Table Up-cycling

Before: Mimi’s telephone table. Nice but ordinary. Wouldn’t you say?

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After: SO much cuter. Personality. I used spray paint. Red Cherry (I believe? Krylon) Sprayed 2 coats and it just looked fantab! You can still see the wood grain, it just looks so much better!! I think Mimi would probably “cuss” me for painting it! But, never the less. I love it! 
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xoxo. mama bird

Big Boy Room {part 1: fabrics}

Jack is about to turn 3 and it is time that I update the current nursery to a big boy room. He is still sleeping  in his crib and I shutter to think how this transition is going to go! In my mind expect the worst and it can never actually be that bad, RIGHT? 

I have all sorts of ideas and have decided that I am going to start with the bedding and build around that. This is where you guys come in! I’d LOVE to know what you think and I am giving you some very different things to look at and consider. Hubs will be building his bed and my great friend and artist is going to help me paint a mural!!! I do want to do a room that will allow for growth, not something I am going to have to turn around and redo in 2 years.

My first thoughts on a room would incorporate the outdoors, maybe cabin chic?  With the mural I want to do trees, water, sky, very earthy/whimisical. 

Here are my top picks!!

#1 Ivy League madras plaid

bed ivy league

#2 Sageberry Creek Beach Plaid

 bed sageberry creek

#3 Blue Camo  (could get old?)

bed pe camo#4 Western Star

bed star#5 Fishy Fish (cute, may not grow as well)

bed fish#6 Urban plaid

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I love/like them all and can vision a fantab room around all of these!!

What’s your fav, thoughts, ideas?

xoxo, Mama Bird

Furniture Score!!

Not sure if you guys know but I majored in Interior Design in college and absolutely love a design change. I love paint, fabrics, and REALLY love the fact that I live in an area where you can get some amazing furniture for even more amazing deals!! This past weekend was NO exception. For $250 I did a total re-model on my family room. I was lucky enough to stumble upon a furniture sale and found a great sofa for $200 (retail for $1,600.)!!!

Grayson Slipcovered SofaI got it in a camel/chocolate brown.

Then I popped over  to the Robert Abbey Lamp Sale (think Restoration Hardware, Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn lighting!!) Got two fantastic RED lamps two amazing white ceramic lamps with a floral design and 1 fantab white floor lamp for $125 YES! I saved hundreds of dollars!!!

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I can not express my excitement!!! I love a deal and LOVED, loved, love giving the family room a little facelift! I will post actual pics when I get a chance my camera is acting up!!

xoxo, Mama Bird