5 Ways to Makeover Your Child’s Room on a Budget

  1. Create your child’s room using color. We found this twin size Country French bed at a moving sale. Look for solid wood. If it’s scratched or has dings you will be able to make simple repairs by sanding and using wood filler. We cut wood slats to support our mattress, slat kits can be purchased at Home Depot or you can ask them to cut the wood to size for you. We painted it in Fusion Mineral Paint’s Butter Cream. 
  2. Make it magical. To create a dreamy feel we added a canopy over the bed. This is where you can add glitter or flowers to make it enchanting. We came across this canopy at a thrift shop. Still in the package it had never been opened. We have seen others at IKEA and Overstock. They have some for not a lot of money. 
  3. Grown up or little girl. It all depends how you want to decorate this glass door cabinet. Fill it with teddy bears and story books or more grown up things. This Facebook Market find was painted white over a previous coat of blue. We love using Fusion Mineral Paint  because it covers so well. I think this took two coats to repaint it.  We paint the entire piece of furniture including the underside and back. This is one of our favorite paint colors called Peony by Fusion Mineral Paint.
  4. Quilt it quilt it quilt it. We love quilts they never seem to go out of style. When you find one, check it carefully, look for stains, tears and rust spots. This one was in perfect condition. 
  5. Mixing Elements. We love artwork but we also like to mix things up. We found this pretty metal heart at a yard sale. It’s very common for new brides to sell their wedding decor at a yard sale. It’s a great way to find pretty romantic things that can easily be recycled. If this did not match your decor it would be easy to dry brush over the flower with paint. This worked perfectly for us.