Monday, December 13, 2010

Safari Digs: The Result

Back in September I shared the idea boards for Oliver's safari room. And last Monday I shared a photo of his cute mug. Now I'm back to show you photos of his completed nearly completed nursery.

My group of friends pledged to Oliver's parents that we'd decorate his room for him, from top to bottom. Thankfully there was already a bookcase/dresser designated for the space (built by Oliver's grandfather), a comfy chair for his Mama to nurse him in and some great toys gifted by friends and family. We just needed paint, bedding, a rug and accessories to round out the space. Here's what we came up with:

We stayed pretty close to our proposed color scheme of various shades of green and blue, plus some orange and brown. The paint color on the walls is Behr's Dried Palm and the bookcase/dresser is Behr's Cottage White. Here's a rundown of sources for the items in the room:

The side table is an Ikea Lack table that Christine already had, topped with a framed drawing colored by Charlotte and a lamp I snagged for just $16 at Home Goods. Behind it is a toy organizer that also hails from Ikea. The small lamp on the dresser was a clearance find at Target. Along with it are some books from Christine's library, a thrifted lion mug, a centerpiece from her shower, a clock from Target's dollar section and a plastic Yoda toy.

The picture of the twiga herd was a generous gift from Regina and the leaf canopy was another Ikea find. Both will sit over Oliver's crib (soon to be purchased, in an espresso color) that will be dressed with the brown and white Dwell Studio crib bedding that I found on clearance at Target for just $35. And there's loads more Target finds on the bookcase: the blue storage bins, giraffe picture frame, and monkey book ends all come from there. The botanical art, pillows and orange accent rug do too!

And now we're back to our Ikea finds. The hanging toy storage and the rug were both super inexpensive finds (isn't the hanging piece peeking out from the closet super cute?!). The round mirrors were less than $5 a piece at Target and the giraffe bench, stuffed toys and books were gifts. The storm trooper comes from the same set of plastic toys as the Yoda and was purchased on our last trip to Walt Disney World.

I gotta admit, I'm pretty proud to say that we pulled together this room for only about $250! It feels fully furnished, and yet has lots of space for Joe and Christine (and Oliver) to make it their own and rearrange things in a way that works for them. And thanks to some special touches (a faux book that speaks to us twigas, and art made by Mandy and Charlotte using my messy masterpiece tutorial) it's truly one of a kind!

P.S. Thanks to my sister-in-law Jacqi for snapping these photos!


marie said...

The room looks so wonderful! I love how everything is displayed on the dresser/shelves. The shoes look super cute next to the giraffe bench and every nursery should have a Yoda figure in it!
A true labor of love for the newest tiny twiga!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [14 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Shelley said...

It's amazing! Thanks for sharing. :)

Jo said...

The room turned out wonderfully! Love the colors and all the special touches.

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