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Braeden’s Blue & Brown Puppy Room


When I found out I was having a boy I knew I wanted baby blue to be one of the colors. I wanted something classic & not too kiddy. I am also obsessed with monogramming so I knew there would be alot of monogrammed accents. I eventually decided brown and white would be good secondary colors and because we have three dogs, love them so much and knew what a large part of Braeden's life they would be, I chose to tie in things that represented them.

Design Inspiration

The clean look of Restoration Hardware Baby & Child, our three dogs and tying in as many diy projects to help save money and achieve getting exactly what I wanted

Decorating Style

classic, neutral, homey, warm and inviting

Project Details

I took a swatch of the Restoration Hardware paint color cloud blue to Lowe's and had them match it. I used Valspar eggshell paint which I love because it usually only needs one coat even when covering other colors.

Furniture & Decor details:

Dresser - Craigslist find, stripped and refinished with Minwax dark walnut oil stain, drawer pulls purchased at Target

Changing pad & cover - Babies R Us

Dark walnut diaper basket - Pier 1

Fabric covered wipe case - DIY with Huggies wipe container & fabric and trim from Hancock's

Brown & white striped & brown polka dot frames - DIY inspired by Restoration Hardware. My husband cut them for me and then I sanded and painted them & got glass cut at Hobby Lobby, then I printed pics of two of our dogs to frame in them.

B wall hook - Hobby Lobby, spray painted brown

Ladder Shelf - Target

Letter B - Hobby Lobby, spray painted brown

Snips & snails canvas - created the graphic in photoshop and then printed on iron on transfer & ironed on to white broadcloth, used staple gun to attach to 8x8 canvas

Picture frames & mats - Hobby Lobby

Night Light - Hobby Lobby

Brown Curtains - Target

Rod - clearance find at Ross that I spray painted brown

Crib - Graco Lauren convertible crib, purchased at Target Mobile - Restoration Hardware Cloud Puppy mobile

Bumper - Breathable baby SIDS Free brown bumper from Babies R Us

Fitted Light Blue Sheet - Target

Bed Skirt - DIY with cotton fabric from Hancock's

Monogrammed blanket - Restoration Hardware Baby & Child (don't think they have this style anymore)

White hook shelf - Target a LONG time ago

Polka dot frame - DIY with an old plain frame I didn't use anymore

Cross - Hobby Lobby

Letter B hanging plaque -

Birth detail canvas -

Sweet dreams ornament - a boutique in Fredericksburg

Wall letters - chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby that I spray painted brown

Rocking Chair - HEB in the garden section

Cushion & chunky brown blanket - Pottery Barn Outlet in San Marcos

Blue monogrammed pillow - Ballard Designs in twill sky

Paper globe - IKEA

Side table - Target and I spray painted it white (don't think they have it anymore)

Belkin ipod dock - recycled from our bedroom

Lamp - Kirkland's a long time ago

Frame - gift from my mom

Basket - Michael's

Favorite Items

My old teddy bear from when I was a baby, the puppy mobile, all of the monogrammed accents


Pick 1 or 2 things to splurge on that you really love and make you happy and then keep an open mind for everything else. I originally planned to get a super expensive bedding set from Restoration Hardware but figured out a much less expensive way to achieve a similar effect. Also, shop around your house before you rush out and buy things. I had a huge list of things to buy that I was able to eliminate by repurposing things I wasn't using.


Friday 21st of May 2010

Great color choices!