Friday, July 22, 2011

My Decor Addiction: Vinyl Decals

If you visited our home, you'd notice a common theme throughout most of our rooms. That common theme would be vinyl decals, which I absolutely love. What a simple & easy way to add some spice to your walls.

Our Front Door Makeover

Amazing how such a minor thing adds so much to our front door!

Remember to cherish each moment.

Message above the window in our guest room.

Our laundry room has a simple inspiring message that's a perfect to read upon leaving the house.

One of my faves-Faith, Family & Friends on our stairwell! Greets guests upon entering our house.

My goal is to turn this wall into a gallery of family pics someday. What a beautiful message.

This was in our son's nursery. Was purchased at Hobby Lobby!

Live. Love. Laugh in our Master bedroom.

Here are 3 reasons that I love using vinyl decals.

1) Much less of a commitment than changing paint colors since most of them can be removed by using a hairdryer.

2) They're super affordable. Heck, I've even purchased them from Dollar Tree. The most expensive vinyl decals I've bought were still around $20.

3) They're so easy to apply. Just place them up & rub them on. Doesn't get much easier than that!

Do you like to decorate with vinyl decals? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks for popping by!
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Friday, July 15, 2011

Our Spaces: One Year Old Son's Room

Since I'm already dreaming up ideas for our one-year old son's new bedroom, I figured it'd be a good time to share his space with you.
Adorable Dwell Studio for Target Elephants Collection bedding.
The Graco Lauren Convertible Crib was also purchased at Target.

I turned an old picture into nursery art by covering it with a receiving blanket, applying Mod Podge to seal it then adding spray painted cardboard letters.

Here's a view of his room for the door-excuse the glare...it sure was sunny out! 

I'm loving the newest addition to Kolt's room-Ole' Smokey, our refinished Goodwill Rocking horse.

These beautiful blue Eclipse blackout curtains were picked up at Big Lots for $10 each!
They're gorgeous-and feel like suede.

Our Rocking Chair & Ottoman was a Craigslist find that  I recovered by making a slipcover using the white curtains from Kolt's original nursery! The changing table and Dipes basket were both Goodwill finds that were painted white to match the rest of his furniture. Bottom baskets were from Dollar Tree!

Another view of the chair-I sewed the little pillow using leftover fabric from the receiving blanket that I used to create his name artwork.  Gotta love sock monkeys!!
 
His walk-in closet is perfect for storing all of his clothes & dresser!
 
A small corner in his closet has a play area & keeps his toys tidily displayed in one place.

Mr. Cutie pie helps himself to some Dipes!




His room truly is sweet & simple, but will be getting a toddler makeover soon!

I'd love to hear your thoughts!! Thanks for popping by!

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Vintage Rocking Horse Makeover

Goodwilling is one of my fave hobbies because you never know what you'll find. Last weekend was Super Saturday-which means that any and everything is 50% off at all of our local Indianapolis Goodwill locations. Hubby and I weren't looking for anything specific, but headed over to see what we could find.

And there he...she? Ole' Smokey was! A gorgeous vintage looking rocking horse in need of a bit of a makeover. The wood finish was a bit raggedy, he was missing an eye, his poor tail looked like it'd been chewed to bits and his poor mane was extra nappy! The price was right $5.99 plus 50% off! Yep-just $3!




I'd looked at a similar rocking horse at Restoration Hardware Baby, but it was priced at $149....which is wayyyy more than I can justify spending for a toy that might child may or may not like.

Armed with a wood sanding block, Valspar Primer & a can of Baby Blue Valspar spray paint, I sprung into action bringing Ol' Smokey back to life.

Starting projects with Primer definitely makes a difference!

One coat of Primer & Ole Smokey's already looking better...

Once the Primer dried, I sprayed on a couple coats of Valspar's Baby Blue, waited overnight & sat it outside to air out.

Looks great in our little guy's room!

Ole' Smokey got a makeover & a new home!

I think he's going to be a great addition to our family! Our little guy loves him to pieces!!
I couldn't be happier with how our Vintage Rocking horse makeover turned out! Plus, I think our $3 version looks just as cool as the Restoration Hardware one. My hope is that this will be a heirloom that I can pass down to my grandkids someday!

I'd love to hear your thoughts!! Thanks for popping by!
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

DIY Decor: Summery Storage Basket

I love beautiful and simple storage solutions and have been coveting these Round Seagrass Target baskets for quite some time. But, at $40 a pop-they'll have to go on sale if they want to come home with me.

So, what's a girl to do....check the garage to see what I can repurpose. I found a great basket that was just the shape and size I was looking for as well as a leftover metal star embellishment. Insert some leftover spray paint (Valspar's Bumblebee) & Chalboard paint (Valspar) and I had the perfect summery storage solution.
This perfect basket that was hiding in my garage

Added a couple of coats of Valspar's Bumblebee spray paint plus painted the star with chalkboard paint so that I can write on it~! 

This basket stores flip flops to wear out on the deck

Love the splash of color it adds to the room-along with the striped patio pillows from Kohls.

Another close up pic-Love it!

I love the pop of yellow for summer, but will probably end up repainting this another color once Fall rolls around! The possibilities are endless when it comes to spray paint!!

Thanks for popping by!! I'd love to hear your thoughts!
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