remember how at the end of last year we switched rooms with the kids? the oldest 4 are all in our old bedroom, and we are now in their room (seen here). so here i am, finally showing you pics of how it turned out (and to give you a breather from all the babybaby posts! you're welcome.)
so anyway it's not anything you'd see on apartment therapy - everything is either found, thrifted or handmade - but if nothing else, it's proof you can decorate on teensy budget...all you need is great potential-spotting skills!
this is where Danny (2) and Monte (4) now sleep:
truck wallpaper: second hand, bought from Trade Me.
construction/transport headboard tutorial here.
war ship: gifted, handmade by an old neighbour long ago.
digger [excavator] cushion tutorial here.
quilt: made by my mother, fabric by Michael Miller.
small vintage Tonka trucks: thrifted for $3 each! (yah)
Danny's junior size bed: hand-me-down, vintage.
quilt: made by my mother
bedford truck label(?) on wall: hacksawed from a dumped truck.
vehicles hanging on door handle: trade aid
framed cowboy & indian picture: vintage jigsaw puzzle.
soldier russian nesting dolls: gift
paper mache sailing boat: handmade, adjusted from this tutorial by Ann Wood.
small chair: thrifted. cushion: handmade.
the clothes hanging on the door used to be JR's when he was a boy.