Tuesday, June 26, 2012

the new baby nest

Little Kids' Room

I just completed a mini redo of the little kids' room that will soon house not just Cooper, but the new baby once he or she arrives.


This is what it looked like before:

Little Kids' Room- before

A bit boring, but not horrible. I didn't want to do anything too crazy, but I was really sick of the brown bumper and needed to figure out bedding for Cooper's toddler bed too. The paint, furniture, rug, and artwork still worked though.

Little Kids' Room

First I sewed up a crib bumper for the baby that features Cloud9's Happy Nursery leaves on one side, and appliqued leaves on linen on the other.

Little Kids' Room
Little Kids' Room

I won't lie-- that bumper took forever. The cutting and stitching almost drove me mad. But I love it.

Little Kids' Room

I had planned to replace the crib skirt and changing pad cover, but decided that they'll still work! I still might change up the bunting. Who knows.

Little Kids' Room

Cooper got a down comforter and new duvet cover that I made out of a twin size duvet from IKEA. And he actually sleeps under it! Score.

Little Kids' Room
Little Kids' Room

Honestly, I don't have a whole lot to do now to get ready. I need to sew up a couple of nursing covers (one for me, one for a friend who is due next week) and maybe do a blanket. I'd say I need to make this baby a quilt, but that's been taken care of by an amazing bunch of friends out there. Some of you reading this know all about it, but I can't wait to share more on it soon. I think I can stop crying (happy tears) about it long enough to take some photos and write up a deserving post.

18 comments:

Amy Friend said...

Krista, the room looks so happy and just perfect! I am so excited for you. Can't wait to "meet" him or her!

Krista Withers said...

It is seriously sweet in there, you have done an amazing job, all that " nesting" sure has paid off!!!
And look how clean and shiny the BBQ got in the madness!!! Win win I say!!!!

Karen P. said...

Your little people are so lucky to have such a creative mama sewing for them! The room is amazing! Love that new bumper!

felicity said...

Oh Krista it looks BEAUTIFUL! The bumper is fantastic!

Mary Menzer said...

I like the little robot pillow cover. Well, and everything else. Could you share your nursing cover pattern, or is it a pattern to purchase.
Congratulations really soon!

Tamie said...

Love, love the bumper. So cute.

randi--i have to say said...

So cute! I am loving the bumpers!

Ethne said...

What a beautiful room - friendly and tranquil - perfect for little ones - take care and I look forward to being introduced to your little one in due course.

mjb said...

Such a cute room! I love the bumper.

Kelsey said...

What an adorable room! That bumber is so beautiful!

Dianne said...

The bumper pad is a labour of love Krista, beautiful! A lovely room to welcome your little one to the world and perfect for your little man as well.

Rachel Hauser said...

Bumper is fantabulous! Lovin the inclusion of text =)

Kristie said...

The bumper is stunning! Well done :)

Mrs. Hulse said...

Love the room! What a precious space for your new addition. I also love how organized everything is. You are a fantastic mom!

Carla said...

Cute cute nursery ; )

Leslie said...

what a sweet room re-do. i love the bumper! and that fabric from IKEA that you made Cooper's blanket with is amazing! i love it

Wendy said...

oh it looks just lovely! What lucky kids!

beki said...

super sweet room!