While I loved this picture hanging on Charm's wall for the last 8 months or so (it was the original inspiration for the vintage modern feel of his room), it started to feel a little too 'nursery' for my 'big boy's' room:).
So I found inspiration on page 357 of my signed copy of Grace Bonney's, Design Sponge. (A Christmas gift from my parents. Thank you, Oma and Opa!).
I didn't have nor need a dresser for the space, but I did have an extra canvas hanging around (It was being used as a temporary headboard for Charm's toddler bed). I used a salad plate to recreate the wave pattern on the canvas with a pencil:
Next, I gathered up a few blue paints, along with white and black paints so I could alter the colors to get a nice gradient pattern.
Charm calls his mushroom jars, bongos and plays them accordingly. I was inspired by these acrylic jars at pottery barn kids, but even on sale for $20, it is a steep price to pay for a plastic jar, in my opinion. So when I spied some red lidded plastic jars in the Target bulk snack food aisle late last fall, I scooped up a pretzel jar and a frosted cookie jar. When we were finished snacking on the food, I washed the jars out and removed the labels. Next, I filled the jars with faux moss rocks that I picked up at the dollar store last fall, as well. Finally, while I planned to make my own mushrooms, I got lucky when Target offered felted wool mushroom ornaments. I waited until they went on sale the day after Christmas and scooped up three of them. They were $1.50 each.
They didn't have any red mushrooms left, however, so I used some felt and turned a blue mushroom into a red mushroom. The white dots are just white felt. I used little pieces of velcro on the bottoms of both the jars and the mushrooms to help them stand up, though they are a bit top heavy.
Finally, I modge podged a big letter 'H' that I picked up at Joann's with a 50% off coupon ($5) using our Sunday newspaper.
I love the look of this side of Charm's Room. And actually, I am within eyesight of the finish line for Charm's Room. More Charm's Room posts to come soon!!
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