Hailey has a great first semester at Boise State. She has a great group of roommates and has met so many new friends, enjoyed many football games and honors college events, struggled a bit with laundry...but she's learning, has found her way around town via her two feet or the bus and even met a boy. :) The only thing that could top all that is if she got great grades too...
Oh yeah, SHE DID! Congrats Hailey, we're so proud of you!
The shower curtain and towels were on my Christmas wishlist and came from Target. The polka dot hand towel from Shopko and I found the rug at Ross.
Scott wallpapered the cabinet with vinyl beadboard wallpaper we had left over from the kitchen project and I painted the cabinet yellow. I would love to replace the upgly green counter top, but that will have to wait for Scott to be in an extra good mood! ;)
I ordered black knobs/drawer pulls for the cabinet, they should be here soon and I hope Scott will frame out the mirror in his free time this summer (are you reading this, honey?).
The new year always makes me want to redecorate. Again, thanks to Pinterest, my head has been spinning with great ideas and Christmas gave me a good excuse to ask for some of the new things I'd been wanting.
The kids'/guest bath has been looking pretty sad for a very long time. I loved it when we first moved in, had a cute plaid shower curtain, vintage shelf on the wall and simple white towels. Well, that got old last year and we found a gallon of mis-mixed paint for $5 so I let Hailey paint the walls a dark brown. It was a great color, but seriously, what was I thinking painting a room with no windows such a dark color. BAD MOVE! We got a bright shower curtain but that just made things worse. I've hated this room for a year. Before: See UGLY!
I'm too lazy to paint it again, so I've been looking for decorating ideas that would work with the brown walls, but brighten it up a bit. That's when I found these...
Seriously cute, but I knew I could make something similar with supplies I already had on hand. So I came up with these:
I used basic cardstock and KI Memories chipboard letters that I already had to spell out the gentle reminders :). I purchased frames from Costco (2/$20 - used the 4th frame for Home Sweet Home artwork).
The signs inspired me to include lots of bright color in the room, and I love the way it turned out. Stay tuned... I'll be back tomorrow with the final reveal! :)
I don't know that this first one counts as a "project", but it was inspired by a Pinterest post, so I'm counting it...
Pinterest Project #2 - The bucket... filled with face wash, toothbrush, etc. Gave me a great excuse to buy this cute little bucket from Bath and Body Works for my bathroom update, coming soon!
Pinterest Project #3 - The "cake" stand is just a dollar store candleholder glued to an inexpensive Target plate. It lifts the bucket off the counter to provide a little extra space and just looks really cute! ;)
Project #4 is a quick and easy clock. Hailey had actually pinned this one and when she showed it to me I knew we had to make it right away! This is SO her!
I already had the clock, I purchased it years ago when Heidi Swapp clocks were all the rage, never got around to making one. This took only minutes to put together with a piece of kraft cardstock and some black letter stickers. Perfect for her dorm room!
Have you heard about the latest craze on the internet. Pinterest is a great way to "pin" ideas you find on the web, categorize them so you can find them again and the best part...create them! The links (usually) take you right to the original blog or website post, where you can find directions on how to complete the project yourself. I'm partial to the ideas that don't need any direction. It's cute, I pin it, I make it!
In addition to blogging 12 times per month, I plan to create 12 Pinterest Projects per month (likely what I'll be blogging about...good plan, eh?).
My photo isn't especially clear (and my bathroom walls aren't really that yellow), but the gist of it is, I printed Google Maps for each of the addresses we've lived in since we married 21.5 years ago. I cut them in the shape of a house, using a clear mini album I've had forever! Typed each address with the label maker and framed it all in an extra frame I had from the next project I'll be sharing.
Quick, easy and inexpensive artwork with a personal touch!
Pinterest is by invite only so if you need an invitation, post a comment or send my an email with your email address and I'll invite you!
In honor of 2012 I resolve to post to my blog, 12 times per month! Seeing how I posted once, a year ago today, this will be a HUGE improvement! Here's hoping I can stick to it (and hoping someone is still here to read it)!