Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Nesting for Hayden

We have all been in the busy process of working on Hayden's new bedroom to welcome him home. Hanna and I painted and decorated Hayden's room and Scott painted all the furniture. The cost to do his room was very inexpensive as we already had old pine furniture and I found a crib on Craig’s list. The rest took time to make over several months.
My discount creative finds and work:
1. Painting: I decided to paint a striped room which took much more prep than I ever imagined. My spendy item was on 4 gallons of no VOC paint from Sherwin Williams. I highly recommend it for baby nurseries and prego moms since it is environmentally friendly with no harsh paint smell, covers well and there are many colors to choose from. Hanna also got into the art of painting.

2. Crib: I found an old fashioned pastel blue crib that I had been searching for on Craig’s list at 1/3 the price and it was being sold in the neighborhood across the street:). I found clearance designer bedding for $30 and clearance lamps at Hobby Lobby and made matching lamp shades.

3. Curtains: I found double bracket curtain rods that are normally $28 each (I needed 8) for $3 each at the Pottery Barn outlet. I searched the web and found sale drapes from 2 different places that mixed & matched.

4. Name Letters: This was a fun project. I found $2 unfinished letters at Hobby Lobby and decided I would try Mod Podge gluing custom matching paper to them to match the room. Super simple and the ribbon and painted star nail head covers copied an expensive look off a designer boutique nursery idea.
5: Knobs: I finished off with helping Scott decorate the furniture with hand painted mod dot knobs $1 each.

Scott's creative work: Scott had refinished 2 family heirloom pieces of furniture for Hanna’s room that he had to sand and stain and it took weekends for nearly all 9 months to complete. This time with Hayden, he was able to refinish our old pine wardrobe for the changing table/bookcase and nightstands along with he and his dad's childhood pine dresser. Since he didn’t need to sand, he was able to prime and paint them all a shade darker than the wall's swatch color.
We are very pleased with all our work and the inexpensive results of Hayden’s room. We are grateful for and eagerly anticipating a chair on its way from Ralph and Gwen (aka Poppy and Nana) for Hayden‘s room. We took Paige’s expert advise and are getting a comfy rocker recliner to sleep in Hayden’s room should the need arise.


CJB said...

so darn cute! LOVE it!

Valley Forge 1st Ward RS said...

It looks great!

Valley Forge 1st Ward RS said...

This is Paige, btw, I forgot to log off my RS account. oops!

CCEHMM said...

SUPER CUTE - Hayden's room looks amazing! He has some creative parents :) Your friends and neighbors, Colin and Christine

Anne said...

this nursery is awesome! i am so impressed.