I'd like to share with you the baby's bedroom. Finished, finally - at least until the little person puts her own stamp on it (I sure hope she likes art, colour and collecting as much as her Mum). I can't begin to tell you how much fun I've had pulling it together, I previously mentioned some of the DIY projects on this post. It's become the room in my home I'm finding myself in more and more often - reading, daydreaming, and imagining who our little girl will be. As you will see, I have sourced things from all over the place - online, kids shops, $2 shops, op shops and family hand-me-downs. Listed below are product links, but please let me know if you have any questions.
I framed the French Navy card that we had my doctor secretly write the sex of the baby in, and an old family photo from the 1980's. The shelf and brackets are from Ikea.
To balance out the (fun) shopping, I embarked on some DIY cash saving projects. The vintage bookshelf was purchased from a thrift shop for $50 - and became as good as new with a coat of primer and Taubmans Peach Orchid.
I have always loved the 1963 Enzo Mari Red Apple screenprint. Budget wouldn't allow for me to purchase the real thing (£220), so I painted my own version on canvas.
Paper Mache Zebra head is from Kido Store - surrounded by a collage of old cards and illustrations I had stored in my craft cupboard.
As some of you know, my Mum is very crafty, and has made a collection of soft toys (critters), crocheted blankets and knitted clothes for the baby while I've been pregnant. The gorgeous silk rosette on the change table is by Tara Badcock.
A large amount of vintage books and toys were purchased at thrift shops along the way during my pregnancy. I love the mix of old and new items, making it a truly eclectic space.
Lark Store was my 'go to' for some cute accessories - including a wall mounted cardboard grocery store.
ROOM UPDATE: Sunday Stanley loves her room, and when she was 9 months old, I came across Beci Orpin's lovely new book Find and Keep which describes itself as '26 Projects to spark your imagination'. That it does! I created the giant confetti project Beci outlines on page 136 (I used more durable cardboard - rather than paper).
I would happily confetti bomb my living room, except I have a husband who understandably wouldn't appreciate it - so it was Sunday's room that got treated with the in-expensive wall treatment using cardboard and Blu Tak. Little Sunday now wakes up to a party in her room every day!
See updated photographs here.