Before we even began discussing having a third baby, I decided I would like to attempt to learn quilting. A custom made quilt would be the perfect addition to a new baby. What better thing to start on than a small crib quilt?
A few years later we decided to add a baby to the quilt. We found out that we were having a girl, but always cautious about the accuracy of that foretelling, I painted the room a neutral green to match the quilt. AFTER she was born (they were right!) I added a flower border to girlie it up a little:
Please only notice the flower border. And not how the duvet cover doesn’t match when we moved up to a big girl bed. Or all the “special things” (can’t call it junk, she gets upset) covering the dresser. The shelves behind the bed are staged real nice (not).
I used regular old acrylic paint in the small dollar or two bottles to match the quilt and I bought four foam stamps in the flower shape–one for each color of paint I was using. There is no pattern, I winged it as I went. After stamping it all on the wall, I added a freehand vine pattern in dark green. The wall around the windows goes up into a peak, so on that wall I just did a grouping at each corner of the window:
It took some time, but I think it turned out really well and I liked it better than any wallpaper border. And it was super cheap.
But now it is painted to match the duvet cover on her twin bed.
She and I were both a little sad to cover up the flowers. But I told her they would always be there, just covered up. Made us both feel better 🙂
Do you have sentimental issues when you change things up in your home?