Thursday, June 30, 2011

Girl's Bedroom Reveal

YEP, we got her dun...

Here is the before... kinda, I'd already painted the first coat for the B&B.

And the After...
(Except for the chandelier that is... who knows when we'll get that pretty thing hung.)

(I LOVE the huge windows in this room but it does make taking pictures a bit of a challenge... too dark or washed out!!)
I went with the pink and green scheme partially because of these "Sunbonnet Sue" quilts that my mom made for my girls many moons ago.
They are still in great shape and the girls love them.
Thanks mom!

These curtains make me HAPPY!
Polka dots and stripes... my two favorite things!

Meg's side:

Hallie's side:

My girls love to read in bed at night so I picked up these wall lamps from Lowes.


The board and batten makes a perfect little shelf to place some pictures of the girls together and an "S" for "Sisters" of course. :)

The wall color is Glidden Spanish Olive but I had the paint lady lighten it about 50%.
It is the perfect shade of green... in my humble opinion. :)

On the left side of the room the window is smaller and lower but I wanted the curtains to hang from the same height so I added these stars to fill the empty space and give some balance.

I'm in love with my Silhouette because I can make pretty butterflies with a push of a button!

I'm so happy with how it all turned out!
Now on to the boys room!! :)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Progress on the "girls room"

Well, I've worked my tail off this last week and finally finished painting the girls room.

I'm not ready to reveal it yet... lots more to do in the room but I LOVE the color!

It's actually my favorite color.

I'll give you a hint:

:) Kathryn

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A clean garage, bench, scripture case, and a father's day keepsake... a busy weekend.

Remember our garage a few days ago?

Here is a reminder...

What a difference a day makes.

It is even cleaner today since the garbage and recycling truck have come and gone. :)

Even the garage floor is happy to be clean!

BTW we LOVE our hanging shelves! We made them last summer.

SO nice to have everything off of the floor!

We started construction on the wooden swing set too.

This is what we got done...

It only took us 45 minutes.


This is what our kids did while we worked on the 45 minute bench...

I also worked on some (very last minute) Father's Day gifts.

My hubby wanted a camo duck tape scripture bag...

And, I loved this idea for a Father's Day keepsake so we make our own version of it...

All in all a very productive weekend!

How was your weekend? Work on any projects?

Today I am learning how to use the nail gun for the next step in the girls room, WAHOO!

I can't wait!

Friday, June 17, 2011

From LAZY to cRaZy!

Have you ever started a project that triggers another project and snowballs into what seems like endless things to do?!

It all started with this shed my hubby is building.

It's obviously not finished but we got it to the point that we can start putting things in it while we finish the outside. YAY!

So we attacked the garage with a vengeance and pulled out all the Rubbermaid's full of holiday decorations, clothes my kids have outgrown, and tons and tons of JUNK!!!!

We've spent the last several days in this garage sorting through everything and deciding what goes in the shed, stays in the garage, and (my personal favorite) goes in the GARBAGE!

Of course in the process I came across 6 of these boxes:

You KNOW I had to sort through all the boy boxes and all the girls clothes boxes too since this is our last baby and I'm ready to give the girls clothes away (yes, it was kinda sad but mostly it just feels so good!).

And, with all of this mess going on summer officially began last week so we have some new projects like this wood play set we bought in hopes to keep our kids outside and away from the TV.
I've heard they take 40hrs to put together! Tell me it ain't so...

My girls love to craft with me so we have a list a mile long of all the things we want to make this summer. I can't wait to show you some of our projects!

Happily we did check one craft project off the list yesterday...

Duck tape bags!

The girls had a blast spending the afternoon in the craft room with friends creating these beauties.

Meanwhile, I figure why not add to the craziness and start on the girls bedroom!

This is what I have so far...

I MADE the curtains! Go me! I love them and I'm so proud of my little non-sewing self for being so brave and even adding cute fuzzy-ball trim!!;)

And here is where we are with the room itself...

Wow, we have a long way to go.

Gotta focus on the vision.

focus, focus, focus

It's going to be great!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Lazy me

Remember how I am pregnant?
Yep, this is pretty much me for the last 5 months...

Lazy, lazy, lazy.

The good news is I'm finally perking up.
Yesterday we had my ultrasound and... drum roll

Know what that means???

More of this:

And this:

And this:

And we are thrilled (still tired, but thrilled).

A new baby means a nursery and a nursery means I have to move all the other rooms around which means I have 3 rooms to redecorate! WAHOO!! Bring it on!

I've found so many fun ideas and can't wait to get started!
Only problem now is convincing my 7 year old daughter that it is FUN to share a room with your sister!
She is NOT convinced.
Even when I showed her some of my inspiration like this:

Or this:

Or this:

Or this:

The inspiration is ENDLESS!!
Doesn't it just make you want to get up off your lazy, pregnant, ever-growing behind and paint/ sew/ or craft something? Or at least take a trip to Hobby Lobby!!
It does me!
Bout time my friends.