my old bedroom at my parent’s house (not pictured). So the total cost for his nursery furniture was $180. That isn’t too bad, considering we got a bookshelf, chest of drawers, armoire, and crib. To buy a set like that would have been over $500.
What about ya’ll? Have you recently completed any Goodwill makeovers that you are loving? Do share!