Can you spot the changes in Abe’s room?!
This game only works if you didn’t read the title of the post, because I told you all about them there.
Anyway, if you guessed (or read) the See America posters above his bed and the “Hello” bear rug, then you win! Congratulations!!
A couple of weeks ago, I hinted that more See America stuff was coming when I posted about the banner I made out of See America postcards. Hanging a few of these posters up over Abe’s bed has been the plan since very early on in this room design (as soon as I first heard about them on the RV Family Travel Atlas podcast), but deciding which ones to get wasn’t easy. Anyone can submit a design to the site, so there are lots and lots and LOTS to choose from.
In the end, we decided to go with three different designs by the same artist (Matt Brass) to give the grouping a more cohesive look (and to narrow down the choices so we could actually get to the part where we ordered something!) We also narrowed it down to either parks Abe has already been to (Great Smoky Mountains) or parks we’re planning to take him to in the near future (the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone). We ended up with three 18×24 prints, which were $35 each, unframed (framed, they’re $85 each), and then we used a 15% off coupon code. We picked up frames at Michaels when they were half off.
The pictures are glare-y. Sorry. I couldn’t wait for more favorable lighting conditions because I was too excited.
The rug was a total impulse buy at Target. As you might know, I’m kind of a Pillowfort fangirl, so I walk down that aisle pretty much any time I got to Target. Just in case they have started selling a rug featuring a hat wearing bear telling me “hello.” The rug was $24.99, I think, and I have zero regrets.
Incidentally, I keep scrolling back to look at the photo up there as I’m writing this post, because I love Abe’s room so much!
I had hoped to make a big push to get the room totally finished before our summer trip (which is soon), and, to that end, I sat down and made a decision about Spoonflower fabric for the bookcase and ordered it about a week and a half ago. And then I noticed that it says it takes 2-3 weeks to ship. Which totally makes sense because they have to print it special just for me….but it did really throw off my big push plans. So unless the house sitters want to paint Abe’s bookshelf and redo the fabric when it gets here, it’s going to have to wait a little while.