I sometimes find that in the realm of being a mom, it's hard to feel productive. The tasks of laundry, cleaning and making meals are pretty much...constant.
From time to time it feels good to actually complete something.:) And that is why I like DIY projects (and mowing the lawn--it lasts a WHOLE week!;).
Anyway, I was recently perusing a Pottery Barn catalog and totally loved the vibe of this room.
And, by George, we happen to have a ship photo just like that. Only in a really old (from J's childhood) honey-colored frame.
During naptime, one afternoon, I whipped out a can of white paint and went to work.
(Move your cursor over the photo below to see the result.)
I made these "summery" white pillows, too.
Oh, yeah, and I've also been finding that I need some good encouragement with things like, oh, patience, for example. :)
Inspired by this Pottery Barn room,
I used some scrap wood to make these reminders.
And because it fits in with the over-all "beachy-cottagey" look, here is our "summerized" mantel. ;)
(I call that a "pear cage." ;)
Love airy summer colors! :)