Tuesday, July 8, 2008

It's a Girl, and she's here now!

Last time I posted I was in my first trimester of pregnancy. Well, I have a beautiful baby girl who was born on Mother's Day, now I am the very proud mom of 2 beautiful girls.

I am posting some pics of the baby's nursery, which we did, me and my wonderful husband, who helped a lot with the execution of the ideas.

I saw the idea for the walls in the background of a Pottery Barn Kids catalog. I changed it to be light pink on top, dark pink on the bottom, and chunky dots along the line (one third of the way from the floor, a typical chair rail level). We absolutely love it. We tried creating a jumbo foam stamp but it was not a good idea, so I quickly got out my old Stampin' Up! transparency sheets and cut approximately a 6" circle out to use as a stencil. We used spray adhesive, dried it some for temporary adhesion, and stuck it to the wall, leaving an inch or two in between each. I love the corner, my husband was able to wrap the dots at the corners. He did almost ALL of the painting. Oh, and there's a glimpse of the flower peg hangers that we got at Michael's for $1 each and spraypainted brown. I then simply ModPodge'd cardstock circles to the centers.

This is an old hamper that's been re-done in the light pink wall paint. I found the fabric at the local fabric store and sewed the hamper based on measurements from the one that originally hung on the frame. I used ribbon to tie it to the frame.

The lamp above was covered in the same fabric and trimmed in that ribbon. Credit to my husband for doing the lampshade work! Below is some wall art I created- matted them with more of the fabric, and used Stampin' Up! Sticky Cuts Letters with pink glitter (the flowers are included in the Sticky Cuts). I trimmed with ribbon and used textured and non-textured papers.

Hope these projects inspire you in some way. Will try to post more frequently.


Lindsey and Chris said...

Ok, so I love your cards! Oh to be THAT talented. I had a great time at your house tonight. Thanks for the invite.

Molly's Mommy said...

Oh my goodness Kelly--I had no idea you were this artistic! BEAUTIFUL!!!

Myers Family on the Go said...

Hey kelly- i Just found your blog. We have the same background. Her room is awesome. The furniture looks great Nate did a good Job. Here is our family blog

Connie Carpenter Macko said...

oh my! congratulations! glad to see you back to the blog... when you have time away from the litle ones. enjoy them - they grow SO fast!