Many don’t know that I moonlight doing DIY house projects. In a former life I worked as a Lead Merchandiser for HOM Furniture. In a nutshell I was responsible for space planning and decorating their Crystal and Roseville showrooms. While never going to school for design, this is something I have always been super passionate about, and have hoped to re-explore my career in the future. In the mean time, I just have fun planning my own homes and helping an occasional friend.
Unfortunately, my vision doesn’t ever necessarily match my budget, or lack-there-of, so I have also become a HUGE craigslister and goodwill frequenter. I find no greater pride than being able to completely transform a room for pennies. In the last year, I have transforms my boys bedroom, my dining room and my formal living room for probably a grand total of $400 out of pocket. All with some savvy selling and re-buying on Craigslist.
I will share those rooms in the future (as being savvy also takes time, and waiting to find the right deal at the right price).
In the mean time, I wanted to share my design plan for Baby Girls room that I finished this weekend. This one, I actually decided to spend some money on…because lets face it….I am very pregnant, and re-staining, re-upholstering and painting furniture is not on my list of things-I-feel-like-doing.
With this room I wanted to be an eclectic girly room with a small nod to nature. No “themes” for this girl! I started out with two lamp shadesb a butterfly chandelier and a gifted blue glider rocker, and built the room from there! Tones of Baby Blue, Spearmint, Blush Pink and Gold – I love how the plan is coming together and am so excited to begin to get everything in and execute! I will be doing the word art myself, but have found inspiration pictures, colors and sayings for my mock up. Obviously, things always change in the design process (for example – I am undecided on the paint color – If I want to stay with the pink, or do more of a spearmint or blue??)…so we will see what comes – pictures of the final room to come!
- Butterfly Chandelier
- Pink Ruffled Blanket
- Gold Polka Dot Crib Sheet
- Spearmint Crib Skirt
- Spearmint Changing Pad Cover
- Bird Pillow
- Chest Night Stand
- Lamp Shade
- Be-You-Tiful Print
- Little Girl Deer Illustration
- Bunny Print
- Cloud Pillow