My Room: Jax Hudson

My Room: Jax Hudson

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Carrie McBride
Aug 4, 2011

Jax's room is a little bit funky with vintage finds and rounded out by the handiwork of some stellar Etsians. Madison shares: In keeping with the rest of my home, I wanted to use a mix of clean-lined modern and vintage pieces with a punch of bright color. I didn't want a themed nursery but a room that would grow with the baby. I started planning a gender-neutral space before finding out he was a boy and decided to stay with the original plan when time came to make final decisions.

The walls were painted Benjamin Moore Frappe not that long ago after I purchased the house, so I decided not to repaint. I chose a sleigh-style adjustable crib with a dark stain, almost the same color as the hand-scraped hardwood flooring. Custom bedding include two organic cotton quilts, crib bumper and skirt. I started the bedding purchases by selecting the orange and white garden trellis design fabric. Luckily, the Etsy shop had just enough yardage.

Above the crib I repeated the living room's random picture placement for an informal picture wall. Measurements were taken, and the search for vintage frames began. A cardboard deer taxidermy was added for a touch of humor. The rug is plush, hand woven New Zealand wool shag that is extraordinarily soft.

I debated replacing the ceiling fan with the funky birdcage chandelier, but the room receives a lot of sunshine through the double windows. By using low wattage bulb, the chandelier can be used during nighttime changes. My mom spotted the quirky vintage corner bookcase, already painted the perfect green.

I selected a modern glider and ottoman upholstered in soft micro-suede. I took a chance ordering it based on reviews. I found this metal table with a crackle paint top and interesting base. It's a perfect little side table. The vintage dresser was found at a local antique store. One thing I liked about this dresser was the detail on each end, which is seen when entering the room.

Using mat board, headliner (thin, foam-like material used for automobile interior roofs) and spray adhesive, my mother and I lined the bottom and sides of the dresser drawers with a small print cotton fabric. The panels were attached to drawer sides using hot glue. The handmade embroidered blue shirt and crochet booties in the top drawer belonged to my older brother. He wore them home from the hospital after he was born, and they were passed on to Jax.

The colorful abacus was a must-have. The bright colors of the wooden beads were a starting point for the nursery. The long neck ceramic lamp with linen drum shade was chosen to bring the crib bedding's orange color across the room. Having the strong color on both sides of the room helps to visually balance the space.

A few childhood toys and my silver baby cup are displayed on this painted decorative shelf. I discovered the vintage toy airplane when we were antiquing. The lined curtain panels are made from multi-color stripe tablecloths. They have a great texture and are extremely heavy.

Sources:
Crib: Rockland
Crib Bumper, Skirt, Sheets and Changing Pad Cover: Cottage Belles on Etsy
Quilts: Suna Studios on Etsy
Art Prints: inaluxe, Roll and Tumble Press, Orange Willow, jzroszell - all on Etsy
Deer Taxidermy: Urban Outfitters
Bella Rug: West Elm
Nara Glider and Kyoto Ottoman (Mocha): Babyletto
Abacus: CB2
Ceramic Lamp: Shades of Light
Tablecloth (curtains): Anthropologie
Room Essentials Window Hardware: Target
Dresser, Bookcase, Wall Frames, Wall Shelf and Stool: Vintage
Bird Cage Chandelier: Creative Co Op

Thanks Madison!

(Images: Allison Arnett, shopping editor Attic Mag)

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