Friday, March 19, 2010

This n That

I go through these phases where I have to have two or three projects going simultaneously. This past week was no exception. Here's what's been going on.

I started and completed my teacup clock. I took the artistic liberty of funkifiying it a bit. And I love it, love it, love it. It's hard to see it in the picture, but there is an ever so subtle white pattern on the inner blue circle of the clock. And then, in contrast, a black pattern around the outer rim. Here's to hoping that none of the kiddies are under it when the thing decides to rip out of the wall...that's one hecka heavy clock.



I painted ginormous polki-dots on the nursery wall. It might be a little over the top...the Big Top that is, but the walls just needed a little extra something. Besides, I broke a freaking blood vessel in my wrist painting them on so they are going to stay there for awhile. (No joke, all of a sudden I felt a weird ache in my right wrist and when I looked down I could see a bulge. The next day I had a massive purple bruise where the bulge had been. Who knew there were so many risks involved painting circles?)



I re-did the girlies bedroom. Initially I had been going for a shabby chic look, but somehow channeled grandmas bedroom instead. The girls are pretty wild and crazy, so I decided while they were at school yesterday, I would change their room into something that sorta reflected that. I went with a bird-ish theme.? I painted tree branches on the wall. And adorned each branch with a bright, long-legged birdies. Threw up a few brightly colored bird houses. Changed their ruffly, overly-girlie sheets for bright, retro themed sheets. Replaced their geyser-ly quilts with bright, youthful green comforters instead. And done. It turned out okay...for a school days work. And what's more, it only cost me about $150 to redo everything.




Now, I wonder. What should I do next? I do believe it's the boys' turn. Time to turn their Star Wars themed room into something TOTALLY INTERGALACTIC AND OUT OF THIS WORLD. Suggestions glady accepted.

7 comments:

little moma (Summ) said...

Love it all, I'm coming over for a tour (SOON)

Malea said...

You're my hero. That's all. You rock. You rock my world.

Malea said...

How in the Sam Hellllo did you do the clock? Tutorial please.

Mandi said...

Wow! I love how the clock turned out- SO CUTE! And I love the flair that you added to it it looks amazing...im thinking a booth at the expo is in order...Just kidding- did you almost have a heart attack or throw something at the computer? The girls room is so so cute- I love it and like always you never cease to amaze me!

megan b. said...

i am coveting that clock so much right now.

Jodi Simon said...

seriously an amazing site to behold. one wakes up and says i think i'll paint tree branches on the walls and cut out paper birds, and throw up some houses.....and it works and is STINKIN' AWESOME looking....that just doesn't happen for most of us, but you Erika are special!!!

Shaunaaaaaaa said...

Make me one!!!You are so talented!!