I started working on this room three years ago when my first son was born. I painted the walls gray, bought a new white crib from Target and picked out some fun colorful fabrics online. I sewed oval bunting, basket liners, a crib skirt and curtains to match.
I found a French Provincial style dresser at a yard sale for 20 bucks and painted it white with blue accents. I also painted a thrift store frame blue and designed a scripture printable to put in it.
About six months in, I found the map of America wall art at Target. I thought all the bright colors would look right at home in the room. I also found a few framed Winnie the Pooh pages at our local thrift store. I painted the frames orange, in keeping with the colorful theme.
About a year ago, I started keeping my eyes peeled for a nice antique globe. I thought all the colors would look nice on a night stand by the crib. I kept the idea in my head long before I found the right night stand and the right globe. Everything in my home seems to come together veeeeerry slowly.
After I added the globe I noticed a travel theme was beginning to emerge.
I added the chalkboard night stand, which I blogged about in this post. I scribbled on an arrow and the word adventure to point to that wanderlust vibe I am trying to create.
About a month ago I started thinking about replacing the green and gray curtains, that I had originally made for the room, with the ever so trendy buffalo check. I actually read this post by Hymns and Verses where she writes about making curtains from a tablecloth. What a super cheap and easy way to make them! I usually pay way more per yard for quality fabric. I ordered this tablecloth on Amazon and these metal curtain rings. I seriously just cut them in half, finished the cut edge and hemmed the bottom. It took maybe 20 minutes. I love the way they look in the room.
I recently pulled out a vintage suitcase, which I had been hoarding in a closet for the past five years, and put it on top of his bookshelf. Last week, while my sister and I were out antiquing, I found a smaller vintage suitcase for four bucks. I think it looks nice sitting on top of the larger suitcase.
My mom found the pallet wood world map wall art on Pick Your Plum. I think it fits perfectly. One day we will actually hang it on the wall.
I made the rustic buck head silhouette, which I blogged about in this post, from scrap wood my husband had in the garage.
At some point, over the years, I found the deer string art on Clearance at Target. For some reason, at the time, I thought I was buying it for my living room. I didn't know where it was going but I knew I had to have it! It didn't work in the living room, so I threw it in the boys' room and it eventually made its way to a gallery wall.
I love the way this room is turning out so far. Just like every other room in my house, this space is a work in progress. I'm sure I will find more neat pieces over the next couple years that I will add and some will be taken out.
I think that is the mindset we should have in our homes. We can't have everything perfectly decorated and complete in an instant. The whole process takes time, and A LOT of time if you're like me!
Does it ever take years for you to pull a room together or am I the only one? Leave a comment below.