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.
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…
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).
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.
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.
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)!
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…
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!