Friday, May 20, 2011

Bathroom Makeover

So, the long awaited blog post of my bathroom makeover is here! -- OK, so maybe you really haven't been waiting on it, but here it is any way...

When I painted my bedroom I decided to paint my bathroom a much much much lighter shade of the dark purple that is on the ceiling in my bedroom... If you missed that post, you can check it out here.

After living with this light purple bathroom for a couple of weeks, I had had enough. It was the perfect color for a 5 year old, princess, purple bedroom. I could NOT stand it. I had thought about using other colors, but just couldn't find the right one... But something had to change, and change in a big way.

After doing the "insane" wall I had a bit more confidence in my painting skills, and a little inspiration from a Kleenex box mom sent me a picture of, I thought I might give painted wall paper another try.

This time... BIG FLOWERS...

(On a side note -- I will say that I typically am not one for liking faux finishes, or stenciled anything...but for some reason this is different and I've been so pleased with the way things turned out.)

I did this much the same way I did the "insane" wall, however this time I made my own pattern.

First, I found a picture of a flower graphic that I really liked, and used the bro's projector to project the image onto some poster board. Then I traced, and cut out the pattern.

Second, I traced the flower on to the wall, making sure to overlap the petals and shift the pattern so the flowers were not all going the same direction.

Third, I determined which colors each of the flowers were going to be, before I started painting (I would not have looked right if two flowers of the same color were overlapping). Then I started to paint. It was just like a coloring book... Stay with in the lines.

I did all the same color at once, then moved on to the next color. The purple needs 3 coats (between you and me, I still have one more coat to do), the dark gray needed two coats, and the light gray should just be fine with one!

Now, these colors may look a little familiar...And you would be right if you said the light gray looks like the gray that is in the living room and bedroom...same with the dark gray. I say when you find a gray that you like and works in you house, stick with it! (However, if I tell my mom that I am going to paint yet another room gray, she might think I've officially gone crazy, he he he) Andy yes, that purple is the very same dark purple that is on the ceiling in my bedroom. Two reasons for this: 1 - I didn't want to go out and buy more paint, I had plenty left over from doing my bedroom, so why not use it AND 2 - I really wanted it to be cohesive with the bedroom colors.

However, I will give you a bit of warning about these colors...There is no natural light in this bathroom, and with the walls being a light purple base, the grays look a bit green. I decided after finishing that it wasn't bad enough for me to go back an repaint.

I am not going to lie I was a bit worried that the insane wall pattern and the bathroom wall pattern would fight each other, but I was please when I stepped back and saw how well the complemented each other!

So there you have it!


Thursday, May 19, 2011

AIM Awards

So, as many of you know, the AIM (Achievement In Marketing) Awards were last week and here is the award the Nashville Huskers won!

Here is what the brochure had to say:

Catagory: Special Event, Event Marketing - Event Under $100,000 Investment
Nashville Huskers
Team Lead: Emily Fay

Emily Fay loves football - and in particular, the Nebraska Huskers. Although he University of Nebraska has one of the winningest college football programs in history, she quickly learned that didn't matter in the middle of SEC territory. So Emily set out to create a community of local Husker fans who would gather to enjoy some football. The only problem was she had no budget, no support for the University, no place to meet and she didn't know any other Nashville Nebraskans. But Emily convinced a bar to turn off the SEC game and turn on the Nebraska game. At the end of the 2010 football season, the Nashville Huskers boasted a community of 361 members. Average attendance at the viewing parties was 102.

I am so blessed to be able to watch football with each and of the Nebraska fans here in Nashville. This is such an amazing group of people! I am looking forward to seeing everyone again soon. I think this season is going to be really challenges...and hopefully more fans.

I am also so blessed to be surrounded with some of the best marking minds in Nashville. With out their support and encouragement I would not have applied for this award. They helped me realize that what I have been doing with the Nashville Huskers is in essence is direct marketing...and that I do marketing for the fun of it!



Apparently I've been a LAZY blogger...

I know that you want to see some of the finished bathroom pictures...Let me tell you it turned out better than I could have even imagined! BUT...I am going to keep you in suspense just a little longer!

I am going to however, going to show you one of the cute things that I put together this weekend.

My door was in desperate need of something, so I thought I would make a wreath for it...and it turned out so perfect! It was in expensive (under $10) and I can change the flowers and ribbon as the summer goes on if I so wish :)

Ok here is another one... I also like playing with my new camera on my new phone...


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bathroom Makeover: Sneak Peek!

So as many of you know, when I get the itch to do something creative, I just have to do it. I'll get antsy and irritated if I don't. When I painted my bedroom I went ahead and painted my bathroom too. I painted it a very light shade of lavender...

After two days, I realized that I didn't like the color at all. I LOVED how my bedroom turned out, but my bathroom...not so much... My bedroom is so classy, and my bathroom looked very 5 year old girl, something had to be done.

I was considering painting it another color, maybe a coral or a dark blue... But the thought of painting another dark color made me think twice about painting it navy and I just could not find the right shade of coral...

Then I got an idea...

After painting my crazy wall, as I like to call it. I've become a little more confident in my painting abilities, and am taking on a bigger project... And here is your sneak peek!

I can't wait until the room is all done, so I can share it with you!