Friday, November 16, 2012

{Home} A Few Updates on the Home Front...

Hello there! It's been quite a while since I've updated my blog, so I thought it might be fun to give ya'll a little peak at some of the projects/home updates we've accomplished in the last few months.

Let's start with the framed chalkboard that now sits on my dining room buffet {not so much a project but more of a purchase ;-}. I spotted this framed chalkboard in PB and had been admiring it for a long time, BUT it was $100 :-( That's a lot more than I wanted to spend, so I started keeping my eyes peeled every time I went to TJ Maxx and/or Home Goods. Thankfully, last week I found one for...$25. SCORE!

Next up...curtains. I contemplated buying all new curtains for my family and dining rooms; however, I wasn't really finding anything that I loved all that much. So, I decided to simply move the curtain rods up above the trim {a major design fopa I made upon installing the rods was they were much too low} and adding curtain rings to give them a little more length and change their overall look just a tad.

Moving the rods up above the trim made a huge difference in our family room especially! I also updated the pillows on the bench by nixing the turquoise and incorporating gray.

Next: simple upstairs gallery wall. I recently added a big, thick stripe on the wall with some of my favorite IKEA frames. I can't wait to fill these with pics of my son and new baby GIRL after Karen Carpenter Photography takes their pictures this weekend!

This summer my hubby added two small frames in our kitchen to display some of our son's artwork. I would love to have more space for a larger "kiddie art gallery" but not in this house ;-}

Lastly, I finished my son's little book nook in his big boy bedroom by adding the word READ to a small space on the wall. Complete! Now it's time to work on my daughter's nursery!

**My baby girl, Drew Rebecca, was born on November 13th. She is PRECIOUS, and we are feeling so blessed! Pics and nursery details soon!

1 comment:

  1. I like the chunky striped wall! Nice touch. Congrats to you and your family on your newest member of the family!