A couple of months ago I shared with you a set of sheets I found that inspired me to make a star quilt for the room where my grandkids stay when they come to visit. You can read that post here. Those sheets and that quilt were the focal point for decorating the rest of the room that I finally finished this past weekend. Here is the overall look.
Here is another view that shows the 11″x14″ prints of the kiddos I printed on my new Canon Pro-100 series printer. I am having so much fun with that printer…but that is a story for another post!
Now before you start yelling at me about the 34 year old Basset crib I am using let me state for the record that my husband thoroughly researched the problems with old cribs and ensured they were not an issue with ours. The problems typically relate to how close the spindles are together and how well the mattress fits in the crib.
Our spindles are close enough so a little head can not get through and the new mattress fits tightly up against the sides. I also checked with both sets of parents to make sure they were ok with me using this bed. I am so happy that the crib we used for all three of our girls now holds their little ones.
I also added some new curtains and made a window seat cushion.
Check out this adorable little retro table and chairs that we pulled from the basement of my mother-in-law’s home. When I saw the gray top and the red chairs I knew it needed to be in this room!
My favorite part of the room is the new gallery wall.
It took me a lot longer to pull that together than I thought it would. I really wanted to include items that the grandkids would enjoy, like pictures of all the granddogs and our kitty cleo. Pinterest was a great source for inspiration.
I made the ABC and Twinkle Little Star posters using Photoshop Elements but I have seen both for sale on Etsy. I bought the map for $4.00 when I was at the Magnolia Market in Waco last month and I specifically wanted to mount it on something where I could use push pins for the cities where our family lives. I had not originally planned on putting up a board for holding artwork but when I walked through the garage a week or so ago I noticed some old baseboard trim Dave had stacked in the corner. I picked up a piece of it was the perfect size for the space. All we did was fill a couple of nail holes, give it a few coats of paint and add twine for hanging the pictures.
Overall, I am pretty happy with how the room turned out and I did not finish too soon because my youngest granddaughter and her mom and dad are moving in with us on memorial day weekend for a few weeks while their new house is being finished! I hope she likes it!
3 thoughts on “The Grandkids Room”
You have outdone yourself, again. I love the room and especially the table and chairs they are perfect!!!!! It will only take the kids about 5 minutes to turn the room upside down,
Your probably right, but right now I smile every time I walk by the room!
Amazing room, Mom! I can’t wait for Levi and Lexi to enjoy it. They are going to have so much fun with Oma and Opa! Levi has now been regularly praying for all his grandparents in his nightly prayers–totally unprompted, sweet boy!