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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Rerun: A Literacy Launchpad Nursery

As I prepare to welcome two new children into our family, and into our home, I am trying to brainstorm something cute, simple, and gender neutral for our new son and daugher's room...

I'm praying for clever inspiration like I had for my son Isaac's room. Take a look. Here's a rerun of a previous post I shared, that briefly explains how I decorated his room:

I always knew that when I had a baby, I wanted to have some kind of a reading theme in the nursery. I also knew that I didn't want to spend much money. So here's a little glimpse of what the hubby and I created for our little guy.

I really like this mobile. It was part of a whole bedding set, but I only needed the mobile, and it sure does look nice with the rest of the room (IMO). It's an elephant with the word "BABY" dangling from the legs (one letter from each leg). Our crib and changing table were purchased from a friend for a steal!

The letter blocks came from a garage sale, and are attached to a super-cheap curtain rod from Lowe's.

Isaac's Gramma made him this quilt. She let me choose the fabrics and theme, so of course, I love the way it turned out. She used a really cute story book fabric to back the quilt. Wish I had taken a photo of that also. Gramma also made the bumper, bed skirt, and window valance.

These are framed prints from a Children's Literature calendar I had. I think it was titled Celebrating Children's Books, or something like that. I don't think they make these calendars anymore. I wonder why. I loved them! I actually had these calendars from a few years, so I had quite a few prints to choose from. I figure I can rotate the pictures if I want, but I'm pretty happy with the ones I chose. The frames came from Michael's. they were on sale for $5 a piece.

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