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Jules’ Room Part Deux

I updated Jules’ room before we left Montana and she was very sad to leave it behind.  See Jules’ Room in the Montana House Tour.  Now that we are getting settled into the Prairie Victorian I have been pulling together some images of what I would like to do for her room here.

Jules' Room Part Deux

 

 

The most striking item is the giant wall clock.  It remains to be seen as to whether Jules would actually say yes to it – but it a super cool feature in this proposal.  also that super cute furry bone bunny is just such an out of the ordinary piece…I had to add it in.  Our family loves Halloween, its just a slight nod.  I might also switch out the pink for a teal.
Jules liked the artwork in her previous room, so I will start with those and build from there.  This is what I had in her room before

Sometimes I think to myself – my poor family, they have to put up with constant changes in the house, me always asking if they are ok with how their rooms look…secretly crossing my fingers that there is something that they want to change.  And if they don’t want to change anything, me thinking up a reason to surprise them with something new.  Does that make me a lunatic?  Probably.  I am surprised Dave hasn’t lost it, especially when he comes home from a work trip and opens a drawer in the kitchen to find hand towels instead of our silverware or has to search for the plates for the umpteenth time in our marriage.

They must really love me.  🙂

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Chalkboards all over this house

I always like reading the graffiti in public toilet stalls…secretly of course…cause writing on stalls is not kosher.   There is usually something that makes me laugh.  I was thinking that I should create something for my bathroom that would give me the same ha-ha laugh.  Without the graffiti guilt.

I took a piece of flat wood that was apart of the old vanity that we demo’d from our master bathroom and covered it in chalkboard contact paper.

making a chalkboard

There were some bubbles that needed to be smoothed out.

make a chalkboard

Dave helped out by making my 2 sided frame.

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I sanded and poly’d to protect the wood.

bathroom chalkboard

Oh My Gosh….have I enjoyed having this.  The girls leave me notes, visiting friends have taken advantage and I laugh every-time I see something new.  (the most popular items are Doctor Who quotes)

The bathroom chalkboard inspired the girls so much that they were spending time in the bathroom just to draw, so I purchased each of them a chalkboard for their rooms.

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Such a good idea.

 

 

DIY Bedroom Spray Paint Project

So last weekend I went a little nuts with the spray paint…..and it kind of bled over to this weekend.  Seriously, take the spray can out of my hand.

But First!!!  A completed project that I started:

Here is where I left off……

IMG_2868This used to be a mirror and I decided to change it.  of course I decided to change it……

I spray painted the backing wood a nice chrome and then went about my business with the gold leaf.  Say What?  Yup – gold leaf.

IMG_2876That milky white stuff in the picture above is the adhesive……let it set and then start applying your gold leaf.

IMG_2877I got myself all gilded up….on accident.  apparently there are people out there who rock at this and don’t make a serious mess……but I am NOT one of them.

IMG_2879I layered in white, grey, various shades of blue and kept working it until I was happy with the result.

IMG_2883I like how it turned out……and I put it up in the bedroom.  Turns out I must have unconsciously used that mirror…..as I have been glancing at it non-stop and being surprised that it wasn’t my reflection.

IMG_2908Like it?

IMG_2907Remember when I said I couldn’t stop spray painting stuff?

Here’s a clue…….

IMG_2884OMG make it stop (Dave says silently)

Friday Wrap Up

This week has been a full one – quite a few little things going on (besides the removal of the microwave).   We removed the microwave instead of putting in my new front door….so I have to wait another week until that happens.

Here are a few highlights:

IMG_1975We had a Buck in velvet and his girlfriend wander through the neighborhood.

IMG_1978I found some bedding to use in Jane’s room…..on sale!!  If you remember – since Jules moved to her own room – Janey has been living with mis-matched everything.  Click here for the before.  I painted the ceiling and have been on the look out for some new bedding.  FOUND IT!  I am now playing around with the art and the throw on the bed.

IMG_1982I am officially calling it on the driveway….well as official as anything is around here.  It is awesome now….but I may have to do some tweaks after living with it for a bit 🙂

Dave put in a small retaining wall by the house to help with the drainage….he only had a few more bricks to put in when I snapped this pic…..but the hail made us pause.

IMG_0089That black drains leads to a perforated black hose that leads all the water away from the house….score.  Dave has since added in the remaining bricks and I filled it in with additional gravel.

IMG_0118….you can barely made out Jules being Vanna….but you get the drift.  Done.

Well – prep time for the weekend is commencing.  We are working on the boat and taking it out for a day trip to make sure all is good.  See you on the flip side, peeps!

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