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.


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.