10.3.12

where is the 'unlike' button?

The facebook page I created for my blog disappeared! Can I 'unlike' that? If you are following along, and enjoying what you see, please re-like me! Simply click on the little Facebook icon that you see on the right (little blue 'f' - second icon from the left) or click here.



















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2.3.12

Chalk this one up

My little guy's bedroom makeover is coming along well. First I came up with a plan, then some painting took place, his closet was transformed into a 'nook' and most recently a tree growth chart was added. It's slowly but surely coming together...

When you last saw the closet nook, it looked like this:









































but if you happend to notice in the plan (albeit changed slightly), I had one more element to add - a little chalkboard area!

The small wall opposite the book shelves (that you can't see above) looked like this...












































but now looks like this!












































I had planned on creating a 'frame' out of moulding and painting the inside with chalkboard paint but when I came across this chalkboard decal at 'Real Canadian Superstore' for only $5 (the same place where I got this tree growth chart) I could not pass it up.

I chose the 'clip board' shape as it had the most real estate (and was fun and boyish) but they also had plain circles and and an apple shape as well. There wasn't as much drawing room on them though.

Putting it up was pretty simple. First you gently remove a small portion of the backing, then you secure the exposed portion to the wall and SLOWLY peel back the rest of the backing while smoothing down the decal. The film is very thin so you have to be a little careful during this step to avoid any tears and/or kinks.












































To hold the chalk and brush I simply used a clear shower caddy and some 3M removable hooks (I love those hooks as they don't mark up the wall and no holes are required!)












































And that was it!





















Now my budding little artist has a new canvas :).


UPDATE - see all the Big Boy Room upgrade posts here!

linking to: addicted2decorating

1.3.12

Desktop Calendar Roundup: March 2012


Happy March everyone! March is my favourite month of the year as it's my birthday month!

I wish you a month full of cake (oh wait, that is MY wish)... Anyway,  I hope you like these calendars that caught my eye this month.

Click on any below to be redirected to the download.

Enjoy your cake!

caroline johansson

i brand studio




















Katerina Bobkova via smashing magazine




















happy serendipity
























the lovely dept.




















pepper & buttons


























call me victorian























jennifer squires























paper leaf




















Agathe Altwegg via smashing magazine

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