Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Dr. Seuss Bathroom 3 Years Later

Getting ready to sell our house, I have learned how hard it is to depersonalize your house. Especially after you spent so much time personalizing it and making it your home. It is especially hard when you spend hour and hours painting a mural on your walls!

3 years ago I posted my newly completed Dr. Seuss Bathroom complete with a mural I painted on the wall. This was inspired by a line Pottery Barn Kids had at the time. Check it out, it is truly a cute room (even if I am biased because I painted it!!!!) Painting this wall would be an easy thing to cross off my to-do list, but I just can't do it!!! I know I have to do it, but I can't!! I mean the new owner is going to want a cute Dr. Seuss Bathroom, right???

What did you personalize in your house that you can't stand to remove? Would you buy a house with a Dr. Seuss Bathroom (it's the second bathroom on the second floor)? I mean this bathroom would totally make me want to buy a house!!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Basement Playroom Revamp

A few weeks ago I mentioned that we are planning on selling our house in the near future. On my very long list of projects to complete before we list is re-doing our vibrant primary colored basement. 

When we first saw our house one of the things that sold us on this house was the awesome basement. It is one very large room with a walk out to a nice fenced in back yard with mature trees! Lots of room for the kids to run around and burn off their energy and lots of room for all of their toys. 

When we moved in I tried to create a fun and bright playroom for them with lots of primary colors (even though that usually isn't my thing) 

Basement Playroom Posts:

Oddly I never really did a post about the entire finished room. This being a playroom with lots of toys it never stays clean (not that I am expecting my revamped playroom to stay clean either, but I can dream, right???) Here are a few real pictures of my playroom before my revamp. 

VERY messy, I know!

When we moved in 3 years ago a lot of my sons toys were put down here and they just stayed. I never went through and purged out the toys that we out grew. So going through and cleaning out outgrown toys will help us a lot in this space!!!

My goal is to turn this large space into an industrial Restoration Hardware inspired room. I hope that it will make someone else fall in love with this house like we did (plus its a little more my style than a primary colored room!) Check out my Basement Playroom Inspiration Board to see what I hope this room turns into!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pinterest Fail - Birthday Cake

This is a REALLY old post! But my son is really into planets and any and everything space!!!

So for his birthday - which was months ago - he wanted a planet cake. Easy enough for a crafty mom, right????

NOPE!!!! I give you my Pinterest Fail birthday cake!

I debated for a long time about making the planets out of Styrofoam ball or cake pop balls. LEARN FROM MY MISTAKE!!!! DON'T MAKE CAKE POP BALLS!!!! Or at least in my case they were to heavy and made the cake collapse onto itself.

And technically is this a Pinterest Fail because I didn't really copy anything I saw on Pinterest. I just made it up as I went along....

The best part, my son was happy with how the cake turned out and it tasted AWESOME!!!! So that's all that matters anyways!!!