Tuesday, July 12, 2011


This past month and a half I've been feeling very "nest-y". Lots of projects have been on our plates due to some other fantastic blogs I follow. (Sorry, hunny!)

We've recently made the decision NOT to  move. DON'T WORRY! We weren't planning on going far. Doesn't matter now, though. Looks like we may be here a little while longer. So with that comes ch ch ch changes! If we're staying, then we're re-decorating! My mind has been spinning with all the great ideas! I've got lots of plans so be sure to stay tuned as new projects come about. In the meantime, check out what we've been up to recently!

Project #1: Homemade Chalkboard. SO fun and simple to make. We just got a piece of plywood, cut it to the size we wanted and 2 coats of Chalkboard paint later, voila! A Chalkboard!  PS: YES! There is chalkboard paint! Don't let the store workers tell you otherwise! We tethered some rope to the top and made a cup holder for the chalk. So fun and a great way to keep the kids busy outside...when it's not so steamy!

Project #2: New front door wreath. I love things that have initials. Adds a personal touch to different items. Again, a very easy project. Got the wreath, flowers and letter all from Michaels. Painted the "R" green and hot glued it to the wreath. The flowers are just woven around the side. Love. It!

Project #3: Bookshelf Re-do. This project was fun!! I got the bookshelf (wood colored but forgot to take a before picture) off Craigslist for $20. Took it home, primered it and painted it blue to match Ethan's room. Then I found a font on the computer I liked, printed out "books" and stenciled it onto the top. 

My painting helpers

Project #4: Building the attached wall book holders. I love the way this project displays books! So cute and adds great decor to the room. Here are pictures of them and the finished bookshelf in Ethan's room.

I don't know if you can read it, but I wrote a quote on the hanging wall book holders. "The more that you read, the more that you know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."  -Dr. Seuss


vicki said...

Meredith, you are truly a "Rice". I remember doing "hands-on" projects and crafts when my girls were little. Save a little, then spend a lot. LOL. Keep up the fun stuff. Your kids will surely follow suit when they get older. Lindsay and her friends just finished painting her room. (Not a fan of the color, but the pepto-pink is gone. Now its :minty".) Ethan's room looks so cute. Good work. Love ya, Aunt Vicki

youaremyhappy said...

So great! Good work mama.