The Nursery: Phase Two
Last we left off, we had finally gotten around to painting the nursery. I also shared with you the colors for the bunting we plan to hang around the room. That’s been completed and we’ve also added our crib & a bookshelf, so it’s time to show you that!
First up, the bunting. I used this tutorial and I am pleased to say it was SO easy. I don’t know how to sew, and I don’t own a sewing machine, so any projects like this have to be no-sew for me. I love the way it turned out and although the bunting is made of paper, I actually really love it. It seems really durable, and since I have extra triangles left over, I can switch them out quite easily if they start to curl or become tattered after awhile. Much easier to fix than with fabric!
The only things you need for this project are scissors, a hot glue gun, ribbon, and scrapbook paper in your choice. I WAY over-purchased my scrapbook paper, but I just wasn’t sure how much I would need and I didn’t want to run out halfway through this project. I bought 8 sheets each of the solid colors and 4 sheets each of the patterns. The nursery is actually quite a big room, so if your room runs on the smaller side, you can definitely get away with less paper. That being said, I am glad I overbought, because as I previously mentioned—it will be easy to switch out the triangles in the future if need be.
The colors on this photo are kind of off…the white balancing didn’t really work right. Sorry!
You’ll want to measure your room so you can buy the right amount of ribbon. Next, make a template for your triangles. I just cut mine out of a piece of cardstock—I made triangles that are about 8” long, as specified in the tutorial. I think they show up quite nicely on the wall. Then, it was just a matter of assembly! I did one wall at a time, so I had several separate pieces of ribbon. Once you nail the bunting up, you can just trim the excess ribbon off to make it look like one seamless bunting. All you have to do is glue your triangles to your ribbon, and boom! Bunting.
Next up was putting together the crib. Our crib and mattress arrived within a few days of each other, and I was so pumped to get it put together! We went with the Graco Lauren 4-in-1 convertible crib, as it was highly rated by Baby Bargains and in online reviews as well. For our crib mattress, we chose the Sealy Soybean Foam Core mattress, again highly rated by Baby Bargains.
The crib was actually fairly easy to put together, and we love the way it looks. Reg loved the big box it came in and playing with the packing materials.
And here’s what it looks like all put together!
We also put together a cube bookshelf from Target, which you can partially see in the photo of Reg above. More details to come about that later on!
Slowly but surely, the room is coming together. Can’t wait to show you what’s next!