Our first month in was all about unpacking old treasures from storage…
then finding a place for them…
then adding to what we were missing…
It was all consuming, with the baby still not weaned (and still probably thinking we were going to move again any minute), Michael traveling, me working part-time…it was intense.
The fruits of our labor paid off most in the baby’s room. When G was born we lived in the floor-through of a brownstone, so we really didn’t have a baby’s room to decorate. Now we do, so we put all of our elbow grease there. His room is pretty much ready to go…but I need a little help with the finishing touches.
It started with a blue pedal car we got him from One Kings Lane for his first birthday.
Then this Union Jack rug we found on Gilt group.
A friend turned me to Ikea for shelving, which I don’t think I would have considered before…but she was right. It works perfectly for a little one’s stuff.
Plus I totally stole her idea of getting these really cute baskets for his toys from The Land of Nod.
We REALLY wanted to move him into a toddler bed but decided it wasn’t time yet, so we just grabbed a white crib from Target to tide us over for hopefully another 6 months.
To pull a little of the antique vibe into the room he has this chest of drawers from an antique sale somewhere that Michael refinished. Along with Deborah’s (our former land lady’s) old tonsu chest. Michael refinished this as well.
The Ikea coffee table in the middle of the room serves it’s purpose as a play table and a storage space and it’s bigger than your average little kid’s table so there’s room to spread out.
Then we added in these little chairs from the Container Store.
We still need a chair in the corner for story time and maybe some sort of window treatment. We got custom blinds from Home Depot…but maybe a Roman Shade?
On the walls we put his great board from his naming party. All the names he could have been.
Michael had these animation cells from Mighty Mouse
and Disney’s Robin Hood.
We found this vintage type-set poster—the frame isn’t right—
And I also got him these from Etsy—but they’re tiny and I’m not sure where (if) they go.
Of course the piece de resistance is this giant hand from Spamalot. Michael’s going to make it into a light-box.
Here it is all together…