Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dining Room

Hello there. 
It's been awhile...
Most of you, like me, have moved on from this blog. 
I have found my life is too busy to keep up nannygoat but not too busy to keep creating...
never too busy for that.
Since my last post we have moved to a new home and we have been busy trying to make it "ours".  It is getting closer and I have had several friends ask to see pictures (and I'd rather post them on here then on FB) so here is our dinning room.
This is what it looked like before we moved in:
 The colors were very warm but also very dark with a dark olive on the side walls and a brown and olive faux painted ceiling.  It felt warm and cozy but also cave-like and definitly not my style. 
I was looking for a bright and airy feeling in this space and it was the first room to get painted. 
We added molding to the walls and around the windows and painted the walls in Sherwin Williams Waterscape.  We paneled the ceiling with 6in strips of wood. 
The space feels twice as big now.  It's amazing what paint can do to change the whole feel of the room.
 Here is a shot of the ceiling:

We aren't completely done with the molding and I'm still deciding if I'm going to put up pendant lights (they are not centered with the table so probably not) so there are some hole in the ceiling but you get the idea.
Kitchen remodel is almost done.  I have to grout the backsplash today.  I hate grouting!!!!
I'll post pictures soon. 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A photoshoot

I wanted to capture the kids with Carson while he is still new and so little so this is what we came up with today.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Our new addition

Busy lovin' on this little bug.

I can't get enough of him.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thrift store mirror re-do

I found this window mirror at a nearby thrift store for $3.99!


It just needed some white spray paint...oh, and a clothespin wreath...

I made the clothespin wreath in March with a bunch of old-fashioned clothespins and an embroidery hoop. It was SO easy and I LOVE it!


Monday, October 3, 2011

Nursery is done... pretty much

We finally moved the chandelier above the queen bed...

And my hubby spent some time at Home Depot searching for hardware for the crib...
I LOVE the crib bedding I found at TJMAXX (Kenneth Brown "Jumping for Joy").

The wall color is Behr "Ocean's kiss".

I don't LOVE a lot of accessories... can you tell?!

My favorite rooms have contrast through the walls and fabrics but look very clean and clutter free. This room feels peaceful to me because of it's lack of clutter and it's simplicity.

I can't wait to lay my sweet baby boy in his new quiet nursery.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Nursery / Guest Bedroom Update

Well, we have the "guest bedroom" part of the nursery complete...

Yep, good ol' board and batten... I luuuvv it.

The problem we have now is getting the chandelier over to that side of the room.

Oh, and I have searched every inch of the house and cannot find the hardware for the crib


So, who knows when we will get that up.

Not much of a nursery without a crib!

I think I want to make the crib mobile... maybe. I still haven't found any inspiration so we will see.

Only 2-3 weeks left. I can't believe it!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Giant Ruler Tutorial

This giant ruler has been on my list of "things to do" since I saw one in my sweet friend Jaimee's house in Kentucky.

Well, I finally "got her dun" 2 years later!

I invited my friend over... since crafting is ALWAYS funner with friends

and we got to work.

(btw- it is "more fun" to say "funner")

We started out with a 8in x 6ft piece of wood...

I white-washed mine but my friend Jamie left hers "all natural"... I don't know which I liked better in the end... I LOVE them both!
Jaimee (in Kentucky... we are talking about two different Jamie/ Jaimees here) lent me her ruler 2 years ago and I made a stencil with poster board (with the grid printed on it... much easier).

This picture shows how long we made the lines to break up each foot into half, quarter, etc.
Make sense?

We started with the 6inch mark since we are hanging the ruler 6 inches off the floor to make room for the base boards and used a black sharpie to fill in the lines on the stencil.

Then we put on the vinyl numbers.
But, something didn't look right...

Can YOU tell what we did wrong?
Of course you can!!

So silly, we originally put the numbers on upside-down!

No worries, we peeled off the vinyl and flipped them around.

We added our last names (also vinyl) and that was all there was to it!!

I can't wait to hang it up and start measuring my kiddos!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Getting serious about starting the nursery... I'm seriously going to start... seriously

Well, I am officially 33 weeks along and haven't even started the nursery which means I am also officially fReAkiNg out!

This one has been tricky since (like most of you) we don't have endless rooms and so our nursery will double as a guest room so I have to plan around a crib AND a queen size bed.

I don't want the room to scream NURSERY so I'm trying to come up with a flexible color pallet and design.

I think I know what I am going to do and since time is short I'm just going with it.

This is my "jumping off point"...

Yep, that is ALL I have so far.

A bedspread and some frames I painted and covered with burlap to match...

It's not much but it's a start.

Now it's time to get my hands dirty and start painting.

I'm not going to lie... I'm tired just thinking about it!!!

Which is why you shouldn't wait until you are 8 months pregnant (and anemic)to create a nursery!

On a happier note we FINALLY hung the girls chandelier last night!

Isn't she pretty...

Got to go...

Lots to do...

after my nap.