Ike’s Bedroom: Green, Blue and Wild Animals
A few weeks ago I posted a long laundry list of tasks that I wanted to complete. Well, I can check two of them off: finishing Ike’s bookshelf and hanging quilts in his room.
For those of you who are new to the blog, Ike is my toddler son. Let’s take a look around his room.
The quilt was made by Ike’s grandmother (my dear mother-in-law) and it was really the jumping off point for the room. She knew that I wanted the room to have bright colors and involve animals, so she planned the quilt accordingly.
So, what exactly to we have here:
- The animal menagerie includes my husband Steve’s old toys, souvenirs from my trips to Australia and Thailand and, yes, stuffed animals that were actually given to Ike.
- The I-K-E letters are from JoAnn Fabrics. I spray painted them to match the room.
- The dresser is from an unfinished furniture store; we finished it ourselves.
- The bookshelf was (mostly) made by me with some crucial help from Steve. I painted it with oil-based enamel paint.
And here’s the rest of the room.
- Ike’s crib is solid wood, no dropside. I made the sheet. Making crib sheets turns out to be incredibly easy and good excuse to buy a few yards of a fun print.
- I made the curtains out of leftover fabric from the quilt. I lined them with white muslin to help block out the sun and keep them looking nice from outside.
- The frog quilt was made by my aunt for Ike’s first birthday (or was it Christmas?).
- The chair is a lazy boy recliner. My mom insisted on getting me a comfortable chair to nurse in, and she turned out to be absolutely right.