11 March, 2013

Evie's Very Hungry Caterpillar Room

Welcome to Evie's Room!



I love how her room came together.  The paint really tied it all together.

Close ups from this wall ---

Genevieve - these were letters (from Michael's) that my mom painted and covered in cardstock for Evie's Madeline Party.  I stuck them on the wall with 3-M velcro Command Hooks.

The jumbo flowers my mom either had from her classroom or on sale at Michaels.  The little fruit filler is also from a craft store.



This little dish (a binkie holder) was made by my mom in one of her art classes. It's made from glass!


Moving to the right is the window, glider-rocker (hand-me down), yellow stripped curtains (my sister made from bedsheets for her dorm), Hungry Caterpillar quilt (Pottery Barn Kids), and paper lanterns (recycled from our Hungry Caterpillar Baby Shower


The center of the room is Evie's crib (buybuy Baby) with Hungry Caterpillar bedding and bath mat used as a rug (PBK).  And if you look to the right you can see the caterpillar rocking chair (garage sale).
Around the room, but mostly over Evie's crib are the canvas paintings my mom and I did.  All the canvases were stock piled from sales + coupons (other wise those guys get pricey!) and painted with acrylic paint. 

 She did some fancy projecting of the book pages so we traced an outline of the image and then painted the rest by hand. We made this while I was pregnant with Evie and just after she was born.


Continuing to the right are more paper lanterns, the changing table / dresser (buybuy Baby), storage bins for the diapers (Target), giant E (clearance aisle Hobby Lobby), and a shelf with little things.

Continuing to the right is the door and then the wall opposite the crib....


On this wall are a few more paintings, little shelves (recycled from my high school bathroom), the Madeline doll gifted at her party, and the shadow box I made to remember her first birthday! 



 And now the closet (aren't you excited?!?!!?)

Hanging closet organizer (Target) holds clothes in the next size up, her medicine / first aid basket, swim diapers, baby book, travel monitor, and spare cloth diaper parts.  To the left are Spring dresses, to the right Winter/Spring dresses.  Up top are travel diapers, over night diapers and lots of wipes!

My mother of the year plaque. Haha.... Evie' hair bows clipped to ribbon that was recycled and sticky tacked to the wall.


Old clothes bins, cleaned and organized!  Old toys, and toys from Christmas that we're staging their appearance. 



There we have it folks -  The first room of the new house that is DONE!!!  We'd finished the main part of the room about a month ago but I was waiting for a long weekend to tackle the closet, which meant opening every single clothes bin and reorganizing them (again!).

Our goal was to make the room gender neutral enough for all future kids, but with girlie flairs because, well, Evie is a girl!!  There is discussion of a red accent stripe, but the location and orientation is to be determined.

It's always so exciting to pull together a room with a little paint and a little creative use of old things!  Thanks Mom for all your help and design eye!

2 comments:

  1. is her name spelled wrong on the wall? the block letters?

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  2. Hey! I am catching up on blogs since my absence, and I just wanted to say that this room is *incredible*! It is so creative, so fun! I like the mixture of art that you did, along with pre-bought items too. And I am jealous of your closet organization.

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