Friday, August 31, 2012

Vintage Modern Crib Bumper

Vintage Modern Bumper 1

I quickly found the dust ruffle and sheets for Reese’s nursery, but the perfectly suited bumper just didn’t seem to be out there. (Side note about DIY vs. store bought for me: I think it’s great to make custom items for just about anything as long as they either save me money, time, or there just isn’t anything available in stores that suits what I want. In the case of the dust ruffle, I found the perfect ruffle in store, so it saved time. In the case of the sheets, the store bought ones were cheaper than what it would have cost to make them. So store bought was a win!)

Vintage Modern Bumper 2

I knew that my favorite fabrics in the Vintage Modern Line by Moda (I buy mine at Poppy Seed Fabrics) would make the perfect bumper. (The blanket hanging from the crib was crocheted for Reese by Nolan’s mom. I love the way it turned out!)

Vintage Modern Bumper 3

I ordered 1.5 yards each of Floral Vintage Cream and Floral Wish Melon, as well as some white piping from Joann’s and made a slip cover for the bumper I used in Jace’s nursery.

Vintage Modern Bumper 4

Ribbons were sewn on at the same spacing as the ties on the original bumper. I love how cute the bows look!

Vintage Modern Bumper 5

As with other projects where I’ve using piping, I think it’s my favorite element. Although I do LOVE the way these fabrics look—by themselves and with all the bedding. My mom bought me the sheets and dust ruffle as a gift of love, and I did the work as a labor of love. Hopefully Reese will sleep peacefully here.

Vintage Modern Bumper 6

I love the way the fabric brings all the elements of the room together! Next up I’ll be showing you some of the finishing touches and decorative details in the room, and then the final reveal!

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  1. That's adorable! I love the piping too, those little additions make such a huge difference.

  2. Looks great. Love the piping. This may be the loosened-budget talking, but I love the mix of storebought and handmade. Handmade is fabulous, don't get me wrong, but time intensive and sometimes even expensive. I love adding storebought to the mix. :)
    Can't wait to see your room reveal. :)

  3. Lovely! I love how your entire bedding is set up and the bumper slip cover idea is so genius! Would you consider doing a tutorial on it? I washed the thick minky covered bumper I got for my second son and it was stuffed like a pillow and really didn't fair very well :( A slipcover seems like a great solution to that.
    Bonnie MS

  4. So cute. I love that fabric and I love that crocheted blanket. Do you know if she made it from a pattern?

  5. Really sweet! Love the colors and fabric.

  6. I love the bright colors! So cute and cheerful!


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