It all started with a trip to Target. I saw this lamp and knew the colors would be a great jumping off point. I've really been into orange lately and knew a little boy's room would be the perfect opportunity to use this color. I already had the shaker style table from our old house and gave it a coat of semi gloss dark blue paint.
The room is really small--I painted the wall behind the crib orange and the other walls a soft grey.
I sewed all the bedding from coordinating sheets I found at Target and cotton fabric I picked up from a local quilting fabric store. We found the Ikea Gulliver crib on Craig's list. The clean lines make it one of my favorite cribs and it's discontinued, so I was thrilled to have found it in perfect condition.
Above the crib is artwork I created from prints I saw online. I loved the cute animals but didn't want to spend much money on artwork that would be too "babyish" when he became a big boy. I bought colored paper from the art store and did my version of the animals for a fraction of the price.
The room has only one window. I bought an inexpensive white roller shade, taped off sections and painted horizontal stripes in latex paint colors picked up from the lamp shade.
The "globes" on top of the cabinet are beach balls--purchased at a toy store.
For a finishing touch I found these cardboard letters at a craft store and covered them in scrapbook paper.
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