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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Drew's Room

When I learned I was having a little girl back in April, I have to admit my mind began to go nuts with ideas of how I'd decorate her room. I knew what I didn't want...something overly "girly" or overly "baby". I had remembered a picture of a room that had caught my eye years ago from Domino magazine, then it was later published to their book.

After deciding this room would be my inspiration, I searched for many hours on the internet trying to find the actual article from Domino magazine (now out of print), so I could figure out where to buy a lot of the items used in the room. I finally (somehow) figured out which issue it was from, then found it on Ebay. I didn't win the auction, so on a whim I emailed the seller telling her I was just interested in 2 pages...she was nice enough to scan the two pages and email them to me! So, it all began....

My first purchase was the fabric for the windows from Mod Green Pod, called Butterfly Jubilee. It wasn't exactly the same, but I was so in love with it I didn't care. The original print in the magazine was a chocolate brown butterfly with cream damask background. Mine was black butterflies with a blue damask background. My dad and I made the cornices for about $10 in supplies...all it took was some glue, foam board, batting, and some pins.

I searched high and low for a good black & white ticking stripe fabric for my chair (chair was originally red, from Home Goods) that I had laying around in storage. The pillow is from Etsy, at BedBuggs Boutique.

One of my favorite parts of the room is the giraffe silhouette, made from vintage wallpaper. This came from Inke, all the way from Netherlands. The crib and dresser are from the Baby Mod line at Walmart. The desk lamp is from Target, and the lion art is from Avalisa. The chandelier lamp over the crib is from Ikea.

The table and chairs are from Target. The adorable felt tea set, inclusive of tea bags, was found on Etsy, at the Sew Cute shop.

On to the bookcase. This beauty is from Oeuf. I got mine from the adorable online shop, Fawn & Forest. I spent a lot of time searching for a less expensive look-alike all over the internet, but nothing compared to the design of this bookcase. I knew I had to have it. The "d" art is also from Avalisa. The fox/flower print is from Etsy, at the Yumi Yumi shop. I found the orange lamp at Marshall's for a steal...$19.95!

I had so much fun filling up this bookcase. I pulled things that I already had, along with some items from my childhood, including the piggy bank, many of the children's books, and a few coffee table/interior design books I had. I seem to get crafty when I'm pregnant. I'm not an artist, but I was shopping in Joann fabrics and walked by some doilies and had a revelation of sorts. I went to Aaron Brothers (hit the penny sale, thank you very much), bought some canvas' and paint and the result were some fun little pieces of "art". I used some felt and some scraps for the giraffe silhouette as well. My dad made me the adorable little doll bed out of wire and a dishtowel as the bedding! Below are a lot of detail pictures of items on the shelves...

A few finishing touches for Drew's room. The coat rack and pink rug are from Land of Nod. The adorable hanger is from Etsy, at the Lila Frances shop. The faux sheepskin rug is from Ikea. The porcelain kitty is from a local antique store and the mini vase I found on clearance from Anthropologie. The adorable squirrel lady print is from Etsy, at the Berkley Illustration shop.

I have had WAY too much fun decorating Drew's room. I am really pleased with how it's turned we just need Drew to arrive!

Pretty in Pink baby shower!

I was so blessed to have been thrown a fabulous shower by my mom and sister-in-law last weekend! Enjoy!
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