Lately I have been able to complete more craft projects recently and am really enjoying finishing some of the projects that have been lying around for ages. It is satisfying to be not have such a huge to do list and see progress around the house. It's also meant I've had more chances to blog and have enjoyed being able to share a different project everyday. I've been trying to write a new post each day and would love some feedback, ideas from you readers out there about any other DIY projects you'd like to see or other details you want when I'm sharing projects send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now for today's DIY projects which all involve making the nursery a more organised space...
First up I decided to update an old pinboard that was lying around for the nursery. When bubs arrive I'm sure there will be lots of cards and many photos taken so I thought it would be lovely to have a little spot for these things.Updating an old plain pinboard is very easy. All you need is an old pinboard, some fabric and a staple gun. I also chose to use some grey paint (leftover silver dollar from the hallway) to paint the frame so it matches nicely with the fabric. This particular spotted deer fabric has certainly made it's place in the baby's room as it was also used on the quilt, pillow, elephant softie and ottoman.
Having places to hang items around the nursery is also important for me. I don't just want things thrown across the floor. These next DIY items came to me by accident. I was buying a little sewing basket from a garage sale and in the basket were some sewing goodies. However when I got home I also found these hooks in the basket, I quite liked them and thought they'd be useful to hang things from such as towels, bags and changes of clothes. They were quite nice but needed a tiny bit of work to fit in with the nursery aesthetics.
And to finish off this productive day or making space for mementos and hanging items, I also thought I'd create a little growth chart for baby. If baby is anything like me in height this won't last that long.
I had an old ruler in my stash of randomly thrifted items and quite like it's vintage look. Without needing to do anything else I lined the ruler up along the door and attached it using two screws- a simple and easy growth chart that I look forward to using with bubs although I'm still not 100% sure whether I'll mark growth on the wall or door pane. I think I might add a little mark too for Maisy as she's the only current family member less that one metre tall. Her mark should never change as I'm certain my four legged friend is fully grown.