Monday, August 24, 2009


Slowly, but surely, I am making this new house our home. It is so frustrating not to be able to get decorating projects done when at the pace I would like. Thank goodness for my mother-in-law, because I don't know how I would have gotten anything done without her help. She took the boys for half the day on Saturday and I got a few more projects knocked off of my list.

First was painting our front door. It was a bad shade of burgundy when we moved in (and a bad paint job as well) Here is the before:

Now it is a nice warm shade of brown:

I also had time to do some decorating and re-arranging in the boys' rooms. I hung up some new artwork in Landon's room including the autographed Ben Harper poster that the hubs won, and a very precious photo of Landon with his Great-Granddaddy. Landon loves this area now...whenever we are in the he goes right over to it and points at everything. So adorable.

And a new little arrangement on his cabinet:

I also switched out some owl prints in his room for "L" and "H" alphabet cards (his middle name is Harper):

I think his room is a lot cozier now. :)

In Ben's room, I got a few shelves installed in his cute little nook, as well as a collage frame and some knick-knacks.

I framed a "B" alphabet card for him, and hung that over his dresser.

I moved the bird canvas that was previously there to over his crib, where it now hides the useless intercom that's smack dab in the middle of the wall.

I also put up my fun new chalkboard wall decal a few days ago. A wire shelf I already had will serve as a great chalk / pretty decor holder. I love how it greets us as we walk down the stairs. A great place for positive reminders.

Now all I need is to buy some chalk! What quote do you think I should christen it with?

Happy Monday is going to be a busy week!


Anonymous said...

"Home is where the heart is" :) I love it, everything is looking wonderful!

Dancing Phalanges said...

I would love to read a post about your nighttime routine with the boys. Just putting my 8 month old to bed is a task at night - I can't imagine bedtime with Twins!

Your home is lovely :)

hopeful #1 said...

Your updates look great! I love the boys rooms, the addition to your entry way and the door! You've done such a great job so far! The finished product is going to outstanding!!! I can't wait to see it all come together!

Hamlett Daily Dose said...

Everything is looking awesome!! I am loving the boys' rooms!

Kelly Williams said...

I spy a Bendon owl pillow.... EEEE!

Mary said...

Can you share where you got your little owl lamp?


Mandy said...

Mary- I got the owl lamp from Urban Outfitters :)


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