Hello all! Sorry for my extreme absence lately! I've been up to my elbows in dirty diapers and totally neglecting my beloved blog! I've been working on a few projects lately that I will be posting pics of once I'm done with them. First off....
My original plan when my baby girl came along was to have her and my 2 year old son share a room. I figured, why not, they'll get used to it and it'll be no big deal for them! Well it was no big deal for her but it was a BIG deal for him! After trying the roommate thing for two nights and having my 2 year old be up till midnight on both nights and waking up at around 6am I had to cut my losses! He just couldn't sleep through her gurgles and little baby noises...nor did he find them as adorable as I do! He loves his sister but he needs his own room. That's just how he is. So we put her in our guest room which is also my sewing room. She's only 3 months...she doesn't need much space...so we kept the full sized guest bed in there and I moved my sewing table into the closet which actually works great! The room is super cute and is a totally combined space that works really well! Granted we haven't had guests sleep in the bed with her in there yet and probably won't, but that bed will come in really handy if she's sick or teething and needs her Mama close by.
I will post pics of her room soon. I'm totally stumped by wall art because I want it to be a room fitting for a baby girl without being too baby-ish...because its also a guest room. Ya know? Its a dilemma!
My next project that I've been working on is transforming my son's room into a "big boy" room! I scored a really nice toddler bed on craigslist for free. Its solid wood and really durable but didn't have all the hardwear, or the slats that the mattress was supposed to sit on, and was really REALLY scratched. I sanded it down and spray painted it with Krylon's Navy Blue. It took 3 and a half cans to get it fully covered! Once it was totally covered and had dried overnight I realized that the color wasn't exactly what I was after. I wanted it to have more of a dusty color and the blue was a little too bright for me. So I dilluted some black paint by half with water and dry brushed it on over the blue. It didn't look like anything at first but once one coat had dried it was exactly the color I had been after! Next I need to find some bedding that I like in the colors that I'm after...its no easy task! I'd love some color help! (The walls of his room are kind of like a key lime pie color. They came with the house and the paint was in good shape and we didn't hate it so it stayed! lol...since I was 8 months pregnant when we moved in...the less I had to do the better! ) The colors that I've chosen for his room are Navy blue, dark red, chocolate brown, and white. I would love to find toddler bedding in a cute plaid or something. Nothing with animals or cartoon characters on it! I don't do themes! And art? And storage? Need all the help I can get!
I hope you all had an awesome Halloween and are hunkering down for the crisp weather that were having! Can't wait for Thanksgiving and Christmas...they are right around the corner!