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Alden Jr’s Room


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

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. :)


Monday 20th of September 2010

There are two thing I love about this room: the mirror and the chalkboard.  Really awesome story behind the mirror.  The chalkboard is a wonderful idea, I just hope that you can keep everything you've written there until Alden Jr. learns to read so he could read everything for himself.  Or why not take pictures of it before you clear it?


Saturday 18th of September 2010

Hi Valencia:  Thanks for sharing this room and your story.  It's really heartwarming to see both parents working on the nursery.  It speaks volumes.  Now, I love this room.  It's simple yet it's very lovely.  Alden Jr. would love it, for sure!


Friday 10th of September 2010

Thank YOU! I hope you have fun when you come down here! :)


Thursday 9th of September 2010

I just LOVE that mirror! It's so cool there's such a great story behind it. Best of luck with the arrival of Alden Jr. I'll actually be in your city that day! :)