So my color scheme choices are 1. black & yellow 2. hotpink & black 3. black & white & grey or 4. black & turquoise. Help me pretty please with chocolate on top!
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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Thursday, March 24, 2011
And the AFTER shots.... The sparkly white chair she asked Santa for. Santa couldn't find sparkly but furry works right? Clipboards with modge podged scrap book paper to hold her notes, pictures, jewelry and clips. This girl knows accessories, I think I need a lesson..... A 30x40 canvas I painted the same color as the pink wall. Then handpainted lighter pink polka dots. I had my sister Renee print me my favorite quote in white vinyl. Just so you know, vinyl lettering and canvas don't play nice with each other. Applying the letters wasn't the funnest, but I love it now! I cut out birds from scrapbook paper and applied to the wall with glue dots. The girls even helped cut out the birds. The wall just makes me happy, the picture however, does not do it justice. Have you ever tried to take pictures with a glaring hot pink wall? And to top it off, the window has turquoise curtains that really change lighting!
Here's a closer shot of the modge-podged clipboards. They come in handy for all her artwork and notes too! The dresser my husband painfully painted and repainted and then I distressed it with minwax gel stain. I love the glass knobs from Hobby Lobby. Here's the before- And here's a close up After shot:
Here's a close up of the polka dots. Originally I thought about painting them. Then, realized how skee wompus (sp?) they'd be. I also thought about vinyl, but realized that could be pricey. Next solution, and easiest!, was with cardstock. I found a thick, shiny white cardstock and cut them into 12" circles. Next I used 3M spray adhesive to apply. So easy and inexpensive. Total cost for the wall was $13.
This blog here gave me the idea for the poofy mobile, but I couldn't find her actual post, dangit, her blog is really good though. I made tissue pom poms and bought paper lanterns. The bedding was all purchased from Target. The side table and furry chair were from Pottery Barn. Break down of the room, don't really want to add it up, but I'm always wishing other bloggers would so here goes:
Bedding from Target- $90, new bed from a boutique only $200. Paint including oil based for dresser $140. (ouch that seemed high, but I double checked) We paid painters to paint the room since it was right before Christmas for $120. Cardstock for polka dots and clipboards, $14. 3M glue, $4. Clipboards, $6, I had 3 already. Table from PB teen, $40. Furry chair, on sale $80. Grand total is $694. But we could've saved $120 if we painted ourselves. $120 seems very reasonable after painting that dang dresser though! So there you have it. A complete makeover. I think it's the first room (besides bathrooms) in my house that feel done. Wow, I don't know what to think of that!
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I've been in silhouette envy for awhile now. I thought that only crafters with expensive machines could have silhouettes of their children. I was wrong. Making your own is super easy and quick. This project took me 20 minutes total. All I needed was some cute paper, scissors, and a photo of my daughter printed on regular paper in black and white. I carefully cut out her profile and exaggerated her features like her eye lashes and lips and hair. The more details you include, the more life like it becomes. After that I traced it onto my yellow cardstock and cut it out. I used raised glue dots to lift it off the paper, but wished I used even taller glue dots to make it more dramatic!
I chose to mount mine on a canvas that I already had. Modge podge it on or use a super sticky tacky tape. Either way, it's still only 20 minutes to complete! I cut strips of paper to cover the edges to make it look more finished.
I think this looks better in real life because the paper has a velvet texture to it. I'm thinking maybe I need two more of these on my mantel. Maybe with coordinating paper..... what do you think?
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
And I wrote down all of our favorite meals and typed them up, I think this should also help when I'm trying to decide what goes on the menu since I sometimes seem to forget what we actually EAT for dinner. Double bonus: I actually had the contact paper to laminate the cards AND I also had the magnets! So yay to me for not having to run to the store to make this!
And speaking of cooking, have you gone out and bought this cookbook yet?! Oh my. Rock my world. I am actually making some pretty tasty meals lately thanks to these two wonderful ladies. Go check out their awesome blog, someone should give them a medal or something for making me actually ENJOY cooking!
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Saturday, March 19, 2011
Had to make myself a little Spring table runner. Totally perks up the kitchen for me. But then I moved it to the top of the piano, because this 2 year old HATES tablerunners. Always throws them off the table before he eats.
And I made a little Spring sign with some 2x4 pieces that were laying around and paper and mod podge and vinyl. Yes. I do realize the Spring in white is super hard to read. No. I do not plan on changing it because I'm l-azy!(That was my singing voice) Alrighty, let's see if I can get some more crafts pounded out here soon, huh? Chao.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I know, I know. But better late than never, right? So run out right now and get the stuff to make these cupcakes to take to your neighbors! First of all, just skip the whole layered rainbow cupcake thing and just do rainbow chip cupcakes, k? Man, it was one of those projects that you start and then totally regret, but you have to finish because you're stuck in the middle of it. But I'm sure all my Visiting Teaching ladies thought it was worth the effort- haha. I saw these on Sisterstuff and just thought they were too cute to not try. Happy St. Patty's Day everyone!
Friday, March 11, 2011
Yellow and red are classic color combinations. They also had a formal wool/tassle rug and recently switched to this rug. Much more neutral. After drooling over the new Restoration Hardware magazine, my parents got the itch to change things up a bit. And start with a more neutral background. First they ordered couches. They really wanted leather for easy maintenance but white/cream leather can look extremely cheap if not done right. Simple tufting and tight small arms make this modern and chic. Leather is a MUST for the "book reading with a box of Sees chocolates" type of girl (not that I'm judging, I learned from the best) but it's also great for grandkids and the kitty too. Don't get me started on the kitty peeps. I hand the phone to my kids to talk to Grammy and she hands the phone to the cat. Seriously. She thinks she taught the cat to say Ma. I'm pretty sure the cat is old and too lazy to say meow and it comes out MA. But she adamantly believes her kitty is as brilliant as my two year old. And she may be right. After all, that cat has her wrapped around her paw. Or should I say MA! But, I digress. Let's get on to this awesome reveal.....
They debated about the colors in this room. Should we do a little red? Should we do yellow since it would flow into other rooms. But in the end they went with the most expensive peices like the furniture being very neutral and just pumped up the energy with turquoise & lime green accessories. I absolutely love it and am completely impressed! Now when can I hire you to redecorate my house?