Sarah likes to climb out of her crib. It started with the occasional venture out, but soon became a daily (or many times daily) habit. It was time to convert the crib (sniff, sniff) to a toddler bed and redecorate. Yes, I know she sleeps in a closet but even a closet deserves to be redecorated.
With a goal of $40 to completely redecorate her “room” and transform it from a baby cave into a cozy toddler haven, this is what we started with yesterday morning:
A sketch and a quick trip to Walmart were all I needed to get things started. Oh, and I had to pilfer through the attic, looking for anything that might help with the transformation. The inspiration for the room is the quilt I made for Sarah when she was just a few months old. My first attempt at a log cabin quilt.
Here is the after photo:
I hung a canopy from the overhead shelves, securing it with ribbons: 5 yards of fabric @ $3 per yard= $15. Two new pillowcases: $2 for ric-rac trim and fabric from my stash. New dust ruffle: free from fabric stash. Butterfly decals on the wall: $11 from Walmart. Side table: old Marion Cty. ballot box tole painted by a friend of my Mother, also free. Rug: swapped one out from the living room, free. Canvas baskets for clothes (on shelves): free, already had in attic. All that is left is a wall pocket thingy to hang on one end of the bed for Sarah to put her books and stuffed animals in. Sort of ran out of steam yesterday and had a baseball game to get to. I’ll finish that this weekend and it will cost: $4 for ribbons, $3 for fabric=$7. A grand total of $35. And then I spent $5 on ice cream and chocolate and made my $40 goal. It’s all about priorities.
We have had two successful naps and one overnight success too. Sarah says, “Ohhh, cozy!” and “Ohhh, fancy!” when she goes in her “room” now.