Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I did stuff to my house

I read this blog called nester and she talked about taking risks. Risks are different things to different people. For me its deciding to hang up a picture already. All frames in this post have seriously been laying around unused because I was unsure how/where to hang them.
Maybe I'll do a separate post on this one but we painted this room and I started it by myself. I love the color. Its exactly what I wanted. kind of a brown/gray. It's beautiful if you ask me. (Brent painted the art on the walls in college. It's a collection of chemical engineering supplies that he, dad, and granddad have all used.)
We also pulled the living room color to the foyer and this will be our living room color that you see in the foreground. We couldn't decide and Brent just picked it up one day. I think it'll be really pretty even though I wouldn't have picked it out.
You can't really see here but I used to have pine cones in the glass vases and bowls on the mantel. I decided for summer I wanted something brighter that was fun for kids. (I was thinking may to use for rewards for chores or whatnot) I have starburst and balloons. any ideas for the third?
this is how I hang my jewelry. I bought a wooden picture frame, painted it white and put long screw like things in for bracelets/necklaces. On the other side is fabric rings for earings.
We've had this picture from Jacksons namesake (his great grandfather) for years but I didn't like the framing. I always thought I would get it reframed but then in a whim just decided to paint it white and I like it ok enough to hang up. I don't love the painting but I love having something from William Jackson.
The heart on the bottom left is a scrap from Jacksons beloved kiki. (his blanket)
seriously, all of these frames were just in stacks around my house not being used. I just decided to put them all up. I actually love it but jackson keeps telling me he doesn't like the picture of the bears.
well thats more than you cared to see but i feel good having done this little house projects. It makes our home feel more ours.

14 comments:

Lori said...

Natalie! I'm so impressed! So totally impressed! Great wall colors, great frame groupings, I love every bit of it. Way to just get in there and DO something. It all looks great.

Bonnie said...

It looks so good! I am so excited about that blue, I really think it is going to look great!And I LOVE the brown room that color is gorgeous! I am so impressed!

Kathleen said...

I love pictures of my kids on the walls, It's my reward. When the house is unpacked enough I get to hang up my favorite pictures. I really like the brown color in the office and the blue looks nice as well.

Also, we miss you guys. I almost called you the other day just to see how you guys were doing, then I realized that the time difference meant it would probably be dinner time for you so I didn't.

Robyn said...

How could you post this the week I'm moving!?! Just kidding. I have felt so up in the air for so long that it's becoming my new normal. I'm just excited to not have plaster walls so that I can hang things again.

It's lovely to see the settled side of life. Great job on all of it. LOVE kiki!

Rachel & Stephen said...

I love love love the boys room pictures. Your bathroom looks fantastic too! Well I think your whole house looks great but those are my favs. I think the bears would freak me out too though. I'm anti teddy bears for some reason. I blame it on Padington Bear.

Amber said...

I love the picture frames! I've thought of doing a collage style like you did, but I'm too worried it will look unorganized. Yours looks great!

Amber said...

By the way, great idea for your jewelry. I should try something like that!

Jessica said...

It looks awesome! I love love love love your place for earrings! That is so cute and crafty and creative. I just have a dinky little metal thing-a-ma-jig from Claire's that I bought with my first baby-sitting money when I was twelve. Will you talk to my mom about being brave and just going for house changes please? :)

Chez Nous said...

Go Natalie! Thanks for sharing your "taking risks" projects.

Cheyenne said...

It all looks so good! I like what you did with your necklaces and will probably steel that idea, as I cannot find exactly what I want. You're like a little Molly Mormon crafter! :)

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Jess said...

I am right there with you on the hanging and decorating risk/issue. I am so unsure of how or what to do that I don't do anything. You did a fabulous job! Now you need to come and decorate my walls!;)

Jan Hutchison said...

Natalie I love this! Makes me want to take a special trip to Knoxville just to see it. Hope Aunt Bev does not see this post. I think I had gotten the bear picture from her but....maybe not...I truly love all the nesting you have done!
Where did you get your creativity. I heard you say you want to go look for paint colors for my living room. When are we going to shop?
Love you and yours!!!

tracyp said...

Nice Natalie!