A Kid's Room on a Budget with PANYL

Deepest thanks to PANYL customer Amanda from Dallas, Texas for sharing with her experience decorating with PANYL.  Here's a recap:

I'm a former elementary school teacher and now a stay- at-home mom to three kids, ages 3, 2, and 6 months.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, being outdoors and having fun! 

While I love the process of decorating, I'm not willing to spend a fortune.    With 3 little kids, plus a dog and a cat running around, I try to stick to a budget.  I'm particularly attracted to items that can be cleaned easily or even replaced if broken. Someday I would love to have one-of-a-kind or custom pieces around the home, but that's not the goal right now.  

This particular project involved the nursery for my 2-year-old son.  I wanted a room that could grow with him, while incorporating some woodland-themed curtains his grandmother made:

I like IKEA's simple, practical designs and reasonable prices, but it can get pretty boring.  So I started looking for easy ways to personalize several IKEA Malm storage chests.  Eventually I found PANYL while browsing on Pinterest.  I especially loved the PANYL wood textures, to go with the woodland theme for this room.

I chose the PANYL Ebony woodgrain finish for the IKEA Malm 6-drawer chest...

And the IKEA Malm 6-drawer dresser:


PANYL was super easy to use - even with my 2-yr old climbing on me during the process! My 3-year-old daughter was even able to help me with the application. In the end, I was able to take several inexpensive pieces of furniture and give them a new, more upscale look.  

 Customize your own IKEA Malm chest or dresser: