Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Pillow, Some Paint, and a Big Girl Room In Progress

Just had to give you another glimpse of the A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E pillow ... made from an old shirt and some new fabric ... by a wonderfully talented friend of mine.  NHV loves her pillow so much, and I almost wish I had one, too ... it's that cute! Click here to find out how you can have a custom, snugly keepsake made for your little one.




This owl pillow also represents the first big step toward moving my two-year old from her beloved crib into a big girl bed ... and a new room.  The fabric was chosen to coordinate with new bedding.  While the room was supposed to be painted over Labor Day weekend, a mere 6 weeks ago, our project list grew to epic proportions ...because my husband is a perfectionist, which isn't a bad thing ... but it's also not very efficient.  In the meantime - while I've been waiting ever-so patiently to move NHV into her big girl room, (and using the guest bathroom) my husband has not been slacking; in fact, he has managed to accomplish much more than I intended ...
  • paint the master bedroom - walls, ceiling, door trim, doors, 
  • paint the walk-in closet, closet ceiling,  door trim, door
  • paint the master bathroom (including throne room) - walls, ceiling, door trim, door
  • remove the gigantic, character-less bathroom mirror (with plans to cut it down and frame it)
  • remove the old grout and re-grout the bathroom countertop

In addition, my talented husband also ...

  • designed - with inspiration from Pottery Barn and Land of Nod - and ...
  • built from scratch - with this own two hands and a two-car garage full of every wood working tool you can imagine - a beautiful twin-size headboard, frame, and footboard!
I thought it was the pregnant lady who did the nesting ... looks like my hubby is showing major signs of sympathy nesting!


After this weekend - as we creep toward November - that custom-made pillow and hand-crafted bed will have a new home.  From the crib and the garage to a newly-painted yellow - with lots of owl touches - "big girl" room

I can't wait to show you the projects I've been working on to make the new room special ... if I'm crafting you know there are good stories on the horizon!

6 comments:

The World As I See It said...

She is super cute and looks like she loves her new pillow. I wish I was crafty!

kys said...

Kuddos to your husband for all the work he has been doing. He sounds like a keeper.

blueviolet said...

So much fun in store at your house! I love the pillow!

BJ_Mama said...

AWWWWWW!!! I'm so glad she loves it!
And HOLY DIY GUY! I wish my hubby was that inspired! He's definatley capable, just not that motivated, oh yeah, and he's in college too, so I guess I can cut him some slack....
Can't wait to see the rest of NHV's room!

Miss Mel said...

What an awesome pillow! Go BJ_Mama! I also loved your purse. Very sassy and love that you got to design it!
Cannot wait to see what the room will look like, you guys are so talented and creative!

Jessica said...

I'm so excited to see the new room! Moving BG into a big girl room is on my project to-do list. I have said all summer "I'll do it in the fall". Now I realize Oct is almost over and I need to get going on it! We have a trip to Home Depot planned this weekend.

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