Today I want to share the result of something I've been working on and thinking about for over a month!
Not long ago I got it in my mind that I really should "get back to work". I've been somewhat retired (doing whatever I want) for going on 15 years now, but I'm thinking more and more that I should be 'out there' and making my own money. Three of our four daughters work with the general public and the stories I hear!---I suspect I'm too intolerant to last long at a Starbuck's or Safeway. And ALL applications are done online these days! Reading about me on a computer generated list; I am a 56 year old grandmother who hasn't really worked in 15 years. PASS! lol. So I got it in my mind that I should do what makes me excited to get up every day and not feel like I'm working. And that is to CREATE! I've spent years decorating and making for friends and family, many results that I've shared here on this blog, but I'd like to see if people might actually want to pay me to decorate for them, too!
To help get the idea rolling, I asked a friend with one year old twins if she'd be my first. She took a chance and said "yes!". Even better, I got to do the work while they were out of town for two days. Aside from a general color palette I had shared with her, Carrie had no idea what I was going to do. I really appreciate that she trusted me! Here is the before pic.
The room is 10 x 10.
Here is the bright and happy after!
You know my old blog still gets 500+ hits a day for my roman blind tutorial...So I can't imagine doing a room without making one. They just add such a custom touch I think!
Carrie was hoping for lighting a little more conducive to naptime than the previous mini blinds and I think this helps a lot.
This fabric by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake couldn't be cuter!
My idea for tying in two unmatched cribs was matching quilts. I bought a white twin size quilt at Tuesday Morning, cut it in half (and then some), and personalized them with their names. :-)
I always knew I wanted that saying between the two cribs. When the one I ordered on etsy ended up being too big, I put a call out on a local Facebook page I'm on and thank the Lord Melissa Essig came to my rescue! She made a couple of tweaks to it that made me love it even more. Seriously, check out her wood signs. She's awesome!
This is the third or fourth old sewing machine cabinet that I've upcycled into a more useful piece. I think this is my favorite one yet. When I found that scalloped wood trim at Michael's years ago I bought every stick they had. I've previously shared projects using it here and here. Now I still dream about finding more. Have googled the heck out of it and keep coming up empty. I have one strip left. :-(
Hello cute! I think this little corner really packs a punch, don't you? IKEA table and shelves done over to meet our needs. :-)
The scallop paint around the the ceiling--I'm sure we all agree really makes the room POP! I have no secrets or tips to share with you. I went around and around that room probably six times (lost count of the times I went up and down a ladder) and all I can say is you've gotta have real determination. Which you know I always do. ;-)
I've created a new Facebook page, as a business and another means of publicly sharing creativity. I'd love it if you like it. Uniquely Chic Decor. Thanks!