I have spent the last few days working on Matthew’s new room! We weren’t sure what we would do – move him into the new room or give BB2 the new room. After much thought, we decided to go with our original plan of putting BB2 in the current nursery and moving Matthew to the front room.
This means that I get to plan and decorate a new room = FUN!
I will track progress and changes on this page, a page that used to contain my plan before all of the bedding options became, well, no longer options. Sigh. We started with a “Great Camp Out” them but modified it slightly.
I am keeping the same theme, but making it more “wilderness” focused than just camping. This was B’s idea and I like it a great deal! There will still be a camping feel, and my sister already gave us a beautiful framed print for his new room with a camper in it, but we’ve broadened the idea.
I love Etsy – I mean – I love, Love, LOVE Etsy! I used Etsy for all of the nursery decorations and for Matthew’s first birthday, so it made sense to go there for Matthew’s new room. I started with a pretty flat idea, but it expanded as I found more and more things.
We are now settled on this:
The trees are fabric wall decals, the signs will be customized to say “BEAR (or) CURIOSITY CREEK” pointing left, “ADVENTURE PASS,” and “CANOES” pointing right with a canoe hand-painted on it – and the signs will be nailed/screwed onto the big tree. The bear is a wood cut-out and will be attached to the wall. We really want to add some depth to the room. We LOVE our nursery, but it is a bit “flat.”
Here is the print my sister matted and framed for us. It’s wonderful (and also from Etsy)!
Once I know what we’re looking at for remaining wall space (I have lots of newborn photos in that room to figure out what to do with – which my photographer warned me would happen when I decked out that whole wall!), I’ll be choosing amongst these remaining prints:
B is working on coming up with a plan for putting a tent in the room. We’re only going to have a bed in there since the closet has drawers already installed – no need for a big chest or dresser, thank goodness! This leaves room for fun stuff, like toy shelves, tents, etc! I am partial to this little teepee!
For now, I’m thinking of going with this bedding set from PB Kids (just the comforter, not the sheets). Not my first choice, but it’s the best thing out there right now and they have black-out drapes to match. I really hate PB Kids with a passion because I think they charge way too much for things, but when they have what you want, what are you going to do?
I am super excited and will get the room cleaned up this weekend while B is out-of-town. A neighbor will help get the bed off the frame (we’ll put the mattress on the floor for now for Matthew’s transition to the big bed next month) and I’m moving the dresser out and hoping our friends come to get it. If not – it’s going on freecycle! Then it’s just me and my imagination, working on measurements and getting things ordered! It sounds like I can have this all wrapped up within a couple of weeks if I get on it now.
Oh, and I’m hoping B agrees to paint the walls a nice light blue. Our entire house is brown and khaki – and it’s time to make some much-needed changes!