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Converting a whole room in your home to a new nursery can become expensive.

But it doesn’t have to be. Here are ways some Upstate moms created a cute look for less.

Sarah Boehlke of Simpsonville saved decorations from her baby shower to use in her nursery, including a pennant banner with her child’s name. She framed a giraffe picture from her nephew for wall art.

Repurposing items she already owned offered another budget solution. Two wooden signs, printed with the words “Love” and “Family,” were originally decorations in her wedding. Boehlke later placed them the nursery.

Boehlke also helped decorate her sister’s nursery in Spartanburg. She and her mother collaborated on a triptych. They created three cow paintings, and each panel featured a verse of a children’s poem about a farmer with three cows. A photo of the completed look posted to a nursery décor website received great response, she said.

Sarah Samuelson of Easley made her own custom art with a vinyl-cutting machine. She cut out each letter of her child’s name on gold vinyl. Then she adhered the name to the wall directly over the crib. Hearts, cut from matching gold vinyl, are spaced throughout the rest of the wall in a polka dot-style array. Together, the name and hearts create a cohesive feature wall, centered around the crib, she said.

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