One month down, and so many more to go!
super cute owl bedding from Dwell Studio (just a little outrageously priced). would love to find some kind of similar material and just make it myself, maybe smaller scale...a crib quilt or just another twin quilt to layer on the bed in the colder months and to play with in during the rest of the year (camping, play tent, picnics, etc).
*in the theme of owls, i'll post photos of our owl mobile tomorrow and share an idea that it inspired me to make.
Lots of ideas have been running through my head. Various projects to undertake around the house, or outdoor projects we should start in on soon, sewing projects...and just finishing up some things around here that we (ok, mostly i) started up and have yet to finish. It doesn't help when I'm constantly seeing beautiful and inspiring photos online all the time! Thank goodness for a new baby otherwise I'm not sure how well I would be sleeping. It's usually silly stuff like this that keeps me up at night (seriously, i'm a dork like that).
We worked on our upstairs a bit recently, and there are still a couple of things I'd like to finish up before I can resign the space to being "finished."
A wide dresser, for one, needs a good coat of paint. It is currently white right now (i'll post a picture soon) and up against a beige wall. I really want to utilize it to bring a bright pop of color to the room. I'm thinking a peacock blue. And very shiny. Like this red dresser. It would add some texture in a weird way and really mix up all the subtle tons we have going on in the room. Thinking I might tackle this when we get our next bout of warm days.
Other things to do in our bedroom/office space:
- paint the office ceiling blue too
- finish the office trim
- possibly paint the office????
- set up a sewing station
- sell current desk and build 2 parsons desks
- take off the footboard on our bed
- sew a bed skirt
- paint headboard to match dresser or compliment it somehow...
- find a unique and somewhat vintage lamp for the dresser that will really stand out
- a storage basket or bench for the end of the bed?
- do something to the roller blinds to jazz them up a bit
I think that is a broad (and slightly overboard) list to start with and to keep me busy. I have lots of other ideas for our downstairs, but they tend to be bigger scale so I want to take my time really thinking them out and making sure that I can do everything the way I want it to be done (ie. wallpaper, a whole new color scheme, curtains, etc). No sense in doing the projects if I'm just going to want to change them later. Ends up being a waste of time and money no matter how entertaining it was.
How I've done things in the past is just in little incremental changes when we get money to do something, or I get randomly inspired and create little projects (pillows or wall hangings, a red dining room, etc...). This time around I want to take an approach to the bigger picture and have everything (the WHOLE look) decided on before hand, and then work on bringing that plan to reality over time so that everything comes together looking complete and thought out. Does that make sense? So, I'm starting a little folder that I am going to use to resource back to and keep on track with. I'll try to share little things on the blog too. I just need a good project to tackle. I'm feeling restless, or unproductive. Hopefully this will help some. :)
photos are from The Little Green Notebook (a design blog that i LOVE)
First off... like the new header? A friend made the cutest owl mobile for Sawyer that I've been meaning to show off on here. I finally took some photos of it today that I'll share later this week. We love it.
Second...we had our weekly family dinner (we switch off between families every week) last night with my side of the family, and I was in charge of dessert. A food blog I've been following and loving lately posted a fun Valentine's Day dessert that I thought I would try out on everyone. I've made lava cakes before, but a much more extensive and fancy recipe. This one seemed too easy though. And it was! But, it was also incredibly delicious for how little prep and baking time (10 minutes in the oven!!) it took to make them. This one definitely makes it into my recipe box. You should check her out. I've been happy with several of her recipes (these cookies were fabulous). Savory Sweet Life. I actually might make them again Friday night for some friends we're having over for a fun little dessert get together.