Anywho, when we found this house, it was of course completely painted in awful not quite white. I had NO idea what I was going to do for the kids room. I LOVED Maggies room that i did in the old apartment, but I couldn't transfer that to this because the room was now a boy/girl room.
Feel free to disregard the HIDEOUS and pink bed guard there. However, we thank Gramma Peg, because it has actually saved Maggie a time or 12 from falling out of the bed. That girl is a mad, crazy sleeper. Also, hanging on the wall there is her blessing dress. I think they make great decoration, and don't believe they should be hidden in some box or closet.
Please note my inspiration blanket. Isn't it so the cutest? I heart Melissa so for making it and picking the cutest fabric ever. Especially because this is the FIRST thing she ever sewed. Do you see my wall inspiration now? See, I'm NOT retarded, or daft.
I painted this bed white. Total freebee from Auntie Julie. Thank goodness. I'm not sure that I'm done with the bedding, but it was at least a start. I'd like to find some pillows to tie it in, but just haven't seem them yet. I was happy to be able to reuse many of the elements from Maggies last room, including her name and the green polka dot ribbon.
I also reused the mirrors (there used to be 3 more smaller ones, she broke them) and the flowers, just changing out the red for the blue. And the stackable boxes were an awesome find the first time around at Home Goods. I told you, I lurve that place.
The solid blue stripe was a hideous beast to paint, simply for the fact that the cielings in this place are completely crooked. So, we used a laser level and everything, but low an behold as we rounded this corner by the door, the wall above the cribs blue line was now like six inches higher than the rest. So, after alot of refiguring, we just eyeballed it and called it good. Mostly, you don't notice. But, if you're a crazy perfectionist, don't ever look too closely at anything Ive painted.
So, there you have it. Kid room decorating by yours truly. And yes Mom, I never intended to have green and blue everywhere, but somehow the bathroom became a much more vibrant version of their room. Oh well, it works nicely. Now all I'm missing is something to go over Max's crib and his name. Any ideas? I've been stumped on that one for, well, 9 months.
Polka dots and plaid,