Having a baby can be one of the most rewarding moments in life… but they aren’t half expensive!
From nappies to food and especially kitting out the nursery, they cost some serious dosh.
One mum has shared her gorgeous DIY nursery makeover so other parents can see how it’s done.
Tracey Currie, 35, is a mum-of-six with twin little boys from Dumfries, Scotland.
She needed to decorate a new nursery for her babies and decided to do it with a budget in mind.
Tracey put together a chic Scandi-style nursery for less than £180 using purchases from IKEA, Easy and B&M.
What colours have you decorated your home in? Let us know in the comments section…
Tracey told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: “The main aim for the boys' nursery was that I wanted something that would grow with them: no baby murals or pastel colours as by the time they are one you have to redecorate.
"I decided on the Scandinavian theme after seeing one on Pinterest but it was really expensive with the nursery furniture costing over £1,000 on its own.
“Once I decided on black and white I started looking online for things!
"I said I wanted it for around the £250 mark but ended up just shy of £180 and I’m thrilled with the end result.”
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Here’s the lowdown on what Tracey bought for her cute nursery:
The cots and mastresses were bought from Asda – you can get lots of colours.
During the supermarket's baby event the mattresses were £15 and the cots £40.
The rug, which cost £10, and the wall decor, height chart, animals, handing star light, pom poms and bunting were all from Wish.
They all cost around one or two pounds each.
Tracey used a white single bedsheets to make the curtains using a header tape – they cost just £6.
The black roller blind cost £12.50 from B&M, while the photo frames came in a pack of two from the Pound Shop.
Tracey said: “The name plaques above the bed were a gift but are available on Etsy for £20.
"The mountains I just made used masking tape and some leftover black paint.
“I added white to alter the colours as I went!
"We already had the chest of drawers but it’s available at IKEA.”
She added: “The canvas was 89p and I used a black marker to write the script on it, and the love canvas was done by laying the love sign on the canvas as I was spraying it black.
“It left a lovely outline on the canvas.”
Tracey loves the new room, and the contrast of black and white helps to stimulate her youngest’s eyesight which is poor.
She added: “If anyone has an idea in mind, pop to the internet, give it a search and give it a go.
“The satisfaction of doing it yourself is amazing!”
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