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DIY BUDGET BABY NURSERY
Baby Sofia's room.
Nearly everything is second hand and restored.
After having my son in 2009, I bought all new furniture for him because I didn't want any hand me downs..
WELL, I decided I wanted to do something a little bit more special this time without breaking the bank.
I spent thousands on Isaiah's room and I doubt that I could even give any of it away in the condition that its in.
Lets face it. as soon as those little teeth come through, any wooden furniture takes a big dive in value. Since he was still using his cot I decided to buy second hand and do a fix-er-up-er-a!
Painting wood furniture for your baby can help you achieve the tailor made feel in your baby's nursery. It's also a good way to refurbish older furniture or things you've picked up second hand that may need a bit of sprucing up. The biggest concern when painting furniture for babies is using the right paint that is non toxic and has low levels of toxicity.
Go to your local hardware warehouse and talk to someone at the paint desk.
Tell them about your project and make sure they know that its for a baby and that babies chew cots. Don't assume they will know this, that would be dangerous for your baby's health!!!!
Tell them you need a non toxic primer and top coat. I used a semi gloss and that looks really nice but it depends what you are going for.
Another thing you need to know is, if its a good primer, you may not even need to sand the furniture. Make sure you ask them about that just in case so they can inform you on what you will need.
Don't forget to buy a paint brush (or 2 in case your husband wants to help) if you don't already have one.
When I was getting ready to paint Sofia's furniture I quickly googled some tips before I started to give myself a little extra confidence and away I went!