“A cowgirl gets up in the morning, decides what she wants to do and does it.”
I got up and decided to add a few farm-y touches to Sweet P’s room today.
I’m so excited to share with you that we’re headed back to Haiti on June 24th to visit him for 4 days!! 😀
Thank you so much if you purchased a Blog Threads t-shirt earlier this month, or prayed for the three of us to be reunited soon. (PS- Kevin and I are packaging and mailing the shirts out tomorrow and Wednesday!) We appreciate your encouragement more than you’ll ever know, and I can’t wait to share more posts and photos of our trip while we’re there! As for the rest of our adoption adventure, things are moving right along, and we’re hoping to exit IBESR and enter the Parquet stage very soon. (I posted a list of the remaining steps on my Adoption page if you’d like to read more about what’s ahead.)
The new vignette in his bedroom was inspired by this tin rooster we brought back from the Haiti:
Some of my fondest memories of meeting our little man are of the times we spent drawing “chickens”. (That’s what he calls roosters) Click the play button below to hear him cock-a-doodle-doo! 😀
There’s a rooster in the yard across the street from the room he sleeps in at the orphanage, and we stood at the window there and called out to it many times while we were there.
So I started with the tin rooster, and then brought in the shelf I found on Etsy a while back…
Next, I hung the painting Ruthie gave us:
I love it as the background to the rooster!
As for the stuff on the shelves, I was feeling crafty, so here’s what I did:
I clipped the head off a faux succulent sprig (50% off at Michaels), and hot-glued it inside one of our metal coasters:
(A jar lid would also work if you’re interested in creating something similar.)
I removed the sticker and painted the yellow parts of this toy truck with some white acrylic craft paint:
I created a “domino box” by hot-gluing some of our old dominos together in the shape of a rectangle. I attached a leftover piece of black card stock to the bottom with craft glue to create the bottom of the box.
I found a patch of little faux leaves (also 50% off Michaels), and used a scissors to cut it so that it would fit inside the box.
Voila! Easy-peasy, farm-style accessories for my baby’s room!
I’ve got plans for the (currently empty) wall space below the shelf too. I’ll be back Wednesday night with more pics and a post! XO