Monday, April 13, 2015

Living in the Little House on Lane | DIY Daybed with Storage

We have moved into a gorgeous 1937 Cape Cod and Kennady and I dreamed up a space for her in the dormer window in her room. I wanted to have a functional daybed with lots of storage below but also incorporate the trundle concept for sleepovers. So I dreamed up in my head this little shindigg. It's a custom-built daybed frame that opens from a Twin size to a King size! We'll skip the box spring and use two twin mattresses and stack them. When company comes or when she has a friend sleepover, we can open up the bed and slide the extra mattress over!  The daybed has completely open storage below - which is a dream for keeping toys stashed until they're played with. Our toy totes are the 10.5" Sterilite crates found in the office supply section of WalMart and they can stack two-high under this bad boy!  It's big enough for a fort!

I am still working on the bedskirt -- standard skirts have a 14" drop and an 18" skirt would still be short four inches. So for now, I layered two sheer drapes and a standard skirt. I just used masking tape to keep the sheers in the right spot to create a tiered ruffle look.

Also getting dreamed up is an upholstered headboard - but Kennabear and I need to find the fabric first. I'll be able to pull the Pottery Barn matelasse bolsters, daybed cover, and daybed skirt out of storage. Last used in her nursery on the twin bed before we had TWO baby girls in that room. I'm so excited to use them again!

Here's a pic from the Pottery Barn products from their website:

Can't wait to continue this project! :)

Monday, November 24, 2014

GIVE THANKS | Thanksgiving Handprint Craft

As room mom at my daughter's school and with three other children busy with crafting, 
I try to be purposeful with classroom crafts. 
I wanted something that would be lovely as a keepsake year after year
that was not only sweet for her age, but also elegant! 
Can't go wrong with a handprint keepsake for Thanksgiving, 
especially when she's still my baby at age 6! 

I gave the kids both colors of metallic acrylic paint to thinly cover a 5x7 canvas.
The kids chose a color of tempera paint for their handprint. 
They chose their feathers and glued them on.

My sweet girl used the black sharpie marker to write GIVE THANKS in cursive (because that's how she rolls now that she's a big kid) and also to draw the legs, beak and eye on the turkey.

Then I sprayed a few coats of matte spray on the project to seal it and keep the feathers in tact.
The canvas is thin enough to be framed or attached to ribbon and hung on the wall!

Bought the supplies at Michael's:
Package of 5 canvases, feathers, Glorious Gold & Rich Espresso acrylic paint, mini easel, matte spray.

Supplies from WalMart:
Tempera paint in red, brown, yellow. (Red handprint is shown)

Supplies from Costco:
Huge spool of wired ribbon in autumnal orange and gold glitter.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

spring portraits | douglas county, oregon family portrait photographer

hey! it might be SPRING in southern oregon when ya get a couple hours of sunshine. i looked up the spring 2013 colors today while we were playing at the park and, INSPIRED, zipped home to pull some outfits together from their closets and capture the girls in those couple of hours today! happy spring! we are booking for spring portraits -- and trust me, we'll find YOU absolutely captivating.