Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Few Images From Maddy's Room

Yesterday, I posted some images of items I either made or tweaked in my son's room.  Today - I thought it would be fitting to show you a few of my favorite things from my daughter's room.

Rose Petal Lampshade:
When decorating a room, I'm always on a budget which usually means that I have to make things myself (good thing I love to create!).  I adore the Canadian designer Sarah Richardson and I first saw a rose petal lampshade on her show Room Service.  I know these lamps can cost a pretty penny, so I decided that if I wanted one in my baby girl's room (and oh how I wanted one), I'd have to make it myself.  I bought a basic white lamp base and shade at Target and went to town.

I cut long strips of yellow fabric, folded them in half, hand basted each strip so that I could get a little gathering going, then rolled and glue-gunned.  This process took FOREVER.  I think I worked on this little lamp for three months.  But it was worth it.

I really love the soft illumination this lamp provides.  It's just the right amount of light for those late night wake-ups.

Burp Cloths:
Burp cloths are kind of my specialty.  I've been selling personalized burp cloths for the last few years and they are by far the most popular item that I sell.  They are such a necessity and it's nice to have a few pretty ones in your nursery.

These add a fun splash of color to my daughter's room and are ready to catch whatever comes up.  (Pardon the pun!).

Door or Dresser Pillow:
I made this little cutie with my daughter's first initial.  I've made these for lots of babes (another popular item in my shop) and they look so cute hanging on the nursery door, from a dresser knob or on a hook in the room.

I'll leave you with this image of a little tray I keep on top of Maddy's dresser.

Don't those pacifiers look like candy?  Yum.  Hmmm.... must go raid Halloween candy stash.

What DIY projects have you done for your little ones' rooms?


  1. I adore the rose petal lampshade, I would love to have the patience to make this it look so worth the painstacking hours you clearly put in. Can we look forward to a tuturial as you did with the fussy cut wall art.

  2. Hi Sarah,

    Thanks for your comment! Sure! I can put together a tutorial. I'm not sure when I'll get to it but I'll definitely put it on my to-do list.