Wednesday, December 17, 2008

back to decorating...

I'm still working hard trying to finish up some projects around the house. I bought some fabric to make a curtain for J's new room...hope to get that sewn up later today! This is the dresser that used to sit in her room. When I finished her new furniture I moved this downstairs to be painted. It is still awaiting knobs (they've been purchased but Mr. drill man will need to install them for me). This is on the far side of my dining room...hoping the extra storage will free up some much needed space in my kitchen cupboards!

This is the other side of my dining room. I'm hoping that painting the dresser black will help balance the room a bit better? (thanks for the tip Mom and Nance!)

I took this image of the girls early this summer while I was supposed to be on bed rest. It is one of my most favorite pictures of that they are hand in hand...just being little girls. I ordered it BIG (24x36) and had it framed in my sewing studio. The colors of the girls dresses look perfect with the lime walls (below the picture) and all the fabric I've used in there!

And you probably remember this image too?!? I had it framed (16x20) in an antique distressed frame I found and hung it above my mantel. I kept the Christmas decor pretty minimalist this year...trying to simplify!

A few months ago my parents came for a visit and my Dad and hubby worked on re-tiling our kitchen backsplash. The fireplace got a makeover too...last minute!

Here it is pre-grout! And before I painted that odd wood strip on the front of the hearth?!

My mom is responsible for the pattern...I picked out the metallic tiles which I love!

I wanted to add some personal touches to the kids' rooms as well. This vinyl decal sits right above A's bed! J had an adorable princess decal that had to be removed when she got her larger bed...will have to re-order that soon!

And this is the sentiment I choose for Sam's room. He has an airplane theme so it seemed fitting! I ordered it from ebay and was able to choose my own saying, font, and color!

Another new sign for his room...

A was in need of a place to showcase all her creative artwork and school pictures. Remember this frame? It has been laying around in my garage between photo shoots so I decided to put it to use. I added a thin sheet of plywood, batting, sturdy cotton fabric, grosgrain ribbon, and some antiqued nailhead...and voila! Her own special memo board. This is a SUPER easy project and QUICK too! Perfect for a snow day!

I think that's everything for now. I'll be sure to share J's new curtain soon...I've got it planned out...just need some kids napping so I can get it sewn up!


mom2four said...

I think the dresser looks great in the dining room!

Julie said...

beautiful decorations, they are just my taste, when do I move in? LOL :)

xoxotova said...

LOve it all! uhh... sources?? vinal wall art, DREAM in J's room..
you dont stop do you?? xoxo's tanya

Lala said...

Hi Jenn!!! Um... can you come HERE and help ME decorate??? Or at least make VERY SPECIFIC SUGGESTIONS... nothing seems to be happening here!!! LOL... everything looks GREAT!!! LOVE the bureau in the DR!!!

Hope all is well!!!

Love, Lala :o)

Bethany said...

WOW! You are one amazing woman!! Do you sleep?! I was just clicking around on your blog and to say I am impressed doesn't even come close!! LOVE your style!! The greens and all the color is perfect!!

Thanks for sharing!

little pumpkin grace said...

Hey, Wonder Woman, send some of your energy my way, pretty please?!?! No, seriously, I love it all, esp. that black dining room furniture and the sweet photos - gorgeous!! You have great taste, Jenn!!

P.S. Need some suggestions on Grace's big girl room. Stop by my blog and give me some suggestions when you get a chance :)

Tamara said...

I have been reading you blog for a few weeks now...enjoying posts and loving your photography!
I also have two older girls and then a little boy, who totally melts my heart. I really didn't think boys could be so lovely.

Your louse looks lovely especially the tiling, don't you love handy hubbies.

Take care

Shealynn Benner said...

Can you come decorate my house? pleeeease? ha ha

Swede at Heart said...

You are killing me with the great ideas! I'm so jealous. Where did you get that great plate rack? I've been looking for something just like that!

Michelle said...

Hi Jenn, Blurker here, coming out of the closet. :)
I'm days away from painting my coffee table and end table black. I've had friends follow the instructions Lowes gave them - to a T - and it still didn't come out so well. So I thought I'd ask what process you used to paint the old dresser black. It looks so lovely. :)

valued embellishments said...

i've been a reader of your blog for quit awhile now, and figured I would say hi :). Where did you find that monogram decal? Love it!

Little*Precious Boutique said...

LOVE all this decorating have such a nice style going! I was surprised to see that we have the exact same tile work in our kitchen too (our tiles are a size larger, but I LOVE those small tiles in there). Everything is beautiful!

Where did you get your lettering for your bedroom?