A Custom Crib Skirt

Una thinks I'm crazy, but since I'm forever dealing with champagne taste on a beer budget, I tend to take on too many projects. (Case in point, our headboard - which took 9 months to come to fruition.) And when it came to the baby's room (and the crib set I liked totaled $995, courtesy of Serena & Lily), I decided it needed a complete rehaul, Abbey-style. AKA, new headboard and bed skirt for the guest bed, crib skirt, pillows and coordinating trim on the inexpensive glider, all done by moi.

Hah. As of now, I've added a grey linen trim to the skirt of the glider (now proven to be a completely unnecessary design task), sucked it up and ordered three pillows from Calico Corners, recovered the bedside lamp in leftover fabric and some rope welting, am halfway done with the headboard, and finally completed Bloomberry's crib skirt. The bed skirt has been abandoned in light of our looming due date.

Here's a photo of the finished crib skirt, made of Thom Filicia's seagull print linen from Calico Corners. I absolutely love it (a bolster pillow and the bedside lamp will match). Pouf is Calypso St. Barth Target collection!

Apologies for the dark tint - I'm on the computer that won't let me edit photos. Will update later. I think it looks great. Though those wheels need to be removed from the crib stat! Una!


  1. It looks fantastic! I can NOT wait to see it a) in person and b) with a bloomberry in it! PS - I think I recognize that green bunny...

  2. Sooo cute, Abbey! It looks awesome. You are going to have one stylin' bebe. Nice work...I am SO impressed.