March 10, 2017

Friday Favorites: Nursery Projects

I had a lot of fun making things for the nursery and getting it all set up, so I thought I'd share a few of my projects.  

Changing Pad Cover
First up was a changing pad cover for the changing table.  We already had this dresser/changing table that we used when we had foster kids, so all I had to do was sew up a few new changing pad covers to go with the nursery colors.
 I followed this tutorial for the changing pad cover.  I also made a plain red one out of some cotton fabric.

Painted Name
I knew I wanted to put his name on the wall above the changing table, but didn't want anything too heavy.  I found some chipboard letters at Hobby Lobby and painted them and then hung them up.
We bought a mounting set for the bat and hung that and then nailed the letters into the wall below the bat so they would be secure.  

Baseball Signs 
A few years ago I pinned a picture on pinterest that had a cross made out of a baseball.  So when we decided to do a baseball theme for Coop's room, I decided to try to make one.  I followed this tutorial and it was very easy to make.  Basically you cut the red string around the baseball to detach the leather.  Then you use red embroidery thread and sew around the edges to give it the baseball look again.  Then you glue it into a cross shape 
 I used my Silhouette to cut out a Bible verse to go with it and was done.

I also added a vinyl quote to a homeplate that I bought to add to the baseball theme

Closet Dividers
 These are made of chipboard as well.  I painted them Navy, added some baseball stickers and used a paint pen to write the different sizes.  I drilled a hole in the top of each one to add a ribbon to tie them onto the closet rod.
I've got sizes Newborn through 9 months on one side of the closet and then the bigger sizes on the other side.  Most of his clothes are in the dresser, but it's nice to hang up a few of the outfits and have them separated easily.

Hand Painted Signs
In addition to the Homeplate and Baseball Cross, I also made 2 other signs for this baseball wall.  A few months ago, our neighbors had put a bunch of wood on their curb for bulk trash pick up.  I saw it on my walk home and grabbed some to use for homemade signs.  David went back and got a few more pieces for me, so I am well stocked on free wood which is really nice. 
 I used my Silhouette to cut out the vinyl for the Cooper's Dugout and Little Slugger signs.  I painted the under coat, let it dry, added the vinyl and then painted over it with the top coat.  Once it was dry, I peeled the vinyl off and had a hand painted sign

I also really liked this quote, so I used the same method to make this sign for above the cube organizer.

Vinyl Quote
I also decided to try my hand at my first vinyl wall quote.  I've always used vinyl on other backgrounds (wood, glass, rubber, etc.) and never directly on the wall.  But I thought it would be fun to have a quote above the crib and thought this was the easiest way to make sure nothing heavy would fall on it.
It took a lot of time and patience to get the quote to stick to the wall, but I am happy with how it turned out and what it adds to that wall!

Those are some of my favorite handmade projects for Coop's room!

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