Thursday, July 14, 2011

nursery nook--bedding

I always thought that when I had a girl I'd decorate her room in green and pink since I love that combination. The art I fell in love with, though, mandated something more original. At first I thought I'd try to piece together a nursery set as I found items that coordinated with the colors I wanted. As I searched, however, it soon became obvious that if I was going to get what I really wanted I'd either have to spend hundreds of dollars or make it myself.

And so make it I did. One of my friends says that it's a very sweet thing for me to do for Sweet Pea. I don't know, though, if it's sweetness or merely stubborn determination to get what I want.

Over the last few weeks I have made a white crib skirt out of the same white fabric as the curtains, two flannel crib sheets, and a bumper. The crib skirt and sheets were pretty basic, but the bumper required a bit of planning. I ended up using a second-hand breathable bumper as a base which I covered with my preferred fabric.

I love how well the pretty green and blue prints work together. I'll truly enjoy decking Sweet Pea out in little pink outfits, but I'm so glad that her room is decorated in cool, soothing greens and blues. I'll enjoy being in it much better than I would have enjoyed being in a riotously pink room.

6 comments:

Tammie said...

i love the contrast in the border and the blue print on the outside. the skirt is a nice finish. <3

j.k.m. said...

i love it! all of your little details are so thoughtful and cute.

Debi said...

Beautiful! The nursery nook is really taking shape.

Laura Railing said...

it looks lovely Christina! It looks lovely and she will look darling sleeping in the crib. I can hardly wait to see her!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

You have done an amazing job! I was relieved to read it was breathable. Its' just lovely.

stitching under oaks said...

great job. love the colors you chose...so bright and cheerful. That nursery is turning out to be adorable. Won't be long now! Have a great week!