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£50 Room for Improvement Challenge - Nursery


I was recently given the challenge to improve a room in my house with the budget of £50 for the Money Supermarket Challenge. I have been wanting to re-decorate Amelia's nursery for some time now so this was perfect timing. I decided to buy a few bits and pieces to touch up her nursery which will make it easier to convert into a toddler room later on. So lets see how I got on. 

Before:


As you can see, before hand it was all dark and gloomy. I had the fantastic (not) idea of making it grey and pastel colours which didn't quite go to plan. I had hated it ever since but couldn't really be bothered doing anything to it. I did however like all the bits and pieces that I made such as the butterfly mobile, wall art and pom poms so I thought I would keep them and re-do the room around that theme. 

After:




Here is the Nursery after I completed the improvements. I love how it has turned out and it will be much easier to convert into a toddler room. I still need to complete a few other bits but as the challenge was to improve a room in the house I think I've done a pretty good job. Firstly I painted the walls neutral and used white and lilac which has brightened up the nursery tremendously! I decided on white curtains as we will be using a black out blind. I use the left over pom poms from Amelia's 1st birthday party.

Resources:
Paint - Dolly's Frock and Milk Time Nursery Paint
Cot Valance & Rail Fabric - £7 Ebay
Ikea Drona Storage Boxes £6 each
ABC Wall art - £4.50 Bombay Duck
Fabric Letter A £9 The Joy Store
White Voile Curtain - £5.99 Dunelm Mill
Heart Wall Art - £2.99 The Range
Birdcage £8.99 Ebay
Tissue Pom Poms - Tutorial here

Total: £44.47

Some more images of Amelia's Nursery below.


So...what do you think? I still need a few more things to finish off the nursery but it's a good start if I don't say so myself. Amelia's full Nursery post coming soon!

Kerry 


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131 comments

  1. wow looks amazing.. and done it relatively cheap. Very impressed.

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  2. That's amazing how far you've made £50 go! Amelia's nursery is lovely, so bright and girly! Xo

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    1. Thank you, I was fed up for the dark walls. It's amazing how far £50 can go. x

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  3. Wow you have done such an amazing job!

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  4. Wow I'm surprised you did all of that for under 50! I love the new look. :)

    J.

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    1. Me too! I didn't think I would ever have managed to spend under £50. Thank you

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  5. its beautiful! and amazing what a difference the lighter colour paint makes to the room well done x

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    1. Thank you. It makes a world of difference x

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  6. It looks gorgeous. I'm worried about decorating our nursery because I want it to be light and airy, you've done a great job with £50! X

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    1. Thank you! Keep it neutral if you want it light and airy, don't go for dark colours :) x

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  7. Beautiful! I can't wait until I am pregnant and decorate the nursery. Thanks for sharing!

    Joanne @ jmacreativemess.blogspot.com/

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  8. I love the matching fabric all over the room --- what a great idea to tie it all together!
    ~ Aly @ fitmomaly.blogspot.com

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  9. Lovely room, fit for a princess!

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  10. This looks awesome! I love, love, love the color choices and the cute little heart hanging on the wall :)

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  11. Seriously speaking, it looks like an entirely different room. You did a fantastic job!. The light wall color brings more light to the room and makes it look spacious. Wow!. Good job with less than £45.

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  12. I love it! It's so bright and welcoming! :)

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  13. Wow it looks awesome! Do mine too!! ;)

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  14. Nice! Great Atmosphere.

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  15. Great job, it looks lovely xx

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  16. wow amazing - very envious wd x

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  17. Well done it looks amazing, can't believe it cost less than £45!x

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  18. Gorgeous! Amazing what you can do for £50! Encourages me to enter your gift card giveaway and get something done with my own bedroom!!

    LAURA HARRIS

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  19. Rebecca Morgan7 June 2013 at 12:18

    Wow amazing! Just goes to show you don't need a load of cash!

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  20. cannot believe you've done all that for £50! was it easy to pick everything out or a fair old challenge?

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  21. Amazing!!!! looks expensive but it isn't at all

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  22. wow what a difference £50 can make, might try this next time I want a new room!

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  23. Very impressive - makeovers on a budget seem to be all the rage.

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  24. Its so beautiful!
    A cute decoration!
    So amazing!

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  25. Wow! Amelia's nursery is just beautiful! I love all the little bits and bobs you have and it's all so nice and girly :) xx

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  26. So much better - light and airy and a real girly girl room

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  27. Looks a lot better. Brighter is better

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  28. You did really well. The paint definitely helped make the room completely different! Surprised you manage to do so much and pay relatively little. :)

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  29. Loving how this brightened up the whole room. Looks bright and airy. Love love love!

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  30. That's amazing! If someone had shown me the picture and asked me how much it cost I would have said at least £200 if not more. Amazing what a touch of paint and some new decor can do!

    @yyesidolikecake

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  31. Really well done and love the Ikea storage boxes

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  32. It's amazing what you can do with such a small budget :) well done!

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  33. Looks so girly and gorgeous :) well done! Very impressive for £50 x

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  34. WOW it looks SO beautiful!!! You did all of this with 50 pounds?! You rock!!!

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  35. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G - well done you!!!

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  36. What a great difference for £50.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  37. What a difference for £50 - that is brilliant!

    @ashlallan

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  38. Huge difference!! Looks amazing. :)

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  39. i love your nursery makeover the new bedroom is bright and airy stylish and homely great job :)

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  40. This has made me want to improve mine!

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  41. It certainly looks beautiful. Well done!!

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  42. Wow that's lovely and for the money it's a real challenge.

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  43. The room looks so bright and cute now :) What a change! I would love that kind of room for our baby too :)

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  44. wow thats an amazing difference.!

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  45. This looks great and for less than £50. Wow.

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  46. what pretty accessories well done!

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  47. This looks so beautiful after and for less than £50 is amazing!
    @tjsi1963

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  48. It looks fantastic, so much lighter.

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  49. I love the after photo! Amelia's room looks gorgeous!

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  50. I think you did a wonderful job, it looks fantastic! x

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  51. Beautiful! My brother is about to have a baby girl tha I cant wait to help with the nursery for :)

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  52. Oh how paint can transform any space! I love how light and airy it feels now!

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  53. Thats a massive change, nice, airy and very pretty x

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  54. Wow! Bright and beautiful :)

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  55. You need to make a mobile too....little cloud shapes and sheep....would look great.

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  56. Cuteness! Such a beautiful room! I love the colors!

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  57. oh wow whata great job you did soo girly

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  58. I love it!!! What a difference it looks now,all bright and cheerful :)

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  59. After looks so much better. Amazing.

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  60. It looks beautiful and very peaceful

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  61. It looks lovely, you have done a great job!

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  62. love the new look, especially the pom poms on the ceiling :)

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  63. you've done a brilliant job and give me lots of ideas :)...claire gray

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  64. Wow, you are good at this!

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  65. Wow! That's beautiful. Just goes to show you don't need an bottomless wallet :) Helen booth

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  66. How fresh it looks now! I love the tissue pom poms!

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  67. Aw that's just beautiful, really well done on such a small budget

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  68. what a difference! and it only cost £50, that is amazing!

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  69. what a lovely change, bargin price too!

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  70. the room looks so pretty now .good job

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  71. It looks great! You are very clever and artistic - it's a beautiful nursery. I bet the rest of your home is beautiful too!! Wish mine was.....

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  72. You did a great job! the room looks so lovely now!

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  73. What a fab job you've made for just £50 - well done! xx

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  74. lovely, im always revamping my rooms and love doing them on a small budget :)

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  75. Really lightens up the whole room

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  76. Love that lavender paint color

    --Allie
    http://lunavida23.blogspot.com/

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  77. Oh that looks great. I love the light colors and especially the lilac wall. It is very inviting and fresh. Good job!

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  78. Wow that looks super! It just proves you can do it on a budget! Its certainly inspired me!

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  79. Such a difference, nice and light now. Well done.

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  80. Looks really nice, well done you can see a lot of effort an thought been put into it xoox

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  81. Cant believe its only £50 difference :O love it!!

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  82. Wow! That's just amazing! It looks so beautiful and full of light!

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  83. Really lovely - we SO need to get around to doing ours. :(

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  84. wow awesome job on such low budget!! Looks alot lighter and brighter :)

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  85. I can't believe the difference... amazing :-)

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  86. That is such a fab makeover - how inspiring to us less creative types :)

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  87. Wow - all that for £50. Wish I was any good at DIY!

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  88. Wow! Just shows that a little money can go along way! Massive improvement it looks great :)

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  89. Its amazing what you can do if you want to! It looks brilliant!

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  90. You've really made a difference.

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  91. Jane Middleton16 June 2013 at 20:27

    Looks lovely and light now, the choice of colours was perfect.

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  92. I think it is very pretty and I love the storage boxes.

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  93. Kirsten Barthy16 June 2013 at 22:57

    good job

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  94. Thanks for reveal.......... Lets hope in potential it'll be truly helpful for all of us......

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them all and will try my best to answer all of your questions. If you would like to contact me for a quicker response please feel free to tweet me at (@ohsoamelia_blog) or email me. Kerry