Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Kids' New Rooms

So, I know it's kind-of late to be posting pictures of Bailey's and Palmer's new rooms seeing as how Palmer is due to arrive pretty much any day now. But, better late than never. The first set of pictures, obviously, are of Palmer's new room. We went with a nautical theme. This used to be Bailey's room, but we moved her over to the guest room. As with Bailey's nursery two years ago, Mel and her mom did a lot of great work.

This pic was taken from the doorway leading into the nursery. We left the layout of the room the same as it was when it was Bailey's room. In fact, the crib is the only piece of furniture that changed when the room was converted from Bailey to Palmer.

Palmer's crib. Mel's mom made the crib sheet out of some fabric that Mel and I found. The praying teddy bear is from Grammy and Papa and the cow on acid (I mean, the colorful cow) is from one of my friends, Joey and his wife and son.

Mel and her mom put together some drapes using the same fabric that was used for the crib sheet as well as some other coordinating fabric we found.

Here's another shot of the drapes.
Also, Mel had the great idea of punching grommets into the fabric and using rope to hang the drapes to continue with the nautical theme. Besides painting the room, punching the grommets in the drapes was one of my main contributions b/c it involved hitting things with a hammer.

Palmer's changing table and chifferobe. The ship's steering wheel above the changing table actually came from Lowe's. I found it one day when I was looking at grass seed. There was an isle with lots of yard porn (I mean, "decorations") and there it was. Why anyone would stick a ship's steering wheel in their yard is beyond me but I'm glad I stumbled upon it.

Here are a couple accents on top of the chifferobe. Mel cut and pasted some ships from the fabric used for the crib sheet and bottom of the drapes onto the lamp shade. We bought the ship on ebay and Grammy sent us the name train.

The three small shelves on the wall were leftover from Bailey's days in the nursery and we knew the camera would go on one but we needed something for the other two. These two nautical lamps were another ebay purchase and work perfectly.

Here's Palmer's hamper that Mel sowed some of the drapery fabric onto.

Mel also used some of the drapery fabric to create a "P" plaque to hang above Palmer's crib. We hung some more rope around it and plan to add some small cutouts of ship flags around the rope.

This is a view of Bailey's new room (formerly the guest room) from the doorway. We stuck with the same theme as she had in the nursery.

We converted her crib to a toddler bed. What better time to make that adjustment than when also adjusting to a new room. Bailey had a little trouble adjusting to the new room for a few nights (until we moved her clock over and the ticking sound we think did the trick), but she had no problem adjusting to the toddler bed. She rarely even gets out of it and she's only fallen out once.

We purchased a daybed (via craigslist) with a pop-up trundle (underneath) for guests to sleep on when they visit. There's no chance of anyone waking Bailey up once she's asleep. I just hope our guests can get some sleep with Bailey sawing logs just a few feet away. She can really put the saw to the wood sometimes.

This is Bailey's new dresser that Mel and her mom found at an antique furniture store just outside of Greenville. It's a great piece of furniture and is in great condition.

This bookshelf came free with the daybed we purchased through craigslist and works great in the corner of the room.

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