While I was pregnant with my first born son, I was constantly on the search for a cute crib bedding set to decorate his room with. However, I couldn't find anything I liked or that I wanted to spend a lot of money on.
I pretty much had what I wanted in my head but could not find anything like it. Pretty frustrating I tell ya!
So one day I was browsing through the scrapbook paper section of Micheal's and came across a cute cowboy bandanna paper. It was just what I pictured in Ty's room so I snatched up a couple sheets of it.
Now for the fun part!
The first thing I did was make the wipes box cuter.
I loved how it turned out! It was really easy to do too.
I just painted the top part of it. Then I measured the paper to fit the bottom part and Mod Podged it on. After it all was dry I Mod Podged the whole thing really good so it would last. And it has lasted, cause it still looks the same after 16 month's of continual use!
I was so excited how the wipes box turned out I quickly went through the room to see what else I could cover with the paper.
I found this old wood board hanger that was looking pretty boring.
I just did the same thing as before. I painted the edges black and then Mod Podged the paper on it and then Mod Podged the whole thing. Seriously I love Mod Podge!!
So much better!
After Ty was born I had these two canvas's made from his newborn photo shoot to help decorate the walls. I got the 11x11 canvas's pretty cheap from a promotion canvaspeople.com were having at the time.
The other squares I just made myself using foam board and gluing sides on it to make it thicker like a canvas. Then covered with the paper and Mod Podged it. (More to come on this later)
For the bedding I just found a plain Ecru bumper, sheets and changing pad since the print was around the room. However, I looked everywhere for a plain black crib skirt. I seriously would have payed anything at the time to have it but seriously couldn't find one! All of them had some kind of design or wrong color. I found one that was all black but was a little too ruffled for a boys room I thought and it was over a hundred dollars for just a crib skirt!
Since I don't sew at all, I didn't have that option.
So one day I just decided to see what a little duck tape would do:)
I bought just plain cheap black fabric for $2 and folded it so it looked like it was hemmed and cut it into 3 sections for each side of the crib. I then just duct taped it to the board of the crib and within 5 minutes I had made a crib skirt! I'm pretty proud;)
Don't judge my uneven duct tape lines! :)
And here are some pictures of the finished room!
Obviously it's a cowboy theme cause my husband is pretty country. It made it cheaper for us since my husband has all the chaps, spurs, skull mount and saddle to decorate with.
So if you don't have a lot of money to spend on decorating your kid's room or don't like anything they sell or just want to add little finishing touches to area's of the room, go look for some paper you love and start decorating the room with it!