Hi! How was your weekend? I hope it was smilen’ good! I am EVER SO SLOWLY getting closer to getting my Nursery project done. Though I should really, really be cleanen and cooken and tidying up for the new arrival. Instead I find myself spinning my wheels, smiling, and dreaming in this lil room….
This crib may be my favorite furniture redo project YET! The wallpaper definitely makes it and yet again my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint does NOT disappoint!
For the paint I mixed 1 part Old White, one part Chateau Gray, and one part French Linen and painted on a semi-thin coat. I sanded a bit and finished with the ASCP clear wax. I then took the BEST VINTAGE WALLPAPER (another one of my most recent addictions… I LOVE Hannah and her shop- Hannah’s Treasures… she has the BEST paper ever). i simply decopauged it on with Mod-Podge. Then I used a metal trowel to peel pack some bits and pieces and rubbed a bit of dark wax over it to give it that yummy aged look.
For the bedding I used all vintage and found fabric from around the house. I made a quilt from an old coverlet and vintage pinstripes, a bumper from white chenille, and a crib skirt from vintage lace. Oh, I did buy one piece of fabric.. and that was the white linen I bought from my favorite linen source.. check em’ out here if you love sewing and wearing and decorating with super-soft 100% linen.
So where are the curtains and the skirt you’re wondering?? Decorating a room is a JOURNEY… oh yes, it is. After I made the skirt from a piece of vintage lace I decided it looked a tad too contrived for my space. I wanted a look more rustic.. so waH-LAH.. rescued dresser drawers go under the crib instead.. Perfectly purty and practical pieces don’t you think? I am going to add wheels to them and paint the sides to match. I might also decide to ditch the bumper. I’ve never used one for any of my other kids and though it is cute I honestly think it may just be one more thing that needs washing… eh, I’ve got enough laundry already me thinks.
I took the curtains down because I decided I want to add roman shades.. which I will be attempting to make. I’ll let you know how that goes!! I am planning to make them from a paint drop-cloth.
Alright…. I better get BUSY… it is CRUNCH TIME!! (a mere two weeks left). Watch for the FULL REVEAL coming in the fall issue of my free fall ezine. Are you signed up yet?? If not you can sign up to get all past + future issues HERE.
p.s. a HUGE congrats to Anne H. and Susan Allen for winning the Creatively Made Home Giveaway!! Thanks so much to all for entering.. your enthusiasm and reasons and honesty for wanting this course really inspired me too…… If you weren’t one of the lucky winners remember you can sign up here!