Hunger Games Mood Board

Yes, I may have spent all of last night ignoring my Studly Geek (unless, of course, I needed his photoshop magic skills) to create this Hunger Games Nursery Mood Board for you all. I like to call it Classy Katniss. Or should I call it Klassy Katniss?

Did I mention that I have a dual degree in English and Theatre? I was great at analyzing literature (not so great at grammar and spelling – so your secret judging on that department can quit) and I loved the design side of Theatre so mood boarding about books might excite me more then all the dark chocolate m&m’s we have in the house for potty training (typically we’re a low to no sugar household for health reasons). Hey, moms need positive rewards too.

Anyway, I’m a geek for mood boards. This room could easily be altered to be a kids room too and is gender neutral. I’m way into kids rooms that can grow with them – and that you just can’t buy at one store. Honestly, this has a touch of the same feel as my son’s current room in the vintage/modernness of it all. So here’s the pic, yo. And below  is a link to each item I used with notes on how you could achieve the same look for less – please, note, that this is a compilation of other people’s products or finds assembled for your inspirational pleasure. I also don’t make a cut if you buy any of these items – I’m just posting this for fun.

Hunger Games Mood Board

Classy Katniss

  • Vintage Iron Crib – $749 – in honor of Katniss living in the coal mining district. Coal and Iron go hand in hand if you’ve ever worked in a black smith shop, which I’ve dabbled in. I’m sure a cheaper crib could be attained via craigslist or other stores and painted to achieve same look.
  • Bedding – I just went with the image – so neutral creams. I would just get a crib skirt, sheet, and possibly breathable bumper – the comforter is unnecessary in my opinion. If you want an edgier more fiery one THIS one is pretty cool.
  • Blue dresser/changing Table – was a thrift find. I dig the chipping paint (which should be sealed) and the rope handles (even though the blogger doesn’t). I’m all about a dual purpose piece so when the geeklet gets too big you can just use the top as a normal dresser.
  • Tree Lamp – $383 – You need light. You do. Specially to get a better look at a rash or boo-boo. I didn’t see a price till after I had done all this work – but there are less pricey ones out there. I think Pottery Barn Kids has one for a fraction of the cost. And I dig it’s shade.
  • Awesome Plank Clock – I think it was made. I assume they just took some random sized planks and put a clock on top of it. It looks cool, and is a functional way of knowing how many hours you’ve been walking with your baby in the middle of a teething frenzy. It also reminded me of the 2nd Hunger Games. (I could make so many jokes about newborns and Hunger Games….).
  • Red Changing Pad – $17.99 – Babies R US. Obviously, make sure you get the pad too. This is for the sheet. I didn’t even know red was an option for these sheets. I might have to get one for the next geeklet.
  • Antique Necktie Rocking Chair – $150 – I found it on a blog – but the blog references it’s on etsy by a Leigh Ryan, but my search came up empty. Anyway, I love that the seat is made from old neckties. Way to use all of Pop’s ol’ father’s day gifts in a cool new way. This would be an easy update to a family rocker.
  • Petrified Forrest Rug –  $258.97 – Confetti color -I liked that it looks like wood…and fire. And the colors were very similar to the covers of the books. I think you could replace this with a braided rug or possibly paint a rug to look similar if the price of this breaks your bank. OR make a felt rug – I’m thinking of trying my hand at that. Anyway this rug would break my bank, but mine is made of sugar glass.
  • UNNI BLAD forest inspired curtains from IKEA – $69.95 – I loved the colors – it reminded me of Katniss sleeping in the trees. I think these are discontinued and hard to find. Ikea has other great tree/leaf print curtains and fabrics and all would work in the space. One even had berries on it – can we say the final scene in the first Hunger Games?!
  • Arrow curtain rod – No science or item to buy there. Find arrows OR a branch and use it as a curtain rod. The end.
  • Bow photo Art – Get a Bow. Hang it. Hang pictures from strings from bow. Art.
  • Mockingjay pillow on chair – $20 – I specifically went with this one since it tied in the colors of the curtains – I dig this color too. This same seller on etsy has some other great mockingjay pillows so check them out. I almost went with the cream one since the bird looked like it was on fire.
  • Rocking Goat – $250 – I figured we had to get Prim represented in here with her goat. What geeklet doesn’t love a rocking goat, too?
  • Flame Light Fixture in Gold – $1,650 – ouch – but awesome! If you can’t afford this beauty, like me, I’m sure you could do your own cheaper version with sticks, paint sticks, etc painted gold surrounding a pendant. I’ve seen people on Pinterest make their own starburst mirror for dirt cheap…so I bet this could be done for much less if you’re willing to take the time.
  • Rue’s Lullaby art work – $100 – Love this one. Love the quote for a nursery. I love Etsy.
  • Hunger Games Hope Quote –  $5.95 – Steal! Powerful quote – powerful price!
  • Hunger Games Inspired I Support the Girl on Fire – $25 – etsy – This one stood out from the many other Hunger Game artwork on etsy. So simple.
  • The Hunger Games Trilogy Quote Print – $29.99 – I think this is a set of 3 actually, but I just put up the third one since I liked its reference to Love.
  • So I found a Mobile that was a bow with arrows hanging from it – and I thought it was cool…but I also thought it was morbid and now I can’t find that image! So you could go that route OR you could make a mobile with Clouds, flowers, bees, birds, flames I guess, etc.

Studly Geek suggested I add toy storage in the room. We thought of a giant cornucopia, but that might require some creative DIYing and my brain says it’s done doing your hard work. 🙂 Other items to think about would be a laundry hamper as well. Feel free to make those suggestions within the theme! 🙂

You’ve been GEEKed

To be Geeked means that someone has forced their geekiness on you. For instance you will see the following photo of my adorable son in a tye-dyed onesie, hat, and matching booties. While I love me some hippies (One birthday my friends surprised me with a hippy initiation ceremony so I could be an honorary hippy) I didn’t realize that I needed a full tye-dyed layette set for my son. The story behind the clothes is priceless so if you’d like to check it out read on…

Hippy baby

Hippy Love.

My Studly Geek and I took a babymoon. At the time we lived in FL so we went in search of Fall weather and a low stress vacation. We settled on Ashville, NC – and had a fantastic time – the food is amazing, and hiking and mountain biking was great.

I had done my research and booked a prenatal massage at an establishment called Spa Materna. Like most of Ashville the theme of the spa was pretty yuppy-crunchy. You had your pick of painted belly castings on the wall to choose from for sure . Anyway, the short version is that I ended up getting locked in spa room accidentally, as the door actually had no lock. As a theatre major and construction worker’s daughter I’m well versed at removing doors, and while I did remove the handle myself, I eventually, just stepped to the side and let them kick down the door – since the workers were panicking a bit. Meanwhile, I was just fine, and highly amused. Well, to help me cope with my hormonal distress they assumed I was under they didn’t discount my massage, as I had hoped, but instead sent me home with the tye-dyed outfit.  And now I have some amazing photos of my son as a hippy gnome. Well played, Spa Materna, well played.