A few months ago, my pregnant DIL and I had a wonderful day shopping in Lancaster County for fabric for the nursery. We hit all my favorite spots.
This is the fabric she picked out for my soon- to- be- here grandson's room:
It is a beautiful fabric, and of course you know I love it because it has those swirly branches. It has every color imaginable, so it made it easy to pick co-ordinating fabric.
I made a tailored skirt for the crib.
And I lined these metal baskets
for the changing table.
(Aren't the knobs cute?)
My last project was to decorate this toy chest.
It belonged to my son, the father to be.
I am kind of surprised that I have kept it all these years. We even moved it from the house where he was a toddler. We do not have many family "heirlooms", so what could be better than passing this down. After being in the basement for 20 years, it needed a fresh coat of paint. I added the grey rectangle, to match the nursery walls, for the name, once the baby has been born and has been named.
But I just did not want to give him a white toy chest.
I decided to use the bird fabric as inspiration for the painted design.
I had a hard time parting with it.