Sunday, July 5, 2015

Nursery Reveal

Hey Guys!  Hope you all had a wonderful July 4th and had some extra time off work or to vacation.  We have kept things pretty low key around here and I have had the time to get a few things done around the house. 

So excited to share with you the final nursery reveal!  I have enjoyed working on this little room so much over the past few months.  It all came together in the last few weeks and I am glad to have it finished before we bring our baby girl home.  I will let the pictures guide you. Overall wanted a very soft color palette, something relaxing and calm.  My love for  birds lead me to stencil the wall but I did not want a “theme” so I kept the fabrics and other pieces in the room simple.  I tend to like softer colors for girls or gender neutral nursery’s but if we were having a boy I had plans to use dark navy blue with orange pops of color.  I am sure I will be changing décor often for our baby girl and by the time she is a toddler her room will be brighter and bolder. 

Come take a peek at the nursery with me.

Nursery Room

 

nursery

mobile

windows

dresser

changing table

Clock Wall

Here is a small peek into the closet.  I had planned to show the whole closet because we did put in an organizing shelving system and the clothes are so sweet but it is packed FULL of baby stuff right now! 

closet

Sadly, little Glen thinks that this is his room, he has been with me in every step of the decorating process.  He has loved every decision!  He is going to be so disappointed when he gets locked out. 

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Sources

  • Glider-Wayfair
  • Pouf-Joss & Main
  • Crib-Jenny Lind Style, Target
  • Rug-Joss & Main
  • Curtains-Fabric from www.babybedding.com, Carousel Designs
  • Paint – Oyster, Benjamin Moore
  • Wall Stencil – Royal Designs
  • Bookshelves- Ikea (spice racks)
  • Canvas Laundry Basket – Home Goods
  • Rabbit Print Frame-Hobby Lobby
  • Pink Lamp- Marshalls
  • Floor Lamp – Urban Outfitters
  • Chevron Throw – Kohls
  • Side Table – Target
  • Mobile – Blossom Hill, Etsy Shop
  • Wire Baskets (closet) – Michael's Crafts

What do you think??

 

April

Friday, June 12, 2015

Nursery Bits

Hey ya’ll!  I know it has been forever since I have written a post but today I am off work and I thought I’d share a little nursery progress with you.   The room is almost complete, just waiting for a few final touches and I can’t wait to show you the whole space!!  It is just as sweet as it can be!

There were a few things I knew I wanted to do in the nursery regardless of the gender.  One was use the cuckoo clocks I had been collecting and two was to frame a storybook print I had seen on Pinterest.  These were things I had been holding onto before I even knew I was pregnant.  Once we learned we were having a girl, I knew I wanted to incorporate more birds into the space and I chose my paint colors.  I have tried to keep everything fairly neutral in the room and let the little fun things pop out. 

So here are those three DIY projects I’ve been working on.

First up the Storybook print.  I saw this idea on Pinterest a while back and the whole meaning behind the Velveteen Rabbit story meant so much to me I knew I had to use it! 

Rabbit Picture

The original source is from Family House & a Cat, Marie does a fabulous job with the tutorial and I followed it to achieve the same look. 

I bought the frame at Hobby Lobby, had an engineer size print printed, and had it framed with just glass.  Overall I think the whole project was around $50.   Pretty good for a piece of art so big! 

This print hangs above my little rocking nook.

Rocking Corner

I love the meaning  behind the Velveteen Rabbit and so this print was special to me. I have a Dolly, also named Dolly that I’ve had since my first Christmas, I slept with her until I went off to college.  In high school girl friends teased me when they spent the night, but she was always real to me and comforting to have.  She is still near to my heart and in a safe place, I just prefer sleeping with Will these days!

 

Next up, I painted my small collection of cuckoo clocks.  If you have been a fan of this blog for long, you know I have a thing obsession for birds.  I’d collected 3 clocks and got them all at junk stores for under $20 each, I think in total $40.  I just taped up the clock and parts that I didn’t want painted blue and layered on the spray paint.

clocks 

Once I finished with the blue, I hand painted the purple in the center on the left one.  Next we  just hung them up, pretty simple project….just tested my patience while I waited for the paint to dry between coats.

 

Last on the DIY round up I knew I wanted to extend the bird theme a bit once we found out it’s a girl.  I thought about a wall of bird wallpaper but then decided to give stenciling a try.  I ordered the large bird stencil from Royal Design Studio and it was perfect for one wall.  I picked three colors to paint the birds with and followed the tutorials on the company website

Royal Designs

This was so easy!  Much easier than I thought it would be honestly.  I bought the stencil, paint roller, and tray from Royal Designs.  The paint used was  just sample pots of Behr from Home Depot.  This project overall cost about $55 and took less than 2 hours to complete from start to finish!! 

There  is your sneak peak of our nursery.  I hope to be back soon with the  full reveal!

Enjoy your weekend!

 

April

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

20 Things

Hey Guys!  My mind has been rambling all over the place lately and I know I haven’t really given you much in the way of new projects but here are some things that are on my mind!  I thought this would be a fun get to know me post. 

1) My to-do list is too long these days, so today I took things off that seemed unrealistic or non important-it was freeing!

2) I am super duper super excited about this Saturday, me and Will are headed to Clines Antiques, a dealer I have wanted to visit for years, follow along on Instagram to see what I find.

3) I am really loving Kantha Quilts, Pottery Barn has a “new” version but it is so expensive I have been looking for a vintage one.  Love the patterns and sticking.

4) I bought a paint by number tonight from www.easyart123.com, I can’t wait to paint it! I thought it would be a good de-stressor.

5) I am 23 weeks pregnant now! WOW. Over half way.

6) So far my least favorite pregnancy symptom is acne, I feel like an insecure 16 year old all over again.

7) Next week I am headed to Orlando, FL for Coverings on a work trip.  This is a huge tile & stone tradeshow, follow on Instagram for my favorite new looks.

8) I am knee deep in nursery decorating.  I’ve painted. I’ve stenciled. I’ve got furniture. A rug is on the way. Fabric for curtains has been chosen.  It’s all really sweet.

9) I am power washing our huge fence a little bit each day after work to prep it for staining.

10) Hoping the stain color will grow on me, not loving it.  Non-returnable. Should have tested it first.

11) I am still searching for a small rug for the bedroom, I bought new white bedding so you would think it would be easier.

12) We got a new mattress two weeks ago, I am sleeping much better!

13) Boy, we are spending too much money.  Glad Dave Ramsey has a new budget app to help me track it all.  www.everydollar.com

14) We are keeping the babies name a surprise until she is born.  Still haven’t 100% decided on the full name.

15) I had to schedule my feline baby, Nipper, for a teeth cleaning and I am scared of leaving him at the vet for a full day.

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16) I am SO GLAD it is SPRING and the weather is warmer!!!!!!

17) I am looking forward to planting some new plants very soon.

18) I feel like I need to read more now while I have time but I am addicted to the Bee Brillant game on my phone.

19) Maternity clothes are not my favorite, not so stylish.  But comfy.

20) Baby clothes are adorable! Especially funny onesies.

Well that is my current state in a nutshell.  Smile 

Have a good week my friends!

 

April

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easter Craft-Bunny Jars

Good morning!  I wanted to re-post this project from Spring of 2013.  It was by far one of my favorite little crafts.  I would make more every year if I could easily find the little bunnies.  These were super easy and they look so cheerful.  If you are looking for a quick easy little Easter gift, this is easy and was well received.  Good luck finding the little bunnies though.
Say Hello to Bunny Jars!
Bunny Jars for Easter
Bunny Jar Gifts
This craft was really cheap for me.  I only spent around $15 because I already had most of the supplies.  I only needed to purchase candy, Easter grass, a few extra jars, and the bunnies of course.  The following is the breakdown of supplies needed.
Supplies Needed
The bunnies turned out to be a surprise find in the end but I had a hard time finding.  I searched Oriental Trading, Wal-Mart, Dollar Tree, and Googled plastic bunnies a million different ways and came up empty then I stumbled upon these at my local thrift store for $1.49…LUCKY!
Of course you need spray paint too, I had quite the pastel collection already.
spray paint
Really simple instructions
Step 1 –Use the Goo Gone to remove the labels from food jars and then wash
Step 2-Super Glue the bunnies to the lids
Step 3- Spray primer on the lids
Step 4-Spray paint in the chosen color
Step 5-Assemble the grass, candy, lid
Coral Jar
Tall Green Jar
Yellow Bunny Jar
Short Coral Jar
I can’t pick my favorite, they are all so cute.  I think they make great Easter or Spring décor as well as Easter gifts for friends or family.

Happy Bunny Hopping finding to you all!
Bunny Jars for Gifts


To check out other Spring projects take a look HERE and HERE.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring Flowers


“She turned to the sunlight
    And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
    Winter is dead.
-A.A. Milne
My favorite flowers are daffodils and this time of year I have a permanent smile as I drive around.  I love seeing the speckle of yellow welcoming Spring.  I also love to find a spot to pick some to bring inside and enjoy.  This weekend I stopped by an old home site that I know and much to my surprise my very favorite daffodil variety was blooming.
By the house
The sight of a field of daffodils always takes my breath away.  I just love them so much!  I enjoyed snapping pictures of them to share with you. 
Field of Daffodils
field
Growing by the tree
This is just my absolute favorite daffodil and that is the only variety growing here.  I have loved this type since I was kid.  I remember there was an old house I used to go pick them at and there was only one bunch like this there.  I called them shredded or chewed daffodils then, they look like a pop of confetti.  They are actually called Van Sion and are an old heirloom bulb that creates a double bloom. 
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I also found a new to me flower, Snoflake, such a pretty bell shape and gorgeous among the yellow daffodils.
Daffodil and Lily of the Valley
Lily of the Valley
There is truly something special about seeing forgotten flowers spring to life each year.  Of course I had to pick a few.  I didn’t take to many as they are beautiful growing right where the are but I can tell you I have enjoyed them inside and they smell great!
Picked Daffodils

bells vase
Hope you are enjoying Spring as much as I am.  The Spring buds are so much more welcoming to me than the leaves turning in the Fall.

April