04 December 2012

Bedroom...and Other Updates

Accomplished:
9.                Teach Daisy a new trick. July 2011   
We decided that teaching Daisy not to play with Levi's toys is a "trick."  Our dog is amazing, we had no trouble getting her to leave Levi's toys alone.  We can mix her and Levi's toys in a pile, and she would only touch hers.  I love my Daisy!

35.            Design business cards for at least 5 people (Ben). (5/5)
Ben designed funny little family cards for us all a while back, just for deign fun nothing to print.  The other one was his card for his short lived graphic design start up with a friend a couple years ago.  

48.            Make a coffee table (Ben). August 2012
No coffee table, but he made an awesome headboard for our bedroom!  Levi watching Daddy work... (See the finished project below.)

49.            Make a lamp (Ben). August 2012
I spray painted a lamp shade on one of our lamps. (Can you say "s-t-r-e-t-c-h"?)  It was a bad idea.  Looks fine in the day and terrible at night when it is on.
53.            Enter a photo into iHeartFaces 5 times (Leitia). (5/5)  See here, here, here, here, and here.
97.            Create a photo display of our parents and grandparents.  Summer 2012
This is not really what I had in mind when I made the goal, but this mega wall collage included photos of parents and grandparents.  I loved this thing, but it is not up anymore.  Levi loved pulling off the bottom photos, and then they all stopped sticking to the wall so I had to take it down.  It was looking pretty trashy.  Boo, I will figure out a better way to do something like this again.  

A while back I wrote a blog post that included a little inspiration board for our bedroom. We made a lot of progress on it.  Our wall art still needs a lot of work, and I am eager to have different color walls.  We would love to buy a house next spring so there will be no more changes until then.  Ben made the headboard. I made the bunting.  Dresser is from craigslist (and I never refinished it...sigh).  Bedspread and side tables from IKEA.  Green bench painted by me from a $3 garage sale find.



Knocked off due to progress on our bedroom and a few DIY projects in the apartment pictured below:
16.            Start paying our own phone bill.
18.            Enter the Mooreland Fair ice cream crank-off (Leitia).

Big wall "art."  Bought canvas frame and stretched fabric over it.


Wooden booster chair painted by me, bought at garage sale for Levi when he is a bit bigger.
Letter holder from TJMaxx and spray painted.  "Pin board" made from old frame and chicken wire with clothes pins decorated with Washi Tape.
Painted step stool. $0.50 garage sale find.


Progress:
20.            Read 30 books each. (Ben: 21/30, Leitia: 25/30)
Ben: The Last Command by Timothy Zahn, Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Leitia: The Irresistable Henry House by Lisa Grunwald, Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins,  The Portrait Photographers Posing Guide by Nigel Holmes, Understanding Exposure by Brian Peterson
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