Here are a few before and after shots of the furniture we found. We painted all pieces the same bright white and added new hardware. So easy and affordable.
The bench before was a light blue with silver pull hardware but with a little white paint, glass knobs (found at Home Depot) and a new cushion it became the perfect window seat. We were so lucky to find this piece because it was the perfect hight and width to place right in fron of her window. It now adds extra seating and storage for her toys.
All this adorable side table and mirror needed was a little white paint ! They both have similar curves as the window seat bench and with the same color paint the three pieces all coordinate so nicely together.
There's my dad's reflection working hard on the room! We have made such great memories ! He was so proud to help create his first granddaughters nursery ! One of the bennifits of DIY work besides just the financial benefit.
This cute rocking chair my Dad found at a tag sale for $5 !!!! It is so adorable ! A little white paint and a cushion and it's perfect !
The bookcase just needed some sanding and repairs of holes in the front and again a coat of our trusty white paint!
My father also found a very beat up lamp and lamp shade for 3 dollars at a tag sale. We spray painted the rusty colored lamp base white and bought an inexpensive lamp shade and covered it with left over fabric from her crib bumpers. I have seen lamp shades similar for over $200.00 retail and without the coordinating fabric!
I wish I had a before picture for you but here is the end result of our lamp that cost under $3O including paint, shade and fabric!
Last but not least , the vanity was another tag sale find by my father . He paid $10.00 for it. We just added a few coats of paint, changed the knob and added a cushion!
So that is how we spent around $300.00 for all of baby Grace's furniture . We are hoping a lot of the pieces will grow with her and she will be able to have them for years to come. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for the next post in "How to design your dream nursery on a budget" with the next topic : bedding and textiles!