Sunday, June 26, 2011

Baby Ky's Room!!!

I am so stoked about meeting Kyden. I have been running around like crazy tidying things up and getting projects done that I know I won't have time to do for a while when he comes. I finally finished his room (except for hanging the photo of Shannon in turnouts when he was a toddler - see 2 posts ago)!

Take a look at what once was an empty white room. It's now our little fire fighter's dorm :)

I LOVE the bedding. There were only about 3 fireman bedding options online and this was by far the cutest one. The other ones were too baby-ish. This has the perfect balance with not too much baby!

Love the little fireman boots! :)

 This dog makes the room! I LOVE it! He's taller than Keshlyn and she drags him everywhere! As a matter of fact the 1st night we got him, I put him up in Ky's room. We were downstairs having family scripture study and she said, "Wait! Doggie!" She ran up the stairs and struggled dragging him back downstairs by the neck to throw him on the couch (grunting the whole way!) in order to have him with us while reading. She climbs on the couch and looks at him and says, "Scripture time, doggie." It. Was. Adorable!
These plain red curtains were in my Kitchen...but I made new ones! So the red ones were the perfect addition to this cute valance. Pictures of kitchen curtains to come soon!

It's hard finding red accessories...let me tell ya! Everything is always a maroon color instead. I was thankful to find this cute red shelf at target to hang the diaper stacker on and I found cute little red toy fireman at the dollar tree. So, I threw them in a jar I already had and threw some ribbon around it. Cute, huh!?

This little picture was in Shannon's box of baby things his mom gave to us and I just had to frame it and put it up! I love the saying. I spray painted a frame I already had and stuck it in there! Voila!

So, originally I thought about buying the lamp that went with the bedding set. But, it was $50 and on back order. 1. I'm impatient and 2. I'm very choosy on what I spend my money on. I shop around for the best deals and almost always buy everything on sale. This was the lamp that went with the's cute. But, for the size of it and the money, I just thought that I could come up with something cute for little to no cost.

So I had this old lampshade in a pile for Goodwill and decided to transform it into a dalmatian print lampshade. I had the supplies. It was late but as I said, I'm impatient and started to paint away. When I went to bed I felt satisfied and excited that this project cost me $0! But in the morning when I went in to look at my finished product again, I was mad at myself. "Why didn't you think this through? Why did you jump the gun and do it before thinking?!" I kept telling myself I was stupid because CLEARLY this lampshade looked like cow print and NOT dalmatian. See for yourself:
So what's a gal to do? Go to one of my favorite places on earth, of course, to make another lampshade. It was my lucky day because I walked right into Goodwill and found this beauty waiting for me for $3- a white lampshade with black trim! Perfect!

I repainted it this time with some caution as to what I was doing instead of being on auto-pilot in zombie land! It turned out like this:

Mucho better! I love it! A cute lamp to match the decor for $3! That rocks! And P.S. That bear was the first gift Shannon ever gave me. The first time I flew out to see Shannon in Vegas, it was Christmas break from school. As a surprise he took me to Build-A-Bear to take home this cute little furry friend. He put a lion's roar inside him so he would roar when I pressed his hand. He said it was to remind me of him while I was back home and he named the bear "Shannon Jr." I slept with this bear every night until we were married 6 months later. I woke up many times in the middle of the night to a roar from rolling over on him. It always made me smile. This bear means a lot to me. :)

 Spray painted these baskets to be dark brown. They were white and in Keshlyn's room. The dog: $.99 at Goodwill. He washed up quite nicely. The changing table was my desk in high school. It was a light oak color but I painted it white. Do you know how hard it is to find a red changing pad cover? HARD! I got the last 2 on Etsy they had!
Can't wait to get the photo up above the crib! Then it will be complete!

Keshlyn likes to untie the bumper on the bed! That little stinker. I guess I'll just have to tie knots!

And lastly- remember I redid the guest bathroom? I needed decor in the room. I took two canvas and used leftover sample paint from the guest room. I then used doilies to make a design on the canvas. I got the idea from something I saw that used doilies that looked awesome but their art cost $50 each! I thought I could do something almost as cute for $10 or less. I didn't spend more than $10 and this is what I came up with:

 They didn't turn out exactly like I imagined it. I wish I would have used more of a navy. They're a little grandma-ish but cute enough. I'm happy with them.

I found this little pic of the birdies for $3 at Target on Clearance! Cute! And just what I needed.


  1. Awww! So cute! Fireman theme totally makes sense for your family. The changing table is awesome and I wish I had your skills when it came to designing the lamp. As soon as I get some floating shelves up and the travel posters arrive I am going to post pics of Gray's "world travel" room.

    P.S. I love the nickname Ky.

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE this room!! You are so talented little miss HGTV:)

  3. KESHIA. This is off the charts cute! I LOVE what you've done and how resourceful you are. Come decorate for us!

  4. Wow! I love the baby room - you have great eye for this stuff. Can't wait to meet him!