Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Playroom Makeover, Part FINISHED!

We are finally done with the playroom makeover. Remember this - our boring, poorly arranged, cluttered mess?
I'm so happy with the final result.
It is amazing what a little color on the walls can do.
These pictures were taken at night so the color looks a little different.
Notice the Javis Davis floor pillows.
Brown and gold minkee here and a red chenille in the other corner.
At just $55.00 each these made a great addition and add more color and texture.

The huge TV you see in these pictures was not a new purchase. Actually, this is our old TV that has been sitting in storage for a while since it started a loud humming noise and we bought a new one. After doing a little research online, my husband found out that it needed a new color wheel. Just a few hours of time and a $200.00 part and our old TV is as good as new. We are loving movie nights in the playroom now!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Vintage Cowboy

Generally I think it is a good idea to avoid most "themes" when working on a nursery, but one exception to this thought, and maybe this is just a Texas thing, is a good western themed design.

I believe creating a good western theme nursery requires you to steer clear from all the cartoonish and kitschy western fabrics, but yet not be too sophisticated and masculine. Javis Davis has made it easy with their new selection of tasteful, rich fabrics in the Vintage Cowboy collection.
One big advantage of using a western theme in your baby's nursery is the ability for almost all of the accessories and wall art to grow with your child. I used a western theme in my son's nursery and now that he is almost five years old we haven't changed a thing in his room other than taking out the crib and moving in a full size bed.

I recently updated his bedding using fabrics from the Vintage Cowboy collection. The coverlet is Indigo Blue Chenille and the Euro Shams are Lodge Stripe with Indigo Blue Chenille welting.

I was able to incorporate these fabrics with our existing bedskirt. This bedskirt was originally the crib skirt my mom lovingly sewed for me back when I was expecting my baby boy, 5 years ago! (sob...I can't believe how fast five years have blown by)

When I moved my son to his big boy bed I just pieced together all four sides of the crib skirt into two larger sections to fit a full size bed. Since the bed is pushed up against the wall you do not see that the skirt is missing on the wall side and the headboard side. Re-use and recycle!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Skip Hop Pronto! Winner

And the winner of the Skip Hop Pronto! Diaper Changing Kit brought to you by CSN Baby is lucky #13, Mandy from Burkett Blessings.

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Congratulations! The uptown stripe is my favorite too.