Bug Nursery

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Today is "Tuesday Trash to Treasure" day over at Reinvented.
A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words is also having a link party.
I looked around my house and remembered a project I did in the nursery 2 years ago. I was so young and broke with my first 2 kids that I literally had nothing. I never had a cute nursery or a changing table. I changed diapers on the floor or on the bed and forget a diaper genie. There were a few years that I couldn't get pregnant for some reason so there is a 6 year space between my 2nd and 3rd. This time around we were more financially secure (and in an actual home) so I was finally able to create my dream nursery. I went with a bug theme based on a cute bed set that I found. My DH knew someone with a vinyl cutter that owed him a favor, so I designed these "Bee" sayings by President Hinckley and had them cut into vinyl.
I used an old dresser (sorry no before picture, but it was ugly) and painted it white with black drawers (I had a white, pastel green and black theme going on). I put a changing table top on it and finally had my changing table!!! I found this old towel holder that I used to have in the bathroom above the toilet (This is the trash to treasure part) and hung it above the changing table. I sewed a panel out of scrap material to hang on it and hold lotions etc...

It is hard to believe that this was all 2 years ago and my little baby is almost ready for a big boy bed.

13 comments :

  1. cute cute cute!!! I love President Hinckley's "Be" sayings...what a cute way to incorporate the gospel into the nursery!!

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  2. Very cute. The vinyl looks terrific. Way to "Bee" crafty.

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  3. So beautiful! Glad you got to have your dream nursery. It really is lovely.

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  4. BEEEEautiful! I love the idea of using vinyl letters on the wall, so they will come off later when he tires of it. Great idea!

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  5. You have done a gorgeous job with this changing table and the room in general! You would pay a heck of a lot of money for this if you bought it at Pottery Barn. I'm so glad to have come across your blog. I immediately hit the "follow" button. You are very inspirational! Please visit my blog and be sure to click the "follow" if you like what you see. I will be adding you to my Treasured Blog List and if you have a button I will add also. Please be sure to do the same so we can inspire each other often!

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  6. Jen, this is very, very clever! Love what you did here. What a cute nursery! Just adorable. You should be very proud of these results.

    Happy Second Time Tuesday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  7. So cute! Love the bug theme, makes me ALMOST want another baby! But my "baby" is 7, so maybe not. :)

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  8. Never had the luxury of a nursery, and probably never will, but this is way cute!

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  9. Love the bee theme,too cute.And the changing table looks great!It was nice meeting you this Tuesday,I have enjoyed reading your blog and joined just the other day!

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  10. I remember the days of being young and not much money. I did make a nursery, that is when I started going to garage sales! Your Nursery is so wonderful, Love the bees and the saying! The Towel holder turned out wonderful! Such a cute room for a baby!

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  11. What a GREAT idea!! I love it!

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  12. It turned out so dang cute!!! I love it!!

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  13. That is so cute. You are one talented woman!!

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