First thing I did was re-vamp the curtains that were in the room. The curtains were the first thing I made when I bought my sewing machine. I made them into tab curtains by sewing different colored ribbon on the top to match the colors in Kayla's comforter.
Next I put up a shelf above the toy bins. Of course, I decided to put up the shelf at the most inconvenient time, 1 hour before bedtime, and when I was all alone. I just wouldn't be me if I had the patience to wait until the morning when my husband was home to help. It was quite an adventure, let me tell you...I cursed myself a few times for my impatience. First I had to drill holes in the shelf to attach the brackets. Naturally I attached them all the way on the edges. Then I started drilling holes in the wall to put up the shelf. Long story short, there are about 10 holes in the wall due to the fact that I have a crooked eye and I happened to be trying to drill into a wall that is part of the outside of the house and is reinforced with steel. I finally had to redo the brackets on the shelf in order to avoid the steel beams. Then I couldn't figure out how the hell I was going to put one side up and then get the other side up all by my pregnant self. I wasn't willing to admit defeat and wait until the morning for my husband to come home...mostly because he would have freaked out when he saw all the holes. So this is what I devised...
|See the holes in the top right?|
|The other side of the bag is the aqua color of the hamper|
|Before and after: baby girl to big girl|