Sunday, May 29, 2011

Chevron wall

I did it! Well....WE did it. My bestie, Lori, and I took on the largest wall in the nursery to do a Chevron pattern in a Strawberry pink. It only took us about ummm......12 hours. No, seriously.....12 hours!! The first 5 or so were us trying to figure out why our chevrons did not look like chevrons and why we couldn't remember our measurements from grade school :) I blame mine on pregnancy brain. Anyway, it is FINALLY done, and I couldn't be happier.

Gabe is in Europe right now for 10 days, and I know for a fact that he is happy about that. He totally got out of this project, therefore, he owes Lori and I BIG TIME!! I can't wait to tackle refinishing the dresser we bought for the room and start filling this space with all my favorite things for little Amara!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I heart you Chevron!

It is time to start making some moves with Amara's nursery. The more time I give myself to surf the web and look at the ideas, the less settled on ONE idea I get. The one design element that has had me from "hello" is the Chevron print. I want it on my pillows, walls, carpet and even furniture! Gabe really loves just having stripes in the room, but I think that is mainly because painting a Chevron pattern can be a lot of work! Where do I draw the line? How much is too much? It will be going SOMEWHERE in my house when it is all said and done! :)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

   I am pretty determined to keep the color white in my house, despite the fact that we have a baby on the way. It is a great color all year round. Yes, it IS a color people! I went to pick out the upholstery for my glider today, and when I said I wanted white, the ladies laughed at me! In my dreamworld, my entire house is white, lots of windows and these pieces from Johnathan Adler! Btw, Gabe agrees with all of this! :)

Bar Cart

Giraffe Lamp

Picture frame (for Amara's first baby pic)

Stacking shelves

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Goodbye Cabin Fever....Hello DIY Projects!

So, I have been unemployed for 3 weeks now. I have become BFF with my change sorting machine, coupons and most importantly.......craigslist. I am so inspired by people who can take something that was $5, and turn it into something I would LOVE to have. I admire the vision that they have to see the treasure in the trash.  Here is a mixture of inspirations/ projects on my "To Do" List!

Dresser/Changing table for Amara's Nursery

After! I have been asking for a hanging chandelier for our teeny tiny entryway....this is the PERFECT idea!

Handmade pom pom mobile possibly...

I could definitely fall asleep looking at these :)