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Dior’s Room Progress…Trials & Tribulations

Hey Good Afternoon!

I’m very proud to say that I am making progress with Dior’s room, YES! So far the room has been painted and the new light is up and I love it!! I don’t have pictures of the light because I forgot to take them and the natural lighting was off, so the pictures would have SUCKED! Anyway, everything is moving along quite nicely. I haven’t shared the crib/toddler bedding with you yet because I was still in a state of confusion, but all of that is settled now.  Here is the mood-board again.  This time I circled the items that have been completed or purchased.  I’m not too far behind.

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I was shopping at Hobby Lobby, which BTW ranks up there with HomeGoods and you all know how I feel about HomeGoods, and I found some of the prettiest fabric.  If you can’t remember the paint colors for the room, here they are again…

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Well, Hobby Lobby had the perfect match fabrics.  It took me a while to settle on a fabulous fabric choice, so I chose three, lol! I always overdo it!! Aren’t they beautiful? (The pictures could have been better, but I’m still learning).

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So I decided to scour the internet for a tutorial to make my own crib bedding and of course I came across a ton. There were two that I really liked.  I wanted a ruffled bed skirt and since I bought three fabrics I felt that I could do three rows of ruffles.  Amy from Positively Splendid has a ruffled crib skirt (4 rows of ruffles) tutorial, but she uses a serger, which I own.  Amy’s colors and design choice are wonderful! Use her tutorial if you have a serger, quick and easy. 

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Ruffled Crib Skirt from Positively Splendid

The other tutorial is from Michelle at The Ribbon Retreat blog.  You don’t need a serger for this tutorial.  I actually used info from both tutorials, because I only surged the top of my ruffles and I have #SERGERSTRUGGLES, but I followed The Ribbon Retreat for the rest of the ruffles.

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Ruffled Crib Skirt – The Ribbon Retreat

Now let me tell you that this is more tedious then it looks because of the gathering, but once again I found a quick and easy way to gather the thousands of ruffles that I needed for this project. Dana from Made Everyday has a (cheat) technique to gather faster.  Check out the tutorial for that here!  Below are my ruffles (smiles)!

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I bought enough fabric to make curtains, so I will start that on Monday.  Positively Splendid also has a tutorial for the curtains, YAY!

Now of course I ran into some issues, UGH!!! So I didn’t open the crib until now, yes that is trifling because it’s been two years and yes she sleeps with us, don’t judge me!  Her birth came surprisingly early and I had a C-section and school had just started, so EVERYTHING that I wanted to do was pushed back, way back, like 2 years.  So anyway back to the crib, when I opened the box it was dry rotted and broken…

Tears welled up in my eyes because I couldn’t believe that I thought that I was protecting the crib by keeping it in the box, but instead I missed the dates to send it back.  I was also upset because I know that you guys wait on me to post pictures of my progress and the crib situation was pushing it back, but you know what I do to lemons, so I moved on and got the light installed.   Back to the crib, so I went to the website for the crib and found where I could order replacement parts so I filled out the form, regardless of how much it was going to cost. Guess what?!? The next day I received an email stating that my parts had been shipped and I would receive them in 7-10 days!!!! They didn’t ask for money, pictures, nothing!!!  Now that is great customer service!  I would recommend them to everyone, MDBFamily.  BTW, they have some of the prettiest cribs! Here’s a reminder of Dior’s DaVinci Jenny Lind crib…

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So that’s all I have to show you today, I don’t think that I will have the crib parts by then, but I should be finished the gallery wall, the shelving, the curtains, and the bedding.  Check back next week!

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