Monday, March 29, 2010

Weekend projects.

I accomplished quite a bit of stuff around the house this weekend, and even managed to spend most of the day outdoors on Sunday. It's SO nice outside and this week I think we're going to see temps reach the 80's!
Anyway, I'm really getting down to business trying to take Cameron's nursery and make it more of a "big boy" room. Truth be told, I'm totally over the baby green paint and framed watercolor animals on the walls. This weekend I got his bedroom all painted, dyed the curtains I made, and worked on a few other elements that are going in there. I'm really excited about a special little project I'm making for him, and I can't wait to finish it and share it with you guys. Here are the drop cloth curtains I made awhile back:
And dyed blue:
The picture is a little dark, but I just wanted to take a quick picture of the navy blue color I dyed them. I wanted to dye them because there was no contrast between them and the wall color.
I'm also going to remove the changing table and bring in a tall bookshelf which, I am contemplating building myself. Have you guys seen the Knock off wood blog? Ana posts plans so that you can build furniture items similar to what you'd buy at Pottery Barn, West Elm and Crate and Barrel. Since you build it yourself, you save TONS of money from the mark up costs that those stores charge you! All you pay for is the lumber, and with a little sweat equity, you can have some amazing furniture. I actually just went to Lowe's to pick up some lumber for a kid's picnic table I'm going to build this week- I'm SO excited! Of course, I'll post pictures when I'm done.
Anyone do anything fun this weekend? Accomplish any projects?


Meredith said...

I will totally have to check out that blog!

Sarah said...

Nice! I feel like you just made those curtains...good to see that the dying works...I never would have thought of that:)


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