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.
- 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! 🙂