The crib is now on the longest wall in the room and the window is flanked by the vintage curtains I made (although trying to photograph them is HARD!!!)
Can we all say "awkward" together now!?
You can see that these rooms are built into the attic space of our second story. Some might even call our house a 1 and 1/2 story. It's an amazing use of otherwise useless space, but it means every little thing I know about design was out the window.
Normal sized objects instantly become monstrous in the room...like the tee pee (my $10 Craigslist find!) that barely eeks in under the ceiling.
The bookcase only had two options for where it could go... and even then it was a snug fit.
Once all the large pieces were in the room, I was able to think about all the pretties...
I really wanted to display the old books we have. Many we've picked up at yard sales or they were sent to us from my in-laws who are in the auctioneer business out in Ohio. The lower part of the bookcase holds all the kids books that I don't mind the kids reading and the top of the bookcase plus shelves by the windows hold the vintage ones. The shelves were freebies from a friend and started off yellow (you can see them in the very first picture above), but the yellow really wasn't working with the wall color so I painted them out in Martha Stewart Ohio Buckeye. They now house mementos from mine and my husband's childhood - like the tiny rocking horse that was my husband's & vintage crochet cowboy boots that were made for my sisters and I.
We found the fun banners at an antique store - the Cincinnati one pays homage to my husbands home state of Ohio. The totally awesome Barney Rubble & Bam Bam piggy bank was nabbed by my grandparents from a flea market in Arizona. It's tradition in our family that whoever can guess the arrival date of new babies gets to buy them a piggy bank- the losers all have to put cash in it! My grandma was totally worried I wouldn't like it, but its one of my favorite things in Ever's room!
I stuck mostly to displaying books or art that contained horses and cowboys...
I'm pretty obsessed with this vintage paint-by-number I found at a yard sale for just a couple dollars!
I was also excited that my husband's first buck fit just perfect over the bookshelf!
A Russel print, vintage toy spur and a picture of our old cow Norman are fun artwork for the wall behind the tent.
Let's remember back to the before...
empty sad room...