As soon as we found out that we would potentially be adopting a baby boy or girl, Mr. Polish and I laid in bed that night discussing how we would decorate the baby’s room. We knew we weren’t going to have nine months or more to prepare because Isaiah’s birth mom was five months along the first time I spoke to her. We quickly decided, without hesitation, that whether it was a boy or girl, the nursery was going to be decorated in superheroes. Mr. Polish loves comics, and he has dragged me down with him. I mean, a little girl with a superhero room? What could be cooler. I also decided that it could not be a SuperSuperSuperman room. I like Superman — he’s great and all — but I hate his logo. I’m sorry, but I do.
We eventually found out that Isaiah was a boy, but I think his room wouldn’t look much different even if he weren’t a boy.
This room was formerly our guest room, but we never had guests. We got the laminate flooring on a huge sale, and installed it ourselves. The wall color is “Seal” by Glidden, but I color matched it to Behr because that is my favorite paint ever. I use it for everything.
The mobile was a splurge Etsy find. Most of the room was very budget conscious (more on that later), and we were very lucky to have a generous friend who wanted us to have this mobile for Isaiah’s room. I hung it with a piece of purple ribbon and we have to manually spin it. It can be tedious, but you know we’ll do anything for him. Even boys need Wonder Woman. She rules all.
I found this amazing dresser at a resale shop for an incredible deal. It’s a solid wood piece from the 1950s, and I love it so much. The dresser is also the changing table, which I love for the space saving aspect.
We have all kinds of creams and ointments. It’s easy to move to the living room if I want to because the stuff we use consistently is in the basket. And I hated having pacifiers strewn about the house, so I confined them all to this canister that sits on the changing table. It comes in so handy because he always wants a pacifier after his bath and it never fails that I leave the one he was using in the living room.
The artwork above the changing table is somewhat a piece of debate for us. I bought letters at Hobby Lobby, covered them with comic book pages and Mod Podged them to a canvas. Mr. Polish thinks it looks unfinished (as do others), but since I’m the one that would have to change it, it’s staying. I love it, and Isaiah loves to hear me spell his name after he gets changed.
I bought this little shelf to sit the camera on, but when I did that I couldn’t see into the crib, so I mounted the camera and put Superhero Little People up there.
This is our reading chair that we never use because we read in my bed. The main uses are for holding clean laundry and taking his monthly pictures. He has a book shelf, but I love having these board books in a basket on the floor. When he gets older he’ll have easy access to them, as well as the piggy banks, so I will be rearranging.
The lantern was originally purchased to be part of our wedding decorations. We didn’t end up using it, but I love how it matches the stars in his room. The bowl was made on a wood lathe by Isaiah’s grandpa, and the necklace inside was made for Isaiah before he was even born by his Uncle William. It was his first Christmas present.
Isaiah loves music, so the CD Player is a must. He loves to look at the globe and the little green Master Chief was his first gift from Mr. Polish. His superhero mask is a bit big still, so it hangs on his globe instead of getting regular use.
Finally this is a piece of art Mr. Polish had commissioned for Isaiah at a local Comic Con that hangs above his bookcase. Shout out to Sterling Clark. Isaiah loves this and so do we.
In my next post, I’m going to show you what I wanted for the room and how I compromised to things that were more practical for us. Stay tuned!