Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bring on the PINK!

Now comes my favorite part so far of decorating Malia's room.  The PINK!  Along with the pink we have also decided to add butterflies to bring a light and calming feeling to her room.  The first item I wanted to find was a rocking chair.  I was blown away when I realized how much rockers cost!  I decided this would have to be a craigslist buy.  Both Aaron and I started looking for one but we were struggling to find a white chair, lots of old wooden colored chairs but nothing that was already white.  I was hoping to avoid sanding and painting so we kept searching for the perfect white chair.  And wouldn't you know it, we found the perfect one!  The only work needed on the chair was to re-cover the cushion since it was blue and we did paint just a few areas to touch it up.  My favorite part of the whole experience was when I asked for a lower price the woman responded, "I am willing to take $20 as long as it is going to a good home".  As if I was buying a puppy from her.  She was really concerned how the chair would be taken care of.  She said that she had rocked all three of her children in that chair and it had been such a blessing to their family.  I was sold on the sweet story and the $20 price tag didn't hurt either!

 This was before... with Sugar standing guard

This is after - $3 for Fabric at Michael's and she is ready to go!

It looks great with her crib!  We couldn't be happier with how it turned out.

Next, I really wanted to create a focal point for her room, something that would catch your eye (and hers).  I found this butterfly mobile at Pottery Barn and knew it was something I would have to "splurge" on.  I just loved it and thought it would make the perfect addition to her room.  I did, however, put it on my registry which earned me 10% off of my purchase.  Here is Malia's $40 mobile, sure to provide hours of enjoyment (for me anyways!).  

I love it! 

My last big splurge was her bedding, also from Pottery Barn.  It is simple, you would be amazed how hard it is to find simple bedding for an infant's room.  Everything is so themed and busy.  So although the bedding was a little more expensive than I anticipated it ended up being just what her room needed.  I was able to save some money on her quilt, I found one with the smallest smudge of black makeup on it.  It was sold as is for $30 off and I also added it to my registry and received 10% off of the total purchase.  I believe the total I spent on her bedding was $90.  Not a steal, but it still felt like a bargain to me!  

You will also see a capital M on her dresser, Aaron (my amazing decorating partner) found this at TJ Maxx for $5.  The cross was given to me by my best friend, Serina.  It is really special to me.  The verse on it says "For this child I prayed..."  1Samuel 1:27.  I can not think of a more fitting verse for our daughter.  

Malia's room so far

I am looking forward to adding pictures and frames, maybe a toy chest and some book shelves to her room.  What a blessing this whole process has been!