Friday, February 24, 2012

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

I've been continually wracking my brain trying to find a wall, contact, or some other papery solution for my bookshelf back issue UNTIL I saw this post on Decor8. The word of the day - ombre. If you remember this post that I made back in the office planning stages. All I was missing in my description was the word, ombre.

I immediately got my google on, and found this picture. It's like it came right out of my brain, turned my purple to blue, and popped up on the screen.

So, despite my husband being dead set against my painting anything in the partially finished craft room (he really loves his floors not paint splattered), I think this might be a Friday off work project in my near future. My plan of attack will be to prime the backerboard, get test pots of a gradiated purple paint chip that match the purple from my inspiration quilt, and paint away.

I'm so glad I won't be staring at pictures of contact, shelf, and wall paper that I'm not happy about or even remotely want. Cross your fingers that I can get this done in one day because that's really all I have these days. Plus that day may be a month or more in coming. Busy, busy, busy is the life of a full-time working mom that is also a part-time student and training for a 100 mile bike race.

Anyone else have any mind expanding epiphanies for today?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tea Party Birthday

Well, the tea party that had been rattling around in my brain and on Pinterest board became a reality this past weekend. Here are some photos of the final realization.