The most innovative designers consciously reject the standard option box and cultivate an appetite for thinking wrong.
~ Marty Neumeier
I'm not quite sure what I will do once I have redecorated every room in my house. Looks like we will just have to move! Anyways I'm not quite done with this house yet so I redid my master bedroom. It had somehow morphed into a hideously boring, slightly tropical, God-I-can't-believe-this-my-MASTER-BEDROOM bedroom. Let's just say it wasn't what I had imagined my grown up room would look like. So I became obsessed with changing it. And I did. And I love it.
So my very best friend, the same one who gave me my fantastic kitchen timer, also introduced me to my new obsession: bus roll art. Bus rolls were once used to show the different subway stops in cities, and now they can be great pieces of art. They tend to be on the pricey side, so instead of convincing the Husband that we need to buy one more thing off Etsy, I did what I normally do: figure out how to make it on my own-cheap. Very cheap. "Hi my name is Jen, and I'm cheap." "Hi Jen".
Sometimes we get so accustomed to things that we don't even realize how annoying they are. In a world where everything is digital (i.e. stove timer, microwave timers, alarm clocks, washing machines, and ring tones on phones), we forget about the simple sounds we and our parents grew up with hearing, which are today lovely music-to-your-ear reminders of the past, and a break from the obnoxious computerized beeps of today.
I decided to make Mr. Bean's mobile myself since I couldn't really find anything that wasn't super cheesy or well within my price range. I also have a blog called Domestic Wench so you know I had to bust out the sewing skillz as some point.
In all honesty, coming up with a boy nursery look was no easy task. That might be because the girl nursery was partially done for me (I would have just continued the look of my already done guest room) and for some reason little baby girl stuff just came more naturally to me. So when we found out we were having a boy I was a little…dumbfounded? I researched like crazy and came to the conclusion that:
1.) I hate “nursery” themes.
2.) He is not a sailor, cowboy, prince, or living under the sea…
3.) I’m making my own rules.
4.) I all of a sudden love polka dots!