Armoire Makeover

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.

armoire beforeAfter a coat of primer and three coats of semi-gloss white paint, here is what it looks like now in the nursery…

Aimee Weaver nursery 1 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.Aimee Weaver nursery 4 Aimee Weaver nursery 3 Aimee Weaver nursery 6It 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!

New Signs

I’ve added a few new signs to the shop this morning…Aimee Weaver Designs - Love the Lord your God wood sign Aimee Weaver Designs - Love the Lord your God wood sign 2

The “Love the Lord your God” sign is available here.
Aimee Weaver Designs - Enjoy the little things in life wood signAnd 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!

Aimee Weaver Designs Christmas Signs

Anchor T-Shirt {new in the shop}

After many requests, I designed an anchor t-shirt as part of our adoption fundraiser, and they are now available in my Etsy shop! The anchor shirts are available in soft cotton navy and in a flattering v-neck women’s cut which runs pretty true to size.anchor1 anchor2

I also still have my other t-shirts available in the Etsy shop. 100% of the proceeds go toward our adoption expenses.arrow pic10bike pic3 square shirt10Thanks so much for your support, friends! Happy Monday!

Branch Arrow DIY

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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

-thin branches

-hot glue

arrow1 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. arrow3

I glued sawtooth hangers on the back of the cardboard to hang it.Aimee Weaver nursery 9 Aimee Weaver nursery 12 Aimee Weaver nursery 13You could create a different shape if you’d want. It’s an easy, quick project – my favorite!

Nursery Update

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…
Nursery beforeAfter 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…Aimee Weaver nursery 8 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. Aimee Weaver nursery 9 A handmade branch arrow that I made (tutorial coming soon) and a watercolor I painted…Aimee Weaver nursery 12Aimee Weaver nursery 1 Aimee Weaver nursery 3 Aimee Weaver nursery 4 Aimee Weaver nursery 13 Aimee Weaver nursery 16 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.Aimee Weaver nursery 18 A watercolor I created for the room. I have a similar print available here.Aimee Weaver nursery 19Aimee Weaver nursery 20We are getting more and more excited about our littlest joining our family! Next Spring we will likely be bringing him home!

Autumn around the house

Tonight is our little town’s annual parade, and it feels like fall is officially here! I like to keep things very simple when I’m decorating for the different seasons. For fall this year, I mostly just bought pumpkins, cut hydrangeas, branches, and fountain grass from the back yard, and used some wood crates.

This is our little side porch…Aimee Weaver fall1 Aimee Weaver fall2 Aimee Weaver fall3 Aimee Weaver fall6 Aimee Weaver fall7

And our front entry…Aimee Weaver fall16 Aimee Weaver fall15

And inside the house…
Aimee Weaver mantle 1 Aimee Weaver mantle 3 Aimee Weaver mantle 4 Aimee Weaver mantle 5 Aimee Weaver mantle 6 Aimee Weaver mantle 7 Aimee Weaver fall10 Aimee Weaver fall11 Aimee Weaver fall12 Aimee Weaver fall13 Aimee Weaver fall9Fall is one of my favorite seasons, and I’m determined to enjoy it before the weather turns really cold, and the winter coats need to come out!