So this post has been a long time in the making. I had an idea in my head I wanted, but it's taken some time to get everything together. Ok who am I kidding, getting the energy to actually do it coupled along with my almost 3 year old wanting to "help" me with everything just made it take longer. I still have the ruffled crib skirt I am working on and will post as soon as it's done, but realistically it might be after baby girl is here. Hope you enjoy taking a look at the pictures. I included quite a few because I just love her room so much and wanted to show all the little touches I did throughout the room!
I had been looking online here here and here at crib bedding and loved the mixing of patterns. My husband was not loving the price (and I get why) so I decided I needed to make the bedding myself. I went to JoAnn Fabrics to look around and see if anything would even work. And then I saw the fabric. I knew I had to have it. I loved mixing the polka dot and flower fabric together. The bright pops of pink and yellow were exactly what the room needed. I got super lucky because this was the last bolt of fabric at the store..... and it was the exact amount I needed! Literally the exact inches. I used this tutorial to do the bumper. I knew I wanted the ties to be huge so I doubled the amount they said to use for the ties. I was able to use a bumper I got at the Goodwill for $4 and once I finished sewing the bumper I was able to just slide it right on! (after I washed it of course) I found the gray polka dot sheet at Target for $10. I'm still working on a light yellow ruffled crib skirt right now using this tutorial. The total cost for making the bedding was $35.
Next up are the flowered raindrop clouds I made. I am pretty proud of them because there was no pattern or tutorial on them. I saw what I wanted and had to figure out how I could do it. I found the clouds on Pinterest (surprise), you can see them here, and although they are not exactly the same I LOVE them so much! I think they are my favorite thing in her room because they are just so unique. They were pretty easy to make once I figured out how to get the flowers and crystals to stay on and are a perfect fit above her crib!
This wall is missing two pictures. I will be putting up a newborn photo of Amelia and a maternity picture from our photo shoot once I get them back in the frames. I made the I'm a Big Deal picture off of a Pinterest picture here. I spent $3 on the wood from Home Depot and had the paint colors already. Saved myself $47 for that little picture. The A on the wall for Amelia is just like the one I made for Sophia. You can see the tutorial here. The little lamp on the table I got at Walmart and I added the little hanging crystals myself to give it a little more character!
The little table (that I got off the side of the road) is sitting next to the chair. You can see the before and after pictures here. I added a little basket underneath to keep swaddles and blankets for easy access. I picked up the pink rocking chair at a thrift store for $20. It's in perfect condition and I love that it's pink! I made the white pillow with yellow flowers myself. The flowers are a little tricky to make, but I think totally worth it!
The curtains I bought at Ikea and I made the little banner above it myself. Super super easy and adds a touch of color and whimsy to the wall. You can find a tutorial here on how to make a no sew banner.
We picked up the dresser at Ikea and for the sake of space moved it into the closet. I am wanting to look for new knobs to give it a little character, but haven't found anything I love yet. I painted the picture above the changing pad based off of a Pinterest picture you can see here. (I am also keeping my eyes open for a gray polka dot changing pad cover. I have had no luck finding one so far but I'm sure at some point one will find me)
And lastly the painting on the wall. I had Sophia help me pick out a painting (she picked this one out) and I used it as my inspiration. I really like how it turned out and hope it'll be something Amelia will want to use throughout her childhood.
So LOTS of work that I did, (and a few little things left) but so extremely happy with how everything turned out. I can't wait to hold my baby girl in her special room I made. I think it's the right amount of color, whimsicalness (I think I just made that up) and perfect for our soon to be new baby girl! I'll be doing some tutorials on different things I made over the next few weeks. Hope the post wasn't too long and boring and you enjoyed looking through the pictures as much as I have.
Hi I'm Ruth!
Wife to Manny and Mama to two little spunky girls, Amelia and Sophia and this is my little fashion corner on the internet.
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