Since Ethan has been climbing out of his crib, we have ordered toddler beds. When they arrive, we are going to give them a big boy room. The monkeys are on their way out and I think we are going with a touch of aviation in their big boy room. We've looked at some colors and I'm compiling ideas so we'll see where it takes us :)
Monday, June 27, 2011
This past Saturday was perfect weather to have a yard sale. Many people agreed because there were yard sales all over the place. A girlfriend of mine, who also has twins, met up with me and we went yard saling together. She was great in helping me decide which pieces I could or couldn't live without. I got a $10 dresser for the boys room and a $15 desk for my art room. A super successful day!!!
Posted by Jeannie @ Living Loving Crafting at 10:37 AM
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Our half bath on the main living floor is a very awkwardly shaped space. It's a mustard color, although you can't really tell from the pictures. There was never much thought put into that room. It had a rod iron cross hanging on the wall over the toilet and a candle thing on the wall next to the sink. BORING. There were so many beautiful colors in Hawaii it was hard not to be inspired there. I knew I wanted to decorate with that in mind but didn't want a tacky bathroom. There is a fine line sometimes. I wanted to go vintage so I edited some of the pictures we took in Picnik to make the colors more vibrant then put a 1960's haze over them to make them feel more vintage. I eventually plan to get a vintage poster but for now, I'm happy with how it looks!
The cross previously hung over the toilet
Blank boring walls
The candle thing, I guess you'd call it a sconce? (not sure why the color looks booger green)
More blank space (can you see how oddly shaped it is?)
An almost black and white picture of a lighthouse and palm trees
All 3 walls as best I could get
The pictures look straight on the wall, but not here. Odd!!
Over the toilet and the wall next to it
On top of the toilet. That's a real Hawaiian Hula Girl (at least purchased in HI, probably not made in HI)
A recycled picture from our old house. It's finally found a home!
So there you have it. Our half bath. It looks so much better in person. The colors are so vibrant that it makes you feel so happy!!
Posted by Jeannie @ Living Loving Crafting at 4:50 AM
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
I love the feeling of satisfaction you get when you finish something you're proud of. I got that this weekend!! There are two projects that I finished for our master bedroom that I am super excited about them!! We have lived in our house 2.5 years and have never had anything over our bed. I guess it's not that big of a deal but our bedroom feels so unfinished because of it. There's no design at all in our bedroom and it irritates me. So I started developing ideas. I really wanted to do a vinyl phrase over our bed. There is a phrase from one of my favorite songs by BarlowGirl's "Beautiful Ending" that I wanted to have written in vinyl but it was long and was going to be expensive. "At the end of it all, I want to be in your arms". LOVE that song and those lyrics!!
In the mean time, I was invited to an UpperCase Living party. They had the Bible verse we used for our wedding, "I have found the one whom my soul loves" Song of Solomon 3:4. So I went with that. The main problem with that they aren't transferable so if you take them down, they are gone forever-and your money is wasted. So I decided to put them on the glass of a picture frame. Ok, so what do I put behind the glass to give it some spunk. One thing I am unsatisfied with about our house is that it lacks color. It's tan in most areas except bedrooms, bathrooms, and dining room. I know that sounds like a lot but we have a wide open living room/kitchen and all hallways, office, and stairwell are all tan. It's A LOT of tan. To remedy this, I've been trying to add as much color as I can whether it be painting or with decor & accents.
Our room is a grayish teal. At least that's the best way I can describe it. I thought yellow would be the perfect accent color. My two favorite colors right now are turquoise and yellow so why not use yellow! I spray painted the frame with the vinyl letters yellow. I found some tealish fabric to go behind the glass and got to work.
Here's the frame.
I flipped the matte over and used masking tape to hold the fabric in place. (don't you love that awesome fabric?!?!?!)
This is what it looked like after I "secured" the fabric and flipped it back over. LOVE!
The final product. I love how bright the yellow is. It's a great punch of color!!! Such a happy color. Definitely not boring!!
This is how it looks over our bed. Now I just need to do something with that headboard!!! :) It also needs something to go with it, maybe on either side. We'll see.
I'm going to save the second project for another time. I have way too much I should be doing right now!!
Posted by Jeannie @ Living Loving Crafting at 6:45 AM