From Zero to Twelve Months

March 3, 2014 3 comments
monthly photo log of baby boy in his first year with the same onesie -

Tomorrow, Kyler turns 17 months old, but I, as the “very on top of everything mom” that I am, just put together his first year collage yesterday. Every month, I put him in a 12-month sized onesie and put him in his crib. This is not an original idea. I think I Googled it somewhere… […]

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Cool Nurseries Have These

March 28, 2013 0 comments
random items on baby nursery book shelves -

What do you put on your baby’s nursery shelves? Oh, you don’t have this Snoop Dogg CD thanks to your coworkers? No Bruce Lee DVD either? You’re clearly not cool. This IS pretty sweet though. My friend, who currently lives in Switzerland, sent us this in the mail after a work trip to China. This […]

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{DIY} Easily Adjustable Box Pleat Crib Skirt, Part 3

February 8, 2013 2 comments
diy easy to adjust modern pleat crib skirt -

This is the final installment of a three-part crib skirt tutorial. It’s not that the project was difficult, requiring three whole parts, but I was lazy and didn’t want to write it all up for one day. If you want to do this and didn’t start from the beginning, check these out: 1) The short […]

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{DIY} Easily Adjustable Box Pleat Crib Skirt, Part 2

February 5, 2013 3 comments
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So you’ve successfully made the two short sides and now you need to make the actual box pleated long side skirts for your crib. Recall that theses are the tools for entire project: fabric – I went with grey Riley Blake chevron (I had leftover after using some for this corkboard project) muslin liner – […]

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{DIY} Easily Adjustable Box Pleat Crib Skirt, Part 1

February 4, 2013 10 comments
diy easy to adjust modern pleat crib skirt -

I started this whole crib bedding thing with the assumption that it would be the one thing I WOULDN’T DIY. I kept playing around with looks on Carousel Designs since they were they only retailer offering grey chevron bedding at the time… …but my heart kept aching when I added up the costs. It’s expensive! […]

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{DIY} Modern Chevron Closet Dividers

January 11, 2013 1 comment
diy chevron, modern closet dividers for nursery -

They sell nice plastic closet dividers in baby stores for nursery closets, but I thought it would be more fun and less expensive to make my own. With the availability of 4×6 photo paper or even cardstock, this was a quick, easy project. Tools: 4×6 photoshop template or art/design by whatever you choose photo paper […]

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{DIY} Toy Storage & Seating

January 9, 2013 6 comments
diy toy storage bench for nursery -

For our toy storage bench that complimented the ninja window panels, we worked together to hack two Ikea Expedit shelves. I saw a variation of this online somewhere… no, not on Pinterest – I think it was google. The difference was it didn’t have legs… Tools: (2) Ikea Expedit 5×1 shelves (2) 1/2" or 3/4" […]

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{DIY} Painted Window Panels

October 4, 2012 0 comments
diy hand painted window panels with ninja and cityscape for nursery decor -

The main wall in the nursery required some cool custom-designed panels for the window per my original design plan. I didn’t bother googling "big city ninja window panels in turquoise, grey, and white". I figured this was something that HAD to be DIY if I wanted it to look the way I envisioned. I painted […]

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{DIY} Hand Painted Rug for Nursery

October 2, 2012 4 comments
diy hand painted stencil rug for nursery decor -

The plans for the nursery were in place and all of the furniture from crib to dresser and glider were ordered. I needed to find and purchase a rug. In my vision, it was a large bright green lattice, geometric, or chevron rug. I extended the search to include grey and blue as they were […]

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Planning The Nursery

October 1, 2012 0 comments
nursery floor plan top view -

I can’t just buy furniture for the nursery and then hope it fits. I also had a budget that I wanted to stay under and a plan was necessary to stay within that budget. As with my home redesign and redecorating projects, I like to draft up the room layouts in WORD with a scale […]

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