November 19, 2012 by Decorum DIYer
Good Monday, all!
I know the post title is a bit of a stretch, but trust me, it all makes sense in my head.
I have a friend, Julie, that is expecting her second child.
She was recently informed that she will be welcoming her first son to the world.
Of course, I needed a moodboard in honor of this glorious event.
Before we get started, allow me to remind you of my self-imposed moodboard rules. Only the following items may be used in creating the moodboard:
- free items
- items found on my local Craigslist (remember to click the images to be directly linked to the Craigslist ads!)
- a pinch of imagination and diy craftiness!
I vaguely remember seeing a sports theme mentioned on Julie’s facebook page.
Also, Julie and I have a fondness for the movie “My Dog Skip”.
It is a heart-warming movie about a boy and his dog.
Here is a sad, but sweet clip from the movie.
Sorry, to be such a ‘Debbie Downer’, but it really is a great movie and I truly adore the young boy’s room. I was channeling the vintage, collegiate vibe, not the ‘hey, my dog and best friend just passed away’ vibe. So, here is the moodboard that was created from the above influences:
I knew I wanted a well-worn, traditional look.
Sort of like an old, baseball glove, or a true pigskin football.
I deviated from my usual selection of Behr paints and decided upon
Ralph Lauren’s suede finish in ‘Yellowstone’.
Next, the furniture:
*Remember, safety first when purchasing a used crib. Always do your homework.
As you can see, none of the furniture pieces match in color, style, or even era. That is the beauty of this room, it is time-tested and collected. Full of hand-me-downs and family heirlooms. A room constructed from treasures acquired from multiple generations and time periods. I like the eclectic, but historic, feel and look of these items.
Now, for some lighting, textiles, and decor:
For some warmth underfoot, this rugby-inspired striped rug.
A second bedding set. If you have ever had a child, you know why.
Some fun accessories that incorporate the accent colors, vintage vibe, and sport theme:
So, does the post title make anymore sense yet? I figured that Babe Ruth is an excellent Baltimore baseball reference (go Orioles!) and well the movie ‘My Dog Skip’ is peppered with vintage decor and childhood sports. Not to mention, the young lad in the movie eventually grows up to attend Oxford and becomes a Rhode Scholar. So, there’s my brain.
‘Babe’ Ruth’s Dog, Skip Budget Breakdown:
- one gallon of Ralph Lauren’s suede finish paint in ‘Yellowstone’ – $50
- crib – $100
- crib mattress – $40
- changing table – $50
- armoire – $100
- glider/rocker – $100
- side table – $20
- child-sized, red, side chair – $8
- 8′ x 11′ striped area rug – $50
- curtain panels – $15
- sports crib bedding – $40
- doggy sports crib bedding – $25
- tall lamp – $45
- white, table lamp – $10
- University of Maryland side lamp – $15
- baseball themed wall plaque – $15
- vintage pennants – $25
- sports themed wall pegs – $20
- child-sized lacrosse stick – $3
Budget total: $781
Until next time…, happy Craigslisting!