This post will wrap up Baby Week (and take the place of Fitness Friday today…sorry…will resume next week)! I’ve shared the invitations I made for my friend, Kim’s, baby shower, the photos of the shower decorations, and yesterday shared Baby Mya’s adorable nursery! Today we’ll wrap up the week with some close-up nursery shots, and a little more detail about some super-cute and creative organizing ideas and DIY’s that Kim did in the nursery.
First, I mentioned that the yellow and coral fabric on the bedding Kim’s mom made had turquoise flecks that tied the colors together really well…you can see those a little better here…
Kim DIY’d these small square canvases at our Coffee and Crop group meeting last fall/winter. The center zig-zag stripe has glitter…because every girl needs glitter!!!
I also mentioned that we found these poms at Hobby Lobby. Well, Kim’s hubby didn’t want holes in the ceiling, so she got creative with a plant hanger and a hoop! Doing it this way meant balancing each ball, just in case you want to go this route. Don’t think I’d have had the patience!
This cute DIY’d paper circle mobile was inspired by an Etsy listing Kim found. Just some cardstock circles, fishing wire, a hoop and ribbon and some crystal beads! She hung this above the changing table out of Mya’s reach which is smart…lots of small pieces so I wouldn’t recommend this over a crib. I think babies would love to look at all the color and the sparkly beads, though!
Now for some great organizing ideas!!! I’m in love with Mya’s closet. The wire-shelving was already there as part of their newer built home, and I think Kim did a great job making it functional for a baby’s nursery! To utilize the shelves in the middle and to make up for a lack of dresser space, she found these baskets and uses them to store onesies and other extra clothing items that can be folded.
What I find especially creative was the use of dry-erase labels. She made tags, laminated them, and now can change the labels easily with a dry-erase marker as her storage needs change! Perfect! (There IS a reason we’re best friends…this might be one of them.)
Kim also spent some time trying to decide the best way to create dividers for the baby clothes by size. The space from the rod to the wire shelf above was somewhat limiting, so she came up with this idea to paint wood hangers and add a tag label.
Ummm…can we say over-achiever??? 😉 The hangers are so cute!
I saved the best for last! This is probably my favorite element in the entire room, and after making my pegboard command station and seeing the ideas she had with hers, I have decided to make one for Faith’s room as we redecorate in there! I got this idea in a blog post email and forwarded it to Kim, along with the other pegboard photo, and she loved it (not surprising, because we kind of share a brain).
Adorable, right?? Well, check out her version!
She purchased a frame at Goodwill, had my hubby do some cutting to make the pegboard fit, and then used a piece of cork at the bottom to fill in a gap (also genius). When determining where to hang it she asked my opinion, and we decided on a spot fairly central on that wall, just to the left of the changing station. That way Mya couldn’t grab or kick the baskets or contents while she was being changed, but Kim can still reach the diapers and changing necessities while standing at the changing table.
One of the biggest “aha” moments here for me was the way she threaded ribbon through the holes to create a place to hang hair bows. That will definitely be an element on Faith’s when I make it! The pegboard hooks below work great to hang headbands.
I’m a little sad to be done with Baby Week. This was so much fun! I have a full weekend at home, however, so I shouldn’t say this out loud because I’ll jinx myself I plan to get caught up on cleaning, organizing and other projects! I have some daycare prep work to do in order to get the house ready for Mya to come in a month (yay!), and with temps up to 70 this weekend I plan to have the windows open and clean out the germs that seem to be sticking around! Hopefully my bronchitis meds will kick in here soon so I’ll be full of energy! Lots to do, lots to do! I hope you get great weather wherever you are and have a wonderful weekend, too!