"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11

Friday, March 13, 2009

Making Use of a Rainy Week

I know, I know you are all tired of hearing about the baby's room. It has done nothing but rain and has been so cold the last three days and I have been stuck in doors. I made use of my rainy days by working on a few projects for the nursery........
My first project was this picture frame to show off Mini Poops first baby pictures.

I bought a $4 craft frame, scrape book paper, & paint. I used Mod Podge to glue the paper to the frame and then seal over the top of the frame. I wrote a sweet little saying on the front of the frame, which would look better if I didn't write like a first grader.......

Then I hung up my farmer sign I made a couple weeks ago, a star that I got from my super sweet next door neighbor, and a black tin shelf that use to be in Paxtons room......

My favorite project so far is the baby's name. I use fabric backed with card board and cutout the letters o his name. I then used hemp ropes and clothes pins to hang the letters. I hung the rope on the crib just to take a picture it will eventually go above the crib on the tin wall.

I moved Paxtons rocking chair in the baby's room so when I was in the nursery with Ian he could sit next to us. I thought it would be cute to make a pillow for the rocking chair to match the room....

I used a old pillow I had laying around the house and some extra fabric I had left over from the letters.....

Again using left over fabric from the letter I decided to cover some cloth diapers to match the room and placed them in the bucket I purchased for my homemade cookie Bouquet.....

Next I went to work on this super cheap $10 lamp I purchased at Walmart........I covered the shade with fabric then trimmed in it with some fuzzy fridge......

I also spray painted these iron star hooks that I am going to use as curtain rod holders. I would of gone ahead and hung the curtains but since it is not a good idea for my big fat pregnant butt to be up on a ladder I decided to wait and let my hubby do it......The last two things I didn't make but I am so excited about because they match his room perfect. I bought this super cute cow hamper at a Lonestar Baby for only $15. I LOVE IT!!!!!This Little people barn is probably the coolest thing in his whole room.Its is a special edition set that is made to look vintage. I first saw this in Parents magazine and was going to order it but when I was at Target the other day I found this one.... I am sooooo excited about his vintage barn toy !!!!Everything is really coming together so cute! Believe it or not I still have tons to do, I just cant wait for that final finishing detail ,Baby Ian!

9 comments:

Tena said...

it looks amamzing!
Want to come to So Cal and decorate my house???
LOL

April said...

April - that is sooooo cute. I just love the name on the clothesline. So creative! I love how you covered the lampshade. How did you attach the material to the shade?

Ian's room is looking so cute!

♥ spoiled mommy ♥ said...

Wow-so talented!!
You have done really well on the room!!

MarvelousMOM said...

You have done an amazing job. Such cute ideas. You should be so proud of yourself. I wish I was crafty like that.

Stephanie said...

Everything looks great! I love those letters. And the cow hamper!!!

Jennifer said...

Everything looks so darn cute!!!! I wish I had your energy!

LYNDEE said...

its looks great cant wait to meet ian!!!

Amanda said...

Gosh you are so creative and talented! Everything is so stinkin' cute and IT IS all coming together!! Ian will be here in no time. :)

Becky said...

Wish I were as creative as you!! Everything is looking wonderful!