Monday, October 1, 2012

Excitement building & Kenna's Room Inspiration

Well, it’s official. Our paperwork is in to the underwriters and we will soon be first-time homebuyers =) So exciting. My Pinterest boards have been building up but now that our big move is getting closer, I feel like I need to start compiling some crafts that I have had my eye on for awhile.

I’ve decided to start on Kenna’s room first so she’ll be settled in. The current wall color in her soon-to-be room is a striped theme of teal, lime green and white! Perfect for a preteen but I have a while before that, thank goodness. Here’s my inspiration for her room that I have shamelessly copied drawn inspiration from one of my fave blogs of all time, Young House Love. Hopefully the old adage of “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” is true.

Kennas room

I have never been a huge pink person but I love the subtle pink walls with the pops of green and blue, which are some of my favorite colors. Kenna’s nursery is in blues and greens now but I want to highlight her diva-ness because she is ALL girl, lol. Loves her necklaces (“neck-necks”) and rings!

Here are her colors that I started with and made my own crib bumpers and yo-yo mobile when we first found out we were expecting.


And here’s the “amateur” mood board I’ve created! Same green theme pulled over but with a different shade of teal.


We are still using her crib and dresser/changing table. We already own the Ikea Gislev rug and the mirror above the dresser that I want paint. So I just need to buy her paint, the Amy Butler fabric to make her curtains. And she has to have a gallery wall =)

Instead of buying a capiz chandelier like this one from Amazon, I’m going to make one! I also want to make one for the kitchen but in the natural color. Amazon’s capiz chandy is really not a bad price at $54 but I think it’ll be more fun to make one.


Here’s the mirror we have now in her bedroom that I’m planning on spray painting.



So tomorrow on my lunch break, I’ll be headed to get the wall paint and spray paint! I figure if I get a couple of things a week, when we close on the house, I’ll be ready! But first, what do y’all think? Any suggestions?


  1. I LOVE the idea!!! Of course I do because blues and greens are my favorite colors. I would have never thought to put that color on the walls with blue and green, but I do indeed like it!!! Congrats on being first time home owners!!! It is a fun time. Enjoy it. I can't wait to see all you create in your new home.

  2. I love your fabric! And I would have never thought to use that color on the walls either, but I think it works perfectly. Can't wait to see your capiz masterpiece...


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