(Closed) Renting: Is it worth it to convert our spare room into a “nursery”

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

We’re in the same situation.  We have around a year or less before we move back to the house we own so I didn’t want to paint.  The walls are white and I just used the vinyl stickers to decorate, I like it.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re renting too and we dont know how long we’ll be there either. We know its at least a year. We decided that it being our first baby we were going to make a proper nusery:) We painted the walls and got a few decals and pictures. It has to be the happiest room we have 🙂 I dont regret it for a second 🙂

 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Painting isn’t really that much work. If you don’t pick a dark color, you’d only need 1-2 coats – that can be done in 1-2 days. I would do it – but I really like painting ;-). If you think you’re really close to finding a house, and you’d be closing in the next few months/it is move-in ready, maybe don’t. But if you plan on say, buying one that needs some work, then delaying moving in while that is done, you could be at your rental for 6+ months. You never know! I’ve definitely seen cute nurseries with white walls, so I think it can be great either way.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Personally, I don’t think it’s worth it. I would save all your nursery inspiration for your next place. Besides, some landlords require you to paint over the walls before leaving if you paint them, and dealing with that added expense or responsibility when you have so much else going on would be a pain.

Your room will still be adorable with the baby gear in it, even if it’s white.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I really really really really (catch my drift? lol) hate painting.  So, if we’re ever in the position where we’re renting and need a nursery, I’ll resort to not painint. lol  I have found lots and lots of cute vinyl stickers on etsy.  They dress up a room/nursery soooo much and aren’t there forever.  Maybe you could use those to dress up a room rather than having to go through the pain of painting/re-painting.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Etsy has AMAZING decals ! 🙂

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

same sitatuation here and we decided its not worth the hassle.  Right now were either doing an awesome decal (like floor to ceiling birch trees) or temporary wallpaper (awesome.)  Let me look for the link to the paper so you can see

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d probably skip painting but you can still do decal like other posters said.

We own our house but I just couldn’t bring myself to paint (our furniture got delievered earlier than expected and I didn’t want to have to move it all again) – so I made bunting out of the same fabric I used for our bedskirt. Def livens up the room (sorry no pics yet because it’s messy in there).

You can always incorporate pattern and color thru rugs & draperies too.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re renting and we don’t have an extra room!!  It’s a 3bdrm and I think we’ll be rearranging the girls room (we have them every other weekend) but not painting.  So we need to buy bunk beds, dresser, a crib, changing table and all that jazz and squeeze it in!!!  I don’t think it’s worth the hassle to paint especially if you’ll possibly be moving soon, we’re also actively looking at houses too.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would buy some of those stickers made for the wall that you can stick and than take back off when you need to. They have some cute winnie the pooh and other ones at walmart and canadian tire.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2000

We’re renting and can’t afford to lose the home office that is our spare bedroom (DH works from home), so for us, we’ll share our (preeeettyy big) bedroom for a little while. 

We were going to open houses every weekend and seeing some condos during the week before we found out, kinda put those plans on hold for a bit. I can’t imagine being pregnant and the stress of moving. 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We’re not renting, we own a townhouse, but we’re also looking to buy a bigger house. If we don’t get it, we’re not going to bother doing the nursery. First of all she’ll probably sleep in our room for a little while after she’s born so she won’t even know the difference.

I was really upset when I started thinking that we weren’t going to get the house and we couldn’t have that perfect, cute nursery. My husband obviously didn’t understand how important that was to me. But he was right when he said that we’d just have to wait, we can’t control these things.

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