Sunday, April 3, 2011

anderson's room

when i found out i was having another boy i was bummed for a very short second then thrilled the next. i love being william's mom so i knew having another boy would only bring more joy and adventure.

later i thought to myself, 'i've used up all of my boy room ideas, how am i going to decorate another one?'... then i found some vintage suitcases and the wheels started turning. i couldn't wait to get to work.

andy's room is small (90 sq ft) so i had very specific size pieces that i needed. the crib was william's and the only piece i started with, everything else was thrifted or handmade.


here was my inspiration for his room

i fell in love with this gold/mustard bed skirt

and the grouped picture frames and vintage feel


here is the room before, just shortly after we moved in

and here it is after


the room was green when we moved in and i painted it three different colors before deciding to just make it white. i painted the fake wood trim around the window and closet white like i did in william's room, which made a big difference. i bought the suitcases at an annual antique show near by for $27. i did nothing to them, just stacked em and now use them for storage.
i bought the black lamp from ikea and the owl print off etsy. the black picture frame i found at an antique store for $8 and had a piece of glass cut for $6. the linen mat board i cut to fit the print myself using a borrowed mat cutting tool.

the most expensive item i bought was the dresser at $70 (i wouldn't have paid it except it was the exact width and height i needed - plus it had legs(!), my one requirement when buying bigger pieces of furniture). the gold mirror ($25) and picture frames ($6 each) above the dresser are from a local consignment shop.

after i saw the gold rouched bed skirt (can't remember where), i knew i had to make it a part of the room. so i made my own. i bought nine yards of mustard colored, linen-like material from joann's using a 40% off coupon, hemmed the bottom and 'ruffled' the top. it was easy and i love how it looks. the extra storage was a necessity.

the united states map is from an estate sale. my friend gave it to me with william's flat globe map hanging above his bed. i mounted it on a thick foam core and used old rope to hang it. the pillows in the crib i made out of fabric i found at yard sales and leftover fabric from his crib skirt.

the last two things in the room are two of my favorite; the curtains and mobile. i made the curtains from fabric i found on etsy. 5.5 yards for $40. i hemmed all four sides and hung them on an ikea curtain rod. their bold, vintage look add so much to the room. the mobile has ten glass slides ($10) that are from the university of idaho, where my husband goes to school. i clipped them into a wire mobile i used in william's nursery. i liked the look of the stickers and writing on some of the slides so i didn't do anything to them. most of the slides are of paris and architecture.


i really enjoy going into anderson's room, with or without him, to sit in his rocking chair and read. the calm, bright ambiance has made it one of my favorite rooms in our home.


thank you kate for photographing his nursery

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I'm telling you girlfriend, you have a gift.