Monday, October 7, 2013

Baby's Room Inspiration

I mentioned in a post last week that the baby's crib is still in our bedroom.  She is getting close to six months old, so I know it's getting to be time for me to suck it up and move her into her own room. The biggest issue is that her room is not yet finished and I am too indecisive to do much about it.

It's not entirely all my fault that the room is not done.  The room was painted and new trim was put up when I was about 7 months pregnant.  A few weeks later, a new crib and change table were ordered. And six days after ordering these, I went into premature labour and she was born almost six weeks early.  After all of that drama, the room decorating got put on hold and I had more important things to do.

But - I am setting myself a deadline and getting this room done.  As you can see from the pictures, there is a lot of grey and white going on in there and not much else.  The only thing we use this room for is changing diapers.  And sewing.  My sewing table had been in our room and had to be relocated when the crib moved in.

Fabric Inspiration

The other problem is that I have ideas, but I can't find what I'm looking for.  I have scoured the fabric store a few times, with grey and pink graphic patterns in my mind, but they just don't exist in the stores.  I may have to break down and order some online and pay the shipping.

Sources, left to right:  LaughingHouseFabric, Nesalee Baby, Skyereve Fabrics, Cozy

Wall Decor Inspiration

I am just about ready to add some frames to the room.  I have bought some plain frames at Michael's and plan on painting them out in white.  I have several patterned scrapbook pages to place in the frames.  I am going to group some on the walls, but I'm not sure yet what to do above the crib since I don't want her pulling anything down onto herself.  I may also look for a monogram to paint and place on the wall as well.

Sources, starting at top left and moving clockwise: Pinterest photo with broken link, Zeldabelle, Pinterest photo with broken link, BeautiSHE
And then I get distracted.  I see amazing quilts like these, with totally different colour combinations from that which I've planned on.  Sigh. 

Sources, left to right:  Quilty Magazine, Very Kerry Berry
As I complete parts of the room over the next few weeks, I will share pictures and any tutorials that I come up with.  Don't be surprised if I see something new on Pinterest and start out in a whole new direction.

Shared at:
Be Colorful, Creating My Way to Success, Clairejustiine, The Dedicated House, Homecoming, Cherished Handmade Treasures, Sugar Bee Crafts, A Bowl Full of Lemons, Elizabeth and Co, Obsessive and Creative


  1. Hi Erin! I'm Ingrid from Sewing Lab! I wanted to reply your comment but I wanted you to know that you appear as a non-reply blogger. This means that I cannot send emails to you because your email is hidden or something. It happened to me when I started blogging and thanks god I solved it!

    Here's a link that shows you how to change the settings

    You have a beautiful blog here!! I will keep an eye on it!! :)


  2. Thank you! I had no idea. And thank you for the link!!!!

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  4. Doing a whole room can be overwhelming, if you break it down into small projects and finish one before the other and you will find once you get going its not so bad. I love the idea of the gallery walls and you can always change the prints in the frames as bub grows older or your theme in the room changes. Sounds like you have a pretty good idea of what you like which is always a good start :)

    1. It is so true! Breaking it into tiny projects seems like the only way I will get it done!