Tuesday, January 17, 2012

{A Much Needed Paint Job}

I'm so bummed.  I somehow erased years worth of furniture pictures on my computer!  They were all in one folder and I must have accidently erased it!  Ugg.  If you want to see what the walls looked like before, click here.  They were lime green with holes all over.  To make a long story short, it needed some patching and freshening up badly

So that's what I did.  I painted it the same color as our newly finished downstairs.  I have plenty of paint leftover and free is always good!  I believe the color is called Chopstick.  It's light, airy, and looks so much better!!

 And those are my sweeties.  Love those girls.  Sorry I shoulda dusted the lamp base before I took the picture.  It's those kind of things you don't notice until you look at it close up.

I'm loving her room now.  Why didn't I do this sooner?  Oh wait, I  know why...I hate painting walls!  It's so time consuming and messy!!

 A close up of her roman shade from one of my favs, Target. 
18 bucks.  Can't beat it.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

{Heart Banner}

Well it's official, I shamelessly copied the very talented Melanie at The Frosted Gardner on this one.  I knew when I saw her Valentine heart banner I had to make it myself!  It looked so fun, and I didn't think I could screw it up.  Check hers out, so cute.

So easy.  Even I, with two left thumbs when it comes to crafty projects, can do this!!  Just rip out some pages in an old (unwanted) book, cut out some hearts, punch some holes, and lace jute through.  simple.  I love simple.

I filled my little apothecary jar with some of the leftover cutout hearts. 

I love how it turned out, if I do say so myself. 

And an extra bonus, with the leftover hearts I made a little heart banner for my daughter's footboard.

We'll find out if she likes it in about 20 minutes when she gets home from school.  My bet is that she does!!

I heart Valentine's Day.  And I especially heart simple projects!  Okay, cheesy I know.