2.29.2012

Small Spaces :: Making Room for Baby Part One


I posted this picture of this sweet little pillow asking you to guess where it was going.
{My sister won by the way on Instagram!}
I also told you I would show you how the corner of our bedroom changed.

This is just the first in a little series we are calling::
SMALL SPACES :: MAKING ROOM FOR BABY

Two reasons for this title.
There are now 6 of us in a 1300 sq. ft. home that was already full of furniture!
And, when it is time for these babies to leave our home
I want baby items to be packed away easily and quickly
to make the transition back to our family of 4 a little easier...
while waiting for the next call for another baby.



The pillow is for our mini crib that now resides in the corner of our bedroom!

Here is the BEFORE and AFTER.....


I have to say the AFTER makes me smile way more than the BEFORE....
even though I adored that burlap chair.


{yes, there is actually a baby sleeping in there in this pic!}

I was so excited to see this new line of portable mini cribs 
and was even more excited when I found it cheaper on Walmart.com than Target!
It looks like a little modern dream of a crib
 but actually folds up flat and fits under a bed when not in use.
It uses play yard crib sheets...same as a pop up crib.

I spent hours scouring the internet looking for the right artwork to put above the crib.
When I saw this piece by be true Image Design
I knew it was the perfect saying for our sweet foster babies
and Christy was so generous to donate it towards our Fostering Love sponsor swap.


Because that is all they need right now....LOVE!



Mobile: New at Target
Elephant: Target
Pillow: Handmade by Me
Patchwork Blanket: Blake's from Pottery Barn
White Chair Below: Ikea


When it comes time to put the crib away....this chair will fill that corner
but we don't need to talk about that right now.

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25 comments:

  1. Very nicely done! Thank you for loving on these babies...

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  2. What cute crib! That would be perfect for grandparents to have too. It's such a wonderful thing you're doing for those babies! :-)

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    1. Thank you Joyce! It's a perfect crib for grandparents also...or day care providers. I just love that it looks more crib than pop up! Plus I forgot to mention that it wheels right through door ways without having to collapse it!

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  3. oh...how adorable is that...i love that pop of orange too...xxx

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    1. Hi Mandy! Thanks!! I love the orange too...perfect gender neutral color.

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  4. LOVE it! I love your pops of color. Can I ask where you got the white chair in the last picture? It is exactly what I have been looking for, for my newly renovated living room. :)

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    1. Hi!! I just added the link to the chair. It was so reasonable. $199!! And it's a slipcover. Here is the direct link http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S89830491/. It's from Ikea.

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  5. That crib is so cool! Amazing it folds down so flat. That seems like the perfect solution for a foster mom like yourself. :) I love the orange, it is so fun!

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    1. Thanks, Laura! I was thrilled to find it. It looks a lot like the really expensive Bloom style cribs. ♥

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  6. WOW! That looks great! And he looks quite content in that little corner! ;)

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    1. Hi Annie! Thanks for your sweet comment. It really is one of my favorite corners of the house right now.

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  7. You are such a sweet Mama to those babies! And I LOVE the pillow. I was gonna guess it was going on your bed!

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    1. Kristen...thank you so much! And...if I had a ton of that fabric...it would be going on my bed, on the chair and anywhere else I could put some orange. Actually thinking of making a little doggie bed cover for the floor in our room!

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    1. Ellen...I'd have to agree!! thanks. ♥

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  9. Brilliant crib idea!!! The orange is so refreshing!

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    1. Hi Jeanna!! I was so excited about the orange...especially since it will work with boy or girl. Thanks for your comment and visiting my blog.

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  10. it is so perfect. your heart is huge.
    love, lindsay

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  11. I love it all! Mostly I love all his hair! He is a doll! I hope you are enjoying every second of it. :)

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  12. Absolutely precious April! It's even better with lil' mister resting peacefully.

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  13. Your decorating touches will be part of my inspiration when I have the time and money to change our house. I love the light feeling, the colors, the simplicity of your choices.

    And I love the sleeping baby. Oh how I love.

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  14. Great setup! Are you using the mattress that came with the crib or did you buy a separate one?

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  15. Love this crib! Wasn't sure of purchasing it at 1st since it looked a bit too small but after I saw your pictures (btw thanks) I made up my mind & ordered it!!! :D CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE IT HOME & DECORATE IT FOR MY BABY GIRL!

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