Friday, April 29, 2011

Gigi's Teddy Bear Tea Party

Here are a few pictures from our recent party for our princess' second  birthday.  I'll do a full post later on with all the details.

Happy Weekend!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

More Great Finds For The "Big Boy" Room

I found a few other great things I think I may add to the little Mr.'s room.  A few of them are a bit eclectic, but I think the mix will keep it from being a room that screams "TODDLER!"

Since it's a "Vintage Travel" inspired room, I thought it might be fun to do a union jack dresser. 


Image found here:

Here are some really great vintage travel prints.

Not sure where all of these are from as I've been scouring the internet looking for them.

I think the chevron rug would be unexpected and add a punch of fun to a little boys room.  I think for his room, I would do it in gray and white since I'm using a lot of chrome touches.

Urban Outfitters has a really affordable version in the color I'm looking for!

I pretty much love everything about that photo above, but that could be a whole post by itself.

This next picture is an art cable that I think is just adorable!  My little guy loves to display his work, so if I have a spot for it, this might be a cute addition.

Via Pottery Barn Kids

I'm hoping to get the room painted this weekend.  Ideally, I would like to refinish his dresser, and bookshelf, and get the curtains finished as well, but you know, one thing at a time.

Happy Wednesday!


Monday, April 25, 2011

Big Boy Room Inspiration

Last year I posted about some things I was looking at to apply to my 3 year old's "Big Boy Room".  At the time we were renting a postage stamp sized apartment and I didn't want to invest very much since I couldn't paint at all.  I made some vintage inspired wall art (my sweet boy was wanting "music stuff" at the time) with instruments but didn't make any big changes since I knew we would be moving.  I'm sure glad I didn't!!!!!  Since moving into our new home my son has informed me that he wants a "blue" room with airplanes and cars.  Now, he has no way of remembering this, but his nursery was done in a vintage travel theme but all of those things have been in storage for the last year and a half because we didn't have room for them.  PERFECTION!  I'll have to paint a few things to make them all work together, but I think it will be a fun room that he'll love.  We'll be modifying the color scheme to more primary colors to make things a bit more sharp and crisp.  I mentioned in my last post that the ThriftyDecorChick did an amazing job on her son's room with these colors, I hope you got a chance to check it out.  Here's a few pictures I'm using as inspiration.

How cute is this little airplane clock from Pottery Barn Kids?!!
The color is perfect too!

Pottery Barn Kids

We have some airplanes and a hot air balloon that will be perfect after a coat of paint.  They are in storage in Florida though (UGGH!).  We'll have to wait on that one, here's what ours look like at the present.

Here are the ADORABLE airplane sheets we got from KMart:

Too cute right?!

I found this great fabric that I would like to use to make some alternate sheets for him as well:

I LOOOOOVE IT!  I might even make my little man some pjs with it as well.

This is the color I'm loving for the walls, a deep, navy blue:

Of course, with wall color that dark, we'll be adding a lot of white to the room.  I'll be painting the dresser white, as well as his bookshelf and the curtain panels will be white with red trim.  I love this photo!!!!

via decorpad
Adorable room!  I love the crisp white curtains with the red trim!

I would also love to do a drum shade chandelier like this one, but in colors that coordinate with his room.

Can't remember where this photo is from, so if you know, leave me a note :)

Last, but not least, I would like to add a touch of geometric fabric to mix it up a bit.

There you have it.  That's our somewhat loose plan.  Now all I have to do is get to work!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sweet Home Chicagoland

A little over a month ago we moved back to the Chicago suburbs.  I couldn't be happier.  My husbands new job relocated him and we spent a few months looking for a home to rent.  Let me just say, the current real estate market is CRAZY!  With so many families loosing their homes the rental market was so aggressive that it took way longer to find something than we thought.  We were looking to move to the Schaumburg area, which is a west suburb and ended up all the way out in St. Charles.  We decided on a longer lease since the market was so crazy, and I have to say, I'm really happy we did.  The thought of moving again makes me break out in hives.  The home we're renting is a vintage farmhouse built over a hundred years ago with fabulous wood floors and built-ins and tons of charm.  The next few months I'll be fixing things up room, by room.  First up will be my 3 year old son's room because he asks me every week when we'll be painting his room.  I'm thinking of using a lot of the vintage travel stuff he previously had in his nursery but punching it up a notch with primary, big boy colors.  I found a ton of inspiration over at Thrifty Decor Chick and if you haven't checked out her blog yet, YOU MUST!  Her son's airplane room can be found here:

It is too cute for words! 

I'm happy to be back here, with a more permanent spot we can call home and will be thrilled if you come on this journey with me as I make this house a home.