Friday, February 25, 2011

I’m Still Here!

I know that I haven’t posted in a while, but…I am still here!

We had a couple of really nice days (70-75 degree days) so I was actually able to pull out the spray paint and start on a couple of projects on my list! Yay!
When our youngest daughter was born 2 1/2 years ago, we moved our oldest daughter into a new bedroom. I painted her room before she moved into it, but that is about it. I had big plans for a tree to be painted on one wall and some dry-brushed clouds, some wall art,etc… I still have those plans too! About a year ago, I finally got around to putting together one piece of art for her wall….
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You remember the very popular butterfly collage by Ali Edwards from 3 years ago or so, right?! Who doesn’t? She definitely started a trend with that back then! Here is her version:
We also hung a few butterflies that I found at the local wholesale floral shop! I loved the butterflies that they had at Pottery Barn back then, but I found these and they were *much* more affordable!
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So…this one corner of her room started to look a little more finished:
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Her room used to be our spare bedroom/office/craft room. My pin board from high school used to be hanging in that room. Isn’t it pretty!! Bahaha!
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Once upon a time…during high school….it matched my room. At the time, I was pretty proud of the fact that I had stamped a design on a plain corkboard! Anyways…I held onto it because I wanted to make a French memo/photo board for my daughter’s room. Yes…I have held onto it for almost 3 years with that intention…horrifying! At least it is finally finished now!

I spray painted the frame, took my daughter to pick out some fabric and ribbon, and ta-da:
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My daughter quickly found some cards and photos lying around her room and hung them up…
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It feels so good to finally be able to cross something off of my to do list. Hopefully it won’t take another 3 years to get the rest of her room finished!!

I also started on a project in my youngest daughter’s room…didn’t want her to get jealous of her sister’s room progress! I’ll be posting those pics soon!

While I was spray painting the corkboard frame, I also spray painted these…
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I picked these up at Target’s Halloween Clearance (75% off I think) a couple years ago for a couple bucks! I already spray painted them once (they used to be a “scary” rustic gray color), but now they look so much better! Watch for the reveal coming up soon!

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Making the World Cuter Monday 
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