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The first in my series of DIY projects begins in my daughters nursery/guest bedroom. As I sat and looked at the mostly IKEA products scattered in the room I knew that to spruce it up without having to splurge on new items since this isn’t exactly our owned home, I knew I had to take it into my own hands. Wondering whether or not I wanted a girl-friendly room or not, I knew that I wanted something neutral enough to be acceptable for guests who came over as well. I chose to combine two of my favorite colors that shout girly chic and that could withstand until she grew up, see my post on designing the kids room with longevity.


Armed with a few necessary components like chalk paint (to avoid sanding down your wood), a few frames and the infamous IKEA Malm drawers, I began creating the dresser for my little one. The printable art work I got from Etsy, where you can instantly download beautiful artwork and some were created by yours truly.

Once finished, I added a few accessories that I owned, played around a little with the layout and I think i turned out pretty well considering I spent less than $30 on the entire project. That is one corner out of the room done, check back on the Life with a Child section for more in this series of DIY projects.