29 July 2009

DEFINITE must-do project

i just saw this project on design mom and fell in love! i have been trying to figure out what to do for max when he is ready to move to a big boy bed and have been going between the toddler bed or twin bed scenario.

i wanted to do a twin bed cuz i didn't want to purchase another crib mattress (since a baby will be sleeping on it - we'll need two). but then, a toddler bed is a much better size and i am sure someday we'll need both a twin and a toddler bed.

this project would cost $75 for two toddler beds, so even cheaper for just one! that definitely beats out even the cheapest beds i have had my eye on. that price doesn't include a mattress but ikea has some mattresses (here, here, and here) that are definitely priced in my budget. PLUS, i can customize the bed however i want as far as color scheme goes.

i am really excited about this! i think i will either do it later this fall, before the baby comes, or have my dad make it for me when my parents come down to see the new baby. since big brother won't be two until after the baby is born, i think i definitely have time before he is ready to move to a bigger bed (that is unless he magically starts climbing out of his crib suddenly!).

see the entire project & tutorial here.

27 July 2009

magnetic ABCs

what a cute idea - and relatively cheap! which i always love.

this is the perfect way to teach my baby his ABCs!

tutorial here.

10 July 2009

dream kitchen

i love white kitchens and i just found one on design*sponge that i absolutely love.

go here to check out more pictures.

more nursery ideas

ever since i saw this nursery, i was in love!

it kinda goes along with the color scheme i have been thinking of...but i just love it. especially the bright, bright yellow!

it is my dream nursery, i think.

i love this idea. i was thinking of using frames to put fabric in but these hoops are neat too. i love the circular look. maybe even a combination of circles and squares would be neat.

how could your baby not be happy in this cheery crib?!? :)all pictures from megan at me and wee

thanks for the inspiration!

09 July 2009

baby room

although i don't know what i am having yet (finding out august 10th!!), i am dreaming of what i would do for a nursery if we had a girl...

of course, if we have a boy, i will just continue to use the bedding we already have for our son...but, it'd be fun to have a girl because i could change things up!

our third bedroom gets the hot afternoon sun, so it heats up really badly. i bought some curtains at ikea the other day (on sale for $14.99 - but incredibly heavy, and good quality!) to help keep the room cooler. they are a light red, almost pink-red, color. so...i thought, if we had a baby girl, those curtains would obviously already be in her room, so here are some ideas i am stirring around in order to tie those curtains in with a nursery...

maybe a bumper made out of this beautiful amy butler tree peony in ivory fabric...

and maybe some accents with this amy butler lotus wallflower in mustard fabric...

and of course, i would need to put lots more pink in the room...so maybe some wall hangings done with some other coordinating fabrics...

what do you think of a light red, pink, and mustard color scheme? not typical...but, i think it would work! do you?