Chad, Jessica, Jet and Aijiahlyn

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

BABY ROOM!

IT's DONE!!! Okay....once I found out I was having a boy, all my ideas for the baby room were out the window. I HAD TONS OF GIRLY ideas....but NO boy ideas. And it took forever to decide on what I wanted. So....after browsing online for far too long, I was still stuck. Then I talked to my sister Nicole (interior designer) about my ideas, and she helped me narrow down what I really wanted, and what I didn't. Which led me to, light blue walls, trees, and animal silhouettes all with orange or kiwi accents. This spring, I was really inspired by the trees, and how their new leaves and blossoms represented birth and newness, like a new baby. Trees also represent family...think, family tree. So, I wanted that in the room. I had finished painting the blue and was going to start painting the tree on the wall when Chad tells me he doesn't like the tree or animal thing. What?! My whole design scheme was based around it! And, being pregnant, and stressed, I started crying when he told me he wanted to paint jets on the walls. What? All my planning and brainstorming is going to be ruined with jets? So....I thought about how to incorporate jets into the room....because.....the idea really started to grow on me. Jets are cool, plus, I love the name, Jett. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that if I did all my original ideas, it would be kinda dorky for a boy room....edging into the feminine territory. Jets are "cooler" than animal silhouettes for a boy....lets face it. So.....here is how it all turned out. And I NEVER GAVE IN ON THE LEBRON JAMES FATHEAD THAT CHAD WANTED.....THANK YOU!

THE BEFORE....sorry, the room is small, and all these pics are taken with the cam on my computer.

Really, the room was a catch-all room before. If something didn't have a place, it went in here. So these pics are really post-clearing-out of the room.






THE AFTER

My tree! I projected the image onto the wall, traced, and painted away. So worth it!




Photo montage....FABULOUS! I love the photos in these....and I just printed them off the internet. The frames were from goodwill and garage sales that I painted white, along with the mats. There are photos of jets, michael jordan, lebron james, blue angels (jets), and some giraffes....all in good taste....not overpowering in the room, but enough to give it a more masculine vibe. I LOVE IT! Almost all of them are silhouettes too....like the original plan. And, the colors go with the room....notice I say go, and not match....because I HATE MATCHY MATCHY>......eeeewwwy ewwwyyy.


Modern night lights....fun!



Chad got me this giraffe for Valentines Day. The cutest! Then I found the baby at a garage sale! No worries, it's clean and no weird odor!





THE ROCKER!

Thank you everyone for your comments....SO HELPFUL! After all the help, I learned what I wanted and didn't....honestly, I had no idea before, and I probably would have gotten a bad one. Anyway....look at this gem! Craiglist! LOVE IT! So comfortable! Chad found it for $40, and my mom and I went to pick it up ASAP before someone else snagged it. I'm so happy...$40, are you kidding? Upholstered rockers are at least $300 new. And that perfect frog blankee....St. Vinnies....score....and again.....clean and no mysterious aromas....yikes!

11 comments:

E and J said...

Love the room! I wanted to do a tree in either of the kid rooms. Totally love it! Way to go smart shopper!

AMY AND MIKEY said...

Oh my gosh, I do NOT know where to begin! I LOVE THE BLUE, I LOVE THE TREE, I LOVE YOUR WHITE TREE!!!! IT IS SO AMAZING! I can't tell you enough how much i love that tree. how did you get a projector? just laying around? And on the corner, I would have never thought of that to do it on the corner, it looks so good. the rocker- I already loved teh chair, and then i found out it was a rocker! total score! I LOVE the rocker. I love your baby crib, and the fabric in there- Jessica, I remember you mentioning worries about being too feminine, no- it's totally great (the fabric) you dont' need to worry about that at all. It's a baby, babies are feminine, and it's blue. Really good job on figuring out how to incooperate the stuff Chad wanted but yet, make it look good- ok I'm sorry Chad if you read this- but yowsa, I would have put my foot down, but Jessica you are more loving than me, and you figured out a way to make it totally go with the rest of the stuff and make it look really classy! I was afraid when i read that you were going to do jets, I thought- "everythign sounds so perfect and now she's going to do jets???" but you made it work so well. again, i would have never thought to do that either- to just find pictures of the topic/hobby and frame it. You are so good. When is the baby due, I have to see you before you have your baby! I love tyou! and thanks for your comments, they make me feel so good about myself.

Sean and Steph said...

Seriously Jess, that room looks like it came out of a decorating magazine! You did an amazing job! I love the tree and the jets, it's all excellent!

Carina & Dan said...

oh Jessica...so cute! I love the tree. you did such a great job decorating. Boys are hard. You still want to do something cute since they'll be cute for quite awhile, but nothing to sissy like. It's tough. I love that chair too, it looks awefully comfortable & so stylish. I have been totally looking for something like that on craiglist but having no luck. Excellent find!

Hailey Liane said...

I love it...soooooo cute! As always I love your style!

Danielle said...

LOVE IT! You did such a great job!!!!!! It is so wonderful! Love the tree, love how you incorporated the jet idea (agree with my sista's comment on that one...:)), love it all. YOu are awesome and I am just really excited to see the baby!

Erin Rachelle Wright said...

LOOOOOVE IT!!!!!

Christine said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE the room! I love the colors and everything! Good job!!
I hope all is well! :)

Emily said...

I LOVE IT! You did such a great job! You're so much further ahead than I am...my baby room is full of boxes. I sure hope to get started on it soon though...

Sarah Peterson said...

it looks like a pottery barn room. You are fabulous! Can you decorate our house... really, I stink at it ;) I love love love the tree... I may copy you some day, if that is okay ;)

Karen K. said...

Ditto to Sarah's comment. I was going to say "Will you come and decorate my house?" I want my house to look like that, I just don't know how to accomplish it. For some of us it just doesn't work out so well. BEAUTIFUL!