Monday, February 28, 2011

picture frame

My kids are sick.  Like way sick.  The littlest started throwing up on Thursday.  Lovely.  The bigs thought it looked like fun and joined in at 3:00am on Sunday.  Even lovelier!  All 3 of them are still sick.  So in between my laundry doing and carpet scrubbing I decided to do a little something for myself.  For my sanity. 

It all started with this little beauty I picked up at Goodwill.

Friday, February 25, 2011

make your own art

When I was in the planning stages of my bedroom redo, I couldn't figure out what to put on either side of my bed. After thinking and pondering -oh the hard work of coming up with an idea for bedroom art :) I came up with an inexpensive and easy idea.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Master Makeover

My bedroom is done and I'm so happy!!

Here is the before.  Let's go in and check out what it looks like now. 

This wall is right as you walk in.  I used a stencil to paint the "wallpaper", like I talked about here.  I made the burlap wreath (similar to this one) and used tarnished silver trays.
*edited to add:  the dark gray paint color is Behr Ultra  Ashwood from Home Depot, the light color is Chocolate Froth.  On the paint chips they both look tannish-gray, but look very gray in my room.  I bought small paint samples and tried the color on the walls before commiting to the gallon.

the bed

bedspread- Target a few years ago, white and brown pillow shams and black fluffy blanket-Walmart, yellow pillows- napkins from Target that I sewed and put on pillow forms, grey pillow- the sweater pillow from here

monogram- special order from Etsy

lamps and shades- Walmart, bedside tables- Kohl's, trays- purchased from Hobby Lobby and painted yellow, art- canvas stretcher frames from Hobby Lobby, painted and distressed, then fabric from Joann was stapled to the back (so easy and so cheap- about $10 each)

the plate wall
plates picked up at Goodwill and Home Goods

artwork- free printables 3 hearts and I can't find the link to the "love is spoken here" one, printed at home and put into spray painted frames from Goodwill

tray- Goodwill (originally bold blue, but I spray painted it metallic silver), candlesticks- Target Christmas clearance, enamelware pitcher- from my Grandmother, weeds/flowers - Joann

window wall

curtains- Target, side table- already had (it's actually a set of plastic drawers with all my photography stuff in, covered with a table cloth) lamp- Ross, yellow tray- wooden tray from Goodwill spraypainted, throw and pillow on couch- Home Goods

photo collage same as this one, except I changed the pattered paper to yellow, boxes above entertainment center- covered/painted paper mache boxes, suitcase- from Flea Market, photo ledge shelves- made from 1x3's and 1x4's.  

I am so happy with the way it turned out.  (I could have cleaned up the bookshelf and night stand, but this is real life and this is how they really look.)

Monday, February 21, 2011

inspiration from others

There are many talented people out there, with lots of fantastic ideas to share.  With my recent bedroom makeover, I gathered ideas from many places.

I love this paint treatment.  It's a stencil. I will probably add some molding to the top and bottom of my walls.

I love these sweater pillows.  I bought a grey cable knit sweater from Goodwill (1/2price) and sewed up a pillow.  Even with my less-than-stellar sewing skills, it turned out pretty well. 

I love this wall.  I love the randomness of the white plates.  I do have plates up on my dining room wall, but I think this is going to look fantastic on the dark grey walls in my bedroom. 

After I finish the bedroom, I'm moving into the master bath to paint and frame out the mirror like this one. 

I just have a few details to finish up in my bedroom and will post photos.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

What's been going on

It's been busy! 
I've been cleaning up a LOT of this...

working on making over my bedroom...

being the supervisor while my sweetie changed out a light fixture...

doing LOTS of this...

but hardly any of this (notice the pan is empty)...

definitely way too much of this...

giving our 2 year old guppies (seriously are they supposed to really live that long?) a new home...

and editing an engagement photo shoot I did for some friends (don't cha love that aqua brick wall?)

Still to do:
  • put the finishing touches on my bedroom
  • paint my bathroom and frame that ugly builders mirror (seen above in the light fixture picture)
  • paint the kids' bathroom
  • supervise while the sweetie changes out the light fixture in that bathroom too
  • get my stinkin drivers license renewed.  I tried to do it yesterday but I didn't have proof of residency.  Even though nothing about my living status has changed and I've never even been outside of the the United States- I have to dig out and take in my birth certificate.  So annoying. 
  • and try not to come down the the funk that has kept my daughter home from school the past two days.
Even though it doesn't sound like fun, I love my life and wouldn't change it for anything!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

A little owl art

Sometimes I am a little slow to get in on a trend. I've seen birds and owls around for a while and didn't care for them too much at first. But I've been slowly breaking down and now I love owls. What better way to celebrate my new love then to make a little somethin' somethin' to display.

Thursday, February 3, 2011