Monday, May 28, 2012

Sneak Peek

This is just a peek at Elliott's big girl room.I am having so much fun putting it together even if it is taking a painfully long time. Alas, having  a toddler and a belly and a sore leg make for not a lot of time for mama to work on her projects.

These letters were made by a friend of mine. She is the owner-operator of Lil Sunflower Country Works
I purchased them at Christmas and tucked them away. I knew then that I wanted to do her room in grey, black, red and white.
I saw this gorgeous paper lantern idea on Pinterest and had to try it out. I love love love what it adds to the room. I know I'm going to be using it in other rooms and on displays in the future! Christmas decorating ideas already....
My girl is obsessed with balls and every time she sees her new room(which she isn't supposed to see yet) she yells,"BA BA BA!!"
I still need to move the black one up a bit as her little hands can reach it when she is up on her toes on the bed.

The curtains I bought of another lady on FB last year some time. I then decided I didn't like them and tried to sell them in a garage sale. Am I ever glad they didn't sell because I later got the vision for her room from these sweet curtains.

Picked up the bedspread from Ikea this last trip to Calgary. It looks pink in this photo but it is red pinstriped. I am making some throw pillows for it in red so they will change the look a bit.
Here is my late belly shot. I have been taking them every 4 weeks but just didn't get around to it on my 24th week so yesterday Ray took this one at 26 weeks and 1 day pregnant.
I love how it showcases the differences in my tan. Brown to glowing white and then back to brown. HAWT!

I feel huge even though I am smaller then I was with Elliott at this same time. I guess it's all just part of the territory.
I have finally got my eating back to a healthy diet once again after going crazy in the first 4 1/2 months. I am feeling good about that. Just need to get my exercise routine back to an actual routine. One step at a time right?
My side profile is much more forgiving...
Here is a before pick of the dresser I am working on for Elliott's room. I bought it off the lady who does my nails for $45. My original plan was to do distressed white with crystal knobs. Do you know how much crystal knobs cost???
I decided to buy 2 crystal knobs which ut me back $17 dollars.
Now I am attempting my luck at refurbishing the old hardware. How savvy is that?
Google told me to sand them first and then spray them with a metal primer, allow it to dry for 24 hours and then spray 2-3 coats of a good metal spray paint.
Here is one sanded. The adventure begins...

I am really enjoying re finishing this dresser and find myself getting excited about new and unique projects that I can do in the future. One day we will have to have a heated shop to play in. Ray said he wouldn't mind trying his hand at wood working or building a motor bike. I think it would be fun to work on projects in the same shop together. Notice I said "in the same shop together" and not "work on projects together"? Ya, that is because I love my husband and want us to enjoy time in each others presence not kill each other in our brand new imaginary shop.

Life is grand. Elliott is a little doll and my baby bean is so loved and anticipated. Ray is working hard and although he is a bit stressed at times, we know how blessed we are. I love that man.

Until next time...


  1. Her room is turning out beautifully. I LOVE the lanterns!
    PS, when are you coming back? That pile from Costco is still at the top of my stairs as is the black bin of toys... Clearly I'm lost without you

  2. Jesse, everything is looking beautiful!!! love Elliot's room. and I really need to come and play house in the playroom!! The dresser will look fab when your done.

  3. I like the idea of a nice shop, but not cool that Elliott has been in the room after you made me keep her away from seeing it!!