Saturday, December 6, 2014

Chevron Wall DIY

So we did a little Pinterest-worthy chevron wall over Thanksgiving break! I think it turned out really well. The family really loved it and it changed up our stark white walls downstairs into something a bit more fun and modern. 
First, I began with vertical stripes using painter's tape. The lines on this wall are spaced 8 inches apart. 
Here's the painter's tape I recommend using - Scotch Tape Edge Lock 2080EL. Thank your local Home Depot for this wonderful tape.
For the next step, I created a chevron pattern alternating with downward and upward arrows every 2 columns. I used a variety of spacing so the pattern was a bit random. 
Next, the paint went on! Here's the hubs getting on the first coat. We covered the wall completely. 
This part was fun! We started removing the tape and bit by bit, our pattern was revealed!
Voila! The wall was done!
And now to add back our mirror... and add in the family. 
We are pretty pleased with how it turned out. What do you think? 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Baby Sienna is 1 month old

Dear precious girl,
Your mama loves you. You have torn the seams of my heart open and caused it to expand to a capacity that I never knew possible. 
Somehow, days turned into weeks, and now, BAM! You are already one month old. Somehow those long nights of waking up every two hours turned into one blurry whirlwind of a month. People have warned me it goes too fast, that I should embrace every moment, and man oh man... I see you growing before my very eyes. 
I am so blessed to be your mama. I am the one who gets to see the first time you smile, the first time you make eye contact, the first time you try bananas EVER, and the first time you will put your feet into the earthy hot sand at a beach. There is so much of your life yet to be lived and I get to BE THERE. 
Your middle name is Joy because you truly are a joy to your father and I. We have much time to get to know each other, but I beg you... Please don't grow up too fast!