That being said, Brad and I were excited to have our room to ourselves again and for Jaxon to have his own space when we moved here. I was excited to decorate a nursery, but had to get creative with a dental student budget and free furniture. I might have done more if we had the bank for it, but overall I am really happy with his room and how it turned out. Here are the pics and the low down on everything we did.
Grandma Lindley also gave me a lot of her old sewing fabric and thread when she was moving. The thread was too old and would break if I used it in the machine, but I thought the wooden spools were so cool so I saved them in a shoe box and figured I could use them for something later. I came up with this idea after seeing pictures of nurseries where the name or letter is displayed above the crib. I was a little nervous it might not look as cool as I saw in my head but I like the way it turned out. All it is, is a foam poster board from Walmart covered in fabric. I arranged the spools and hot glued them on. I used the leftover fabric to sew a pillow for the glider.
I forgot to take a before picture of the dresser so I did a quick google and found one that was pretty similar. This was Brads old dresser from his bedroom growing up. All I did was pinterest searched how to paint laminate furniture and then Brad helped me pick out and buy the supplies on a Saturday at Lowe's. I worked on it through a week on our porch while Jaxon was napping. Pretty sure I lost a few pounds sweating in the Texas heat while I was painting, but the end result was worth it.
The picture and shelf were both given to us when Scott and Teresa moved a year ago. They were the first two projects I worked on when we got here and just painted them white to match the crib. I love the picture of Christ with the children and feel like it is perfect for a kids room. I didn't plan on loading up the shelf with Utah State gear, but we had so much and it fits his room. I also love the paper Rockets in the mason jars that Jen made for the baby shower. I couldn't bring myself to get rid of them and it is a fun reminder of the nick name we called Jaxon through the whole pregnancy (Baby Rocket).
We chose white and gray for the furniture colors so that we can use it for a girl and a boy. Most of our furniture is either from other people or Amazon and Walmart. I was happy about how the room turned out and Brad was happy that we did it on a student budget ;). There are a few more things I want to hang on the walls and maybe I'll post later about it if I get around to it. All that really matters is that this cute kid loves his room and is sleeping through the night in his crib..Everybody's happy!
|Gotta love that little smile!|