February 26, 2011
Cobia Fishing with my babe! Our good friends have a boat and were nice enough to take us out on it. Crazy how different things are 3 years later!
I knew I wanted a vintage bed for Kyler’s new big girl room and I wasn’t willing to pay an arm and a leg for a brand new “vintage” bed. I love the Jenny Lind style so that was my first thought. I popped on Craigslist every now and then in search of the right bed and I came across this gem.
I knew with the some new paint and cute bedding, this would make one cute bed. We picked it up for $139 and I was perfectly okay with that.
Next step, was finding a comparable dresser. Again, after searching Craigslist, I decided I was looking for the french provincial style. Now this style tends to have really big dressers so that was another obstacle, to find a 6 drawer that would work for a little girl’s room. After looking and looking and finding plenty (but out of my price range), I was feeling defeated. One day, we were out and about looking at some consignment shops when we drove by one and I told Chris “oh wait, we need to turn around!” I spotted one in the window and it looked perfect driving by. I called the shop immediately and asked for the price. When they responded with “$130″, we turned around and headed to the shop. It was in perfect condition, but again, just needed some paint!
Chris started with the bed first. We thought about just using a deglosser since sanding this puppy would take a while but he ended up hand sanding all the spindles. We just decided we wanted to do it right so why not take the extra time and prep it correctly. It did take A LONG time but it was worth it.
Sanding the dresser was a lot easier. Only took him a day to sand the entire thing and the paint came right off.
For priming, we used Valspar’s binding primer at the suggestion of the Lowes guy. We wanted to ensure that a toddler couldn’t easily scratch up the paint and didn’t want to deal with paint peeling off. It would well!
Again, the spindles made everything take a lot more time. So many little grooves to get into.
The dresser on the other hand was cake!
I knew I wanted to keep the Coral and Aqua color scheme in her room and was dead set on painting her walls a bright Coral. I went back and forth with going with a simple white or a pretty Aqua and decided to go for the color. We settled on the color “Aqua Glow” by Valspar, but went with Sherwin Williams Pro-Classic Interior Acrylic Enamel for the actual paint. Why, you ask? We have refinished furniture with Valspar before and it came out okay, but we really wanted her furniture to painted with a quality paint. I am SO glad we splurged and made that decision. I am telling you, it makes all the difference in the world.
One coat on!
And the dresser
For the hardware, we bought a Metallic Silver spray and it worked perfectly!
Since her bed and dresser will both be used daily, we decided to use a sealer on them to protect the finish. After some research, we opted for Minwax Polycrylic. It went on SUPER easy (thank you water based) and there was hardly any smell.
What do you think? Any questions? Just ask!
When it came time to turning Kyler’s room into a “big girl” room, I knew I wanted to stick with the same color scheme as her nursery. I still love Coral and Aqua/Teal together and I didn’t want to have to get all new decor for it.
While it’s been a work in progress for sometime, I am excited to say, it’s finished (finally).
I used a combination of decor from her old room, birthday party decorations (hey, they were too cute to throw away), and some new things. Put that together with a refinished bed/dresser, homemade nightstand, and a bookcase from Ikea, and this is what you get! Hope you like it!
So the week kicked off with a birthday prank for me at the ole office. More details on this to come at later day but Monday night we were hard at work “redecorating” my bosses office.
The grand reveal on his birthday
Glorious, isn’t it?
Later in the week, some of the girls I work with threw me a surprise shower! I wasn’t expecting it at all and it was so sweet of them!
The Jenkinsons decided to eat out on Friday night. She is such a big girl now.
Saturday was a day filled with errands of course. Kyler started off with a cute headband (bad pic)…
But that quickly ended up like this….
The dogs just wait around for her to drop one… usually works to their advantage
Today, I used up my Valentine’s Day gift and had a prenatal massage. It was awesome. Thanks again babe!
We made a lot of progress in the whole “preparing for Hudson” area.
Clothes are washed and put away…
I even left some clothes out to put in the hospital bag. Yep, that will be my main focus next week.
We got a lot done in his room as well. Can’t wait to share with everyone!
This past weekend, a few of my girlfriends thew Hudson and I a little baby sprinkle to celebrate him coming soon!
They did a “She’s about to POP theme” so all of the food was themed around that. Too cute!
Opening our gifts with friends and family <3
Room decor for his room!
Look at the belly, whoa!
Towards the end, the girls came back over from my house (Kendra and I live 5 houses down for each other)
Big hugs for Mommy <3
She’s excited to meet her brother
Thanks to everyone who came!!
My twin for the day, Shannon, and Miss Reese
So happy Hannah (who is 3 days older than Kyler) got to come and play with the girls! Thanks Sarah and Amanda for coming too!!!
Love my family!
Thanks to the Maris(s)a’s for everything!
And Jenn too!!!
And Kendra!!! Although we forgot to get a picture, fail!!!
My momma, Kyler and I
And of course, the big guy and I. Love him!
Thanks to everyone!!! Love you all! And again, THANK YOU to Kendra, Jenn, Marissa, and Marisa for planning everything! Love you all too
So remember last week when I said we were potty training….. yeahhhh…… that has made for the week from hell I may or may not share my details later but all I will say is this.
It’s not easy. No really, like impossible. We are tired. We are stressed.
We have had to take a step back and reevaluate what we were doing. Again, perhaps I will share more later, guess just depends on what happens down the road
That Potty Training Boot Camp weekend lead to a happy Monday Morning. Happy to have coffee and happy to be heading into work
The girls (Kendra, Jenny, Marissa, and Marisa) threw me a Sprinkle this weekend.
More pictures to come!
The baby daddy and I
Lunch at Jason’s Deli while we waited to find out what clothes the store wanted to buy of Kyler’s.
Can’t forget the free ice cream!
I am happy to say I made some pretty good dough on her clothes. Just in time to go buy baby stuff
We stopped by our old house to see my parents. The renter moved out which mean it’s going up on the market. They were over the busy fixing a few things. Kyler had a good time running around in an empty house. So fun to see her where it all began
We made some good progress in the nursery this weekend. Sneak peak