Is it just me, or is Urban Outfitters THE place to get cool stuff for kids’ rooms?
I’m not sure if it’s that kids are getting savvier or young adults more childlike – possibly the latter given the huge wave of twenty-somethings moving back home after university. Though maybe the economy is the culprit for that. I dunno – but the URBN aesthetic really rocks in a youngish kids’ room, especially one like The Little Nutball’s seeing as how she’s digging the whole birds/skulls/pink/pretty flowers frequency.
I’ve always loved their style, but in university couldn’t afford it. I was in school right at the height of grunge, perhaps the last hurrah of stylishly DIY truly budget living. We had the whole bricks-and-wood-bookcase look happening, plus a hand-me-down velour sofa with wood trim. A crazy neo-Baroque hand-me-down coffee table, a system of pulleys and milk crates holding office supplies in our “study.” Everything is a lot cleaner looking now, and DIY doesn’t look all that DIY-y. Today’s DIY looks like Sir Terence Conran popped by and DIY-ed it for you in between opening Habitat shops. And hand-me-downs don’t have that new-again URBN rec room look: they’re just skanky old Structube futon sofa beds.
I would have painted a table like this myself. Now I don’t have the time. Actually no, now I don’t have the tolerance for my lack of painting talent. This baby’s only $US32, maybe a few bucks more Canadian in-store.
Sure, I’d put it in my bedroom as a bedside table, but my bedroom looks like a hurricane tore through it. Better in hers: it’s neat because she doesn’t sleep there, she sleeps with us. Still.