Monday, April 16, 2012

spring sprucing :)

I mentioned we were so busy with other house projects we haven't spent much time on the nursery. One thing about me being pregnant... Michael's honey-do list gets longer and longer. And as any ultra-sweet husband would, he does each task with a big smile on his face. :)
Task Numero Uno: Paint all the frames in the living room white. We have tons of frames from all over the place and I hoped it would create a look of more continuity. We have a photo collage above our couch that was our focus but now all the frames in here and the ones that will be in the kids rooms are white. :)

So here's a before shot of the collage wall

And then I decided to round up all of the frames around the house, too. After about 2 cans of spray paint (frames have lots of angles... we definitely underestimated the amount of spray paint we needed - but we also did 3 small shelves and several large frames, too!)

And here's my sweet hubs hanging all of it back up. :)

Well, I guess the frames would actually be project two. The first was moving a big black bookshelf from the living room and replacing it with this cubby shelf. When I was nannying I was overwhelmed by the amount of baby things AND toddler things taking over my living room - I think this will be a big help when it comes to putting all that stuff away, it's already much more practical than the bookshelf!

A Katie Daisy print (it actually was a card attached to one of the prints I ordered - but I loved it so much I wanted to frame it!), and a Dr. Suess quote free printable I found here.

And here's the completed photo collage above the couch. I love it! I think it looks so much cleaner than before since everything is white. I have two other free printables I found online here and here as well hanging up on this wall. One is Galatians 5:22 and the other is Psalm 118:24 :) I printed all of this stuff at Staples on card stock for about $1 a print... pretty sweet!

Now, onto the next project! Just kidding... sort of. :)

1 comment:

  1. Love the photo collage. And very neat to see my printable among them! :) Thanks for sharing!
    -April @ TheFlourishingAbode