This is the peeling of the paint lol. Yes I peeled this whole wall. Because the next wall I just painted over the red and it took me 5 coats. So instead I just decided to peel/scrape the paint off and save me a few coats. It peeled of pretty easily.
This wall was also red, I just painted over the top. These were the only red walls thank god I didn't paint all of them. What a pain!
So these are my now white walls. The light fixture in here is not my choice. I'm limited to my option for things because we rent. Let me tell you when my German landlords seen those red walls I think they had a heart attack. My TV wall isn't finished. I'm doing a frame wall there with all empty white frames. I might paint a blue box around the TV area. We'll see...
My influence for this room came out of no where. I just had a vision one day and here it is. I have more accessories going in here they just havent arrived yet.
Its a little messy due to my son so ignore that lol. Over all I love the blue and white. Our couch and chair was my husbands pick..obviously and I couldn't replace that so I just redid the pillows added some new curtains and accessories. Its really more beautiful than these pictures show :) I now have a sticker on the back wall and I'll have another on the TV wall. Instant update...add wall decals. They are awesome and there is such a wide variety. Target is one place you can find them. Also many etsy sellers have them. I wish I could pain my coffee table white but I don't think my hubby would let me :( Oh well. It is what it is. Its not dark anymore that's for sure. It really opened up this room to have it white.
I should have some quilts up soon! And my finished room in a few weeks I hope. I also re-did my sons room. Vintage airplanes.
Wooden letters that were in his baby room redone with airplane paper. Super easy just trace the letter on printed paper and glue to the front.
His curtains made by mommy which don't fit the window but we wont always live here with these weird german windows. Anyway that's his window. We also added a new rug and bed cover. I want to switch him to a twin size bed but we'll see how that goes. Maybe not just yet.
As for me I'll be blogging about my living room makeover very soon :)
Oh and I got baby's stuff for his room all set up...believe it or not he was very very upset with me changing all his stuff to airplane stuff. He's over it now but he was very mad for a short time. Enough rambling. Have a wonderful upcoming weekend.
I'm up late anyway might as well make it good. So the quilt I'm entering is a basic disappearing nine patch I did for my MIL for her birthday this year..she turned 50. But it was the first quilt I ever tried an all over free motion quilting on. It was about a twin size.I tried to do feathers they turned out more like paisley?! All in all it was a great experience to free motion like that on my little Brother machine. I got over my big fear of free motion and it turned out pretty good. I haven't quilted a long time. Well probably two years now. I started when my husband was deployed to Iraq, i really needed a hobby and this is what I chose. Fabric is by Moda. Outer borders by Connecting threads.
An up close and personal of the quilting
Recovered my chair
If I keep entering every week I just may win in the the next ten years right? Ha ha. I love doing this because taking pictures is purely a hobby for me which keeps it fun. And of course my favorite subject is the little monster himself...My son Landon. This week is 'Completely Candid' at I ♥ Faces. Let me tell you I have at least 15,000 pictures the last time I looked which was several months ago so finding this one off the top of my head of course makes it a favorite of mine. We were outside blowing bubbles and he was chasing them, simple as that. And he was one happy little boy, like usual. Its actually a little hard to pick a candid with toddlers because they will never pose for a camera :)
It's I ♥ Faces...Feet Week. So normally its focus is on a face but this week is a little special. Focusing on...feet of course. I do not usually like feet, especially my own. But when I got a new camera and my son was still fairly young, I'd say around 9 months, we had to test the new camera and that means taking pictures of absolutely everything. This is one of my favorite photos and I have it framed on my wall, even though it has my very own feet in it. But baby's feet make it a cute pic :) I'll probably never win the spotlight on I ♥ Faces but it gives me good ideas of which of my pictures I should post on my blog. It makes me dig into my millions of photos and find the good ones. Without further ado...our feet.
If you're interested in taking part in I ♥ Faces contests just click that link and head on over. You can post entries Mondays and Tuesday...so you still have time! Its just something fun to do.
These are magnets I did. The top ones are fabric covered buttons that I covered myself with scraps of fabric and fabric covering button kits you can buy at Joann's or any craft store I'm sure. Then just glue a magnet on the back. These certainly aren't new I've seen them just about everywhere. So cute though. Then glass marble magnets you put a picture behind them, I've been cutting mine out of a Hancocks fabric catalog, you can find a tutorial here. I've been using rubber cement and super glue which is turning out good so far.
This is a round robin I'm participating in. I did the last round starting with the black borders. Then all the way out to the pink with the friendship stars. I think (personally) it turned out awesome. I kept sing TNT dynamite to my husband lol. We're doing four rounds so it gets passed around to four people then you add a row at the given dimensions. Fun fun. If you're a quilter I encourage you to take part in one sometime. It really expands your creativity.
Yesterday our squadron had a mile run. Well if the soldier brought his family he only had to run one mile if not he had to run ten. Needless to say, I was there with my soldier. So I had to get up 6 am to go run a mile. Number one I haven't been up at 6 am since I don't know when number two I don't run. EVER! I've been know to do a little Pilate's or yoga here and there but run...not in my blood. However, it wasn't half as bad as I expected it to be. I ran/walked a mile in 12 minutes. In high school I walked one in about 19 so that's pretty good :D Oh and my little runner is all dressed up in his Adidas jogging suit even though he was in a stroller. Haha. He's cute though.
On another note...I'm going back to the US of A to visit my grandmother, leaving Tuesday. I'll be back the 20th. I'm not sure how much blogging I'll get done but I'm hoping to get lots of quilting done. And shopping of course. Going back to America is like a big shopping spree for me, being stuck over here in Germany where I can only order things online is tough. Especially when it comes to fabric. Its awful. Just take my word for it. Until we meet again, have a wonderful June.
As for the giveaway, its not my giveaway but there's about a billion at Sew mama, Sew! go enter them all!!!
Another awesome giveaway...A Vintage style hat box, its adorable by the way. Find it here.
Next up is an adorable blog I found in the process of looking for hair stuff. I cant get over how cute her stuff is. She is from Australia. You can find her blog here, she has tutorials on some of her stuff and several places sell her patterns. The pillow is def. on my to do list. Its just too cute.