Friday, 13 March 2009

Toile Tuesday

Pretty Organized Palace is hosting Toile Tuesday today. Here is my contribution to the party.

This is one of my grand-daughter's room. When my daughter was expecting her, my then 77 year old mother, my daughter and I had a Baby Room Workshop and put together these items for her room.

The valance for her window. No pattern. We just winged it.

Her diaper stacker. We used a pattern, but I couldn't find it in time to post it. The pattern didn't show the red trim that we put at the opening, but we thought it really added a little zing to the look.

We combined the toile, with black & white dots, a solid red and a solid white to make this Rail Fence quilt for her crib. Daughter uses a solid red crib sheet to pull out the red in the quilt.

Then we purchased these letters to spell out the baby's name and painted them to match. Her Daddy nailed the moulding "frame" to the wall above her crib and daughter put the baby's name inside. We used a pencil eraser dipped in white paint to add the dots and hot glued ribbon between the colors for a smoother transition. I've since found toile scrapbook paper and have thought about replacing the black & white dots with it, but I have so many other projects to do, it may not happen.

We found a nice curvy dresser on Craig'slist and painted it red. It is just the right height to use as a changing table.

And here is another toile project I've done recently.

Remember the book ends I was doing for my co-workers office?

Here is the before:

And the after:

It's amazing what a little black spray paint, some scrapbook paper and Mod Podge can do!

Wasn't this fun?!?! Now I'm off to find more things to do with toile. Don't forget to jump on over to Pretty Organized Palace and check out what all of the other crafty ladies have done.


Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Those bookends are so cute! What a great project!


Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

The colors look so pretty! Great job!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Kathy,
Beautiful job you've done! Thanks for sharing.


Leila said...

I'm loving the red dresser!

Rachel said...

Ditto with the loving the red dresser. I really like the idea of framing the letters in her name. What a cute room. And I think I need to go find some wooden bookends. Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful day.

mishebe said...

Very cute. My favorite color combination too. mishelle

Chandy said...

Red, black and white are always a great combo!

Happy Tuesday...

Felicia said...

Wow. The bookends turned out brilliantly. I'll have to remember that one :)

Chari said...

Hello Kathy and Happy Toile Day!

I followed your link over from the Toile Party and I'm so glad that I did! What a fabulous nursery...and ya'll did such a marvelous job with adding just the right touch of toile into the pieces! All I can say is that there must be some very talented women in your family! I love it all but especially like that pretty quilt and handmade sign with the baby's name...just darling!!! That red dresser is fabulous too!!!

Love the idea for the bookends...I would have never thought of that! Thanks for sharing the idea!!!

Warmest wishes,

Janelle said...

What a pretty room! The bookends are just adorable!

Kim Chalfant said...

Love all the toile!! I love seeing how everyone uses it in their decor. The nursery look fab!!!! And I love the book end makeover.

proudgrits11 said...

wow, you are one creative lady! I'm all about "winging it!" Your winging looks great!

Bonita said...

What a precious nursery! That quilt is awesome! What a cool idea you had with the bookends.

Kristi M. said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! And you were so brave to take on such a large dresser with red! So worth it in the end though. It looks fantastic!

Infarrantly Creative said...

Wow that baby's room is gorgeous. How special for you mom and daughter to be part of the process also. Thanks for stopping by today and the comments on my baby girl's room.