Here comes the fun part!
We need to get the room ready for our little friends who will be coming to live here. There are a few challenges...1. the room is not large 2. the room needs to be appropriate for girls and boys, infants through 7 years old! 3. we have a budget of just $800 for decorations, furniture, paint, etc.
First of all, geez louise are cribs ever expensive!!? I would love to be able to get a beautiful crib from PB kids but holy moly people...$2000 for a crib?! We're looking into the possibility of a hand-me-down. Otherwise, I think we found a nice alternative.
I picked up a fabulous antique twin bed from my friends at the cottage for the rock bottom price of $50. (I'm not counting that in the budget since I bought it last month, before the budget was established. Cheating, I know. But a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!) My sweet friend Linda is painting it for me a nice antique white. It is a 4 poster bed that's missing its finials. I'm going to find some cute wooden birds to paint the same color as the bed to make fun and funky finials.
The photo above sparked the whole plan for the room. It's from the fabulous Red Shoes.
And here's what we are putting together for the plan. All of the house paintings are made by the very talented Catherine of Red Shoes. Most everything else is from Ikea. Oh, but the last photo is also from Red Shoes.
If you live in Ann Arbor, you are the luckiest girl in the world. Especially today since today is the day Red Shoes has its open house. Go! Experience it for all us poor souls who live too far away.