Thursday, February 17, 2011

DIY Birch Tree Wall Mural

I really wanted to paint birch trees in our nursery but I didn't want it to look like a mural. I wanted it to look more like wall paper. So I got a quart of the same paint and had it mixed at 25% lighter than the wall paint. I used a small roller to paint the trunk of the tree. Then I went in with a smaller brush to paint the branches. Next with the same brush I painted the darker bark marks with the original wall color. This was probably the hardest part because it is hard to see what you have painted because the colors appear the same when they are wet. Now you are done. It is really easy, also because the colors are so similar it is very forgiving. Have fun!

modern vintage nursery

Today I finally got around to photographing August's nursery. I still want to put a couple more things up on the walls but I thought it was time to post an image of the whole room. I really wanted a gray nursery but finding the right gray was quite tricky. Lucky we only had to go through two colors. Next I am also going to post a DIY on how I painted the birch trees. It was really so easy. I hope you like it. Try not to get distracted by the ugly carpet.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


It is supposed to snow this Tuesday. So today we found a patch of grass without snow and had an amazing picnic. I tied everything with string and yarn which made it feel a little more special. My Friend made me this blanket for Christmas, I was so excited to have a chance to use it. Isn't it great.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

August Bo-ga-gust: Dwell Studio Baby Bedding

Here is my little baby boy playing in his crib. We like to call him "August Bo-ga-gust." We really don't know why. Before I was prego I entered my self into this thanksgiving decoration contests through dwell studio and ended up winning a $500 shopping spree. When I got pregnant I was so excited because then I was able to use this money toward all of our baby bedding. I feel so blessed because it is really hard to find cute boy bedding and my husband wouldn't let me spend that much on baby bedding. Another fun thing is this is my crib from when i was a baby and my husband painted it for me.