Making Old New Again | Hot Air Balloon Nursery Decor Makeover
Something that I’ve learned recently, is that some of the best things come out of mistake or happenstance. My husband and I have been so blessed to receive hand-me-downs from family members that our daughter will be able to wear in the future. Some of these items won’t fit her until she is quite a bit older, so for now we have needed to carve out a little storage space in our small home to keep those items stored safely until she’s ready to wear them. I was sorting through some storage totes in a closet downstairs, desperately trying to consolidate some of the contents in order to make room, and stumbled upon a little treasure chest! This small tote had some nostalgic memorabilia items from my childhood like journals, a small pillow with a funny saying, miscellaneous items and a wooden wall decor piece that took me way back in time.
What I pulled out of the small tote of memories was a wooden hot air balloon wall decor piece from my father’s house. To give you a little back story on my life, I grew up with two homes from a young age, which meant I had two bedrooms! This hot air balloon plaque looked familiar but definitely gave me 70’s vibes, so like many other items I remember from my childhood, I thought perhaps this one was passed down to me from one of my older sisters. I snapped a photo of the hand painted throwback and sent it to my sister Taryn – she recognized it too! I immediately was inspired to find a way to incorporate this piece into my daughter’s nursery, and was given her blessing to give it a little facelift.
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