Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Nursery!

Hello friends. So my latest projects have all revolved around getting the nursery ready. I think they call this 'nesting' and I'm definitely in the thick of it. I am really happy with how it is all turning out. Soren keeps trying to sleep in there; he likes this room better than ours. I'd sleep in the crib if I could....the bedding is SO soft. Anyways so after much debate we decided to go with a retro airplane theme. I found a blanket that I loved and have crafted the room around it.

So far I have painted the walls the sky blue you see. I refinished the crib, shelves and headboard with a new coat of paint. They were both either given to us or I found them for free on Craigs list.

I found the airplane images that are framed on the walls online and replicated them with my own color scheme. The airplanes hung above the crib I found super cheap at Wal-Mart and have turned them into our personlized mobile. I painted the clouds on the wall behind them.

Recently I have borrowed a sewing machine and have had tons of fun with it. I made the crib skirt that you see in green and then also made the window valence that matches it. They were really simple and a lot easier than I expected. This last week I attempted the basket liners that you see on the changing table. The baskets came with cream colored liners, but I wanted some that matched the bedroom better. They were also easy and I think they look super cute.
My next project is a diaper bag that I found a really cool pattern for. We'll see; its a lot more complicated than the other things I have done.

I want a new blanket/comforter for the spare bed but we'll see when that gets done. I also need to get a lot of containers for storage under the crib and the bed. That will help me feel better organized. So thats the new news. Hope you like.






























8 comments:

Melanie Hewitt said...

Super cute, Kilee!!! I didn't know you were so talented! How much longer do you have to go with a belly?

The Zenks said...

You did a great job with your nursery! You'll be very glad to have the bed in there---you'll probably LIVE in that room for the first month.

The Palmer's said...

Looks great Kilee! I wish I were as crafty as you. My nursery still is undone and my little boy is already here. Oh well, I don't think he knows the difference.

Paul~Melissa said...

Kilee the room is so cute! I love it! We set up our crib last night- now i need to figure out a theme!

Jenny said...

soooo cute! Way to go!

GordonandChrissy said...

That looks great! Isn't it so fun to get everything together and ready for the little one? I loved that.

And your idea for storage is a good one. I couldn't believe how much stuff there was to store. Cute stuff, but still ... stuff. :)

You look great, by the way! And you're such a great artist. I wish you lived close to us so we could hire you to do some painting on Spencer's walls!

Courtney and Sam said...

That is so cute! I am way impressed.

Vanessa said...

You are so amazing! I wish I could be as motivated as you.