Monday, April 8, 2013

Entry Way Makeover

The entry way in our home has always been left blank due to the large expansive wall.  I have to say I have always been at a design loss when it came to this space . . Until I came across this picture on Pinterest.

I fell in love with the simplicity of the molding with a touch of family photos. As I was in process of adding the molding to our nursery I decided it wouldn't be that much more work to add it to the entry way.  I wanted to go with a little different design that would fit the style of our house a little better.  Here is what our entry looked like before:

Here is the new and improved entry:

I also added a new Dash and Albert runner to the entry that I love!  It is an indoor/outdoor rug that will hold up to the shoes  and weather coming through the door.  

I hope this inspires you!  

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Nesting: Organization

I don't know when nesting usually occurs for most people. .  but I have been feeling it the second I found out I was pregnant.  The urgency to get my whole life organized!  My first project was organizing the baby bedroom and bathroom closets.  I picked up some great metal baskets from a wholesale account that I have($12 each).  Then spray painted them a satin nickel finish.  The fabric bins, I picked up at Wal-mart for a great deal of all places.

Here is the before of my closet in the baby's room:

Here it is now(thank goodness there is no more mint green!):

Here is the bathroom closet:

I love the baskets because even messy things look organized . . and there is still plenty of room to grow into when the baby comes!  Hope this inspires you!


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Easy Nursery Art

My nursery is coming along and I cannot wait until the reveal! Just waiting on some last minute pieces . . . but in the mean time I would like to share with you some of the smaller projects that have kept me just as busy.

In my inspiration for the baby's room I had chosen some vintage storybook artwork that I saw at Restoration Hardware.  Knowing that this was something I was going to re-create, I had been thinking up a cute and cheaper alternative.  Well, this is what I came up with:

First, I went online and found some black and white silhouettes of animals that i liked:

Then using Microsoft Word I re-colored the images.  Just go into "format picture" and then click on re-color . . it will give you a bunch of color options. Here is an example:

Next, I chose a vintage book and used the book pages as the backing for the artwork.  Just set up your printer to have them print where you would like.

Then I chose a font that I could make a pattern from for the fabric letter. I found the frames at Target for about $12 each.

Here is what a finished frame looks like:

And in the room here is how it looks with all the animal artwork:

Using the same idea I also created some artwork in what is going to be the baby's bathroom:

Enjoy! I hope this inspires you!