So the week I found I was having another girl, I got busy planning a nursery that will merge into a playroom when #2 gets older. (The first project I finished was this New Wave quilt.) I wanted to choose basics that were playful, modern, and transitional but fabric for the "baby stuff" that was sweet and girly. So far, here's what I've done.
|The 5x7 rug was super affordable (about $80) from Urban Outfitters, but I can't find it on the website anymore. There are lots of other cute ones though.|
|We went with teal walls all around. It's brighter and bolder than what I originally imagined, but I LOVE it! The hubs did the whole thing in less than 3 hours: I was super impressed. We used the new Glidden Duo with an eggshell finish on our new construction dry walls. (They did paint them but didn't use primer, so our first coat usually gets soaked up in the wall. This Glidden did a much better job going on than the Valspar Signature Colors that is supposed to include primer. As far as the color goes, I took in a picture frame I liked to Home Depot, and they matched the color perfectly. Such cool technology!|
|Prudent Baby has this super easy tutorial for a DIY changing pad cover. It seriously could be someones first sewing project. I loved how fast I was able to finish.|
|I used Minky Cuddle Dimple Dot in coral for the main section.|
|And Alhambra in Seirra from Kate Spain's Fandango collection. It's an oldie but a goodie.|
|Instead of a bumper, I went with a crib rail cover (tutorial on Baby Rabies) for color. The crib has lots of teeth marks from Miss P's teething days, so the covers make it prettier and functional. Baby A can chew on cotton instead of wood.|
|In addition to the coral Minky, I used more from the Fandango collection. (I actually bought this 1/2 yard pack on Etsy.)|
|Instead of using single-faced quilting fabric that is used on the tutorial, I used white fleece leftover from a Christmas-time project. Also, if you read the comments on the original tutorial, you'll find a suggestion from "jennifer" on how to put these together. That's the way I did it, and I think it was probably way easier and faster. But kudos to the author for: a) giving me the idea and b) explaining the measurements to me.|
|I truly think these crib rails will come in handy. For a bumper, I plan to get the Breathable Baby Universal Crib Bumper in white.|
Sooo many more projects to finish in just 8 short weeks!
I heart Naptime