Saturday, April 16, 2011

layne and company:a shared room

well are you sick of me nesting? i know i'm posting 2 rooms back to back...and i am sorry. this blog shows where my brain is at...getting ready for company. long term company. a new baby, that is.

 layne is 4, baby is 0. layne is a boy, baby is a girl. unlikely combinations, but a girl works with what she can. i would have the new peanut share with lila, but she's a night owl and sings at night until 10pm. that just won't work with a newborn (from what i remember).
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here's the baby area.
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pennants please. can there ever be enough pennants in the world? i think not.
the bedding is scrounged up from all over the place.
bumper: amazon.com(dwell brand) for $25. the sheets: amazon.com for $5 and the skirt is just fabric from IKEA, $1.99/yd on clearance. it's cut to fit, not even sewn. ha.
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here's how i made the little mosquito net. what do you call those things? anyway, it's a ceiling fixture cover you can buy at the hardware store. i spray painted it yellow, pulled 2 thin curtains through and hot glued them down. then nato screwed it into the cieling. after i cried(literally cried) about having nothing ready for the baby. mommy knows how to get what she wants. bam!
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my color pallet? oh, every color. mostly browns, whites, reds, yellows, blues and apple greens. told you...every color.
here's layne's area:
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and i did a little art work. started with a sketch. looks like all the other owls that i make, right? ya, i copied my own idea. the fabric is mostly michael miller. besides the ikea red and white fabric. told you guys i was a fabric whore. i didn't buy any of this...just went into my basement. uhthankyouverymuch.
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the back is decoupaged with dictionary paper. and then the owl is made with fabric and ribbon. to make it look like i stiched it, i used a little fabric paint on the edges, but it's all hot glued down. in true jami style.
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so this is the cleanest this room will ever be. let's be honest. but here's what my kitchen table looks like. i am dreading cleaning this up. so i'll wait for now. maybe the baby will come 5 weeks early and my mom will clean it up for me. a girl can dream.
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i leave you with this. here's how i get away with crafternoons and being a mommy. i make them craft too. booya, children....mommy wins. even though you painted all over the floor.

63 comments:

  1. you. are. so. good. evertime i try to make my kids craft while i craft they always make me do it all for them and i never get done what i want to get done.

    so i gave up on that.

    also, i'm going to steal the word crafternoon because it's genius.

    thank you.

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  2. "Fabric whore"...oh Jami you keep me giggling:) LOVE the room, the fabrics, and the ceiling medallion. Thats a great idea and I might have to just big fat steal it. You see our 5 year old just got her own room a few weeks back and has been requesting a "princess thingy" over her bed.Im liking your medallion the best.
    xo,
    Sarah

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  3. wait, did we know she was going to be a girl? How did I miss that???

    The room looks super cute Jami! Love the patterns! Monochromatic was so last year! Bring on all this color!

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  4. Love this! I'm OBSESSED with owls, my littlest boy's nursery is all handmade owl things....and this is his wall art.
    http://lifeiscrazyw3.blogspot.com/2011/03/nursery-art.html
    Cutest idea EVER!
    Abbs

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  5. that owl art is smashing. really really cute. i have 3 in a room and it's way more great than it sounds. i promise. :)

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  6. CUTE!! I love the owl art so much :)

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  7. this room is darling! the colors and simplicity are really stunning. i'm sure the sharing of the room will be wonderful! xo

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  8. SO CUTE! Love it. It's the kind of room your kids will always remember :)

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  9. You're so smart. I love it. It almost makes me want to re-do the playroom because I love your colors so much.

    Husband wouldn't like that.

    :) Bring that baby to michigan so I can snuuuuugggle her. I need a baby fix and well, it aint comin' any time soon.

    Love,
    Another fabric Who-er.

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  10. Gosh! You have such an artists eye!

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  11. 1. I bought the same rug for Braden's room!
    2. I also made pennants for Braden's room!

    Are we best friends?

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  12. that owl!!! i will steal that off the wall in the middle of the night. be still my heart.

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  13. oh my word I love every single bit of this! You made it possible (and cute) for siblings of opposite sex to share the same room. Is the paint on the walls gray or a blue tone? Sorry if you said in the post...

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  14. Hey now! That's the cutest room ever! Your baby is gonna be stylin'.

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  15. smart thinking on putting the oldest and the youngest together. we have all 3 kids in one room. the oldest is 4 the youngest is 1. they are a great match but when you throw our little missy girl in the middle, well shes trouble:) we don't get much sleep around here as you can imagine. love the room! that little owl is adorable and of course the bunting and the colors, fabulous! great job, momma!

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  16. i thought surely the owl was something you purchased...it's so awesome!

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  17. I adore it all. The netting, the colors, and shut up about the owl art work! LOVE.

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  18. it's a greyish blue. it just depends on the time of day... so you were right on! somewhere in the middle of those two colors. ha.

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  19. ADORABLE! Cutest room, ever. :)

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  20. I giggled the whole way through this! You are hilarious! Love the room. Fabulous. Just fabulous.

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  21. I love Layne's bedding and the pillows rock. Got any more pics? Wanna share where u found them? Oh and. Love. That. Owl. Seriously, can that be my room?

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  22. The room looks great! Everything about it is so creative.

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  23. "...even though you painted all over the floor."
    That's funny. You got to get what you can/ :)

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  24. LOVE it!! Please help me (like you'll have time!). My poor, poor children's rooms. So drab :(

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  25. I love it, love it, love it. You are a hot gluing genius.

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  26. love love love it... especially love the bright yellow ceiling fixture! :)

    (don't worry.. i was crying 3 weeks before baby was here & we still had old computer stuff in the room & the walls hadn't been painted... :)

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  27. wow, the room is gorgeous!! :) You have a beautiful home!

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  28. There are lots of reasons that I love this.
    1. You glue everything--with pride. Rocking.
    2. You cried because you had nothing ready for the baby. Pretty sure I will be doing that in the next couple of weeks.
    3. The red and white striped owl. He is adorable.
    4. Your posts often make me laugh or cry. I'm feeling you and I like that.
    Love from,
    Greta

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  29. What a great room!! That owl is probably my favorite. So sweet!

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  30. The room looks really great! And I LOVE the owl canvas ~ you are so crafty! :)

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  31. ok so here are my questions. 1. did you make a bumper out of the fabric or just make it look like it?

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  32. Jami- The love your blog! You are so awesome! Your house is my dream house and with every new post you inspire me to change things up :)

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  33. hadley and kohen shared a room in the beginning too. i liked the challenge of older girl, baby boy room. it's still my favorite room in the house, even though now, it's an all girl room :)

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  34. That room is absolutely ADORABLE! Even if I planned and planned for a nursery that cute, I could so not pull it off. Pfft. Nicely done, nicely done.
    -Amy

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  35. @katy: it's an actual bumper. i was supposed to sew the bumper with the red and white fabric, but it never happened. so i bought the bumper on amazon.

    @mommy elizabeth: the pillows are also random stuff we already had. they are basically from target. like last year. so i can't help you there. just mix different patterns and colors, that is the key.

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  36. Oh my gosh, this is so cute. I'm totally going to steal your canvas/artwork/hot-glued/decoupage idea. ;)

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  37. well after i'd done a substantial amount of creeping on your blog, i decided to let you know that i am one of those 'strangers'. my name is torrey, i am a 15 year old in california. i found your blog through mel's (thelarsonlingo.blogspot.com), and now i am thoroughly in love with yours! i am thinking of starting my own, to document high school and what not, any tips? hope to hear back, hope im not too creepy (:
    -torrey

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  38. I love how random everything is but it all looks so great together! The art is so inspiring! Im sure i will hack that somehow very soon. I am so in love with your blog. :)

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  39. Dang, girl. You have been busy. Looks so good. I LOVE the big canvas you did. So inspiring.

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  40. i love your style. it's so clean, fresh and fun. love it.

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  41. Cute stuff!! LOVE the owl art...might need to do a little flattery in the form of copying...

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  42. @torrey
    all i can say is be honest. write how you feel, not how you think you should feel because others are reading. seriously, that's my only advice!

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  43. Love it, you 'fabric whore'! lol owl-mazing art and very colorful.

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  44. chick--you are fantabulous--i adore the colors, owl wall art, and pretty much everything about this room! you are a rockstar!

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  45. you are a master jimmy-rigger. thanks for letting george christen your fetus' bed last night...a jewel on your crown in heaven will be added to you.

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  46. love both rooms. very cute. I may have to make one of those wall hangings. I've been thinking about it for awhile, but seeing your finished product motivates me to actually do it!

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  47. Oh girl, don't apologize for 2 room tours back-to-back! I LOVE IT!!! Both rooms are adorable!

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  48. I love this! Makes me want kiddos so I can decorate a room. :)

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  49. Oh good, it's ok that I'm a paper whore then? whewww, I feel so much better. Love everything about it, and yes, that is the cleanest it will ever be ;)

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  50. Oh my word! Love it all!!! So fantastic! Hey... Can you just keep me in prayer? This week has been the hardest to write about since I'm pretty much reliving ever aspect of the affair this week. Getting discouraged and thought you might be able to understand. Thanks! :)

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  51. Hey lady....the kids rooms look super cute! But what else should we expect, right?! :) I'm SO excited you're having another girl! {You know I'm in major girl world over here} Do you have a name yet?? And I can't believe you only have 5 weeks left! She'll be here in no time!
    Ok, and we have way lots more catching up to do...
    love you guys!

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  52. So so beautiful and perfect in every way!!
    Loving that owl!!
    Have a happy day

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  53. ok, now i'm torn between living in the lila's big girl room or bunking with the baby. that wall art is FAN-TASTIC. seriously, why aren't you selling them?

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  54. love it! You did such a great job...and deserve a gold star for being so resourceful :)

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  55. ok i always forget to come back and see if someone answered my question. but i sorta remembered this time and realized i asked the wrong question. is the SKIRT just draped fabric or did you sew it?

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  56. Love it...especially the owl 'painting'. Looks happy and relaxing :)

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  57. I love the color Grey in a nursery...you are very talented!

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  58. Good grief. I'm in love. Can I live in Layne and Baby Girl's room too??

    And when I decorate my next nursery will you make me one of those awesomely fabulous owl art canvases. I die.

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  59. You're kind of brilliant. :-)

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  60. Any chance you remember what the color and brand of paint you used on this room. This is the exact color that I am wanting for my daughters room.

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