Thursday, July 28, 2011

Rachel Zoe's Shows off Skylar's Nursery

Just had to post this video clip of Rachel Zoe's baby's nursery... love LOVE her style, and of course, love all the baby shoes :)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Eric Carle Art for Walls

As a teacher I have access to a ton of children's books. My all time favorite illustrator is Eric Carle. His art work appeals to adults and children alike~ bright colors, lovely texture, and different mediums. I enlarged some of my favorite pages at Kinko's yesterday to create bright and cheery prints for the animal themed nursery:
 Here's how it turned out:



Ta Da!
I also made a few prints for the ocean themed hall bathroom (soon to be kid's bathroom):
Tiger Fish
Blue Whale
Leaf Fish

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

2 Great DIY Projects

DIY Painted Ikea Rug  ~ Charm Home Design

Twine light fixture ~ The Design Pages 

Check them out!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Lonny Travel Style

Loving these style pics from the July issue's travel style feature: 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Copy Cat Light

I really love this light on the left but it's a little too big for an upstairs room in our house. Luckily I scored a smaller and very similar version at Home Depot yesterday (shown right). 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

DIY Unique Storage Cubes

I'm finding that a lot of baby supplies and decor are really overpriced and some of this stuff I can make on my own. I love these DwellStudio storage cubes but they are $80 each not counting tax & shipping. That's a little outrageous for one box!

Large Transportation Storage Bin $80 Dwell Studio
Dots Chocolate Storage Bin $80 Dwell Studio

Here's my DIY no-sew version for a lot less: 

glue gun 
measuring tape 
storage bins ($5 each walmart) 
fabric scissors 

1. Iron your fabric.

2. Measure the fabric cube... these were the 11" by 11" $5 ones from walmart in beige and navy blue.

3. Using hot glue, carefully wrap the fabric cube with the cut piece of fabric.

4. Cut a small rectangle out of matching fabric for the handle. Wrap under and glue on top, bottom, and sides for a clean strip.
7. Ta Da!

 I hope to get a couple more just like them done this week.

Perfect for storing baby toys, gifts, etc!

I also want to try to make a cube inspired by this Layla Grace Zebra one:

Etsy has some great iron on appliques all for under $5 each:  
More to come...

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Trina Turk for Schumacher

I just got some fabric in the mail from Schumacher... 

So excited to add some colorful accents to the nursery! 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Asymmetrical Gallery Wall

Hanging an asymmetrical gallery wall can be a bit of a challenge... arranging the frames can seem impossible with the endless arrays and orientations!  Since this wall is flanked with 2 symmetrical windows, a mismatched collection of frames is pretty much the only way to go.

I hit up the one cent sale at Aaron Brothers and the 50% off sale at Michales to find some pretty frames that went well with a few I had around the house. These frames all need prints in them but that's for another day!

Step 1: Line the wall with wax paper and attach the sheets together to make one big sheet.

Step 2: Lay the big sheet of wax on the floor and play around with the frames until the arrangement looks right. Line the frames with scotch tape first and then trace around them onto the paper.

Step 3: Take the frames off and lay them under your blue print to mark where the hooks are on each frame. 

Step 4: Hang the sheet back up on the wall and move it around until you like the arrangement within the space. 

 Step 5: Make sure your lines are all level!

 Step 6: Start hanging over the wax. Once it looks good, remove the picture frames and tear down the wax paper... the nails and screws should stay put just fine. 

 Ta da!

No extra holes in the wall :)