Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Nursery Sneak Peak: Some Refashions!

My baby boy's nursery is almost done which makes me really happy! It feels nice. Basically this room is a labor of love because of two big obstacles: the lack of options here for baby furniture, and the cost of things that they do have. 

Starting out, we have a rocking chair. Now, I do not like gliders generally, but all those cute rockers you see at Target do NOT exist here. Boo. So if I don't like gliders, there is no way I'm going to pay a bunch of money for one. So I didn't. I got this thing for $20 (ottoman included but not pictured because I'm not sure if I'll ever get the motivation to finish it).

It smelled like a thrift store, so I just chucked the cushions and made my own with some foam padding. I had to get creative because they don't just have foam pads like you could find easily at Joann's. So I cut up a foam mattress pad and stacked pieces together. Like I said, labor of love. 
The finished product! No it's not perfect. But it will do. And you get to see the baby quilt I made. These fabrics carry through the rest of the room. I'll show you soon. But as you can see, I'm going for just a nice happy colorful space. I read it's good for their developing eyesight and brain development. 
Next project is the curtains. This is what I had in mind:
Only in a different color, and preferably not over $150 for two panels, as Anthropologie wants to charge. So I had my mom send me some good old $10 Ikea curtains, and I ordered some royal blue pom pom trim from Amazon. It was so easy sewing it on. And there you go! I love the playful pop of color it brings to the room. 
 The last refashion was this fun globe I found here. The small one is a constellation globe. Japan loves globes! I have so many I need to stop I know. Anyway, it used to look like this:
Not bad, but I wanted to make it a little more fun since it's in a child's room. So I just took it apart, used some of the same paint I used for the chair, and there you go. 

Can't wait to show you the rest. I've been sewing like mad this last week so I want to show you that. In the meantime, hope you like it so far :)


  1. those curtains are SO cute! i love everything!!!

  2. Nice work! I especially love the curtains looking just like--no better than--the $150 curtains!

  3. The curtains are my favorite of favorites.

  4. everything looks soo cute!!! ^_^ can't wait to see the whole nursery!

  5. I love everything so far and can't wait to see the rest! You're amazing!

  6. You are a super mom already. Well now I'm not feeling so good about the measly pillow car I made for my nursery. Although, I did assemble a whole ikea dresser by myself!