Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Chair Facelift

With Sophie's arrival getting closer everyday,
I've been trying to finish up some projects around here.

Remember these chairs I bought last year for $35.oo each?

Well, I FINALLY got around to re-upholstering them!

I actually started taking one of the chairs apart earlier this year,
but took forever to get the fabric off carefully to use the pieces 
 as patterns for the new fabric.

Taking the fabric off the second one was A LOT easier, haha.

So here we go, the before and after of my $35.oo chairs:

Front Before:

Front After:

Back Before:

Back After:

I am really happy with how they came out :0)
The wood design on the backs really pop now, and the lighter fabric brightens up 
my dark living room too!

I recently ordered 2 of these and they should be arriving tomorrow!

The bright pink totally doesn't go with what's going on in Sophie's room
so I will be recovering them in this outdoor fabric.

I can't wait to get these cute little chairs and recover them!
Hopefully since they are small the job will be done quicker!

Friday, July 23, 2010

The bones of the nursery

Sorry it has taken soo LONG to share these pictures!

This is what the room that would become the nursery looked like before 
it got it's face lift.

We inherited these yucky, stained blinds when we bought the house.
I think the previous owner sat and smoked all day long and didn't know how to 
open their windows or something!

We are getting rid of all of them, and have applied plenty coats of Kilz paint on our walls, lol.

( the closet wall )

( plain ceiling )

( more ceiling lol )

The first thing I did was paint some clouds for Sophie (and me) on the ceiling!

I used a soft grey-blue for the base so they didn't really stand out against 
the blue green color that we had on the wall.

Up next was adding all the wainscoting, window trimming, fresh, 
crisp white semi gloss paint, and crown moulding:

Looking brighter already!!

After that -and why things take so long- came the hardwood flooring.
Which we make ourselves. We love it but it adds to the time it takes 
in finishing everything. We do save cash though, lol!!

Here we are with freshly painted walls ( "beige glow" from kilz) ,
a new rug from Overstock -which I LOVE- 
and beautiful walnut floors.

The clouds really stand out nicely now that the walls are lighter and calmer.

Next we hung a chandelier that I already had, 
 then I made some curtains. I decided to remove the closet doors and hang curtains in that doorway also. 
The closet is going to be  housing  the computer soon.

To hang the curtains we used my brilliant idea of using metal conduit
instead of over-paying for rods!

excuse the bad pics, we need a new camera.

So there you have it! This is what Sophie's room is looking like now.

We have also  finished the cradle, her dresser,  the hot air balloon lights, and made a frame for the "ballooning 
over Paris" print- so I will share all that with you soon!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A Peak at Sophie!

We will be naming our new bundle of Joy:
Sophia Joy

We went for an ultrasound yesterday and finally got a peak at her cute face!

We are so excited and can't wait to meet her, (minus the delivery on my part; haha)

Here are some more shots:

Visiting San Antonio was great, we had a lot of fun, visited family, 
had a really nice baby shower, ate a lot and then came home
for a real, lounging around vacation for 5 days LOL.

It was lovely spending so much time with Sher.

Sophie's cradle is finally done and I will share it with you soon; her dresser is
a lil more than half way done also :0)

This is  a pic of Sher when he was a cute little boy, next to the face shot of Sophie.
So cuute...

This week I'm hoping to finish up her hot air balloon night lights! I'm 
looking forward to sharing those- it's been a labor of love. 

My birthday is also coming up Friday and I'm getting to go see the 
Beatles LOVE show!! I'm so excited, I've been wanting to see it for years!!

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July!!