So once again, I’ve decided to be super ambitious (the pregnancy hormones do it to me) and make another nursery set for Sprocket like I did for Marion. This time around though, since the girls are sharing a room, I actually am making two sets of everything. Yeah, because one wasn’t enough.
If you’ll remember last time, there was this little thing called Hurricane Ike and two weeks without power that hindered my finishing efforts. That, and the fact my sewing machine went nutso on me until I (a year after she was born) literally, literally, fixed it by smacking it with a hammer.
This time, I’m determined to get the project done before Baby Sister is born and another hurricane hits and my sewing machine is unfixable with a hammer.
With seven(ish) weeks left to go, I’m proud to say I’m halfway done! That’s a pretty big accomplishment for me. Marion’s bed is completely done and really, the only must do projects that are left are Sister’s crib rails and bed skirt. There are a few other little things I’d like to do, but those are just icing on the proverbial cupcake.
(Apologies in advance, but this room is really hard to photograph and often the best pictures are with my camera phone, so there will be a mix of good and not so great photos.)
Before we even moved, we picked out fabrics for the new nursery and picked this mix of fabrics from Michael Miller
And this is what we started with after we moved (at least on Marion’s side of the room)
And this is what we have now! (That thing in the bottom left corner is my ironing board)
One of the first things we had to do was to get a new blind for the room! The girls’ room faces due east and so the sun comes up bright and early.
So we bought this dark gray blackout shade from Ikea, and it was wonderful, but in the end, it didn’t work with the drapery rod we chose.
Which meant, not only did I have to make curtains for the first time, I had to make curtains lined with blackout material.
I think they turned out pretty good! (I promise there are two of them, it’s just really, really, really hard to get a picture of them both straight on.)
This is my favorite little spot in the room, Marion’s little reading nook
It’s constantly in use! (And yes, it’s meant to hold books, but she usually just has them scattered on the floor.)
A rare moment of cleanliness
And even though she’s pretty well past teething (we’re just waiting on the two year molars), I still did her a set of teething rails just because I like the way they look
She’s been sleeping with a pillow for a while, so I made her a pillowcase to match
Well, she got two actually. I think Mr Brown Dog likes the bird better than the polka dots
Along with two new changing pad covers and a bow board. However, I realized with TWO girls, I’m going to have to make a much larger bow board!
One little storage basket (we need a few more of these, but that’s a scrap project for when I have nothing else to do, hahahaha!)
It’s only taken me three and half months since we moved in to get this stuff done, we’ll see what else I can knock out in the next seven(ish) weeks!