Anyhoo...One of the many projects I'm working on is re-vamping B's room. The color wasn't right from the start. Note - if you feel iffy about a color when you start cutting in the edges, stop! Stop right there and re-evaluate. I wish I had. I finally painted over the weird blue color literally one wall at a time during Saturday naps. I was leaning towards all gray, but the kiddo is completely attached to blue right now, so I went with three light gray walls and one navy blue wall.
Part of the re-vamp includes a little book nook area with knock off Land of Nod Book Ledges. I feel so lucky that Jesse can help me make this type of stuff. Ledges from Land of Nod would have cost about a hundred dollars; Jesse had scrap wood in the shop and I painted them with the same stuff I've been using on the house trim, so ours were free!
Isn't this bamboo rocker neat? I picked it up an estate sale (for ten bucks!) and painted it navy blue. I love it in an ugly-cool kinda way. The darling teddy bear was Jesse's when he was a little boy.
I can't wait to get the rest of B's room finished. We need to work out paint colors and linens for a Jenny Lind style bed (another Land of Nod Knock off) as well as an overhead light fixture. I found this cool mid-century (?) light at the Re-Store, but I'm not sure what color to paint it.
Oh, and I definitely want to work these bad boys into the room somewhere! They belonged to B's Great-Great Uncle and I think they are silly and fun and would be great in a boy's room.
Here are the resources and cost break down for the book nook:
Bamboo rocker (estate sale) - $10
Paint for rocker (primer and navy blue from Valspar) - $9
Faux sheep skin (Home Goods) - $16
Book Ledges - Free!
Rag rug (Garden Ridge) - $3
Gray paper for re-matting print - $4
Everything else was already owned or re-purposed from around the house.
Total project cost = $42
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