Once we found the time to tackle his space, I sketched out a few different room layouts and once the layout was chosen, I focused primarily on his gallery wall. Most of the items in the above photo were pieces I had collected while on thrifting adventures the few years before Xavi was born. In the back of my mind, with my constant wish to become a mom, I knew that these pieces would look wonderful in a child's bedroom. And I'm glad that I was right!
Before hanging the gallery wall, I first hung the tassle banner (I had made it for Xavi's first birthday) to act as a border, and then laid out the gallery pieces in various patterns on the floor. I've learned over the years to always lay out your pictures first before making unnecessary nail holes in the wall.
Ikea bed hack: Kura reversible bed found on craigslist but still available at Ikea
Tent for bed: Canvas drop cloths, bought at home depot
Vintage swivel rocker and ottoman: found on craigslist
Vintage accordian wall lamp: ebay
Edison lightbulb: home depot
White cube shelving unit and baskets: Ikea
Billingual books in wire wall baskets: Lil' Libros
Wire wall baskets: Target
Pink pom pillow: Land of Nod
Army green bed blanket: Land of Nod
Fox ears and tail: Opposite of Far
Girl doll and boy bunny: Lilou and Bobby, Wildflower Liberty League
Three little buddies in basket: handmade from Gingermelon patterns
Raccoon in basket: Max Raccoon, Hazel Village
Tall fox on right: Henry the Fox, Walnut Animal Society
Let me know if you have any other questions about the bed hack or items in Xavi's room in the comments section and I'll do my best to answer them!
Photos by Rebecca Caridad, Manzanita for Mother Magazine