Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What Lillie Said

The girls were looking in my "goodie bag" from the dentist. 

Dani: What's this?
Lillie: A toothbrush.
Dani: Oh! A toothbrush.
Lillie: No. One brush.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Let's Make Art!!

In an effort to come up with more activities for the girls AND to do some DIY decor around the house, I came up with the (brilliant) idea of having the girls paint an abstract for the family room. I'm not going to lie, in my head I envisioned bright colors flung about on the large canvas. There was definitely flinging, but mostly it was smearing and giggling as they splashed paint with the sponges and painted everything including the concrete, the grass, and the retaining wall.

The final result was not exactly amazing. OK, it was amazing for toddler art but not for my wall. I decided to start over by painting the entire canvas white. This was the result: 

I actually thought that looked pretty cool, but it was too boring. Plus I had Mommy Guilt for covering up my daughters' art. So I let this new paint dry, added masking tape and gave them another go with some brighter paint. And voila!

Now we have an L&D original hanging on our wall in the family room. When they're a bit older, I'll have them sign it.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Color, Color Everywhere!

In the next couple of months, I plan to do some painting. I want to paint the girls' bathroom and play table. I want to paint the kitchen table and chairs. I want to paint an old hope chest I inherited from my great uncle. I'd like to paint my office desk, but that behemoth may have to wait for another burst of inspiration and energy.

With all this urge to paint, I've been checking out a lot of color palettes online (and by online I mean Pinterest). There are a lot of great color combos, but sometimes you need to go and create your own. So here are a few I did in the last couple of days.

What do you think? Is it too much color? (What?! There's no such thing as too much color when there are kiddos around!!)

I like this one for our family room. We currently have a red sofa, so I'd like everything to be near neutral.

I think I'm starting to like pink...uh oh. I like this color combo for the girls' room  when they get a bit bigger and we move to twin beds.

I've decided the girls will have a purple bathroom. I'm still tossing around colors to go with the deep purple walls. This one is sitting well with me. (Notice how that darn pink popped up again.)

This super bright happiness would be in my office. I don't think Tim could handle colors like this in any other room. Granted, I think I'm halfway there with the first three colors already incorporated.