Monday, August 4, 2008

Definately NOT Type A

Drumroll please...the almost-finished masterpiece that is Charlie's room.  The only masterpiece(s) are projects copied straight from The Nester as well as a friend of a friend of a friends' blog whose name I can't recall right now.  I am so sorry if I pretend to take credit for the idea. Or any idea ever on this blog for that matter. 

My blog title is in reference to the clothes peeking out of the dresser as well as other various real life baby things that cover up the adorable chest/mirror combo that I inherited from Sean's sister.  Don't worry--she is alive and well just wanted to get rid of it.  If I worried about the out-of-place things in these pictures I would not be being (bad grammar I know,) true to myself. I am nowhere near a Type A personality.  Actually I sleep right next to one but it hasn't rubbed off on me at all.  If I was remotely organized in thought or life I would not have spent my morning driving around trying to find TJ Maxx Homegoods.  All morning.  From Frisco it should take about 20 minutes to get there and it took me well over an hour.  That's what you get for going from Frisco to Flower Mound by way of downtown Dallas and DFW airport. Those of you living in or around Dallas go ahead and laugh. Sean sure did.  Then he helped me God love him for that. Want to know the worst part? I have a GPS system.  Ok on to the pictures...


See the window with the Africa heat/sun coming through.  What could I make to fit that window? Welcoming any ideas...Nester? Are you out there?
Excuse the mesh bumper.  I know it's not pretty but it protects little munchkin from getting hands and feet caught between the slats.  I used this for Ty until he figured out how to pull the velcro off.  If I had been thinking I would've ordered her crib in white instead of ivory.  

And without all of the stuff...

The wall of C's...made these with scrapbook paper and modpodge.  Glad I did it but wouldn't do it again.  It is a cheap way to decorate a wall and you can make them any color instead of searching stores for letters. Just go to Hobby Lobby and buy wooden ones of various shapes/sizes and pull out your paper.  Since I went through a scrapbooking phase when I was on bedrest with Ty I have a lifetime supply of paper.  How many scrapbooks did I make, you ask? One. 
What should go under the garland? Big bare space.  Oh and I'll cut the ends off now that I see them.  Ha! Didn't even notice that until now...
We said goodbye to the glider that was lent to us (LOVED THAT CHAIR) and got this one at IKEA.  It doesn't rock as well but it matches much better than the light blue gingham. I made the pillow and of course it's not perfect but I loved the fabric. 


The rug was the starting point for the whole room.  I found it on sale at IKEA and decided that it would be easy to find these colors for other decorative things later--AND when the rug wears out in a few years I can find another one with the same colors fairly easily. 


Ahhh. It is finished. Except for the window and the big bare space.  

7 comments:

Lindsey said...

Ilove the room! It looks great! Where did you get the mesh bumper? I think I need something like that.

Carley said...

Looks great! I still think my idea for the arched window would work. I need to do the same thing for the window in our room...we could do it together if you decide to go with that. Let me know. :) It'd be easy and quick and cheap. :) i don't think you need much on that bare space...I'll keep thinking, though.

Mary said...

Linz you can get one from www.securebaby.com. It is called a crib shield-it's under 'indoor safety'. I'll post a link on the blog entry at some point.. Nap time maybe!

Crissy Young said...

Beautiful! The garland is awesome...would you help me make one for my girls room?

Kakie said...

Love what you did. Hey would you link me to your blog? I need some readers? I'll try to write something interesting. LOL

Mama Em said...

Looks great and I do love how open you are about not being Type A! I will think on your decorative dilemmas and try to get back to you! ;)

Carley said...

hey. kathy goodwin called me today with a great idea for the window. she did it to one at her house and i am going to have her do it to mine. she said she'd love to make yours too...we'll talk. :) hope you had a good day in southlake. :)