What It All Comes Down To…

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Extreme Home Makeover: The Sarah Edition April 8, 2011

Filed under: Crafting,Family — What It All Comes Down To @ 2:12 pm

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.


One Response to “Extreme Home Makeover: The Sarah Edition”

  1. Aunt Alison Says:

    Is she really already THAT big!! I love the ‘cozy’ comment!! How adorable is she! Who cares that its a closet!! Its HER closet and it IS pretty and cozy and that’s all that matters!!

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