Sunday, July 4, 2010

My inspiration

In about a month Daniel and I will find out if we are having a little boy or little girl! Apparently I am in the nesting phase because I want nothing more than to decorate the little ones nursery! As I'm sure you know, not knowing the gender make this task rather difficult. So in the mean time I am going to tackle our very DRAB guest bedroom and transform it into something fabulous!

Terrible picture I know but it's hard to make a room look good when its crammed with furniture in the process of being refinished (hence the brown and white dresser) and slew of items needing to find a permanent home. I came across a Better Homes and Garden Creative Collection magazine in the grocery store the other day, flipped through it and fell in love with this room:

Unfortunately this picture doesn't do the pop of different blues and greens justice, but you catch the drift. I have yet to even get a clue as to how I will achieve this look, but you've got to start somewhere, right? And I think inspiration is a good place to start. Obviously I am going to be on the lookout for a lot more patterns and splashes of green! I already found a great green, orange, and blue pillow, a funky blue and green vase, and a little 3 drawer cabinet (not really sure what to call it but it looks like it would hold jewelry or trinkets) that is brown, blue and green to put on the dresser! Speaking of the dresser, it will probably be the most troublesome part of this whole revamp.
I LOVE this dresser that I got from Daniel's dad and stepmom! It's huge and has so much character and just so happens to be a great place to display my shoes until I find somewhere else to put them! As you can see in the first picture of the messy room I am doing my best to remove the white paint so I can then sand the stain away to uncover the bare wood. I've been using a flat edge tool my handyman of a hubby has to remove the paint because sanding this particular paint only resulted in it melting and being even tougher to remove from the dresser. Ah, this too shall pass! The only other problem I have than the tougher than nails paint is that once I've stripped this puppy down to what it's momma gave it I have no clue as to how I am going to paint it from there! Help! If you have any suggestions please feel free to give them and I'll try to diligently post updates as the room comes together!

Friday, May 14, 2010


I have started another blog! It's really just a temporary blog (I think). I recently found out my husband and I are expecting our first little bundle of joy! And I want to document the whole thing and keep long distance family and friends up to date! So here goes.... I plan on still continuing this little blog, it just won't be as baby focused as the other one! I would love for you to join me on this journey through pregnancy and into motherhood. I know it will be an adventure as life has proven to be thus far!