One of my best friends is in the reserves and her "baby daddy" is a soldier. This was her first baby and she is a single mother. When we found out that the baby was a boy...we decided to go army. Here is the completed room.
This is the entry into this small room. She specifically wanted this banner that shows that you have a family member in the military. I have never quilted before, so it definately could have been better. We used a real army net above the crib, and a mobile I made out of little army men. The bag on the end of the crib is a real army laundry bag. I guess that is what it is called. The crib was borrowed so we could not paint it.
Close up of the mobile
The room is small so we took off the door and added an army mosquito netting as a door cover that can be pulled down for privacy. The toy chest is an old foot locker that has been painted red on the inside to match the shelves. On the foot locker is the baby bag I made out of both parents old uniforms.
The bumper I made has a camo fabric on the outside, a khaki velvet piping and a sage microfiber inside. It is attached with yellow ribbons (a request from the mother).
The crib blanket I made to go with the bedding. It has several fabrics in the patchwork front and a blue chenille back.
This is the guest bed in the room and it has an army blanket for the coverlet and custom pillows. I made them out of random fabrics I had and leftovers from their uniforms. We found this great poster online and it went with the vintage army feel we were going for. The curtains are also out of the mosquito netting.
Changing table that was an old buffet/random table. It was a friend of ours, so we could only take the doors off, but not paint it. We took out all the random spaces and replaced them with stained crates. Long story on why one was painted. They were suppose to get stencils that said "Ammo" and "MRE" but we never made it there. There is not a lot of storage in this room, so it was great to have those crates. We hung one small one on the wall to hold the cloth diapers I had given her from my previous baby business. We also added these great Red Rugs that you can't really see to cover the tile floor.
black hawk we found at toys r us.
nightlight made out of camo and the uniform buttons.
Close up of the pillows on the bed
close up of the diaper bag.
Thank you for looking. Comments welcome.
Thank you for your nice comments. The concerns you voiced are actually the ones we spoke about ourselves. The netting has been pulled up out of reach but we liked it better for the pictures. No worries there. The mobile is extremely secure. The mother is very paranoid about that, plus we plan on pulling it up the older he gets or using it in another part of the room. He is about two months old now and likes it for the time being. Funny fact about the mobile: I would not let any of the men hanging down point guns down. They either point up or had their guns cut off. I thought it was bad karma.
Thank you again for your concerns. I apologize for alarming any of you.