So I finished filling the nursery with things Kylie loves… as she’s getting ready to move out of it. But I’m assuming she’ll outgrow some of these things soon anyway!
This house still feels so big to me. There is an awesome amount of storage. In our last house, Kylie shared her room with all my craft stuff, some office supplies and books, and my out of season clothes. And the corners quickly filled up with diaper boxes and toys she had grown out of. The dark yellow walls made it feel even smaller. It was not a nice place to hang out, though she did get comfortable in her book corner.
The nursery in this house has more space than we need – even more closet space than we need! It is light and bright and she spends a lot of time in there looking at her books. (Beaker spends his time spying on the neighbors and sleeping)
I’ll start with the curtains because they are what I least want to talk about. I have no tips for sewing curtains, except that you can get light blocking fabric really cheap from Joann’s with coupons and sales, and I love the fabric I got from fabric.com. I didn’t really mean to jump on the chevron bandwagon, I just wanted a bold yellow and white print. I made so many mistakes with these and I still cannot tell you why they ended up so short. The problem with teaching yourself to sew is that you don’t know what you don’t know. My MIL gave me some tips on needle size, which I have never paid attention to before (the needles, not her tips). So maybe that will help when I sew the curtains for Kylie’s big girl room, which I’ve been putting off for months.
Anyway, we originally bought some yellow curtains from Target because they were cheaper than buying the fabric. They claimed to block 99% of the light. Yeah, ok.
Here’s one of them with one I made:
So mine are cuter, better, and just slightly more expensive!
I already posted about the book poster and Sesame Street pillows. She still talks about the book poster. Before we started putting books in her bed she would wake up making monkey and elephant noises and saying “boom boom”. She’s always read her books with her back to that wall, and I was afraid the pillows would be too much change for her. But she loves them! I’m very excited about the reading corner I’m planning for her new room.
I made the Curious George pictures the same way I made the book poster (those are all characters from the TV show, for those of you who don’t know). I was just going to do random animals, but since she’s been liking George lately it made sense to do those! Josh made the frames and I love how deep he cut them. Kylie kicked Gnocchi down once (intentionally) and learned her lesson with a black eye. But I need to put command strips behind them so that doesn’t happen again.
My aunt sent us these Pooh prints because they’re no longer being used in her house. Kylie is very attached to Sesame Street and George, but we’ve watched the Tigger Movie twice and she laughed a lot. Pooh is definitely on our approved not-annoying TV show list.
And I haven’t decided what to do above the crib. I LOVE the string art names on Pinterest (like these), but I think pictures or even polka dots might be more interesting for baby 2. (I’m finding it a lot easier to think about what they want instead of what I want now that I’ve had one)
I spent a lot of time in here this week sorting through clothes and gear. I finished sorting/washing/hanging all the clothes today! I will probably add a little table next to the chair where I can set things while I’m nursing, and the crib is actually moving to Kylie’s room. But the pack n play won’t look nearly as cute! I love this bright room!