Saturday, September 29, 2012

Martha Stewart, I Am Not

I recently posted some pictures on Facebook of different things I am working on for Archer's nursery, and several of my friends have been singing my craft praises. They are totally and woefully undeserved, I can assure you! But I appreciate the sweet words!

Here are just a couple of the projects I have going or have recently completed for his room... (Pardon my photography skills- or lack thereof!)

I found these large letters at HobLob for 12.99. I was going to order one online, but the size and thickness I wanted was going to be more than I wanted to spend, so this worked out really well! Cole brought home some expired aviation maps and I modgepodged one over the A, and painted the edges the same Navy as his walls will be. This will be inside of a white square, framed with moulding, above his crib. I haven't decided if I want to do his initials or just the single A.

Not really a project, but Cole and I found a topographical globe at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore this morning for $7!!! We thought it would go really well in his room!

This is an ugly brass lamp that we found at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore for $6. My plan is to spray paint it a gloss red, then get a drum shade and cover the shade with the same fabric as his bed skirt is... You may remember that we are making his bed skirt out of these sheets.

I did a little pinterest project for Archer and Ava last week, and made them both some new closet dividers. These are the ones for his room. I think they turned out pretty cute! They only work if you have the rod style closet system (not wire) but it is a cheap and fun project, not to mention useful! You can find the tutorial here. I just used a sharpie paint pen to write the sizes on, instead of stickers. But either way works!

 When Ava was born, she came three weeks early, and I didn't have time (or honestly, energy) to make her a hospital door hanger. My sister bought one from the gift shop for me, and it was really cute. But I really want to make one for Archer. I just haven't decided which type I want to go with...



Wreath? (obviously a less pink version!)

What do you think? What type of hospital door hanger do you like? I also thought about doing a burlap stork! I think that would be cute!!!


Betsey said...

Cole thrifts with you?
That is awesome.
I like the idea of a wreath, but not for a boy. I think burlap says boy.