Thursday
Sep132012

Making Progress {Ellie's Room}

Step one of Ellie's bedroom make over is underway! I used LuLu DK Chant wallpaper in beige on one wall and painted the rest Sherwin Williams Dover White. keep in mind this pic was taken with my iPhone so the colors aren't all that accurate. I just wanted to share what I have been up to this week! Now I am just playing the waiting game on getting some items in. The latter items will have the color that Ellie loves so much. I am just thrilled the bright green walls are gone. Ha. There is still so much to do, but I do see an end in sight so I am quite the happy camper. If you happen to recall this post on Ellie's room from awhile back, it has changed a bit. I bought this sweet headboard, and the bedding from the other post, but Ellie decided she rather keep her big bed. Needless to say I will be selling the other items since they are meant for a twin bed that we won't be using. I will also have some lamps that I no longer have a home for so if you are interested you could have the basics for a great little girls room if you are a local.

Wednesday
Sep122012

Not quite a slacker... 

Monday
Sep102012

Rug DIY {weaving two together}

Forever ago a few of you asked how I stitched my two World Market jute rugs together. I being the bad blogger is just now getting around to sharing, for that I apologize. Here is the before...

I bought two 6x9 rugs for my oddly shaped room. Custom would have been too expensive as you all know I live on a debt free budget. I highlighted the JUTE TWINE I used in red so you can see the steps easier. To begin wrap the twine in and out of the both rugs at a thick point then knot. The spacing (holes) in this jute rug makes it easy to push through with your fingers.

Be sure to pull tight as you go to keep the two rugs tight together for a clean finish.

You simply go down through one space in the rug and up through the opposing rug over and over.

As you can see I tried to keep the spacing as even as possible.

This is the finished product! The twine I used blends easily into the jute so no one is the wiser. Both Jenny and Bryn did posts on using colored twine to stitch two rugs together. This would also be such a fun look!

Let me know if anything is unclear or if you have any questions!!!!

Friday
Sep072012

A Boys Room {mine to be exact}

KJ's room is about finished. I only need to conquer a few organizational items and then I will call it a day. It was a simple plan, but one that I think will last many years. The only changes that will need to be made as he gets older is the art, for now it represents his 5 year old self perfectly and that makes me quite happy. To be honest I am tired of being in a constant state of change. I am SO ready to be in a place where I can just be and I am almost there!

On my to-do list so I can finally give it rest:

finish painting the house

Do Ellie's room which I am so excited about!

A small kids art table in the dining area

Hang the art that has been sitting on my floor for the last 6 mths.

Laundry room overhaul (I need more organization)

back yard transformation (crossing my fingers on this one, any locals know resonable landscapers????)

Some Sources found in this previous post. Let me know if want to know anything else!

Thursday
Sep062012

A Whimsical Affair

Whether wedding, birthday bash or just because I think this would be an affair to remember. I am already thinking rehearsal dinner for KJ. Ha. How fun would this be to attend! Of course a good does of Arnold Palmers, croquet, and a bit of blue grass to dance away the night would be a must. Purely Southern and whimsical makes for a mighty fine pairing I would say.

1. BHLDN

2. Kellen Jacob Photography

3. Amy Merrick

4. General Knot & Co.

5. Etsy