Well it’s here! Mr. Rad’s room tour! Welcome, welcome, welcome! Mr. Rad’s room is a tiny basement room with a low ceiling. I made the letters and I will be sharing a tutorial on those soon!
I tried to utilize space and make it feel more open by keeping the closet exposed, and by turning the little built-in-desk the room had into the changing table. Now that we’ve been living in the room for a while I’m VERY pleased with how much thought I put into things! Haha, because this was my second baby, I knew exactly what I wanted and how I wanted to use the room.
For example, this bookcase consists of items that a baby (or his toddler sister) can play with and mess up. The moccasins, which are more decorative than utilitarian at this point, are on the top shelf so I’m not constantly rearranging them.
Our basement, which we took over from renters about a year ago, has open closets. I searched long and hard for a dresser that would fit in the closet, so I wouldn’t have to use the limited wall space elsewhere. Also, I had like NO money…haha, so I sold our old dresser and got this one for the same amount from Wal-Mart!
The FABULOUS gold tigers were a gift from the lovely Chelsea Costa of Lovely Indeed!
Here’s the closet, crib and built-in desk in context. On the right is where the desk is, I made this cushion and cover with some elephant fabric and faux fur I had on hand. The 3″ foam (what I used to make the cushion, it’s available at Jo-Ann) was a little expensive, but I only needed a bit.
Underneath the desk is this fabulous felt bin, it’s great-looking storage for diapers, wipes, and blankets.
The wall hook is from The Land of Nod, and I LOVE having it above the changing station. It’s the perfect place for a lil man’s giraffe towel, or a favorite sweater when you dress the babe.
The little sailor suit was Eric’s. His mom is SO amazing at saving things. And this Rifle Alphabet Print might be one of my favorite things in the room.
This was the MOST important part of the room to me…the place where I spend the wee hours of the morning nursing and rocking Mr. Rad. The log works super as a little table OR a footrest, and I like having a nightstand for my nursty (the giant hospital mug with a straw you get, you know, your trophy for having the baby) because nursing makes you SO thirsty, and also it’s a place for my phone.The bear pillow is the perfect size for resting my arm while I nurse. My only regret is that the accent wall (super easy and done with these Walls by Mur decals) is super stimulating and sometimes a bit distracting for Mr. Rad! Haha. But that’s not really too bad a thing.
A huge thank you to The Land of Nod for gifting me the following items:
(read more about the partnership here!)
Magnet Hook Strip, On the Grid Nightstand, Bear Throw Pillow, Yellow Stripe Crib Sheet, Tree Stump Seat, Canvas USA Map, Rifle Alphabet Poster, Felt Storage Bin Swiss Cross Box, (similar) Red Floor Lamp, Red Wood Bus, Yeti Throw Pillow
OTHER RESOURCES: . Walls by Mur Decals, Leather Triangle Mobile, DIY Mounted Masks, Ikea Faux Fur Rug, chair, crib (no longer available) and bookshelf from Ikea, Pendelton Blanket (on chair), Squirrel Bookends made by Meta from One More Mushroom
And a HUGE HUGE ginormous thank you to my girl, Heather Mildenstein, for taking the pictures of the nursery and Rad! I’ll share his newborn pictures soon. Heather is the best in the world.
Thanks for taking the tour!!! I hope you liked it and have a great week!