Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
The awesome chandeliers I ordered from Urban Outfitters for my bedroom came in on Friday and I was so excited to hang them, it was the first thing I did yesterday. They are bigger than I though and wanted but they still look good!
But as I was sitting there observing the room, I knew this room was in desperate need of a pattern. Since I haven't been able to find a fabric I like as much as my inspiration fabric... And the fabric I ordered from www.spoonflower.com hasn't come in yet, and I don't think I would want a whole lot of that fabric in the room... I made the decision to do something insane.
I got this idea from a friend of mine, Kim, she did this in her hall and it looks amazing! Kim, got the idea from the Jones Design Company blog (which has the stencil I used). Tank you Kim, I am so glad I did this!
I will say that mine turned out a bit more "organic" than the other two did, but it is that "organic-ness" that is just what was needed in that room... There were so many solid colors and sharp clean lines...It needed something different. So, here we go!
This is the before:
Each of these blogs have tips as to how to do this...So here are mine and the supplies that you will need:
- Stencil, From Jones Design Company blog - I used two a paper one for corners and those tricky spots, and a cardboard one for the rest of the wall...
- Level - When I was traceing the pattern onto the wall, I started from the bottom and moved my way up and to the right... So I used the level on the first couple of rows on the bottom and the first two columns on the left. I figured if I make sure the those are straight and level I can work from there.
- Pencil - to trace... make sure you have a good eraser.
- iPod - not pictured but was necessary
- Paint Brush - I think the brush I used was wider than the other two examples... but I was happy with the way that it turned out so I am happy.
- Paint - The best part of this is that I had everything I needed here at home... I just used left over paint from when I painted my accent walls downstairs... It worked perfect!
- Beer - I can be a bit OCD sometimes and want to make everything perfect and often get irritated when it isn't. It usually bothers me, but with this I had to think that the imperfections were part of design...they make it "organic" and beautiful! With a beer in hand I was less concerned about making it perfect, and just had fun with it...
- Time - This took me 8 hours start to finish...That includes cutting out the pattern and clean up.
This was not a hard project at all... it just took some time!
And, really... It was Casey who did most of the work and thought behind the project So I have to give him the credit for my headboard!
I like to be thrifty when I can, so I knew that I didn't want to go to West Elm and buy a massive headboard... I just wasn't in my budegt... and I couldn't justify spending that kind of money when I knew it was possible to do it for much less with a trip to Lowe's. In total, the headboard cost just about $100.
On trip #1 to Lowe's we picked up two hollow doors...Here are the really cool things:
- The holes for the door knobs are not drilled in them
- No sanding needed
- $26 each
I also picked up some stain and rub on polyurethane... which was another $15 bucks.
My "dining room" was then turned into a shop and we stained the doors....
I think we ended up doing 2 or 3 coats of the stain, and one coat of the polyurethane.
Next there was another trip to Lowe's to get fasteners ($10) and a trip to big lots to get rope light ($20)... Yep this sucker is back lit!
Casey worked his magic, and I stayed out of his hair... but did manage to get this picture in the process..
And here is the final product!
I am so excited with the way that it turned out!
THANK YOU CASEY!!!
Casey has been at his new job for about a month and a half now, and he comes home with some interesting "scraps" if you will... Last week he came home with some of the signage from one of the events they did. As we know Casey is quite creative... and turned that signage into this...
It looks like reclaimed wood, but really it is foam core!
He also came up with this...
These two were apart of the signage but are now my new pop art in my office area! I love the look she is giving him!
I was also in need of some new porch furniture...Last summer as I was trying to enjoy a sunset on my front porch, I managed to fall through the seat of one of these chairs...Wonderful for my self esteem let me tell you... And the other one fell of the front porch and broke. I saw a set at Target that I LOVED and wanted to get, but by the time that I got to Target they were long gone.
Fast forward to the other night, and I was walking through Target and what did I see?! The outdoor furniture that I have been wanting for a year! AND it was on sale... So, I got it! And, I think it looks great, and so comfy!
I am ready for spectacular sunsets now!
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Background of the Nashville Huskers:
This group was formed in September of 2009. Our fist watch party was for the Nebraska vs. VA Tech, we were expecting 20 people to show up and had over 80 people come to watch the game. Attendance grew as word got out. The Alumni Association did not assist in the development of this group in 2009. However, we started working with the Alumni Association in 2010 and anticipate further assistance in promoting this watch site location for the 2011 season.
The Ideal watch site location will have/be:
- Centrally Located
- Sufficient parking
- Sufficient number of TV’s
- Sufficient space for 50-100 people
- Family Friendly (There are families with young kids)
- Smoke Free
What a watch site location can expect from Nashville Huskers:
- On average Nashville has 100 people show up each week. However, there will be some weeks that there are closer to 150 -200 people and other weeks were there are closer to 25 people. The biggest factor is the game time.
- As soon as I hear about game times and TV stations I will let the location know.
- We will promote the location on Message Boards, Websites, and in E-mails.
- The location will be the Official home of the Nashville Huskers and THE place to watch Husker Football in Nashville.
What Nashvillians for Nebraska would like from a watch site location:
IF YOU KNOW OF ANYTHING THAT MIGHT WORK, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET ME KNOW!