Friday, January 29, 2010

Crib and Bedding

I am starting to learn that if you try something out for a while, you might actually start liking it.

I really was not sure about this crib once we got home, I thought the color was WAY wrong, but I have to admit that the more that I am in the room, the more I really like the crib.
We paid $150 for this crib. It was a bit more than I wanted to pay, but it is a good quality crib.... once she told me that she would give us the rocking chair to go with it, I was sold on the idea.

I have a rocker recliner that I used with my older daughter for nursing, but it is a bit large for Kenidi's nursery and Brooklyn loves to sit on it, so I loved the idea of having one in both rooms.
We purchased the changing table first for $60. I loved that it was a dresser/changing table and that it had a hutch on top for extra storage. It is a darker color than the crib and rocker and that is why I wasn't sure about the crib at first. I have decided that I don't really care that they don't match perfect, it is growing on me.
Here is the rocker. I have to give a HUGE shout out for my neighbor Dave. This rocker was GROSS!!! The fabric cushions were covered in gross stuff. Our neighbor Dave works for a carpet cleaning company and he took these cushions to work with him and completely cleaned them up as a gift to us. They look AMAZING now and you would never know how gross they were when we got them.

Bedding is a big deal in any bedroom and the nursery is no exception. Something that I personally love to do in my nurseries is have original bedding. Don't get me wrong, they have some DARLING crib bedding out there that I would buy in a heart beat, but crib bedding is VERY expensive. Something that a lot of people do that I am personally not to fond of, they make the mistake of buying the bedding, then the matching lamp shade, the matching diaper cover, the matching window treatment, the matching wall hanging... you get the idea.

Now my complaint about this is... there is no originality to it! I want to walk into a room and feel like it is a one of a kind instead of feeling like I purchased it from a retail catalog.

With that being said. I love the bedding that I did for Kenidi's nursery and it isn't anything fancy at all.
I showed earlier how I made this quilt and I am seriously in love with it. I spent HOURS on the thing so I should love it, right!
I paired it with the simple brown skirt that my mother-in-law made and I purchased a cream colored bumper and sheet from Burlington Coat Factory that is a Carter's bedding basic. These are the exact same that I used for Brooklyn's crib just in the cream instead of pink. The quilt in both rooms is what makes it original and unique..... One of a kind!

I have the main structure of this room together, now I am gearing forward with the accessories and window treatments..... I have it all in my mind and I have some of it purchased already, all I need to do now is find the time to get it done!!!!


  1. I love the blanket you made. The color combo is gorgeous. In fact I like the entire room. Now I'm ready to see picks of the wee one in there. perhaps you rocking the baby in the newly done rocker. Which by the way "rocks". Sorry I couldn't help myself.

  2. You did a fantastic job on the quilt! I love the colors. The room is really starting to look good. I cannot wait to see the finished product!

    ~ Tracy


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