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Monday, September 19, 2011

.:Market Yourself Monday - Whimsical Onesie:.

Happy Monday!

Did you have a good weekend?

Mine was....busy. But not in a good way. Well, kind of in a good way because the end result is lovely and I am glad that it is done.

With baby three on the way, and living in a small townhome, we are always looking for ways to maximize our space. Along with this usually comes some much needed purging. Our two girls share a room now, but it has been getting a little crowded with a bed and a crib in their bedroom. So we decided that it is time for a trundle! We found a used one on a local classifieds site, and snagged it. After shipping our girls off to grandma's house for a weekend with their grandparents and aunts, it was time to get going on their room.

Well, the only problem was that the bed was white. And the colors in my daughters' room are black and cream. Not white. So, we figured to save some money, we'd sand it down and paint it black.

We've done this before. The dresser and bookshelf we've been using in the girls' room came to us with just a wood glaze on them, and we did the same thing three years ago. Sanded and painted.

And cursed ourselves the entire time. Much like we did this time.

Kudos to all of you thrifting, furniture fixing, paint loving ladies.

I really do not enjoy sanding and painting furniture. Like, at all.

Did it save us some money? Yeah. But between the time doing it, combined with everything else we had to get done over the weekend, it just wasn't worth it. My husband and I both agree that he can just work a couple extra shifts next time we need to buy something so we can just buy it new. He's already informed me that if I ever get the desire to do something like this again, that I'll be doing it alone.

So we were dealing with that, all the while staring at what was left of our living room. Scary, isn't it?

Let's look at another angle. Does it give you anxiety looking at it? It does for me, and I know it's all clean and pretty now.

But I'm happy to report that nine cans of spray paint, two late nites, two D.I. runs, many toxic fumes inhaled, and one massive backache later, their room is done, my house is put back together, and we are ready for baby. (Well, kinda. Her clothes are washed and put away. It's a start.) Doesn't it look nice?

I think they like it, too.

That was a little long winded, wasn' it?

You're probably just here for the party, and here I go, rambling on. Well let's get to it then!

Last week I whipped up this whimsical onesie for baby girl number three. Okay, maybe whipped up isn't the right way to describe it. I had one thing in mind, and when that failed (along with about three other projects that day) it turned into this.

Which I actually quite love. Kinda funky, kinda vintage - it's cool, right?

I'll show you how it came to be tomorrow!

In the meantime, feel free to link up your projects, recipes, tutorials, giveaways, etsy shops - we're pretty open around here! Just be nice and link back, mmmkay?

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  1. I agree! I love saving money...but sometimes it's just easier to buy. :) Thanks for hosting, have a great Monday!

  2. Great job on thrifting! It can be "back breaking" but so worth it in the end. I love the girls new bed! Good luck on getting the living room back in order. I know you will eventually get there!

    LOVE the whimsical onesie! Thanks for hosting another great link party!

  3. So glad to have found your great blog over at Petite Hermine! I'm excited to have started following your blog and join in the link party!
    -Robyn from http://www.tipsfromtheheart.blogspot.com

  4. I love reading what's going on in your life! Ramble ALL you want :) The bed looks great & I gotta say, you sound JUST like me. I have so many ugly pieces of furniture in our house that I bought with intentions of doing something with AND they still look that way after years of getting them. All it took was painting one shelf/cabinet for me to learn that I HATE sanding/painting furniture! So kudos to you for getting the job done :)
    PS. I always LOVE linking up at your party. Thanks for hosting such a good time. I've been slacking lately but today I liked up an upcycled white shirt - much easier than that dang bookshelf we redid! HA!!!!

  5. dOPh!! *I LINKED up*...not "liked up"...although I do like it!
    Obviously my coffee cup is still full. MUST WAKE UP!

  6. I'm so with you on the furniture re-do thing! Such hard work! The bed turned out great! :)

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts

  7. The bed looks great...although you are making me nervous as I am about to tackle my first furniture redo. Actually, I am just plain terrified! LOL!

  8. You are so clever! Love your blog and I love the onesie!

  9. I LOVE your bed, but I agree, painting is a PITB! Your girls room is really, really cute, though. I love the bedding with your cute trundle.

  10. I'm the opposite-I love redoing furniture! Yours turned out great. And I am excited to see how you made that onsie. It is adorable!

  11. Wow! That bed is GORGEOUS! You guys did an awesome job, but no way do I envy all the work it took! And the onesie is just adorable!

  12. the bed looks great! i have two girls the same age and i'm keeping the crib as long as possible, but this is a great idea. do they keep each other up? new follower and so glad i found you! http://www.homesandbabies.com

  13. Wow, you weren't kidding that you had a busy weekend! Looks great and really cute onesie!!

  14. I'm a new follower. Very excited about following your blog!

    Just linked up to your party. I'd love it if you linked up to my 1st Linky Party at www.projectqueen.org.

    Can't wait to see your next project.


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