Hi there friends,
I wanted to share a few of my favorite paintings I’ve done lately along with ways to incorporate them into your kid’s room or nursery.
A fun, original piece of art is a great place to start when decorating a room! This post is for you if you’re currently in the design process!! If you’re interested in any of my art that say “Available,” please email me at TheClassyArtist@gmail.com
Airplane Themed Nursery/ Boy’s Room
“Aeroplane,” silver metal leaf and acrylic on canvas, 12×16″ — Available! $160
Compromise. It’s part of what makes the world go ’round. At least it feels that way.
Beckett and I have very different taste so when we moved into our new house and I started talking about painting the old ugly oak cabinets he immediately wanted dark colors. He prefers black, dark brown, deep hues of burgundy, and bright blue. His design aesthetic is sometimes modern, sometimes traditional.
I like things brighter, lighter, and a little luxe. I like the clean feel of a white room, but I’m not in love with the 2016 all white everything trend, but I like things bright. I like a little color mixed with unexpected accents.
The mantel and kitchen is our mix– our perfectly imperfect home decor balance.
A lot of work went into getting the kitchen to this point and it’s still far from done.
If you have a house that needs a little help like I did, maybe this list will help give you ideas of where to start.
Order of projects to DIY an ugly kitchen into 2017:
scrape the popcorn ceiling
paint the ceiling (mine is taupe).
mark cabinet doors so you now where they go
take off the hinges (and label them… I made the mistake of not labeling and it took me hours to get the hinges back to normal since not all of them were exactly the same… it was a pain in the you-know-what)
take off cabinet hardware (that I added soon after we moved in because it drives me nuts to not have drawer pulls).
clean doors and lightly sand
use bonding primer to prime doors
tape off the floors and walls
prime, and paint the frames of the cabinets with your enamel paint (that just means its semi- or gloss paint).
paint the cabinet doors with 2 coats of your paint.
let dry for one day.
add hardware back on
paint walls and built-ins in living room/kitchen area.
tile over existing fireplace tile.
paint mantel and kitchen island blue!
add “shiplap” to the kitchen island to give it some interest/texture.
wallpaper above mantle.
replace repulsive kitchen light fixture.
Still on my list:
get new counters
fix garbage can pull out (it opens randomly and I can’t figure out why!)
resurface the kitchen table.
add corbels to the island as a countertop support.
replace appliances when they die (and that could be sooner than we hope). 😐
Beckett got me these beautiful roses and I couldn’t help but take a picture to show them & him off <3 thank you, babe!
When the whole project is done I’ll post a before and after, sound good?
Until then, let me know if you have any questions about what type of paint to use or other questions related to my projects!
(I’m actually covered up, people so don’t freak out)
The bracelet/shirt holder can also serve as a reminder to feed that little one. Wolfie hasn’t needed a reminder lately because I can assure you… he’ll tell me when he’s hungry, but I could see how it would be a helpful reminder to a mom of a newborn.
I could also see this being used by a mom who’s using formula because it would be a handy way to keep a shirt up while doing skin-on-skin time.
I wear a lot of fuzzy sweaters in the winter or long shirts and I can’t tell you how difficult it is (without the NursElet) to keep those chunky sweaters out of Wolfgang’s face while I feed him. Not only are the sweaters in his little face annoying for him, but they’re also scary for me because I can’t always tell if he is getting enough air. :/
If you are breastfeeding, going to have a baby, or know that you’ll be going to a baby shower sometime soon, you’ll want to grab a few of these because they are something every new mom needs but doesn’t know it yet. It’s like one of those nose sucker contraptions for babies… you didn’t know what you were missing until you tried it! Seriously.
Blouse: J Crew | Skirt: Leif, sold out (similar here and here) | Sandals: Rebecca Minkoff | Tote: Kate Spade outlet, similar here in a gorgeous Blush and here in black
Up until yesterday it’s been exceptionally hot here in MN and this outfit beats the heat. The black silk is great because it doesn’t show sweat and the skirt is flowy and doesn’t stick like some skirts do.
In other news, I finally finished painting our dining room! I shared w picture earlier on Instagram, but here it is again. I love this green we painted the walls after moving in, but it was never supposed to stay plain green. Last week I finally decided what else to do over the green (I was debating between darker green and a bronze/gold color) and I settled on the bronze– partly because I already had it and partly because I have always loved gold colored things. I like how it turned out, but realize it’s not everyone’s style. I’m dreading repainting though if we decide to sell the house sometime in the future. But maybe I’ll just leave it? Idk, what do you think?