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Nursery Makeover

December 3, 2020

Sarah Randall

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We're so glad you're here! We've been transforming spaces together for the past five years and slowly renovating our own 1950's home. Join us as we create a home we love!

Hi, we're Jake and Sarah

We were asked to do a nursery makeover for a set of twins! Here’s what we started with.


and after!


Accent Wall
Paint: Heritage Park in eggshell by Behr
boards: 1×3 mdf
tools used: chop saw, brad nailer, caulk gun
Etsy prints (5 for $14) I printed 18×24
poster frames (select color brown) size 18×24
rug- Target. Sorry I don’t have a direct link.

People often ask if I do these accent walls on textured walls. The answer is yes! We painted the whole wall green first before installing the boards. I find this to be easier than painting after. After cutting the boards to size and attaching with a brad nailer, we filled the nail holes with spackle, let that dry and sanded off the excess, and painted them.

Next, we refinished this dresser:


Refinishing the dresser:
I applied liquid sandpaper with a rag and let sit for 20 minutes. This broke down that glossy finish and allowed the primer to adhere well. Next I used Zinsser shellac-based primer. This is the best primer I’ve ever used, but it will ruin your paintbrush- so use a cheap one. After that dried (it dries quickly) I applied 2 coats of Behr Flowerpot in Satin (regular interior paint.) I used a foam roller for a nice finish. The last step was a spray on polyurethane in a gloss finish.


Here are the links to these products:

pink vase
modern boho prints
poster frames

twin girls settling into their new room ☺️
twin girls settling into their new room ☺️

This nursery makeover was so much fun!


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