Monday, February 28, 2011

Home Improvements (Take I)

And the decorating has begun! Here are a few things that I have been working on as of lately. I have so much fun decorating! If only I had all the money I needed to do it. Boy do I have big plans for this house. Some day, some day. First off is this lovely desk that I found on KSL. Thank you KSL for providing me with all my basic needs. D.I. you are disappointing me more and more these days. I love the way it turned out! It's a bit brighter than I imagined but I kind of like how it steals the attention of the room. I wanted a contrast with my light blue walls and I think it has just that!
I thought stripes were the perfect compliment to the yellow so I lined the drawers with paper using mod podge. I also made a mouse pad... not such a great success so I will have to re-do that one.DSC_9254
I think these knobs give it just the right touch!

Next we must say goodbye to Horton
He was cute and well done he just wasn't my taste and didn't belong in my house. He is in a much happier place now
Sorry for the bad photo. I didn't feel like switching out my lens on my nice camera so this is what you get. This pic doesn't give this blue justice but I LOVE the color!
Goodbye red wall. Overall I love the feel of this room now. This was the first room make over that Nick and I did in our house. Awe...

Moving on to the window casing. Nick's friend Morgan does finishing work in houses so we had him come over and put casing around our windows. I love how much better they look. They give it a better looking, finished look in my opinion.
Its natural for the before picture to be a little more messy right? :)
This a window in our bay area in the kitchen. Once again, a nice finished look. It's crazy how different paint can look in different lighting.
This area was a little tricky because of the cabinets so I left it up to Morgan's expert opinion and I think he did a great job!

Decorating the dreaded space above the Cabinets. I don't know about you guys but I hate decorating awkward areas like this and when we first moved in I wasn't excited about having that gap above the cabinets but I am actually pleased with how they are looking
I made those birds by printing a silhouette off line, glueing it to a cereal box, cutting it out and spray painting it black. A couple people have thought it was made out of metal so I would say they are a success!
That tea set is what started it all! I saw them at Ross and loved them so I knew I needed to incorporate them. That grass.... let's just say it was time consuming but I didn't mind doing it. I bought a bushel at Hobby Lobby and cut each piece off and stuck it into styrofoam at the bottom of the tins. Viola! (one on right is looking a little bald)
Flower ball is made just from little silk flowers that I glued to a styrofoam ball. The "K" I found at Hobby Lobby as well as the frame and it's glued to blue paper and lace. Bird made the same as the others.
I have one more spot that I am working on that I will definitely share when it's all done.

I made these as a center piece for my table and I can not make another one of those flowers. I refuse! This took quite some time because I would work on it here and there but I am happy it is complete. Well almost. I feel like it needs something else but I haven't figured it out yet. Suggestions?

Movie Room! I am decorating my T.V. room as a movie theme and these are just the beginning.. Right Nick? :) He he
That is all for now folks! Plenty more to come.

Let me know what you guys think!