Project Nursery

I had a me day last Saturday which included a pre-natal massage (heavenly!) and then completing some nursery projects I’d been cooking up.  Our changing table setup was this initially.

We had to move the table to side of the room though once we realized the crib just did not work in the middle of the room, for us or for Oz who was army crawling under it to get in and out of the room!  We just couldn’t deny the crib worked better there overall and besides the tension bar ended up falling down anyway and this saved us from having to try to rig it up.  Only now the area seemed a bit plain.

So I had a stroke…of genius!  I decided to buy decorative paper to fill the panels of the french doors and then have those as a background for illustrations from a $2 battered copy of Alice in Wonderland I had purchased awhile ago thinking I might frame the pages someday.  I felt it would be perfect for my vintage nursery with a touch of whimsy.  I always thought if I had a baby girl I wanted an Alice in Wonderland inspired nursery.  Plus I was really happy to have conceptualized a project I felt was Pinterest worthy (I’m addicted!).

I started out centering the pages, but liked the look better by placing them in quadrants using the corners.  It was easier to keep them straight and even as well.  It turned just as I pictured it in my head (which rarely ever happens) and I love how it adds visual interest and is just so frickin’ cool!

Just a few more touches to finish it off.  We moved the star lantern I got as a gift at my bridal shower four years ago across the room so the baby can look at it and to act as a non harsh light for nighttime feedings.  I also made a no sew crib skirt to hide the items stored underneath the crib.  I’m terrible at measuring and cutting fabric, but I’m really pleased at the final effect, and REALLY pleased at how little it cost.  I got my tutorial here, and just changed it up so the length reached the floor.

Having this complete just makes me feel ready and I love looking at it and knowing our daughter will have a beautiful and interesting room.  A few little projects still on deck and I’m looking forward to posting photos when it’s all really done.

February 6, 2012 - 12:52 am

Leslie Cawley - The nursery looks great! You did a wonderful job of decorating for the little one!

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