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Mum On A Budget Creates Incredible £180 Scandi Nursery For Twin Babies

DebsGC
September 14, 2020, 12:00 PM
  • Tracey Currie, 35, had twin boys a few months ago
  • She had her eye on furniture costing over £1k
  • However, Tracey managed to get the same look for just £180

Having a baby is an expensive endeavour, starting from before they’re even born when kitting out their nursery.

However, one mum has given a masterclass in creating a seriously chic nursery on a budget.

Tracey Currie, 35, a mum of six aged from four months to 15 from Dumfries, Scotland, has little twin boys who are just a few months old, and needed to kit out a new nursery for them.

However, instead of shelling out a fortune for a style that would date quickly, Tracey created a cool monochrome Scandic-style nursery for under £180 using purchases from IKEA, Etsy and B&M.

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! Everything was ordered online as with lockdown it’s difficult to get 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.

“The cots and mattresses from ASDA are available in all colours and during the baby event, it was £40 and the mattress was £15 - outside the baby event, the cot is £55 and the mattress £20.

"The rug, which cost £10, and most of the wall decor, such as the height chart, geometric animals, hanging star light, pom poms and bunting were from Wish.

“They were not expensive - just the odd pound or two each but delivery can be a few weeks!

"The white curtains are a single bedsheet that I added header tape to, so they only cost £6 and the black roller blind is from B&M and cost £12.50.

"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.

"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.

"The photo frames were a pack of two from the pound shop.”

Tracey loves the look of her nursery and found renovating it to be a great distraction during the trials of the lockdown.

"We have another four children between four and 15 and now the twins, so I wanted their room to be just as nice as the others but something to stimulate their eyes!

"As it turns out, our youngest has extremely poor eyesight but he loves looking at the contrasts.

"I have been renovating the whole house during lockdown as I’m so used to being busy I needed something to focus on that was positive.

"My mental health didn’t suffer as I was engaged in a task! I’ve had amazing feedback about it and I’m thrilled with how it looks.

“Baby equipment is notoriously expensive but they don’t know whether they are in a £40 or £400 cot!

"I love DIY and up-cycling but the nursery was so easy anyone could manage.

“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!”

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, comments: “Considering how expensive it is to furnish an entire nursery, I’m doubly impressed that Tracey managed to create such a stylish room not just for one baby but two - and all for under £180!

“Her tips are fantastic - seek a designer look on a budget from one of the many wallet-friendly home and decor brands out there, from ASDA and B&M to Etsy and IKEA!"

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