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AJ’s Room Revisited


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

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) 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) Lamp $ 19.99 (target)

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. :)


Thursday 10th of March 2011

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.


Thursday 10th of March 2011

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???