Kenya will be sharing room with us for her first year. I honestly thought I wouldn’t be sharing our bed with a drooling (and peeing) baby anymore. I surely don’t miss our milk/drool-stained colored bedsheets. I’ve always wanted crisp, white sheets and so when Bryce had his own room two years ago, I immediately bought a 300 TC set of beddings.
For the longest time, our room was just black and white which I loved. When we had our ground floor repainted with happy blue and yellow, I wanted some of those happy colors incorporated in our room. When we found out we’re having a girl, I knew I wanted some pink and yellow in the room.
I only got to start working on our bedroom when I hit 36 weeks and as much as I wanted to do so much in this room, I just lack the energy to do it. So the projects had to be really quick and easy.
First, I bought a couple panels of blackout curtain from SM Department Store (on sale for P480/panel). If I were still “capable”, I would go to Ylaya St.and buy blackout fabric there and sew the curtains myself. For P1000, I would have 10 yards, definitely more than enough for 4 panels which I need for our window. (I can’t remember if the width of blackout fabric is 110″.)
Originally, I wanted to either dye my fabric ombre or paint it with cool geometric pattern. But like I’ve said, I was already huge and my back is killing me so I ended up buying 6 meters of 3″ coral ribbon to sew stripes on my curtain for a pop of color.
The frames above the headboard now seem too black compared to the white curtains now. I wanted the room to look brighter and if only I had more time, I would have spray painted them white. So instead, I used the same striped fabric tape I used for out trolley table to make the frames lighter. And look, I finally changed the default artworks. I did a couple of 5-minute water color painting and used scrap book paper for the other two. I will change it still though.
I am also planning to re-upholster our headboard with something of lighter color like white leather or oil cloth. As much as I love our fabric headboard, it’s a dust gatherer and I know it would not be good for Kenya.
I’ve always wanted something around the TV or even something to cover it like a frame that can be opened because I don’t like having a really huge black spot on that wall. (The TV was a gift from my sister-in-law so I can’t really complain. Hehe!) I was thinking of a different treatment for this but I found those cheap native-looking placemats (P30 each) in Landmark and thought maybe it would be a good background for the TV. But when I finished attaching them (I used double-sided tape), I’m a bit disappointed with the result. It just doesn’t blend with the rest of the room. Again, I will change this as soon as I am recovered from delivering the baby.
I added washi tapes on the bottom for more color. The planter was DIY from my collection of used palochina planks. Oh, the two cylindrical vases are the same black ones from the “before” room. I just wrapped it with corrugated gift wrapper. Told ya, quick and easy projects.
Have I told you that love shopping at Landmark? It’s like every time I go there, there’s something new and interesting. You just have to look hard enough. Remember the cute pillow covers and the polka dot kitchen towels? Shopping their home section is like a treasure hunt for me. I always score something pretty yet cheap. My last find was that cotton coral rug (approximately 72″x48″) on sale from P999 to P899. I am so in love with the color and I wish Kenya has her own room already. It seems kinda off in its current placement but I don’t care because I love walking on to it every time I go to my side of bed. It’s so soft…. And by the way, that’s my new diaper bag (hospital bag for now) and we’re ready to deliver anytime!!! Yey!I can never have enough baskets. I hate clutter and these guys make things a lot easier for me (and keeps me sane too). I got quite a bunch of damaged discs so I decided to use them as temporary labels. Not so creative huh… I will work on everything as soon as Kenya’s here and I’m up on my feet. But for now, I guess this would do… Now you know why I am getting so impatient.