So… considering a third of the year has already passed (argh!) I thought it might well be time to get back on the blogging horse (hang on, maybe there really is a horse that blogs? does anyone know??). To welcome in the “new” year I thought I’d share some pics of Jonty’s “new” room!
We’ve been in our home now for just over a year and it’s taken me a while to really get my head around what to do with his room. He was in a well worn (and bitten) cot until Christmas time, so I thought I’d wait til he had his (tiny) big boy bed before I really put some thought into the room. He absolutely thinks he is the King of the Castle in our home at the mo (he is 2.5 after all) – a fact both Chad and I are happy to dispute.
Some soft friends watch over Jonty at night – his “Spencer” bear bought from M&S in London when I was pregnant with him, his talking bear and his well loved (and falling apart) Lamby.
Here are some of the nitty gritty (bargain!) details:
Shelves and bookcase: Ikea – both bought on sale, Bed: Target (has a drawer under it too) also bought for 1/2 price, Ottoman: (for mumy and daddy to rest their bottoms when consoling toddler at bed time) bought on sale at Cotton On Kids for $5, Rug: from Spotlight on sale for $60 (was $199!) and Plane: Daddy (Chad) made this for Jonty for Christmas 2011 – it also has a rocker that it sits in.
I had the “J” below in his old room, but it’s now been (badly) painted with leftover blue from the wall stripes and the monkey canvas I made for Jonty’s very 1st room in the weeks before he was born.
One of my favourite friends and WAHMs on Facebook is the very clever Shannon from Milly Molly Mandy. If you pop back to my Christmas blog post you’ll see just how much I love her work! I picked up this felt garland from her a couple of months ago. I love it as an alternative to bunting (although I still love bunting!) and just having it in the room makes me happy
Another fav WAHM is Jo from Little Village Handmade. I was very lucky to be one of the first to pick up one of her Little House Cushions (below right) before the Facebook world went NUTS for them and they are almost impossible to get a hold of anymore! It’s not quite as perky as when we first received it but that’s only because it’s been through a lot belonging to Jonty! Proof that her cushions will survive MULTIPLE washes in the machine and dryer!
My very clever friend Sarah firstly taught herself to crochet and then just whipped up that Hoot softie! Jonty (and I) love him sooo much – I think he’s much more handsome than the ones from the ABC store. He’s only on the shelf at the mo because I’m trying to rotate Jonty’s bedtime toys to ensure some longevity.
I’ve been looking for an affordable quilt cover for Jonty’s bed for ages and had almost given up, thinking instead I’d just look for some fabric and make one myself. THEN I saw this gorgeous set at Ikea and had to have it! It was a single bed size (yet cheaper than their cot size covers – what’s that about?) but that didn’t phase me – I just snippped and stitched and voila! a cot size cover. I still have lots of left over fabric from which I think I might make some floor cushions or curtin tie backs (if and when we put curtains in here!).
And so that’s it! I still think I’d like to put a BIG artwork on the wall next to the bed, but as we may end up having two share this room later in the year I think this will do just fine until then. Hope you enjoyed the tour!
Disclaimer: The only reason this room looks this neat is because Jonty is at Kindy today…