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Budget Breakdown: How Much Does a Nursery Makeover Cost?

June 15, 2023

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We recently wrapped up sweet baby Freddy’s Nursery in Idaho, and we’re currently in the middle of Faye’s bedroom renovation, and I’m so excited about what’s coming next ;). After we finish a project, we like to do a budget breakdown and share exactly how much money was spent. Although so much can be done on a tight budget, and you can spread your dollars however you wish, I want to be transparent about home renovation and how the numbers can add up. So, if you have a baby on the way and are wanting to get a special room put together for them, here’s an idea of how much a nursery makeover can cost!

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This nursery is unique because it features many pieces from our Pottery Barn Kids collection, which was designed to grow as your child grows. From our own parenting experiences, we know that investing in quality nursery furniture can last you for many years with multiple children and can save you your sanity.

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Also, for this nursery, a lot of the toys, books, and animals were pieces that the Fullmers already had! My tip for budgeting for a project is to splurge on the furniture and lighting. Then, pick and choose a few elements that you’re willing to pay more for. Lastly, get creative with how you spend the rest of the budget.

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Pottery Barn Kids and Loloi (two of our product partners) were kind enough to send us products for this nursery makeover, and it was so special to be able to design this nursery with pieces from our actual collections! If you’re wanting to copy and paste this nursery into your own space, here’s how much you would need to budget for:

Total Nursery Makeover Cost = $7419

As I said before, you can stretch your dollars far and wide to design the nursery of your dreams. For all you parents out there, I’m curious, what did you do for your nurseries? Did you design it little by little or all at once?

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  1. Tiffanie says:

    I decorated all at once. Saved on the crib (Walmart Babyletto) & dresser (IKEA Hemnes) and splurged on the glider & ottoman (Monte) and wallpaper (Chasing Paper’s Wild Thing). I incorporated watercolor animal ABC art from Etsy and adorable Sharon Montrose baby animal photos and bought two Keekaroo changing pads, one for the nursery and one for the family room. It was a beautiful space and yet my little boy was more excited about superheroes than animals. LOL

  2. Dana says:

    We decorated little by little due to budget and moves. I’ve appreciated nice gingham linens from Lulu & Georgia (but found 1/2 price on Poshmark), unique art and wall pieces from Etsy, good baskets, and am hunting for some good vintage pieces!

  3. Cici Haus says:

    We moved when I was 9 months pregnant. I tried to remove the wallpaper in his future nursery but it was a disaster. Called a professional and they said it’ll never work, we need to redrywall. So I figured if I’m spending $3k on the walls I want them to be special! We did vertical paneling in the entire room and covered the popcorn ceiling with lightweight LVP wood flooring. My dad and I did the paneling ourselves, so we spent about $2500 on supplies. Hired out painting since I had a newborn, $500. Furniture was mostly hand-me-down or reused from elsewhere in the house. Spent $600ish on an IKEA Kura bed and mattresses so we could all snuggle together for storytime, $200 on cellular blackout shades, and probably another $500 on art and accessories.

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