Wednesday, August 05, 2009

DIY Baby Nursery

My daughter is now 6 months old...you would think I would have had her nursery completed months before her arrival, but no. I just now am getting it where I am starting to love it! It isn't perfect, but I am loving it! It is full of DIY projects and cheap finds...some done by me, some by my mother, and some by my darling hubby.

PROJECT #1: The bedding. My mother and I spent several hours in a fabric store picking a choosing just the right combination of fabrics. We ended up with a total of six different fabrics. I love how it turned out!! Thanks again mom for your many hours spend sewing.



PROJECT #2: Isn't it a requirement that babies have their name on their wall somewhere? I picked up wood letters and boards from Hobby Lobby and started painting...the close up shows the design behind the letters.


PROJECT #3: Above the crib needed a little something...How about some canvases with the edges spray painted and some fun scrapbook paper? Easy and cheap!

PROJECT #4: I don't have a great picture of this...but I picked up four of these butterflies at a garage sale for a quarter!! They were an awful blue color...a little spray paint, and now Charlotte has butterflies flying up from her bookcase over her closet.

PROJECT #5: Not really a project, but rather a cheap find from a garage sale. "Love" sign for 75 cents! Yeah! I could have spray painted it so it would match perfectly...but it looked great how it was...so why mess with it? It hangs over her closet.

PROJECT #6: Cheap bookcase found at Goodwill...painted it...I will eventually repaint it to match the room better. It is lacking in any excitement, but functional none the less...and very much needed!
PROJECT #7: My last and FAVORITE project. I found this...wall border for 25 cents at Salvation Army, which caught my eye because it matched perfectly. I knew I would find a purpose for it.
My hubby made a wood valance for me. I painted the edges with left over wall paint, then used spray adhesive to attach the border. I LUUUUUUVVVV IT!! I am still debating if I want to add any type of sheers or anything to the edges of it. I'd be happy to hear if anyone has an opinion on the idea.

Head over to Kimba's for more DIY projects!

11 comments:

lil mama said...

OMG SOOOOO cute! I absolutely heart the letters!

Caroline said...

Love what you did to Charlotte's room...very warm and welcoming. I really like the colors you chose...and the canvasses are a great idea. I've always wanted to try that.

sarah said...

So sweet!! Your little one will have sweet dreams in such a cute little space!

Other Mother said...

I love it! Several things I hadn't seen yet, and I especially like the clever window treatment. Those butterflies look familiar. . . I wonder if they came from the years of all the Home Interior parties? You would have been a little girl yourself, then!

I have a new sundress pattern - I think we should make sundresses for the 3 girls for next summer out of the bedding scraps.

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

SOOOOO ADORABLE! I love love love everything! I so wish I had a little girls room to decorate! My fave is what you did over the window! This room Rocks!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Love the bedding - that can take forever. Your room is so cute.

kirstin & jordan said...

what a fantastic use of a wallpaper border- totally custom and perfect for the room! LOVELY!
oh, and if it makes you feel any better, my son is 15 months old and I still have projects to my to-make list for his nursery/room- haha! :)

Joy said...

What an adorable room! Such a sweet place for a little girl.

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

I really like your creative use of the wallpaper border covering the cornice over the window.

The Bargainista said...

OMGosh!!! Beautiful is the only word I can use to describe this...L-O-V-E the letters!! :)

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