squeaky little budget. I shuffled curtains around and he got some old drapes from the kitchen, we consolidated our books onto one bookcase, and he got the other, that sort of thing. The one thing I wanted to do, was get him some newly updated bedding since he's had the same quilt about eight or nine years. I found a darling green and blue duvet set for him, at Pottery Barn. (It was on sale and had free shipping, so it didn't even make it into the splurge category.) I did a dance.
old green truck, which just screamed "boy" at me. (I want to list it in my Etsy store, though the print didn't turn out anywhere near as darling as the original, but I can't upload the image for some reason. You can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you want one in the meantime. Please specify 8x10 or 11x14.)
different time zones marked below, and I immediately turned to my bloggy buddy Leen. (Seriously if you need vinyl anything, she's your girl. I mean it.) When we get those vinyls up, I'll post a photo. I'll also be posting something spectacular that will be going above his bed. Wait for it...
After JJ's bedroom was done, I was standing in the hallway between the kiddo rooms, paint roller in hand, and gave the wall I was looking at a quick coat of my new paint BFF. It looks so much better. By the way, if you need a new color that brings light into a room, look no further. JJ has the darkest room in the house, and I was shocked at the amount of light in his room now. Once that was dry, I hung some of JJ and Ava's artwork. I will add to it as time goes by.
wielding a paint roller. I made short work of that room because 1) I loathe room painting and would rather get it done as
super tiny, not to mention also the access to our garage, making it double as a mud room. I did the best I could. In this room, I spray painted wicker baskets, adhered chalkboard labels, painted an old bench black, decanted clothes pins to a pretty jar, corralled shoes in wood bins with new casters attached to them.
chalkboard paint. I was giddy. I slathered it all over one wall in our laundry room. (Incidentally, it's the room we bang into and hit the most, so covering all the old scars with black seemed rather brilliant in my book.) It will only look that clean for the next 20 minutes, because I made the kids wait til after school to scribble all over it so the paint could fully cure. (I snuck in there and decorated it with some fanciful frames just so I could show you how cute it was. They are soon to be filled with foxes, dogs, horses, and "I love you Mama's")
Etsy store. Still not nearly as many things as I've been planning, but it's an accomplishment none the less. These cuddly little dollies, using this pattern, from bitofwhimsydolls.com, can be purchased here, in my shop, along with the apron I'm sporting, below. Cook like you mean it. (grin.)
hit my wall of tiredness soon, but being out sick for a whole week made me crazy. It feels so good to not be sick anymore!
Do you guys have any projects in the works or things you've been wanting to do?