So on to the not complaining... a few days ago I was talking to dh about ripping up the carpet in our hallways and bedrooms (our Nov project) and I got really inspired to 'do it right'. We are moving all the kids rooms around to make room for the new baby and I think the best way to paint and all that would be before the carpet comes out, one room at a time (so we don't get paint on the newly cleaned and decarpeted wood floor). The kids and I immediately started searching for ideas and inspiration for their new bedrooms.
As I was searching, I came across this from one of my favorite shops on Etsy (Maple Shade Kids):
I have been planning on doing something in the little boys room (Logan and the new baby) along the "forest theme" line for a while... but I hadn't found anything quite so perfect as this lady's work. I wish I could say that I could buy everything I love... but I can't. So I set out to recreate it, and for $5.22 (half off coupon at Micheal's) I got a couple craft boards, and between that and old calendars I had on hand, I made myself one:
Then today, I decided to tackle another:
On top of that, they are going to have these on their newly painted tan walls (without the words):
I am going to make them matching bedding and I am planning on bringing this out to use for the baby (I made it for Logan):
Collecting the Moments... Little's Corner
Feeling really excited about the inspiration (and the follow through) I was able to do! My notebooks are filling up with things to do before February, but I am just loving it. And I was thinking it would be a great idea to pass on to all those who are looking for Christmas projects right now! Seriously, it cost me $5 and about two hours for each of these adorable wall hangings. Isn't it just amazing what you can do when you feel inspired?
Now that I am feeling crafty again, does anyone have any awesome handmade gifts to share for older girls and boys? I still have two rooms to redo. ;)