Decorating isn’t one of my “things.” One might aptly file my previous forays into interior furnishings under “Sheer Necessity” and “You’ve Got to Put Some Damn Things in This Room or Your Kid Won’t Have Anywhere to Sleep.”
But I’ve lately found that, when given a little time and a little inspiration, I do actually enjoy feathering the nest a bit.
I told you guys all about how we waited until the last moment to decorate the nursery for Baby #3 (you can also see the Before picture there), and how the plan all along was to convert our playroom–the only available space–into the baby’s room. It involved a lot of purging and rearranging, but we got there. And only this past week I put the finishing touches on the room in the form of some awesome picks I tracked down at Home Goods and Target.
I’m proud to say that every piece of furniture and decoration in this room is either recycled from one of the older kids’ rooms, or bought on major sale or at a discount store.
It’s not making Architectural Digest anytime soon, but I think it’s rather cute. 🙂
Scroll through the pics for descriptions of what’s what!
Kendall Convertible Crib | Pottery Barn Kids (hand-me-down from Big Sis)
Catalina Nightstand | Pottery Barn Kids | Bought at 25% discount
Delta Avery Glider| Buy Buy Baby (hand-me-down from Big Bro) | Bought floor model on discount
Bunny painting | Home Goods | Found in store, locate store near you here
(Cute side note: The kids have given the baby the nickname “Baby Bunny,” and my daughter actually picked this out in the store for her room, so of course I couldn’t resist! I love a special piece with meaning.)
Throw pillow | Home Goods | Found in store, locate store near you here
Tasseled throw pillow | Home Goods | Found in store, locate store near you here
CoCaLo Voile Pinwheel Quilted Rail Protector in Gray | Buy Buy Baby | $29.99
Twinkle Shoes Painting | Home Goods | Found in store, locate store near you here
Heart Throw Pillow | Home Goods | Found in store, locate store near you here
Lavender Throw Blanket | Home Goods | Found in store, locate store near you here
Baroque Mirror | Pottery Barn Kids | Bought floor model in store on sale for $179
Threshold Antler Décor | Target | $18.99
Catalina Dresser & Topper Set | Pottery Barn Kids | Bought at 25% discount
“Just Be Happy” Embroidered Artwork | Home Goods | Found in store, locate store near you here
Woven Wall Hanging | Target | Similar here
Floor Lamp | Home Goods | Found in store, locate store near you here
Lamp | Pottery Barn Kids, bought discontinued floor model at deep discount | Similar here
The lesson? Don’t be scared to ask if floor models are on sale (saved tons of money doing this at various stores), hit up and dig through those discount stores and hand-me-downs are a good thing!
And this is going to sound majorly Captain Obvious, but be sure to sign up for the newsletters on the sites whose products you like. Often, you get a 10% discount code for signing up (Land of Nod does this, I believe), and you will also be alerted to all of their sales, so you know when to strike. That’s how we took advantage of the huge savings at PB Kids.
Now all we have to do is wait for the baby. Aaaaaah!
See you guys soon!