AJ’s Room Revisited

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When we started the room, we had no theme because my husband and I couldn't agree on a theme. He wanted a lion theme or locomotive theme. I wanted to do a monkey theme or giraffe theme. In the end, I think it came out nice we ended up doing the Safari theme when I came across the paper lanterns from world market! They were on clearance and that's when the room got it's theme. I absouletly love it! The colors are cream, gold, black, brown & blue.. Everytime I tell people the colors I smile because I know they are thinking why? lol We have updated the baby's room.. check out the blog for details http://youngcheathams.blogspot.com/

Design Inspiration

The Lanterns from World market.

Decorating Style

 umm not really sure I guess eclectic.

Project Details

I was on a budget of $500. I did a lot of clearence shopping, Craigslist shopping, & discount shopping. We had giftcards from our wedding we never used that I used for the babyroom. Some stuff we got from family. Mostly everything I brought I got on sale. The paint color or Valpser Harvest(stipes) & Martha Stewart's Spun Suger. We brought from Lowes. Harvest was from left over paint from our master's bed room. I really wanted to tie the two rooms in! Large storage Ottman by chalkboard Jcp $0/ 69.99 (girftcard) Gold mirror over changing table was (free from husband family.) Spray painted gold. Rug Walmart $44.00 Curtians $0/14.99 panel (Jcp gift card) http://www5.jcpenney.com/ Changing Table & Bed $150 (Craigslist) We spray painted with cream. Lanterns $4.99 each (WorldMarket) The Glider $50 ( Craigslist) We spay painted gold & cleaned cushions. Cubes from Kmart $0/ $29.99 (giftcard) http://www.kmart.com/ Lamp $ 19.99 (target) http://www.target.com/

Favorite Items

The mirror (My husband's mother brought this the same day she had my husband!),The curtians & the lanterns! I love our chalkboard!


um do what you love. :)


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    This room is to die for!  I can’t believe you did this on a very tight budget, it’s really lovely!  I agree with you with that chalkboard, really fell in love with it too.  Where’d you get that lovely piano???

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    Thank you sooo much for your comment. That piano was given to me when I was a little girl. Not sure where you can get one now.

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