Showing posts from July, 2011

Sweet Girl's Room: Easy DIY Art

I've started on projects for my daughter's room.  Filling her walls is my first task.  Her room is huge so I have lots of wall to work with.  The entrance wall is long so I know a couple pieces is not gonna cut it and kids art is expensive.  Once again I searched for ideas.  I've seen lots of picture walls in kids rooms so I decided to go with it.   I needed frames, lots of them.  I got an assortment from Michael's, the Dollar Tree, thrift stores, and a few I already had.  The ones from the Dollar Tree even have mattes in them.  The frames are all different sizes and colors.  Since they all need to match, I decided to paint them all white.   Next was trying to decide what to put in them.  She wants butterflies so I've been on the hunt for butterfly prints.  I found these on  Just printed them on regular printed paper and stuck them in the matted frames.   Also on there were some prints by Peter Horjus that were pretty and had some m

Sweet Girl's Room: We've Gone Green

No going back now.

Sweet Girl's Room

So I thought I would share with you what my daughter's room looks like right now.  It has the plain, boring, builder grade beige walls and no character.  Right now all the furniture is laid out around the outside of the room to give her room to play in the center.  I've been trying to re-arrange furniture in my head to see if this is the best possible layout for her. Her bedding is from our previous house and will have to be changed out.  Not sure if I want to keep the shelving unit that attaches to the bed and do a separate shelf for her books and stuffed animals.  I thought about changing her bed so that the headboard is against the wall.  But with doing that she will lose floor space in the center.  I'll be adding some sort of art above the bed.  Maybe her name.   Her one light source is the lamp that I now hate.  It does light the room pretty well but I'm not feeling the look anymore.  It got pretty beat up during the move.  The previous owners didn'

Sweet Girl's Room: Inspiration

The next room on my To Do List is my daughter's room.  She just turned 3 so she's over the baby stage but not yet ready for big girl decor.  I want her room to be fun, colorful, and all about what she is.  She is such a free spirit and very independent. Her favorite color is green so I think I'm going with that as the wall color.  I don't really want a theme but more incorporate items that reflect her personality. Here are some photos I found while trying to get a direction.  I didn't write the source for them when I saved them so my apologies if you see a photo that is yours. I love the contrast of green walls with white furniture and pops of color.     I love how these have trim and molding to keep the green from overpowering the space.  We'll see if the hubby's gonna help me with this one.   Her current room has no pink.  I tried to stay away from the traditional pastel pink for her nursery but I think we will be adding some s

Hello Friend Party

I'm participating in Sassy Sites "Hello Friend Party".  It'll be fun getting to know some of my fellow bloggers and see what projects you have going on.   Why did you decide to start blogging?  I started blogging because I was looking for decorating ideas for my new home and came across so many good decorating blogs.  I decided it would be a fun way for my friends and others to see what I was up to in my spare time.  When you aren't blogging, what are you doing?  When I'm not blogging, I'm spending time with my husband and daughter, and of course decorating the house. What is your blog about?  My blog is about me decorating my home and trying out as many DIY projects possible. When do you find the time to blog?  I blog in the evening when my daughter has gone to bed and the chores are all done.  Ok, most of them are done. Why do you love blogging?  I love blogging because it gives me a creative outlet.  I know my husband grows t

House Tour: Powder Room

As you enter the house and turn right is our powder room.  I still haven't figured out why it's called that.  This room was the most complete first.  Probably because it's smaller and I didn't have as many walls to fill or accessories to buy.  The room started out pretty bland.   This is how it looked before when we moved in.  Standard builder's beige.  And no there were no blinds so that is the front porch you're looking at.  Had to install those first so we could have some privacy while we do our business.  Ha! It stayed that way for about a month before I couldn't take it anymore was inspired to change it.  I painted it Behr Dark Pewter.  It's a medium grey with a touch of blue.  It warmed the space up a bit without being too dark. There was a brown valance over the window but I removed it because it was too plain for me.  I'm waiting on the right fabric to hit me.  Above the toilet are some small shelves I got at Tar

Thank You!

Feels so good to see that Stephanie Lynn from Under the Table and Dreaming featured my Contact Paper Window Decal project .  Thanks for the recognition from her and many of you that have left nice comments about it.

Red Letter Words

So I was searching the net for some art work for my naked walls.  I came across Red Letter Words .  They have faith based artwork that is so inspirational.  They have a gallery of pre-designed art and you can even make custom prints. Here are a couple of my favorites: These would look great with some photos on a gallery wall.  Hmmmm.  I see a project in my future.