Little glimpses

Some little views of our girls’ rooms today. I’m cleaning our messy house today and I thought I’d share some glimpses that make me happy…even when the rest of the house is a DISASTER :) You can see more of our middle daughter’s room in our DIY for her pallet bed.

My talented sister made that fox scarf for the baby, I want her to make me one but I think she doesn’t think I could pull it off ;)


I made this mobile for the baby’s room and it’s still a work in progress even though I made it over a year ago – I keep tweaking it here and there…and I should mention that I don’t hang this over her crib. Those lanterns (from the Target $ section:) ) are kind of heavy and have glass in the panes and I just couldn’t be comfortable because I was worried it might fall. So it’s in the opposite corner.


I made this hanging mobile for my oldest – just for something fun to have in her room. My sister made her a box of origami cranes one year for her birthday and I didn’t want the cranes to get ruined so I hung them on thread.


A painting my Mother in Law painted when Zac was young, Oldest’s first pair of shoes, my tiara from prom court.

I knew that sucker would come in handy some day. ;)



A quick, framed thing I did with some fabric I used for the baby’s quilt to help tie the room together a bit more. A dresser we refinished – originally it was bright red with black crackle finish…yikes. Paid $10 for it at a garage sale – now it’s beautiful! And also attached to studs in the wall. Do you attach your furniture to studs so your kids won’t tip it? We do…scary stuff!


Another beautiful painting from my talented Mother in Law. The glider that I refinished when I was pregnant with our youngest. It used to be light, dated wood and dirty, denim cushions. I painted it the same color as the dresser and recovered the pads with a thick, dark pink fabric. I’ve spent many many nights rocking on that glider and it’s awesome. It was originally priced as $25 but when we hesitated the guy said he’d give it to us for $10 if we took it off his hands :) Deal.



An embroidery I did when I was pregnant with our Middlest.


Yarn letters are sooooo easy. I love the texture they add too. Cozy. :)


I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Kaitlin

     /  January 12, 2013

    Yay!! I loved seeing those special spaces of the girls rooms- you are so crafty and creative, such great attention to detail! Thank you for sharing!

    • Thanks Kaitlin! The house is a mess! Gotta find those little bright spots to keep myself from feeling like the job is overwhelming ;) em

  2. What a creative and talented family … I LOVE the mobiles! And how precious for your daughters to have something you embroidered. You may have to make another so they don’t fight over it someday!

    • Thank you Michelle! You are so sweet! I will be sharing some more about my attempts at embroidery later this week! Happy Sunday! em

  3. debi

     /  January 13, 2013

    YAY! I can leave comments now! I LOVE this new blog and all your DIY. I SO wish we lived closer so we could craft together! :) Happy Weekend!

  4. Heather K.

     /  March 24, 2013

    Can I ask how you redid the glider? Did you spray it? I have an old one with the yucky jean material I want to redo, just not sure how to go about it.

    • Sure! I honestly didn’t do any prep at all because I didn’t have a lot of time. I just painted it with a brush…I think spraying it would be hard because of all the angles and crannies :) And then I reused the same padding that came with it – just washed it. And I was REALLY lazy and didn’t even take off the old denim, I just laid the pads on my new fabric and traced around them for a pattern. Even recovering the ottoman was WAY easier than I thought it would be because when I flipped it over, there were screws to take the pad off and I could just wrap the new fabric around it and screw it back on. Give it a try – I thought it was going to be really complicated but it ended up being so easy! :) Hope that helps! Love, Emily


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