i wanted liam to have a fun. enjoyable room for when we got older -- whats more fun than drawing on walls?!
modern & eclectic -- all at the same time.
i was inspired by ugly dolls which i personally think are a bit overpriced (www.uglydolls.com). so i decided to made my own -- i used fleece which i purchased at joanns fabrics (www.joann.com). i pulled ideas out of my brain for the faces and used felt and hot glue to create them to avoid sewing & buttons to steer clear of choking hazards. once i created all of my sons 'ugly dolls' i found a color scheme i liked : blues & blacks. i went to the home depot and purchased paints (www.homedepot.com). my turquoise paint was picked from the behr paint selection wall -- but i dont quite remember the name of the color. it was much dark on paper than what it really turned out to be on the walls. & i bought standard black chalkboard paint which is also in the paint section for about 11.00 bucks a can. one can goes a LONNNNG way. once the room was painted, we took a trip to ikea (www.ikea.com) which happens to be my favorite place to shop for furniture. its cheap & modern. we chose lights, dressers, crib, and bookcase at ikea. from there, we assembled then room & there you have it. :)
i love the huge floor lamp & the rody horse which i got from the green alligator in the avondale shopping area in jacksonville florida.
dont overspend. you can create awesome with a budget. create a look in your head that you want and find cheaper options. your child wont be upset that you went with the $50.00 lamp as opposed to the $300.00 lamp.