My little baby boy is 2 and a half. And I had mentioned a week or so ago that there was a HUGE consignment sale going on around these parts of which I put the baby crib in and SOLD! Its kinda sad but now we need a Big Boy bedroom, and some furniture!
I remembered I had an old school desk in my attic and thought it would make a cute nightstand. But it was kinda bland....
And numbers are so the hot thing right now that I thought it would be cute to put one on this school desk. I didn't want to paint the whole thing and ruin its "old Charm". O and did I mention I don't have a printer, so I found a #3 on Google images and just blew up my screen page to the size I wanted and traced it on some parchment paper.
Probably not the easiest way but I had looked for a stencil at HL and they came up short. So I did what I had to do! And as you can see in the pic above it started curling up in the middle. Luckily I had traced it on the wood first. After the first coat with the paper I took it off and just stayed in the lines.
I was pleased and at this point it had cost me nothing. I used the red chalkboard paint I had left over from my kitchen.
My theme for his room is sock monkeys, but not over kill! Just the colors mostly and a monkey here and there! The socks you see above I found at Wal-Mart for 3.00 for 2 pair and they look just like a sock monkey, but I have no idea what to do with them. So far I thought of cutting them up and making a pillow or my friend Sarah suggested hanging them on a clothes line on the wall (thats my fav so far!) Please leave me any suggestions you have! I would love your thoughts!
My inspiration for the theme was from The Shabby Nest, her first post from the So you think you can decorate series! I have thoroughly enjoyed that!
I am TRYING HARD to put my own twist on it! I saw this cute chalkboard at HL for 4$ I couldn't make it myself for that! And I already had the lamp which needs some ribbon on it!
The seat desperatly needed a cover on it and I do not sew anything more that a hem in something and I am lucky if that works out!! I was at Target yesterday and ran across this....
This adorable polka dot floor mat that was "squissshhhy" :)
So I just traced the back of it to fit the seat and cut! And badda bing instant seat cover.
Can't wait to put this beside his bed (that he doesn't have yet).
This was sitting by the door when we came home last night from church. And my hubs always complains that every pic I post of him is in a white undershirt...I told him this was his opportunity for a decent pic on the blog, so he ceased the moment!
And he loved the desk too!