So, the plan for right now is that Owen (age 2) will share a room with our new baby. We’ll just have to see if that works out… I am having mental pictures of Owen being a little too “hands on” with the baby. Those of you who have read this blog for any length of time will know why I might feel that way… Speaking of Owen, I need to add “rent a carpet cleaner” to our to-do list while I’m thinking of it. He emptied out half a bottle of Bath and Body Works shower gel on the carpet in our closet. Yes, it was a Christmas gift. Thankfully, it was for Jordan’s mom, and she was able to see the humor in the situation – especially since it was Christmas Eve and I didn’t have time to go buy another bottle!
Anyway, I saw an adorable Curious George bedroom in the Pottery Barn Kids catalog that would be perfect for Owen and baby brother, but unfortunately their prices don’t match my budget. So here’s how we did it:
The crib bumper, which is the Pottery Barn Kids bumper that actually matches the set, came from ebay. It was used, and I paid 50% of the retail price ($35 – almost equal to a generic bumper at Babies R Us or Target, which were $29).
Owen needed a warm blanket for his toddler bed, and I quickly discovered that those are nearly impossible to find in stores! We went to the fabric store and bought a piece of blue fleece that matched the Curious George sheets.
This picture is my favorite part of the room! I bought a 12 opening frame at Bed Bath & Beyond with a 20% off coupon ($10.81 with tax – it was $25 on sale for $12.50 and then the coupon). Then, I cut up one ripped Curious George book that we had and two other George books purchased at Half Price Books for $3 each. If we had had more ripped books, the artwork would have been free! (I’m not usually wishing for more damaged books! Ha!) Total cost for the wall art: $17.
Now I’m on the lookout for a good deal on a ledge shelf for the wall and a stuffed Curious George to put on it. That will give me something to do while waiting for baby!
Linked to Frugal Friday