We finally picked the nursery theme. I’m going with modern-ish hot pink, dark grey and white.
I found this on pinterest and am using it as my inspiration.
The website I linked above explains where she bought everything, but it was a pricey breakdown.
Custom Curtains – $90
I found a similar lamp @ lamps plus – $150
crib skirt- $125
polka dot blanket – $35
changing pad cover- $24
That’s a total of $448 and that doesn’t include a crib comforter, diaper hanger, or bumpers!
Weeellll… you all know me by now and I’m not going to buy something that I can make for cheaper!
Queue dramatic music.
Before you say it: No, I’m not crazy. I just enjoy the thrill of a new project. And I love the satisfaction of making something from nothing. So that being said -I’m making all of it. Yes. all of it. I’m making curtains, sheets, a crib skirt, a blanket, a crib comforter, a changing pad cover, a diaper stacker, bumpers… I also have a carrier and nursing necklace on my list.
I searched high and low for the perfect fabric and found it at Hobby Lobby and JoAnns. Hobby Lobby had everything except the grey so I had to go to JoAnns for that. For the record, I spent less than $130 on fabric (a savings of $318)!! Here is my fabric:
I already finished the curtains. I did 2 panels in the pink chevron and used grey to make rings to hang them by.
Chewie helped me make them. And by helped… well…. you know what I mean.
She is SUCH a good helper.
The curtains are really easy. I just cut them in the length I wanted, folded and ironed the edges twice, and then cut the liner (I used white muslin) and slipped it into the folded edges. I pinned them and then sewed all three edges, leaving the bottom open so I could hang them, and hem them to the perfect length.
Then I created the loops to hang them by. I cut strips of grey fabric and sewed them into a tube shape, turned them inside out, ironed them and then attached them to the tops of the curtains.
voila! Curtains! So easy! I will hang them after we paint the nursery and install the blinds. 🙂
Next project will be the crib coverlet (comforter) I think. Or the diaper stacker. I haven’t decided yet.
BTW! If you’re in the market for a nice, mobile sewing machine I LOVE mine. It’s a Brother. And it is SO easy to use and has lots of stitch options, including a button holer.
I can’t wait to get to work on the rest of the nursery gear and paint the walls. It’s starting to come together! 🙂
Lots of love,
Sarah and Mordred