Monday, February 28, 2011

Baby Girl's Room

For a long time I was thinking that even though I had a lot of ideas I probably would never get to decorate my baby girl's room. Why? Because I figured there wouldn't be a point if (fingers crossed) our fourth (no announcement, just thinking ahead) is a boy I would have to redo it as soon as it was completed. Not that I wasn't going to do anything. I just wasn't going to paint and really go all out. But then in a spectacular DUH moment I realized that if I just picked a paint color that would work for a girl or a boy I could paint and do all those other little things that make a room and special place.
I'm a real genius, I know.
Here are some pictures I'm looking at for inspiration.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Made by Joel

felt board for babies

Want to know what's hot down under? Then LMNOP is the place to go. For all things fashionable when it comes to Aussie kids this is the site to read. One of my favorites are the featured creations by Joel Henriques. Check out his site Made by Joel for how-to and printable templates! Or better yet buy his book coming out in October.

Handmade stackable and interchangeable wood flowers.

Memory cards created from his own art! Love these. Even more I love that he provides a printable. I'm making mine this weekend!

Homemade forest

Felt garland

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Just another bow holder

At the beginning of last week I decided that I couldn't take the jumbled mess that was our bow basket any longer. It was time to make an organized, more attractive, storage piece. I turned to the web for inspiration and decided to go with using an old frame.

I've had this frame from Ikea (along with a lot of other people - this frame is all over blog land!) for awhile. I just love it! I painted it white last year for a project I never followed through with and thought it would be perfect for what I had in mind.

Nothing new here: I took some ribbon I had and hot glued it across the frame and added some fabric to the back.

I'm really happy with how it turned out. I'm sure my measurements aren't exact since I eyeballed it. But since it will be covered up by hair things I didn't think it mattered too much!

I am loving how easy it is to find what I am looking for when doing hair. With three girls I need things to be fast and efficient.

Of course since I was making a cute hair accessory holder I decided that I might as well go ahead and paint and decorate the bathroom. For some reason I thought this would only take a couple of days! Ha!

I'll give you little sneak peeks this week as I add some finishing touches.

I used the left over paint from my playroom, which is much more yellow than this picture indicates. I get such horrible lighting in my house!

I'm hoping to finish up re-painting the step stool and giving some cute little elephants a make over tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A little red love

I meant to post these yesterday in honor of Valentine's Day, but between my daughter's dance class and V-day party, I didn't have time for much!

This red chandy is from a cafe inside the Bellagio Hotel. This picture does not do it justice!

Remember these?

A couple of coats of spray paint later...

80's drabulous to current fabulous!

Hope your day of red and pink was full of love!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bathroom Woes

So I've been tackling a few projects around my house in preparation of hosting a family luncheon that just happened this weekend. One of the biggest projects was our downstairs bathroom. With it's many (at least 8) walls and awkward angles I wanted to do something bold and graphic on the walls. Something that would be the "art" and camouflage all those angles. My big idea? Wood grain. I loved pictures I'd seen of rooms done with faux bois wallpaper. Since I can't afford that I figured I'd buy a wood graining tool and create my own faux bois look. Oh, how that failed! The guy at Home Depot told me it would work on textured walls, just look "a little different." Which in reality translated to looks like someone scratched their nails through the paint.Next, I tried making my own geometric type stencil, but that only worked for a little bit before the pattern didn't line up. That's when I gave up. I'm taking a break from the bathroom this month. I'll revisit it in March. Hopefully with some fresh ideas. I'd share pictures but I forgot to take some, but since I accidentally deleted all the pictures on my camera it wouldn't have mattered anyway. Sigh.