Friday, April 6, 2012

spring nesting...

I decided I needed all new pillows for my family room. This is the room we spend all our time in so the main quality we need is for it to be durable but cushy and soft. I love this pretty springy green so I picked up a few in different sizes...a huge one, two medium ones, and two bolsters. And I fell in love with this burlap LOVE pillow...



Look at Alfredo's sweet little head!

I think my next job will be to make fireplace better. I really can't stand it...it's so builder-basic blah! Any ideas? Can I paint slate?

I rescued this school desk from a friend's trash. A fresh coat of spring green gave it new life and I used what was left of the chalkboard paint for the desktop. It needs another coat but I'm so happy with how it turned out. This'll be great for practicing letters this summer...can you believe kindergarten is in our near future?

Here's a shot of our living room...


I'm thinking of layering a larger sisal rug under the too-small circle rug. My friend Ashley, who is just starting her home styling business, gave me that great idea. This time of year always has me itching to change things...how about you?

Alfredo's class had an Easter celebration this week and we had a blast making these:



Alfredo put himself in charge of nearly ever step...from the nest shaping to the egg placing. Didn't he do a great job?

Happy Easter, everybody!




9 comments:

Debby said...

Love your home. Those house pillows and the large floral painting are perfect. Happy Easter.

traci said...

I love the pops of color in your home - especially the school desk. The Peeps on their nests look so yummy!

Lucy said...

HI AMY!

I love the arrangement on your fireplace! Are the houses 3D? Cardboard? Fabric? Adorable desk! LOVE the red shutters! I'm off to pin your fireplace on my Pinterest Board! It is darling!

Happy Easter to your sweet family!

Alice said...

Such a cheery place! The pop of red will work even into autumn. I love that drum in the first photo.

About the only thing I have done to bring Spring inside is to buy a much needed replacement bath mat. Sad, I know.

Love the peeps! Happy Easter to you and your family!

Anonymous said...

Your rooms are as cute as Alfredo!

kerriemore said...

That desk is amazing. I'm going to set out to find one just like it! I'm a teacher, so I think something like that would be perfect in my house... and I'm envisioning it in turquoise! Thanks for the sneak-peek into your cheerful home :-)

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Jennifer Hayslip said...

You home is SO happy Amy! I love it! :)) xoxo,Jenn

Sampson and Lorrie said...

We really love the cute decor that you have! That desk is especially sweet. Thanks so much for posting. We are Lorrie and Sampson (a mother/daughter duo) and are newby bloggers and Etsy shop owners. It was so lovely to see your work. We'll be visiting again! Stop by and see us, if you have some time. We LOVE new friends!