Friday, March 27, 2009

Dining room and other projects

Quilt fabrics for the quilt I will be making with Mandy and Jane! I hope M likes it!! I'm loving the vibrant colors that will work in M's room and the living room for playtime!

Home office wall art! I had been searching for inexpensive art with turquoise and black, but came up empty-handed! So, I tried my hand at the embroidery hoop method I have seen several places online. SUPER easy and cheap! All you need is fabric, scissors, hoops and a glue gun. It totally works with the whole modern/mod vibe we went with in this room.
Before: a few things had already been removed from the room, but it was still really blah

After! I went bold with the wall color, but after a few days of shock, I love it! It is so happy and makes everything pop! It really makes the crown molding pop, too! My dining, living and kitchen all tie together well, now!

view into kitchen
view into entry
view into living room (obviously there is no overhead lighting in there!!)

No-sew curtains: 3 yards toile + 1/2 yard houndstooth check (used iron-on hem tape for the bottom of the houndstooth check and just clipped the rest to the rings!) EASY!!! I cheated and didn't even hem the rest of it!


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Adventures in painting

This is what our living room looks like while we paint the dining room. Cute, huh!
Dining room before
Dining room in progress....still lots of work to do!! We're waiting to put up the 2nd coat. The paint color is not showing up accurately, but oh well!

wall before
Wall after

I've been sitting on a paint color for several weeks that I have loved, but wasn't for sure which room to use it in. So, the dining room is currently being painted Behr's asparagus green! It's a really nice color that goes with my red/creamy lime/black decor. I'm excited (and nervous) to see how it turns out!

Yesterday I picked up an old dresser from my sister-in-law (thanks, Mandy!!). It was painted a magenta type color and I painted it red (leftover kitchen paint). I had the perfect wall in my living room that has needed a weightier piece, so this is perfect! I topped it off with a lamp that I painted black. It was previously a mint green color. So, that wall is now complete. Thankfully, it looks better in person!

Dining room after pictures will be coming soon (tomorrow at the earliest!)


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

6 months!

M had her 6 month appointment yesterday and is a growing little baby girl! She weighed in at 14lbs 14oz and was 25 inches long. She is in the 25th percentile on pretty much everything, but still growing well. She got her shots and did great. She ended up sleeping from 6pm-7am and then slept a lot at school today, too. Poor baby has been running a fever, so she's been quite the cuddlebug!