Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Our Baby's Crib Was Upcycled!

I am very sorry, I got into hibernation *sad*. A wonderful family vacation at Jaipur & consequent sick babies kept me away from my weekly blogging. 

It has been a while, since the baby crib is lying at one corner of babies room. The baby had grown too imp to sleep or sit still in her crib & was using the crib edges as Gymnastic bar *sigh*. We were so scared that we immediately transferred her to big bed & moved the crib to one corner of their room. The brother had been asking for a nice sofa/ bench to sit & read his books. But space constrained,we city apartment dwellers are *sigh*. We were thinking of moving the crib to make space for bench/ small sofa for babies.

We tried to sell the crib through Second to None. After waiting for few days I and the big brother were getting restless.One morning, I decided that if I cannot sell this stuff to clear this space, we will up-cycle the current crib to make a sofa for babies reading nook!! It started with cutting out a portion crib & followed by coat of fresh green painting, putting together our assorted unused cushions  in the house (you can see mismatched cushions in the picture *smiles*) & our babies' sofa was ready! It goes well with their library. The babies & I love to settle down with a good book here! 

Here are the glimpse of their room & reading corner with the new crib-turned-sofa!


Cute as button! - Ganapa from Indya Kaleidoscope

Channapatna lacquer mobile & life tree curtain...

Colorful cushions from Mother Earth

Yay! that's our upcycled crib converted to sofa!


Some more place to lie down, read, let our imagination fly around the world and play...That makes us very very happy!
We had super fun doing this, hope you had fun seeing the results too! do let me know!

Linking this to Patty's Made with Love series & Weekly Story

13 comments:

Simran said...

Beautifully done Manasa! The crib-turned-seating-sofa looks great, green is a nice colour choice!!
Love the kids room - its bright, warm and full of stuff to keep them busy :)

Kusum Rohra said...

Hi Manasa, I found your blog from 220. I simply love the room, the cute ganapa, the curtain, the bright cushions, and what fun childhood it must be to have a bright, lovely and warm reading nook like that!!

padmamanasa said...

Thanks you Sims & Kusum. Hope children feels that way as well :)

PurpleRickshaw said...

Very cute..the green color goes very well with the rest of your colorful things.

Patricia Torres said...

Oh.. my.. oh my... thats the cutest... wow!! Impressed with that crib.. and totally in love with your home..

Thank you for linking into Colours Dekor.. You know you make my day...

I'd love to feature your home on Colours Deor.. Do email me.. on coloursdekor@gmail.com.. :)

Have a fabulous week ahead.. :)

padmamanasa said...

Hey patty, comming from you,I am soo happy. BTW my home & greens were featured in your blog last year May...:) That is where the love for blogging started :)

Aparna said...

What a beautiful colour that green is! And I love the room..........such a haven for your babies. The cushions and the applique curtain are gorgeous.

Chaithra said...

where did you get those curtains ?? they are awesome

Chaithra said...

where did you get those curtains ?? they are awesome

padmamanasa said...

Chaitra, I got them from Mother Earth Blore!

Esther John said...

cute seating arrangement ... love the storage space too ... lovely green colour ... gorgeous!!!!

shallu said...

hi can you tell me where you got the map from i have been looking for something like that

padmamanasa said...

Shallu,

Thanks for dropping-in. It is an ordinary world map I got from Jayanagar 4th block complex, one of the stationary shops :) Most of them stock it. I just had them framed!

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