Wednesday, April 15, 2015

ORC Week 3 - Progress in the Safari Glam Nursery

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I can't believe we're half-way there and I still need to do so much!

Well mainly, the waiting on the carpet is killing me, I ordered it from Lowe's and since we live way out here, far from the city, it's taking forever to get the materials we need!

Which is one of these colors from Stainmaster

On a positive note, we've got paint...

HUGE difference, made the room more welcoming and brighter

And we've got LIGHTS!



Well, bought them at least. ;-)
Got both from Lowe's. My swing-arm wall sconces was a steal at $31!!! Not the right finish, but I'm sure a can of spray paint can spruce it up more since I want it in GOLD finish just like my accent Wall Paper.
I also decided to go with a ceiling fan  as always like in the other bedrooms, I just think it's more practical to have and most ceiling fans don't look too bad right now.

Speaking of wall paper, before I ended up choosing Oh Joy! Petal Pusher Wall paper in gold


 I was also seriously considering these...

Rifle Paper Co. Safari Blush

Water Color Peony Wallpaper from Anthropologie
Great Meadow Mural from Anthropologie
All of these are equally gorgeous I think, But in the end, my love for his wallpaper ruled my decision.

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Now, I just have to find someone who can put it up for me! Wish me luck on that!

Also this arrived in the mail recently...

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Always wanted a Juju hat in our home, and now I have the perfect spot (would also make an awesome head dress for Halloween someday too;-))!
I got it from AFRICANART.COM, it's the most inexpensive price I could find (super fast FREE shipping too, got mine in 2 days) so if your on a look out for one, check the site out!

I also found this...

Isn't it pretty?
I found it at a local Antique store and I just love all the colors plus it's made of fabric - I love the details!
I'm planning to put this above the changing table,

So far we've crossed out some on our list:

1) Clear up the room of course
2) Change the carpet - we haven't changed it since we moved
3) Paint the room white and the trim in a contrasting color
4) Change the ceiling fan
5) Add hard-wired wall sconces
6) Put up the wall paper on the crib wall
7) Update the window treatments - if my budget allows 
8) Paint her closet
9) DECORATE, DECORATE

Have you checked in on the other participant's progress yet?
I'm sure I will, so many great rooms in the making!

Have a Great Weekend!

VEL 


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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Getting Original art

I won the "Art Lottery"!


Not really, but I feel like I did after getting this...


It's " ARM IN ARM" by JENNIFER DAILY.

I first saw this art work on MINTED

I searched for the artist and I was lucky enough that the original was available and the price was within reach, so I had no second thoughts and grabbed it right away!

After I bought it,  it was again featured by EMILY HENDERSON here..


When she shelled out her BEST ONLINE ART RESOURCES


...and picked 'my painting' among her favorites!


See!

Of course I have been blessed to have two KERRY STEELE watercolors from the THE PINK PAGODA in the past...



but getting this new abstract art has got me so excited again about owning originals!

It's small but hang distinctly on one of the walls as you enter the house

I love prints too, but don't you think if you could get the original, it just makes it more exciting owning the art itself?! Of course, if the original is un-affordable, the prints will suffice especially if it's something you really love right?!

Now, I try to scour affordable art print sources and try to go to the original artist's site hoping to win the 'Art Lottery' again!


Have a Wonderful Week!


VEL 

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

ORC Week 2- Evolution of Safari Glam Nursery Plans

Ok, now that you've seen the BEFORE HERE, I want to share with you what my plan is and how it has evolved over the last couple of months in my head.

Thank goodness for POLYVORE, I am able to show you a rough sketch of my ideas for the nursery.

Modern Disney Princess Nursery
FACT: I am a HUGE DISNEY FAN - So huge, that my first idea for a nursery was centered around the Disney princesses!!!! Eventually, I realized I didn't want to be too "theme-y" so I changed my mind to this...
Pink Floral Nursery

I thought this might be easier for baby to grow up with! But, I didn't like the plain wall behind the crib and some of the other elements like the nixon tables (my child's fingers might go through those holes and get cuts from it) or the blue rug. So next I came up with this...

Floral Nursery
Ah, this one was almost perfect! But alas, that wall mural is way too expensive, and I'm not even sure my daughter will like it?!The suitcase idea too would be too hazardous for a little one (stair climbing or toppling over scenarios). And then I realized I had too much stuff probably in the space, so I came up with this...

Minimalist Glam Nursery

Loved it for a while, then I thought, no way am I putting the crib by the window, and I then thought, this has too little stuff in it (yup, I'm fickle-minded)!

So in the end I came up with a mix of a little bit of everything here!

Let me ORIENT YOU FIRST ON THE DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF THE ROOM so you'll understand the plan better...

HERE IS THE ROOM AGAIN ALL EMPTIED OUT
And here are my plans....
 I kept the Juju Hat idea and flower idea (with a twist) on the CRIB WALL. Still love the 2 lights flanking the crib.
CHANGING TABLE WALL OR LEFT WALL
I will keep the Campaign dresser that was in this guest room and plan to make that the changing table instead. Her dresser is just too tall now and I'm always having visions of her falling off from it!


The last 2 walls of the room are up in the air still, these are tentative designs so I don't really know yet how it will look in these last 2 angles...
DRESSER WALL OR RIGHT WALL
WINDOW WALL
I want a day bed by the window for me, since I don't know how well she'll sleep in her room at the beginning and also for the nanny.

So the main things that need to be done asap :

1) Clear up the room of course
2) Change the carpet - we haven't changed it since we moved
3) Paint the room white and the trim in a contrasting color
4) Change the ceiling fan
5) Add hard-wired wall sconces
6) Put up the wall paper on the crib wall
7) Update the window treatments - if my budget allows 
8) Paint her closet
9) DECORATE, DECORATE

I will share  some progress on the room next week!
Now let's see what the others are up to HERE!


Have a Fabulous Weekend!


VEL

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