My Room: Sullivan

Calgary, Alberta

Do you know the expression, "hurry up and wait"? Amy and her husband were in the opposite position: "wait, wait and hurry!" as they welcomed their adopted son, Sully, home on short notice. She shares: We had a long journey to become a family, and because of this Sullivan's room hold a very special place in our hearts.We were on the waitlist for adoption, and with private adoption you have no idea how long you will wait. It could be 2 weeks, it could be 5 years. Because of this, we picked up things as we found deals. We got the Stokke crib for a steal on Kijiji, and had the dresser waiting to be put together.

We had the shock of our lives when we got a call on January 17, 2011 that a little boy had been born and we had been chosen!

We had 2 weeks to get his room together before Sullivan came home. We rush-ordered the wallpaper, took many trips to Ikea, and had family and friends help us out. Our amazing little boy is home now, and we are finally a family. Sully loves staring at the wallpaper, and we can't wait to tell him the story of how his dad and grandpa slaved over that wallpaper for a whole weekend, while we waited to bring him home!

Source List:

Wallpaper: Amy Butler
Chair/Ottoman: Ikea
Crib: Stokke from Kijiji
Dresser: Ikea
Bookshelf: Ikea
Moose: Ikea (was red, but we spray painted it grey)
Curtains: Ikea
Alphabet print: Binth (in Ikea frame)
Basket beside crib: Superstore
Pillows under basket: Vintage from Etsy
Wall Decal above chair: Shanna Murray
Above bookcase: Bird art - Urban Outiftters, Sheep piggy bank - Home Sense, Footprint canvass - Local store in Calgary
Floating shelves: Twig/Nest canvass - Local Store in Calgary, Black and white print- Vintage school poster from an antique store, Puppets- Dwell Studio, Letter S and small frame - Anthropologie, Hedgehog clock - Superstore, You Are Here print- http://lovelife.typepad.com/
• Mobile: Little Seeta on Etsy
Blankets on crib: Nook and Dwell Studio
Crib Sheet: Dwell Studio
• Fox Wood Print: Mir Dinara on Etsy
Basket below Fox print: Ikea
Deer head above crib: Urban Outfitters

Thanks Amy! It's beautiful!

(Images: Amy B.)

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