Incase you all forgot what the before looked like here it is. This used to be my office/craft room. In reality it was more of a spot to dump my junk...lol My wonderful father in law converted the guest bedroom closet into a work space for my future sewing and card making project (pictures will follow).
This feature wall was a true labour of love. After painting the main wall colour with the assistance of my very pregnant friend I spent 6 hours drawing the trees then painting them. I went with one coat versus 2 because I like the grain that it added to the trees - little more real in my eyes.
The tree beside the closet is a growth chart. Up close you can see little numbers from 1ft to 5ft. I wish I could take the credit for DIYing the curtains but my mom was wonderful and found these easily adjustable curtains at IKEA. All I had to do was shorten them the perfect length and then iron them with no sew tape.
This is one of my favorite pieces of the room. I saw a friend do this for her little one and thought it was too cute not to recreate. This project cost me a whole $10 I think. I used 3 embroidery hoops and a wooden letter J, plus some fishing line and jewelry clasps to hold everything in place. I then painted it all the same off white I used for the trees on the wall.
My wonderful cousin gave us this saying, and the matching story book as a baby shower gift. Little did she know that this is actually my favorite childhood book! I was so excited to receive this. I think it adds that perfect finishing touch to the wall.
Every little baby needs a giraffe named Sophie!! I finished the lamp and mirror using the same antique finish that I used for the lamps in our master bedroom.
I wanted a change table but didn't like the $30 price tag and found them a bit big. I created my own with the help of a friend. I just used 2 pieces of firm foam. One for the base and then cut 2 inch wide stripes and glued them to the top edges. I used some left over fabric from the bedding and made a matching cover for it.
Finally!!! The bedding. Two of my good girlfriends helped me with this large endeavor. This was a bit more then we bargained for but it turned out amazing and was well worth all the effort!! My main reason for making this was because I didn't see any bedding sets out there that went with the relaxing look I was trying to create, but also I was trying to save some money. Well the bedding definitely goes with the look I was trying to achieve but sure didn't save me any money LOL! Actually cost more then buying a set but ah well you only have your first baby once right? You might notice we are missing a crib sheet, I'm waiting on the mail for it to arrive.
I haven't sewn in probably 10years so the above project could not have been done without my girlfriends. But it got me inspired so I bought a new sewing machine and finally was able to use the left overs of fabric and made this cute valance!