I’ve started planning this baby’s room. Do you want to see my plans?
Okay, here is our nursery as of this morning…
It’s a pretty small room, only about 10’*10 or so, with an even smaller closet (the closets in my house are a total joke). We still need to finish cleaning everything out, as it’s been mostly a storage room since my youngest son decided he wanted to share a room with his older brothers this past year. We need a new crib, as our previous one was among the causalities in the Great Crib Recall of 2011. I’m undecided on a wood color. Thoughts? Oh, wait, maybe I should show you what I have planned first.
I went through three “this is for sure what I’m doing” plans before ditching them all and jumping in with both feet and all my PayPal into MoMo’s It’s a Hoot line for Moda I had forgotten I’d picked up a couple of charm packs this past winter in this line, just because it’s so unbelievably cute and the deal was too good to pass up. In trying to find some fabric in my stash for another project, I came across the charm packs and knew this was *really* the line I wanted to do the room around. Unfortunately, it’s discontinued and all of my favorite prints and colorways are no longer so easy to track down. But I’m slowly acquiring it all through eBay, Etsy and some amazing online shops that have been super sweet and helpful. The packages started arriving this week and I’m getting super excited to get started.
The quilt will be the Abundantly Blessed by Cotton Way pattern. I know, it’s a table runner. But I figure with an extra charm pack, I can extend things out easily enough to make a crib sized quilt. Right? Anyone used this pattern and care to comment? The back will be this:
It’s a super busy print, but I think it will be perfect for the back. Here is a quilt on the Moda website done with this as the backing, just to prove it to you. SOURCE
Just think of it with cute scalloped edges!
I’m going to use Simplicity 3795 for the bumper and skirt. I’ve used it before, actually twice now, and there are some things I’ll change. But overall, I think it’s a cute pattern. I won’t be using the flower tie friends, and I’ll most likely do the bumper as four pieces instead of six. But I love the skirt, and the overall look of the bumper. So yeah. The bumper will be
On the front, with
On the back and peaking out over the top.
For the skirt, the bottom will be
As the middle little strip. And just a solid cream, matching the colorway, for the top/main fabric. The pattern calls for rick rack, which I really love, but I’m not sure if I’ll use with so many busy prints. So maybe if I do it in cream? I don’t know. We’ll see.
The valance will be
Or maybe just the solid cream like the bumper? Either way, with a strip of either
Along the bottom. Which do you think? I’m leaning toward the pistachio floral. I love the dots, but the plan is to recover the glider cushions in
And that’s a lot of pink.
As for the walls, below the chair railing will be white. And above that? Right now I’m thinking a pale blue from the big panel I first showed
But I’m not sure, and totally accepting paint suggestions. I don’t want pink walls, though.
I also I want to paint the cheap-o changing station
A green like this
And then add some cute hardware.
And the glider needs something in the way of paint, too
Okay, it probably a lot of somethings, including fixing that broken arm. If we were planning on more kids, I may splurge for a new chair. But as is, I’d rather just make do with what we’ve got. I think recovering the cushions in
Will help a lot. I hope.
I also would really love to make a little mobile of soft birds out of some of the fabrics. Sort of kind of like this
SOURCE But not totally like that. It’s in my head, you know.
So yeah, that’s that. I have about 4.6 million projects I need to get finished first, and then it’s onto this fun stuff! We have 15 weeks before D-day, so I gotta get cracking. Your assignment is to help me figure out the wall paint, the crib color, the valance fabric and what to do about that glider. Please?!