I’m just popping in to share some photos of Carter’s room. A few of you have reminded me that I haven’t shown pictures of the finished room yet. I usually have troubles pulling everything together and his room was no exception. Half way through, I sort of lost my vision. So, I waited until I felt ready to move on, adding a few things here and there. I have some things I am thinking about adding yet, but again, I am letting my thoughts simmer first.
This is the view when you walk into the room. You might remember me talking about the argyle that I painted on his walls? The room started with this idea and the colors are based on that.
I also knew that I wanted a book wall. I have always loved kids books and book covers. This idea incorporates both.
I wanted them to be orange, but as I mentioned before, after trying about 6 different colors of orange spray paint, I still don’t have quite the right color. I have had to learn to live with it. I’m sure Carter will be forever traumatized by not having the right shade.
Next, I dyed the rocking chair in an attempt to not have to recover it. We also tried to turn it into a rocking chair. It made for a lot of work for Joel, for a chair that slightly rocks. Not quite what we had in mind, but another long story. (Can you see where I might lose my vision?)
Then I went on a hunt for baskets for the changing table. I found some at Target but when I went back, they were discontinued. More hunting. . . . Then I found these at Walmart and they are almost the right size ;-).
A couple of weekends ago, I spray painted these frames and printed off a few pictures. The frame with four photos shows how much he as changed from 2 weeks to 8 weeks.
We received some fun toys as gifts, so I started looking for a way to store his toys. I found some cute cubbies like the ones below at Land of Nod. They were $40o. I found these at Target for $65, plus free shipping and 5% off with a Target red card. That free shipping thing is a bit dangerous, as I now have some more organizational things on their way!
This lamp base is one of my best purchases. It’s a touch lamp, so no fumbling for the switch in the dark, in the middle of the night. Just touch the base for a dim glow, then touch again for a for more light. There are four settings. (From Pottery Barn Kids)
As you leave the room, this is hanging by the door. It’s to remind me about how fast this is going and to cherish every moment with this little guy.
Which, by the way, I am having no trouble with. Can you see why?