BEDROOM/NURSERY REVEAL! – a budget friendly remodel!

I had completely forgotten how much work went into this bedroom! Look at that before picture!! #amazeballs

This room is so hard to photograph because it’s in the basement AND it’s a long rectangle shape, so why not start the post of with a disclaimer?! I don’t think I really needed to say anything though, our professional grade “before” pictures pretty much speak for themselves.

OH, this was also before we upgraded our camera! #winkface

Originally, this room was suppose to be a family room, I think. Although it has a closet and a bathroom right off of it, we using it as a family room. The other two kids sleep downstairs and because this house is on the smaller side, we needed to get a bit fancy with our nursery situation! What better room to place a master bedroom/nursery than a long rectangle living room? The bathroom that it’s connected to needs its own blog post just to show you how awesome it is…cough cough (no sarcasm in my voice at all) BUT more on the bathroom later, let’s talk more about this room!


Let’s first talk about the RENOVATING crap!

You can’t see it very well but the lighting was old school, like had been there probably since the 50’s. Jeff removed the lights and noticed the electrical was knob and tube wiring aka really old. So, in order to place recessed lighting, he had to connect to the existing knob and tube wiring and run new wires to the new light fixtures.

If you look closely in the photo below, on the left side of the bed, on the wall, you can see the patchwork for the old access doors to the house waterline. When Jeff removed those old pieces of trim, he noticed some water damage so he ended up taking a large chunk of drywall out of the wall and patching that.

He also removed the old trim from the bookshelf, sanded it all down, and replaced it with new trim, before staining it black.


After installing recessed lights, Jeff patched the ceiling and textured it himself with a sponge. (I was super impressed with how perfect it blended with the rest of the ceiling)


We then revamped the bedroom with a lighter color of paint.

Behr Ultra paint (satin) from The Home Depot in the shade of “HALATION”


I hand painted and cut the edges of the back of the bookshelf with white paint…it took like 3 hours. #itwasharderthanitlooks  I figured I would put that detail in this post because it took so long and I am proud of it! HAHA


Once the painting was done, it felt like a brand new room. I mean, of course we would love to rip out the carpet and dig the windows out more, but we were on a pretty tight budget.

It’s amazing how a room can transform with just a can of paint and some new lighting!



I knew I wanted to keep it simple, light, modern, and fresh.

Neutral colors were a must.

There was no room for a changing table or dresser, so I made the bookshelf into the dresser with those wire baskets from Target!

Blending a master bedroom and nursery together can be difficult, but I focused on fitting in the important furniture pieces first and then added design elements to tie everything together.


The beautiful yarn wall hanging is from @modernyarn

The cute little rabbit with the red glasses is from @cuddleandkind

The large brown rabbit is from @blablakidsshop

Light fixture above recliner AND the blanket on the recliner is IKEA

Crib sheet is from @kbcutedesigns

Lion painting is from @kristindouglasart

Mobile is from @sproutlingco


well, everything except this BED!


Do you guys remember Walker Edison Furniture from the patio furniture giveaway that we did?

Well, this bed is from the same company. I follow them on instagram #duh and they posted this bed not even a month ago, and I KNEW I HAD TO HAVE IT!

Get this…we have NEVER had a bed frame before. EVER.

We’ve been married for 8 years and never got around to finding a headboard or bed frame that we loved. I am so glad we waited though. It’s so gorgeous and perfect for our little master bedroom/nursery.

We made sure to compliment the bed with only the best memory foam mattress from LUCID Mattresses and sheets, pillows, and a new down comforter from Linenspa.

You can tell, we are all huge fans!

bedroom9We love how everything came together and how it all turned out.

Check out the link to all the products below

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We couldn’t do a reveal without a GIVEAWAY!
A giveaway for all you mothers and fathers out there that could use a couple extra hours of sleep.

I want you all just as comfortable as we are, so why not giveaway what we have!?!

Our beautiful Walker Edison bed, our super comfortable LUCID mattress, our pillows, sheets, and down comforter from Linenspa, AND a perfect crib and crib mattress from Delta Children

CHECK OUT MY INSTAGRAM HERE – to find out how to enter!

AND for an extra entry, PIN one of the AFTER COLLAGE pics and comment below that you did!!

Giveaway will end MARCH 19th


(Thanks to EMMY LOWE PHOTO for taking all the great “after” pictures)

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