Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Free Download - Have Courage and Be Kind

I have recently really been into digital design and typography. Couple that with a love for Disney and our recent trip to Disney World and the result is this fun 8x10 print for my daughters bathroom. I think it is pretty fitting for an almost 3 year old Princess fanatic, right? Get the free download here. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

R's Princess Inspired Room

When it came time to transition Ryann to a big girl room, I really wanted to capture her two loves: princesses and dressing up! What I didn't want was a cheesy princess room with too much cotton candy pink and generic princess items. I think we did pretty good.

I was immediately inspired when I spotted the princess silhouette prints on instagram designed by Kristin at hellolovelypeople. I loved these prints so much that I featured them through out the room. Another key feature of the room design was the ability to display all of Ryann's princess dresses in a way that allowed her to easily access them.

All of the big furniture pieces (bed, vanity and dresser) were vintage, used pieces. I found the old iron bed on craigslist. It was a horrible antique white with brass finishes. I took care of those imperfections real quick with a few coats of gold spray paint. Seriously people, I have used A LOT of gold spray paint and this one by Rustoleum is the BEST. I finished it with a clear coat and it turned out perfect! The vanity was also a craigslist find and it was equally as ugly as the original iron bed! After a lot of labor, love and Chalk Paint, it was just what I had hoped it would be. I went through the same refinishing process with the old dresser and hutch that I took from our family lake house. To protect the chalk paint, both received a final coat of furniture wax.

After a few months of shopping and mixing and matching, Ryann (and Mom), are very happy with the final result. Rosie the cat doesn't mind it too much either!

WHITE BEDDING: Pottery Barn Kids  //  CHEVRON QUILT: DIY [Tutorial HERE]  //  RESIN MIRROR: Home Goods  //  FRAMES: Amazon [Spray painted Gold]  // GOLD BUST: Hobby Lobby  //  LARGE WOOD MONOGRAM: Etsy [Spray painted Gold and Mod Podged with Gold Gitter]  //  MULTI-COLORED TASSELS: Etsy  // SILVER CURTAINS: Ikea  // DOLLS: Disney Store  //  DRESS RACK: Amazon  //  COSTUMES: Disney Store  //  RUG: Rugs USA  //  KID'S LUCITE GHOST CHAIR: Amazon  // MULTI-COLORED IKAT STORAGE BASKETS: Home Goods  // DRESSER KNOBS: Hobby Lobby  //  PRINCESS PRINTS: hellolovelypeople 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Disney World 2014

In December of 2014, we took Ryann to Disney World for the first time. This video is a combination of us telling her about the big surprise and pictures from our trip. We had the most magical time and will most definitely be going back in the near future! I will write a post later that details our trip and the planning involved with taking a 2.5 year old to WDW.