Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Projects and Potty Training

I hate potty training. I hate the mess and the pain that it is. Maci Clare tells me about every 20 minutes she needs to go potty so we go and take clothes off and get her on and then she does nothing. Only to pee her pants 10 or 15 minutes later. Today I put her diaper back on but she continues to tell me she has to go to the potty. So I just keep chugging along. If it was warmer I would let her run around in just panties but it is pretty chilly right now. I guess I'm just going to have to deal with it for now.
On to other more pleasant things. I am not finished with my bedroom but I am posting pictures anyway. My goal was to make our bedroom ours. No kids stuff. Not even pictures of the kids. I read one time that you should only put pictures of you and your spouse in the bedroom and keep it romantic. So here is what I have finished so far. I have plans for the rest. I just haven't had time to complete them.We painted the wall red over Christmas break. It was an ugly mauve color (can you say 80's?), which my husband actually said he liked. (Roll eyes here!) Anyway, he was way unsure of the color but quickly obliged me and now he loves it. These Live, Love, Laugh, Dream things came from Thirty One. I loved them from the moment I saw them and knew I had to have them.

This gooseneck rocker belonged to my grandma and it has always been in my bedroom. The little table was refinished by Jim and I after we were married to use as an endtable in our living room. I can't bear to get rid of it because it is one of the first pieces of furniture we owned. My wedding picture is waiting behind the chair for a new black frame and will go up beside the words. The round boxes were actually Christmas boxes from Hobby Lobby that were 66% off after Christmas. Jim spray painted the bottoms black (they were blue with Merry Christmas all over them.) And we left the tops alone. The look better in the picture than they look in real life. But you can't tell unless you are really close to them.
I bought these wall sconces at our local flea market for $5 each. They are Southern Living Home so the actual cost was probably high. They were still in the packages they came in . The top opens up so you can put flowers in them but I am not a plastic flower kind of girl so I am using them as shelves. Jim gave me this frame for Christmas. I saw it in Hobby Lobby and wanted it before Christmas. He went back and bought it for me. It says "Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away." Right now it has the three pictures that came in it still in it. I am going to put black and white pictures of us in it. We may have to get some made. I know I said I hate plastic flowers but the ones you see in the picture are the silk flowers that I carried in my wedding. So I can't get rid of those. This picture is just a cheap black frame with 2 pieces of scrapbook paper in it. I loved the black paper but because you could see through it, I had to back it with red. Now for my very favorite thing in the room.This old window came out of the very first house we owned. I took the glass out of it and spray painted it black. I then took one of the white letters from Hobby Lobby ($1.50 when wall decor was 50% off.) and mod podged it with scrapbooking paper. I hung the letter and 3 5x7 frames by black ribbon. The frame on the left is my bridal portrait. The one on the right is a picture of Jim posing in this tux at our wedding. In the middle I will put a recent picture of Jim and I. The iron thing over the window was bought at a yard sale for .25 and I spray painted it white. (It was an ugly cream color.) This whole thing hangs over my bed.This is our new comforter and shams. I will add some pillows. I want to find some red and prints that match everything else. We still have a few things to do but for the most part this is the look that I wanted. Now we are going to work on our bathroom. It is pretty ugly too. But it won't be for long.

9 comments:

Marian said...

I love it...What inexpesive decorating. That's what I'm talking about.

Windy said...

Looks good! We are going to try to do one room at a time and get our house back up to par:) Little kids and fresh paint/new house do not go well together:)

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

I'm in the same potty training boat: hate it!

Beautiful decorating, looks great!

Southerner said...

I love the red with the black and white. I had the red wall in my dining room in Florida and found that it went with pretty much everything when I thought it would limit me. I love how you are using your old pieces and special things. Can't wait to see the bath!

Michelle said...

I love the color. I had red in my DR at my old house and loved it! The black accents are great with it and I love how you mixed your old pieces with it...Great Yard sale finds too!

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Very nice.

Anonymous said...

I really do like all the things you've done to the bedroom--paint and decorations. I'm too wishy washy to come up with something so striking! Looks great.

Your IA Mom

Karen_thrifty said...

I love red. Our kitchen/dining area was painted that shade of red, but when we put it on the market we had to paint everything taupe. I had red walls and white cabinets and white appliances. The red went so well with it. Right now we have cream colored walls in our house and I'd love to accent the windows with some red curtains.

Karen_thrifty said...

P.S. I have an old window too. It has crackled paint on it and the original glass inside. I was thinking of making a photo collage to go inside. Your idea of hanging frames inside is cute.