These pictures are from last fall so there are alot of changes but I wanted to post pictures of the progress of decorating my home so we will call these the “before” photos!
My favorite thing to do is pick my favorite object and plan the whole room around it. When I first found out I was pregnant I immediately started a hunt for the perfect bedding. I don’t know why it was so important to me at the time, maybe I was nesting, but I was not going to settle on anything until I found the perfect set. I spent hours on the internet browsing baby sites, amazon, overstock, etc; because lets face it, when you are pregnant you too tired to actually go out and find something!
I didn’t want the usual baby boy bedding like trains, cars, or jungle animals. I wanted something different. I found this bedding site at Banana Fish. I then took it to Home Depot to match up some paint colors. After I purchased the bedding I searched anywhere and everywhere for teal, brown, stripes or damask.
It was hard to find exact matches but I decided to make my own decor. See those picture frames above the crib? I found a set of funky frames at Kirkland’s and used my new paint to paint them to match. Then I went to Michael’s and picked out some scrapbook paper with similar colors. Those frames cost a total of maybe $25. They are still one of my favorite do-it-yourself projects.
Then I took an old dresser that was missing knobs (we lost one, I need to get around to replacing it) and painted it with my matching paint. I got two small paint cans of each color and painted the dresser, shelves, and frames. I still have some left over, so you don’t need a lot. I bought a few brown baskets for toys and other odds and ends.
I found the Damask painting at Home Goods for $7. All the little things on the shelf were gifts from my baby shower.
I found some blue cardboard magazine holders for Parents magazines and some cloth cubbies.
I added some brown curtains and an animal hammock.
Here’s my little guy (at about 10 months, he’s now two) hanging out in his favorite part of his room, the bathroom! He loves to unroll the toilet paper into a nice little pile. I have since stopped replacing the toilet paper roll in that bathroom