Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Shower Curtain Project and a New Addition

Have you been watching Sarah's House on HGTV with Sarah Richardson? I love the show and was more than sad as I watched the season finale last weekend. My saturday nights at 8:30 are now open (tear). One piece that really caught my eye was some fabric used as a bedskirt on the guest bed as well as for a shower curtain in the low (downstairs) bathroom.

(seen in the reflection of the medicine cabinet)

I've been wanting a new shower curtain for the boys'/guest bathroom in our home and I think hers would be perfect! Only thing is I don't have time to go hunting for a new shower curatin and I really don't want to spend much money on one either. So here is my question for you:

Do you think these 3 products...

can end up looking like the fabric above?

On a non-decorating note, this little guy joined the family a week ago today. He made his entrance into the world memorable and extremely fast...we learned he won't wait for anyone, not even the doctor!
Natural birth + having to push + a nurse who tells you not to push and wait for a doctor = unhappy and uncomfortable pregnant lady!

But I would go through all the chaos and discomfort all over again just to experience the joy and excitement of seeing and holding him for the first time! We are more than happy to have him as a part of our family and are excited to watch him grow along side his older brothers!

Hopefully I will be back later in the week to show you how the shower curtain turns out... unless it is a huge flop then we will just forget about the first half of this post!


Monday, March 22, 2010

Home Goods gift card giveaway!

Want a chance to win a $50 gift gard to HomeGoods? How about a few different chances? Go on over to the Inspired Room, Between Naps on the Porch, and Thrifty Decor Chicks for your chance to win a $50 gift card. And they'll even tell you about the HomeGoods decorating challenge anyone can participate in... I'm hoping I can get in on a few challenges... even with the baby scheduled to come on wednesday. Good luck!


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Family Room Reveal

Ok so it's not 100% done but being that this baby will be joining us any day this is just about as far as it will be getting for a while, maybe another accessory here and there if I find what I'm looking for.

If you're wondering why I didn't turn that light on for the picture, it's only there for beauty not for function... there are no floor outlets so in order to use it we would have to have a cord laying in the middle of a walkway.

The pillows go perfectly with my curtains. The patterened pillows really help pull all of the colors together.

My beloved clock which now does not work... it fell and broke during the move. I need to buy a new clock mechanical piece (not sure what it's called) to replace this one in hopes that will make it work again...

My layered silhouette pictures along with a deal from HomeGoods. I found this art piece about 2 years ago on clearance for $25 if I remember the right price.

A close up of the pillows in their new spot...

I debated what to put on this back wall and was going to go with some sort of collage with a series of maps or prints from a book but instead opted for an original painting I had my boys do on a piece of canvas that was on clearance at the craft store. I would love to keep adding to that wall more of the masterpieces they create in the future.

I had them use colors pulled from the printed pillows.

Excuse Batman who jumped into the picture... We needed an entertainment center but didn't want to pay the price for one so instead created our own using a TV console and 2 bookshelves we bought from the Thomasville collection at Target... we have the nightstands from the same collection in black in our bedroom. The piece really helps to fill up this wall. I have plans to find and hang something above the center and we may hang the TV on the wall as well.

That's it so far. It's done enough for me to be happy with it but would still love to accessorize some more, maybe a tray with candlesticks on it and a topiary ball in a footed pedestal bowl on the ottoman, then of course with 3 kids who knows how long it would stay where I put it!