Sunday, July 4, 2010

Kaelyn's Bedroom

I thought I'd take some time to show you a little bit more of my house. There is not a single room that is finished (although my kitchen is the closest) and Kaelyn's room is no exception.

Prior to Kaelyn's birth, my plan was safari. It was gender neutral although I don't know why I cared about that for nursery decor. After putting up wall paper border in our apartment and then turning around and taking it down so we could move, my desire to do safari again was lacking. I decided on butterflies. I wanted an inspiration and was looking at pictures and fabric but couldn't find anything quite right. That's because the perfect  piece was already in my possession.

I worked with the base color already in the room (yellow) and just added to it.

I had a lot of fun picking out the colors. I used Behr's Premium with the primer mixed in. Some people don't like it, but it has worked well for us. I also really like my canvas drop cloth. It is much nicer than using plastic.

I began by measuring and taping and measuring and taping and measuring and moving tape and.... you get the idea.

Then paint. Kimmi assisted with the body and wings of the butterflies.

The antennas and fly dashes were done with a much smaller paint brush.

Part of the changing station. I used removable adhesive hook things from 3M.

Kaelyn's diaper stash. I keep her wipes in the white thing on the wall. I need to find a new place for her baby legs and socks (that she doesn't wear) because I need that last basket for my diaper fluff.

Over the closet doors. Yes, there is an odd flower up there. I still haven't fixed it. I thought I'd like it, but in reality, I didn't. Funny enough, Jared liked it.

Last but not least, my favorite chair in the house, the blanket the doesn't die, and a big flower. This is currently my favorite spot in the house.

The view from the door because it makes me smile.

I need a rug for under the chair and ottoman. Any suggestions? I also still need to put Kaelyn's name up over the crib and also get curtains put up.


  1. It's perfect! And the giant flower by the rocker is brilliant! Great job!!!

  2. Adorable!! Decorating is so fun and you are so creative! Can't wait to see the rest.