We worked hard to change around this room enough to feel special for a baby girl instead of baby boy, but not swap everything out. Again, tried to use things we already had. For example, the changing table: we left the dinosaur because he’s too cute, and painted the drawers purple with some flowers stenciled on top. We had a different box for diapers that we hot glued some flowers to match her mobile. The empty frame is an old frame from Mark’s parents that we painted, stay tuned for what’s going inside at a later date. (Here’s an update on the frame.)
Recognize those white frames on the right? They used to be black and hold motorcycle calendar pages. Couple coats of white paint and some awesome computer graphics Mark made, he pulled in some of the elements from our wedding invitations that I love.
Where there used to be license plates, we found colorful plates at various stores on sale and clearance. Mark is in the process of painting a hippo on the all white one, you can see his sketch. We hung the big ones with plate hangers and a nail, and used the 3M wall hangers for the smaller ones.
I sewed the bedding this time around, that way I didn’t have to buy the entire set, and I could be particular in the colors and patterns. Purple and orange are the colors from our wedding too. I used this tutorial for the crib skirt: http://thelilhousethatcould.com/2012/06/13/no-sew-crib-skirt/ It was pretty easy, and I like that it used less fabric than a traditional crib skirt since there’s none under the mattress. I also didn’t bother with the back side that’s against the wall. As we lower the mattress, I’ll just adjust the sticky Velcro to adjust the skirt length.
The sheep painting is one I did in college, thought the colors fit. Also then she could count sheep as she fell asleep…
The mobile we made from craft paper again, but hot glued some fake flowers together for a couple of the balls to add texture.
We had an old clock that we covered with printed fabric and some orange paper, turned out pretty fun.
We recovered the seat of an old rocking chair passed down from Mark’s mamma, and painted the buttons on the back orange. The yellow back is the original covering still.
This room’s valance got covered with pages of children’s books (scanned and printed, no books were destroyed).
And nothing’s complete without a pink hippo. He was a thoughtful gift from mother&sister in law.
Just a reminder, here’s the room when we moved in, quite a difference!