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Theodore’s Up Up and Away Baby Room


I was looking to do a boys room without the typical 'boys toys' something relaxing and something to create imagination. I had a strict budget so lots of sewing and DIY was involved.

Design Inspiration

I loved the idea of "Up Up and Away" Dr Seuss and after looking at a few rooms with that theme I came up with my own touch.

Decorating Style

Modern, DIY

Project Details

Rug: Overstock

Letter 'T' Monogram: Made from Styrofoam local company.

DIY Pinwheels, change mat, curtains, bassinet skirt and bedding.

DIY Hot Air Balloons: Tutorial

DIY Clock: Tutorial

Dresser: IKEA

Rocking Chair: Seconds shop and reupholstered myself. (Australia doesn't have a large rocking chair range so finding something that works with the room is difficult)

The Crib was my husband's crib and was used with our first baby so only fitting to use for Theodore's also.



Favorite Items

Too many, I love the clock and balloon pendant light and how they match with the bedding and pinwheels.

Love the 'T' out of styrofoam! So easy and light to hang and a budget saving from a wooden monogram.


Have your own cork board with all your 'pins' printed and pinned on it. Helped me decide what I loved and got over looking at.

The board also helped me keep and eye out for bargains. You have 9 months to plan the room so be patient and wait from the items you love to come on sale!

Meghan DeRango

Sunday 9th of June 2019

Can you tell me the brand and color paint of the gray wall color you used?


Friday 16th of February 2018

Hi, I love that gray color on the walls! Do you remember the name and brand?? please


Sunday 12th of March 2017

Do you remember the name ad brand of the grey wall paint you used?? It;s exactly what I'm looking for! Thanks!


Saturday 28th of January 2017

Really LOVE that Gray color on the walls!!!! Please list the name of the color and the brand of the pain! Pleeeease ?


Wednesday 4th of May 2016

Also curious what color/brand gray paint you used