DIY: How To Recover A Nursery Glider

DIY: How To Recover A Nursery Glider

I have a little confession: it’s not completely finished. But the back and bottom cushions are slip-covered and, since a lot of gliders don’t even have arm cushions, I’ll explain how I did these and then update this post when I do get the arms completed. Here’s how she’s looking at the moment… Even without arm cushions, it’s an improvement on the tired blue that is hiding underneath, am I right? You Will Need: – An ugly ass glider –… View Post

DIY | Wall Art Monogram for a Toddler Bedroom

DIY | Wall Art Monogram for a Toddler Bedroom

I’ve been on the hunt for very budget-friendly DIY wall art ideas for the Big Boy bedroom, and this little button monogram fits the bill. What You Need Assorted buttons (I got mine from JoAnns) Fabric (I used burlap) A solid frame (mine was a charity shop find) Needle & thread Cardboard Printer Cost: from $5 Time: Under four hours DIY Monogram Wall Art: How To I started by printing a big old letter S, my Little Man’s first initial,… View Post

DIY | Ikea Fjellse Hack: How to Upholster A …

DIY | Ikea Fjellse Hack: How to Upholster A Bed

I recently upholstered a basic wooden bed frame from Ikea. It’s going to live in my little boy’s new bedroom – his first “big boy bed.” It’s a very budget-friendly and straightforward DIY – perfectly doable if you love the look of upholstered beds but not the price tag. UPDATE: Having lived with the upholstered Fjellse bed for over a year, there are a couple of minor things I would have done differently – read more about that here if… View Post

Mood Board(s) | A Baby Girl Nursery

Mood Board(s) | A Baby Girl Nursery

Even before baby number two was on the horizon (I’m due in five months), I started playing with ideas for a baby girl nursery. Now, I’ve been revisiting this for a long time, so there have been a few incarnations of the design. Partly because some things weren’t available any more, but also because I decided to tone it down a bit and keep the existing neutral paint colour. Mood Board #1 This is where the board started – using… View Post

Mood Board | A Colourful Toddler Bedroom

Mood Board | A Colourful Toddler Bedroom

For the new “big boy” toddler bedroom, I’m embracing bright colours, pattern and kid-friendly design with a focus on lots of the little man’s favorite things (mostly trucks). The budget is tight, so I’m using furniture that we already own, then I’ll bring it all together with fun accessories and a few little DIYs. Kids rooms – nurseries and toddler bedrooms in particular – don’t need to be designed for longevity (aww shucks they just grow up so fast). So… View Post