Transitional Treatments

January 24th, 2009 in member junk     
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I cut the crib bumper in half, pulled out the padding and added fabric for more length to create the valance.
This is the crib bumper before the transformation, courtesy of Pottery Barn.  The design is called Regatta, which I chose because it reminds me of New England where I grew up.
Here is another view.  You can see another simple treatment that I added.  I designed and printed some nautical flags on ink jet canvas paper.  I used some rope I had in the garage and mini cleats to hang it.
I cut the crib bumper in half, pulled out the padding and added fabric for more length to create the valance.

I cut the crib bumper in half, pulled out the padding and added fabric for more length to create the valance.

Photo: © www.addressingspaces.com

I am very nostalgic, especially when it has anything to do with my two beautiful boys.  I just couldn't part with my first born's crib bumper that we had so carefully picked out.  So, I came up with a creative solution as he was transitioning from the crib into a big boy bed.  I transformed his crib bumper into two window valances instead of getting rid of it.  I was so excited when I came up with this solution.  It allowed me to hold onto something that brought me such fond memories of seeing our first born sleep so soundly (or not!) in his crib.  This may not have started as "junk"...but is definitely a fun way to repurpose.  Just wanted to share.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, artwork, whimsical, fabric, window coverings, down home diy, nursery decor

Comments (4)

MelHow writes: Brilliant - this is the sort of memento/memorable project, I love. Posted: 4:07 pm on January 26th
suewhitney writes: Fabulous idea...you're sooo smart! This is a great way to hold on to memories and get the most out of something. I'm so happy you shared this solution.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:40 am on January 25th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Okay Marybeth, I'm going through a "why didn't I think of that" moment right now. What a great way to not only recycle, but to keep all those baby memories close as our little ones grow.

Love your nautical flags and the look and feel of a Regatta. Great work!
Candy

Posted: 7:12 am on January 25th
irishrovr writes: Great Idea! It's nice not to have to put something like this in a box in the attic!

http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 11:25 pm on January 24th
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