So a few weeks ago my husband brought home an old armoire that he saw setting along the side of the road for free. Be jealous, ladies, he is mine.
It looked really sad and this is the only picture I took of it before I gave it a much-needed makeover. It is a very sturdy, non-smelly piece with cedar on the inside.
After a coat of primer and three coats of semi-gloss white paint, here is what it looks like now in the nursery…
We took off the top piece of moulding, which dated it, and added trim to the doors. After I painted it, I distressed the edges with sandpaper and added door handles from Hobby Lobby. It looks like a completely different piece of furniture now! And it only cost us some paint and hardware. It’s amazing what you can do with paint!
I’ve added a few new signs to the shop this morning…
The “Love the Lord your God” sign is available here.
And you can find the “Enjoy the little things” sign here.
If you are thinking about ordering a sign as a Christmas gift, I would strongly recommend you order it soon! We are filling up very quickly for the holidays this year. Visit our website for more details on how to order.
At the beginning of November, we will have a limited amount of these two Christmas signs ready to ship, so stay tuned!
I created an arrow out of branches for the nursery and thought I’d share how I did it. It was really very easy.
Here’s what you’ll need:
-cardboard cut into the shape that you want
I cut a piece of cardboard into the shape of an arrow and gathered thin branches from our back yard. Then I hot-glued the branches onto the cardboard. It’s as simple as that.
I glued sawtooth hangers on the back of the cardboard to hang it. You could create a different shape if you’d want. It’s an easy, quick project – my favorite!
Four years ago we renovated a storage room in the upstairs of our house into a nursery for Jack. Here is what we had to work with. Think paneling on the walls, ugly stained tile ceiling, concrete floor, a door leading to nowhere…
After a lot of work we turned it into a nursery, and through the years I’ve been changing it up every now and then. Because that’s what I do. You understand.
As we are waiting for our little guy in China, I’ve had the itch to make the room a little more boy-friendly. It was Violet’s room when she was a baby, and she is now mostly sharing a room with Avery. So I’ve been doing a little bit of puttering… The daybed in the room is an antique crib that I picked up at a yardsale. When our little guy comes home, we will probably put an actual crib in the room for him. A handmade branch arrow that I made (tutorial coming soon) and a watercolor I painted… This room was an addition built onto the house before we moved in, so the random window over the dresser looks into Jack’s room. I bought some white Chinese lanterns at Michael’s, spray-painted them different shades of blue, and hung them by tacks in the ceiling. A watercolor I created for the room. I have a similar print available here.We are getting more and more excited about our littlest joining our family! Next Spring we will likely be bringing him home!
Hey friends! I am having an Instagram sale on some of my gently used clothes today! In case you are interested, head over to my new Instagram account @shopaimeescloset.