A Special Place for Our Littlest Love

TADA!img_6498Β  I could not be more excited to be sharing our finished space for this little babe. We have worked so hard to bring this vision to reality. I have to give my husband SO much credit for making my dreams come true. He’s put a lot of sweat, hours, brain power, and may be a few more than frustrating moments of rage into it’s completion. I am very thankful he’s willing to trust my wild ideas and turn them into this…img_6513 img_6512My first request was tall bead-board or wainscoting. This turned out to be no simple task. My father-in-law spent nearly his entire visit to Tulsa helping Matt knock this out. Thank you, thank you!! It was much more than I ever expected. They did a perfect job and made it look so professional. I think Matt enjoyed the boy time- being productive, using power tools, and doing all kinds of math. πŸ™‚img_6511 Next up- the wallpaper. I searched high and low, as I have for years, for a reasonably priced wallpaper. Every online store seems outrageous- I was looking at $600 minimum to cover less than half the walls. I checked out local stores including Lowe’s and Sherwin Williams and was totally disappointed. Their books were full of outdated patterns, stripes, and polka dots. There had to be a better way! πŸ˜‰

This is when I stumbled across the idea of using fabric as wallpaper. Who knew you could do such a thing!? I quickly calculated the cost difference and it was less than half the price. After talking over my crazy idea with my more logical counterpart, he gave me the green light to give it a try. I made sure to order fabric from a site with free returns in case the first yard was a total disaster. I watched Youtube videos and read Pinterest articles to make sure we knew what we were doing. We applied the fabric using a recipe of cornstarch and water. SURPRISE- total Pinterest win! This was so easy and worked like a dream. It’s definitely a two person job and took us several nights to complete but I just couldn’t be happier with the finished product.img_6521 img_6523 I decided early on that I wanted a crisp and airy space, with lots of light. I wanted a place that felt peaceful and inviting with interesting twists. I wasn’t sure if it would all come together and “flow” as I didn’t have a solid theme or anything. I reluctantly landed on a shades of blue color scheme for the accents which I normally would have thought was way too “standard baby boy room” for my taste. I tried to keep it from reading this way by going with “pops of quirkyness” (totally not a word) like the animal face wallpaper and faux fur throw pillow.img_6517This is currently my favorite room in the house. I’m looking forward to all the time we’ll be spending cuddling our newest little love in here. I hope he appreciates all the design choices we made. πŸ˜‰ Seeing this space complete makes me feel so accomplished and a little more ready for his arrival. Yay for nesting! πŸ™‚ img_6509 *Resources*

Here’s a close up look and list of absolutely everything you see in the room, complete with links to almost all the products…

Fabric used as wallpaper- Fabric.comimg_6522Chandelier- World Market (This was an in-store sale item but it looks like they do have the same light in black online.)img_6518Geometric Rug- Overstock.comimg_6508Be Happy My Baby. Printables- BethanyMenzel.com

White Poster Frames- Ikea.com img_6528Rhino Dresser Knobs- Hobby Lobbyimg_6525Silver/Wooden Top Side Table- Targetimg_6533Blue Lamp- Targetimg_6534Floor Lamp- Target

Crib Skirt- Amazon.comimg_6529Circle Shelf- Target (Pillowfort- loving their new kids decor brand!)Β  img_6541img_6536Β  Grey Crib Sheet- Target.com

Blue Ombre Curtains- Target.comimg_6509img_6506And here’s where I got the items that are either no longer in stock or only in stores (no links available)…

Throw pillows- Targetimg_6627Blue Striped Throw- Home Goodsimg_6507Toy Basket- Home Goodsimg_6519-1 Geometric Mirror- Home Goodsimg_6527Teal Knit Ottoman- World Market

Cream Glider- Toys R Us (We bought this chair over 4 years ago so I linked it to something similar. My suggestion would be to go to the store and try them out before buying. When we were pregnant with Emmy we ordered one offline and ended up selling it on Craigslist and buying this one instead. Comfort is key!)img_6539Grey Changing Table- Antique (We painted a family piece of furniture grey and it’s been each child’s changing table during their first years. We just switch out the knobs to get a new look each time. See it in Emmy’s first nursery in our old house and Tuck’s nursery when we first moved into our home.)img_6526We can’t wait to meet you baby boy!

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