5.25.2013

Spilling the Paint!



Hey all, well I'm back at it - this time for real - decorating my kids' rooms! Finally after many start / stops, we are on the road to completion. Why has it taken me so long to get the job done? Call it DIY burnout! I reached a point of being tired of stripping wallpaper, scrubbing walls, painting... it was easier to keep their doors closed and not think about it!

I'm actually done with the walls in P's room and working on a cool wow-factor. Can you guess what it will be?




Leave your guesses in the comment area. I can't wait to see your ideas! 

I've also started on C's room which is moving along quickly. The walls in his room were fine, just needing new paint and after getting a whole wall done, I am loving the new color! Yup, I've found the perfect greige: "Quill" by Olympic, of course you can get it in any brand. 



Have you found the perfect greige? Do tell!


And then IT happened - I was getting back into the room after a small break, lifted the can up over my head to give it my trusty shake-shake, which I've been doing for almost 20 years of all my DIY painting, and PAINT ALL OVER!!  

BIG SPILL

ON MY SHIRT

ALL OVER THE FLOOR

PANIC!!

Calm down. I look around, yes, dripping down my shirt, missed my shorts, all over the plastic but NOT on the carpet - whew! Shirt off to wash, grab tp (closest available tool) to wipe up and ok, not so bad.  Let the plastic air dry and hoping the shirt gets clean. 

But, you know what, I have 2 of that shirt! So if it's a complete 
loss, no problem. My shopping motto is "if I like it and it fits, 
get 2!" 

And herein lies the very reason. 

Soon to come...
 What I've been doing in the past several months during my blogging break.

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10.02.2012

When Your Dog Is Dying



The sudden death of Sweet Missy has rattled me like no other pet passing. She was MY girl. We had a soulful connection. She wasn't just a dog, she was a full member of our family. I wrote this post the day before her last day.

9.26.2012

Expectations of Designers and Home Decor


Thank you HGTV for showing us how to have perfectly designed homes on a budget, a renovation done in a weekend and how homes should be staged. Even though Bob Villa and Norm Abram (This Old House) showed us remodeling decades ago, it was Paige Davis who made us stay in on Saturday nights to watch Trading Spaces. I wonder what she's doing now....



9.25.2012

Girls Bedrooms


Get creative decorating ideas from these girl's bedroom designs!

Notice the white picket fence on the wall.....


9.24.2012

Birchbox Wall Decor


all 3 on wall


Here's a fab tutorial on converting a Birchbox box to a super cute canvas! Lianne at A Content Housewife blog created this DIY project for a nursery. 

She started with the boxes from Birchbox or you could use any shoe box type box. Click on the link to find out what Birchbox is....

9.18.2012

Kids Bedding Deals 9/18


Super cute kids bedding deals for toddlers & kids from Totsy & Olive Kids....

Frog Carrying Case with Blanket
Blanket & carrying case for $5. And here's a froggy chandelier to match.

They also have a monkey and a pink kitty.   

(keep reading, there's a surprise at the end of the post!)

Vintage Big Girl's Nursery Room


 From baby girl nursery to big girl bedroom.... a perfect transition room!


Brooke at Design Stash (love her blog name!) updated her 
daughter's room with subtle changes.... 


9.17.2012

Boys Bedroom & Nursery Accessories


Lots of busy moms lately! Here is a collection of DIY projects for boys
(or girls!) bedrooms and nurseries.


Transportation quilt......
Click above to head over to Kimbo's site for a great tutorial on how to make this. Next, we have


9.13.2012

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