Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Room Decor

I said a while ago I was making Lucy a quilt for her toddler bed - well it's been done for a couple of weeks, so I decided to finally post a picture. It is just length-wise strips in 2", 3", or 4" widths, with a dark blue border. It went together really quickly since there wasn't a lot of "piecing".
Also, we got a dresser the other night, and I added some paint to the knobs to make it match the rest of the room - then this morning I sprayed clear coat over my little paintings and added some glitter. We had to decide on where the dresser would be semi-permantently since we chose to anchor it to the wall for safety. But when Ron was assembling it, he discovered a cool feature: only one drawer can be opened at a time. When one is open, the others are automatically locked. Therefore, if a kid were to open one and start pulling or climbing, the rest of them would not tilt out and throw the balance of the dresser forward, which is what usually causes them to fall over onto kids. We're usually not ultra safety gurus but this just seemed like a good idea.
The other things added were a window valence made of leftover purple fabric from her quilt, and her name in purple letters on the wall. I also sprinkled glitter on those letters, but it's pretty much impossible to tell that from the photo. Now I just need to find some more organization solutions, but I'm going to Ikea this weekend with my mom, sister, and aunt, so I'll be on the lookout for something there.

3 comments:

Katie said...

Everything looks great! Now on to the nursery?

Rob, Leticia, Madisyn & Landon said...

Amazing, just amazing! If I only had half the talent and creativity... :)

Mindy said...

Thank you ... Yeah the nursery needs a little work. We're keeping all the same bedding, etc. so really it just needs to be cleaned out and possibly rearranged. I want it to look and feel like a kid hasn't been living in there already, like our nursery looked before Lucy was born with everything neat and tidy and fresh. :)