In planning for baby #3, I wasn’t quite sure where to put everyone. Older siblings together? Boys together? Finally I decided to let big sister keep her own room and put both boys together. We’ll know soon enough if this was the right decision but I am so excited about how the room came together!
Henry’s room was in sad shape and had long needed sprucing up. The paint was drab and the room was bare. I asked the fabulous Melissa Ballard to help me out. Best.decision.ever.
We decided on a light blue wall color and orange accents to complement the existing white and brown furniture. I loved her sketches from the get-go.
This dresser is my favorite feature. It was Mark’s growing up and Melissa refinished it and hand painted this herringbone pattern with a gold paint pen.
I also love the photos in the room.
- The colorful vintage posters over the cribs are $5 prints from The Paper Source in frames from Hobby Lobby (50% off!).
- The tiny animals on playing cards are from Etsy. Melissa painted two existing frames gold and decoupaged a paper bag onto foam board for a backing.
- The Henry alphabet print is from MadebyGirl.
- And the adorable portrait of Henry was taken at Parents Day Out. Don’t you love the felt frame?
Melissa was amazing at making process budget-friendly. We reused an existing rug from Home Goods and kept all of the current furniture. The only thing we bought was another crib from Amazon to match Henry’s crib and a shelf from Home Depot.
It feels so much more bright and cheerful and at the same time sophisticated. I can’t recommend Melissa enough. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
We also spruced up Caroline’s room so I hope you don’t mind if I share photos of that as well!