Thursday, September 29, 2011

Vintage Shabby Chic Baby Shower

So a few months ago I mentioned that I was going to be hosting a baby shower for my best friend Amy.  Well, this past Saturday was the big day!  It was SO much fun making everything for it and seeing it all come together!  A million thanks to Tracy for helping me make the coffee filter flowers and decorating, to Charlotte for the beautiful favors and decorating, Libby for helping with the invites, and Lizzie for the games and prizes, not to mention the BEAUTIFUL photographs!  I want a nice camera!

Isn't she a beautiful Mom-to-Be!
I hope you had as wonderful a time at your shower as I did!

I got my inspiration for this shower from this site here. How could you NOT be inspired by this!?!
whimsical bird baby shower theme
How do you think it compared?

Lots o' love,


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Replacing Door Casing

Hey everyone!  Man I feel like it's been FOREVER since I posted last!  Well, I have a BIG project I'm in the middle of but I thought I'd post parts of the whole thing.  I'm changing the look of my entry way! I'm absolutely LOVING how it's turning out!

The first thing I had to do was replace the front closet door casing so that it matched the rest of the house.  (I think there are only 4 more that I have to replace for all of the door frames in my house to be replaced!)

Here is was it looked like BEFORE.  Just plain, basic casing... BOR-ING!
 Time to say goodbye to boring. I ripped off the old casing and pulled out any lingering nails.
 I nailed up the rosettes first.
 Then added the top piece.
 Then the sides.
 The new casing was 1/2" wider than the old, so I had to pry off the base molding and trim it down 1/2"
 I nailed it in place and it was complete.
I'll show it painted later.  For now this is all your getting!

Lots o' love,