There are many things that are difficult about transitioning a
child from a crib to a toddler bed.
The crying, the getting up at night, the threats, the frustration.
And don’t even get me started about what it does to the kids!
But more than anything else, my least favorite part of this transition is the necessary safety item that comes with it.
And guardrails are ugly.
No, not this kind of guardrail.
Those are ugly too, though.
I’ll bet some of you crafty folks could have that decoupaged and lookin’ pretty in no time!
No, I’m talking about these guardrails.
Instead of buying a separate toddler bed, we just removed the front railing from the crib and added one of these.
I know it is a necessary safety item to keep our precious children from falling out of bed but I gotta tell you…I thought twice about it.
I’m pretty sure soft, fluffy pillows piled on the floor to break her fall would look better than this monstrosity!
It completely ruins an adorable room if you ask me.
Well, I wasn’t going to stand for it!
Especially not in a little girl’s room.
So I scrounged up some extra fabric.
And pieced that fabric together to make a
Ahhh…so much better.
Has anyone ever seen something like this before or can I
continue to pat myself on the back?
I’ve never slipcovered anything in my entire life and I have to tell you that I am pretty pleased with the results.
I quickly realized that it is basically making a giant pillow without stuffing it or stiching the bottom closed. And it just slid right down over that despised toddler bed accessory.
What do you think?
I love how it blends in now…or at least that it blends in as much as a weird thing sticking up from the side of a crib can!
Now…let me see…what else can I slipcover?
So glad you stopped by the Fence today!
P.S. Patent Pending on the Guardrail Slipcover…*wink*!