I don't go much on cream paint and Teddy Bear stickers so I just sanded it and painted it Grey. I love grey but there are actually more than 50 shades of grey so I left it all in the hands of the 70 year old man at the local hardware store to choose for me. I just wanted Grey but he explained that if you don't want it to look purple you have to choose a grey with a green base as opposed to a blue base and so he picked Dulux "Timeless Grey" for me. This is great advice and obviously wasn't given to my poor friend whose entire house exterior is purple because of the grey paint they had chosen.
Here is the finished space.
We literally didn't have a single baby item in the house having sold everything when we left Sydney to fund our caravan trip around Australia. So everything is second-hand from thrift stores or made by me. Babies really don't need much and I just wanted to make it a bit fun but keep it fairly simple, and uncluttered as this is our bedroom. "Cheap and Cheerful" as my mother-in-law would say :-) I purposely left the space above the cot clear but it looks a bit bare. The kids are collecting feathers to make a mobile. Do you think that would do the trick? Any other suggestions?
The one exception to the second-hand theme is this most gorgeous bib below that I received from Annie in Wales from one of her giveaways. It was the first baby item to enter the house a little while ago and it is so new and shiny I just want to put a halo around it and frame it on the wall. It features the most gorgeous Liberty of London woodland print in all my favourite nature colours. It's very 'me' and provided the colour inspiration for the space. The bib is from palebluedoor. I also think it's amazing the way the colours co-ordinate with the colours in the granny square blanket I made. Thank you so much Annie and I'm sorry it took me this long to post about it although I'm sure you're not surprised that I've left doing the nursery to the 11th hour :-).
The chook garland was bought in Vietnam for a couple of dollars.
1. Elephant artwork is from Hugs & Inspiration which I won a couple of years ago with a piece of poetry I wrote.
2. The vintage clown print was $5 from the op shop
3. The boy riding the chook is a Propaganda Poster from the early 1980's bought in Vietnam entitled "Breeding Chickens". It just appealed to me on so many levels.
4. This oil on canvas landscape painting was picked up at the tip on the weekend for just $10. It is titled "Risdon Quarry" which is a local spot near here and I just love the colours. Harriet Wise, if you are out there, I found the painting you did in 1979 discarded at the Tip but it is now lovingly hanging on our bedroom wall :-)
5. These are my teeny tiny 35 year old first baby shoes :-)
6. Vintage wooden side-table $10 from op shop with Ikea lamp, Teddy made by me and daisies from the garden.
7. Retro saucer chair from op shop $20 that I've had for years with granny blanket made by me.
8. Vintage footstool $10 from op shop. I just picked this up on Sunday and it has a gold embossed vinyl which is really awesome but hard to photograph.
9. Vintage trolley with wooden blocks $5 from Sorell Markets.