Thursday, September 23, 2010

Home Tour Part VII: Sophie's Room

I have decorating on my mind. I've been thinking of ideas for my master bedroom (see #13 on my list --->) and have a few things going on now. It's exciting.

As I've been on the lookout for decorating ideas (blogosphere), cheap bedroom furniture(CSN), and lighting (Ross, TJMaxx, etc), I remembered that I never posted Sophie's bedroom pictures, so I thought I'd do that today.



If you thought the guest room needed lots of work, you were right. But, Sophie's room was the worst. It wins for the room needing the most coats of paint, thanks to the pink and green floor-to-ceiling diamonds, lime green closet interior, and bright pink ceiling. Also, I had to spend time sanding down the edges of the pink diamonds so that they wouldn't show through.

We painted Sophie's room a light pinky salmon color and accented it with pinks, corals, and turquoise. Later, we found a bright yellow headboard at a thrift shop that we couldn't pass up, so it was added. I initally planned on painting it, but I think it looks good as is, so for now it's staying yellow.

In one corner, she has all of her doll supplies. She has a thing for dolls right now, and has 5 favorites (Elo, Ia, Alopsio, Algo, and Fairy).

(picture descriptions below)

Top Left: Two vintage Sunday School posters found at a thrift store framed in garage sale found frames, sprayed turquoise. Pink painted chandelier taken from my parents' new house when they replaced their lighting

Top Right: I made this quilt. I couldn't find anything I liked for the longest time, and finally just decided to do something myself. I combined 2 Amy Butler blanket patterns and I love how it turned out.

Bottom Left: Mirror recovered from my parents' bathroom re-do, sprayed turquoise & hung at Sophie-height

Bottom Right: Thrift store art with pink painted frame & coral curtains

Friday, September 17, 2010

300 to 30

I decided that I was going to make a "30 by 30" list. It's a list of things I'd like to do before I turn 30. It doesn't have anything too dramatic on it like a trip around the world or learning a foreign language, as we're on a budget and I'm already 29 and don't have much time to complete the list.

Coincidentally, today marks 300 days until I turn 30, so I thought I'd post the list now. I still have a couple more things to add to it though. I just need to think of them.

30 by 30

1. Grow my hair long

2. Go to the beach

3. Plan a big party

4. Read 5 books

5. Develop a back-to-school plan

6. Find a budget for a nice camera

7. Go on a long weekend with Jake

8. Read the Book of Mormon

9. Make a good friend

10. Make and sell something creative

11. Visit Grandma weekly

12. Write a book

13. Decorate my master bedroom

14. Be stronger

15. Plant an orange tree

16. Have a flower garden

17. Have only one mortgage

18. Be a regular temple patron

19. Get a life insurance policy

20. Have a will

21. Plan a year supply menu

22. Teach the dog a new trick

23. Help Sophie learn to read a whole book

24. Eat an expensive dessert

25. Buy a scanner

26. Expand my business

27. Sew something awesome

28. Prepare for my BP

29. Find temple art that I like


Any ideas?