Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sienna's Room: Closet Glam

The next project I did in Sienna's Room was to make the closet pretty. 

It was just a boring closet with oak doors, oak trim, dingy white walls and a generic shelf and rod before I completely made it over. Here is the before when we first moved in the house with the green paint and all. 

I painted the room gray - Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore and the trim Alabaster White by Sherwin Williams. The inside of the closet needed a serious coat of paint so I painted it Alabaster White as well, to match the trim. 

I had leftover hot pink paint that I had custom made for our bedroom wall at our old house. To make the closet more fun, I painted the shelf and rod hot pink.

Next, I ordered 1-inch silver metallic dot stickers from Amazon for under $10. Here is a link to similar labels. I know you can get vinyl dots made for the walls, but these were really cheap and I think they will come off easily someday if needed. 

I used a ruler/level to make sure the stickers were spaced equally and straight. I spaced them about 10 inches apart horizontally and vertically from the center of each dot. This was pretty time consuming, but I loved the results!

Here is the final result... 

It is hard to get a good picture because they are reflective. It looks a little different now with the clothes hanging and curtains, but I will show more pictures soon! 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sienna's Nursery: the walls

My latest house project before Sienna's birth was her bedroom. First thing up was painting her room. Brecken used this room for almost a full year before I kicked him out. It was a light grayish sage green before and I never hung any decorations when it was his room. It was dying for a makeover. You will also notice that the trim was still the oak-y color too. Here are the before pictures:

And here is the after - much better.

I once again went with Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. I love pink for a girl, but I didn't want to do pink walls so went with something very neutral. I have Revere Pewter many other places in my house, but I knew I liked it and didn't want to have another gray dilemma. I painted the trim Alabaster (white) by Sherwin Williams. I hate painting trim, but it completely changed the look to the room. 

Well, there is much more to projects to show before I reveal the whole nursery, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Maternity Photos

About a month before Sienna was born, I had maternity pictures taken with my bump and the rest of the family by the fabulous Midwest Lifeshots. Although it was a steamy 85 - 90 degrees and I got 30 mosquito bites, the pictures are fantastic and were so worth it! When I look at these pictures, I miss being pregnant and feeling baby girl's kicks and movement, yet I am so glad I am not! I am so glad I get to hold her in my arms!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

1 month old

I can't believe that my sweet little Sienna is already a month old - actually almost 6 weeks old. It has flown by, but yet at the same time, it seems like I have had her forever - that I have always known her beautiful little face. Of course I am back to taking monthly pictures. I am so glad I did this with Brecken and tried to document his milestones. I thought I would remember everything, but don't!

 I took weekly pictures for the first four weeks because little ones change so much in those first weeks. Thank goodness I only have to take them once a month now- I have been taking weekly pictures since February! 
Here are her weekly pictures...

Sienna has experienced many firsts and met many new people in the last 6 weeks. She has the sweetest little personality - Sweet Pea (what I call her sometimes) totally fits her. I cannot get enough of her snuggles; she is SO cuddly. I will totally miss this stage someday! She is a very good, content baby, able to sit for periods of time in her swing just looking around or sleeping. I am blessed that she sleeps well right now, only getting up once a night - thanks baby girl! She loves bathtime and like to just kick her little legs in the water. She is starting to smile and I can't get enough of that little grin. She is doing so well and we just can't get enough of those big brown eyes!