Kick-Off Friday

Craftivity Designs | February 27, 2015 | Be the first to comment
Happy Friday everyone!  I hope all of are staying warm and enjoying our last bit of winter (hopefully).  I'm excited to share the great projects I found this week-let's check them out!



1. Statement pieces aren't just for wall art and necklaces-take a look at this awesome statement shower curtain that Rachel created from A Beautiful Mess. There are so many creative possibilities with this idea-I love it!

2. Want to get a jump start on your spring cleaning? Check out Tater Tots and Jello for some organization ideas and inspiration from her rustic charm style pantry.

3. Jewelry can be hard to organize but not when you take Jennifer's advice and turn your jewelry into a piece of art! Visit here to view her whole organized jewelry area including using shadow boxes to display jewelry pieces.

4. Love the look of anthro?  Visit Flamingo Toes to see how you can create your own Anthro inspired canvas flower wall art--such a cute and colorful project!

That wraps up this week's collection.  Have a wonderful weekend!

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Welcome, Baby Girl!!

Craftivity Designs | February 23, 2015 | 2 Comments so far
Just over a week ago, we welcomed our baby girl into the world.



We really hoped for a baby girl {well, everyone except my little boy -- he was really counting on a brother}.


Of course, a boy or girl would have been wonderful and awesome and a joy; but we were excited about the possibility of a baby girl.




Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. 
Psalm 37:4



I'm thankful to our Father for hearing the desires of our hearts and blessing us with a precious daughter.

Our little boy is pretty pleased with "his baby" too, and so excited to be a big brother. He was happy with a little sister once he held her in his arms.



The snow here has forced us into a very quiet week -- with very few obligations and plenty of time to relax with one another. It's been the prefect week for getting to know our new baby.

He always knows what we need, and provides blessing even when we do not ask.


O taste and see that the Lord is good, how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
Psalm 34:8 


If you've been snowed in this week, too, I hope you've found some time to rest. 


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Master Bedroom Makeover // The Plan

Craftivity Designs | February 9, 2015 | 5 Comments so far
I've discussed our Master Bedroom a few times over the last year. Like almost every other room in our home, the "before" includes wallpaper.


Unfortunately, it's also blessed with the smallest closet of all three bedrooms. As for the layout, it is long and skinny -- which presents some floor plan challenges. We sent one of our dressers to the recently finished Shared Bedroom and the other to the Sunroom; in order to setup the Master Bedroom like this {you can read more here}:


Now we've got one coat of paint up on the walls and I'm really excited about the direction that it is heading

Note: In case you are wondering, no, I didn't paint it myself at 39 weeks pregnant :)


Here's the overall plan for the room -- as it stands now, anyway.

master bedroom


These aren't the exact pieces we'll be using. In fact, most of the items are similar pieces that we already own. The only items on our shopping list are nightstands {which may just be "shopped" from another room in the house}, a fabric to cover the storage bench and the window treatments.

Who knows, you might see a reveal of this space before the Dining Room, ha! Let's hope not, though, since the baby is due this week. For the most part, our home projects are on pause and my posting may be a bit spotty for a few weeks as we get used to a new baby and new routine.

I must admit, this is about iteration #4 of our bedroom makeover plan. Originally, I was afraid to go bold with dark walls -- though one coat of paint has already convinced me that I will love it {this was our inspiration photo}. The first few iterations felt a little too matchy-matchy as well -- which is why I included the mint green accessories and the nightstands in different finishes.

I think that is one of the good things about do-it-yourself. We only have so much time in the day, which means I naturally have more time to think about a room before making actual decisions. So, several iterations over 6 months will hopefully result in a room that we really love.

What about you? Do you plan, plan and re-plan? Or choose one plan and go with it?

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Kick-Off Friday

Craftivity Designs | February 6, 2015 | Be the first to comment
Welcome to this week's Kick-Off Friday!  Today I'm going to share with you 4 great project ideas that you can tackle this weekend...let's check them out!



1. Looking for some new wall art?  Check out Everyday Reading to see how you can make your own large watercolor world map-such a fun idea!

2. If you're decorating a kids room or a nursey, be sure to stop by Thrifty & Chic to see how to create a beautiful reading nook in your little ones room.

3. Love the look of ombre?  Visit Beyond the Picket Fence to see how Becky combined two colors to create a multi-colored ombre work of art!

4. I love these DIY leather strap shelves that Whitney & Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic created! They really compliment the industrial decorating style and add a touch of uniqueness to everyday shelves.

That's all for this week!  If you tackle any creative projects this weekend, be sure to share them in the comments below or on our Facebook page-we'd love to hear from you!


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Shared Bedroom & Nursery // Source List

Craftivity Designs | February 4, 2015 | Be the first to comment


On Monday, I shared our big news and the reveal of our new nursery and shared bedroom. Today, I'm sharing the source list for the space.


Wall Color {top-half} - Fog by Porter Paint in Hi-Hide Interior Latex
Wall Color {bottom-half} - Color Match to Trim in Porter Paint Hi-Hide Interior Latex
Twin Bed - my childhood bed :)
Crib - WalMart
Grey Dresser - 8-Drawer Hemnes by Ikea in Grey-Brown {no longer available in this color}


Curtains - Home Goods
Curtain Rod - Target 



Chair and Ottoman - Ikea Poang covered in a Drop Cloth using this tutorial
Pillow - thrifted
Book Ledges - Ikea Ribba Ledges {originally in black, painted to match trim}


Blue Dresser - 6-Drawer Hemnes by Ikea in Blue {no longer available in this color}
Shelves - Ekby Jarpen/Ekby Bjarnum Combo by Ikea in Grey-Brown {no longer available in this color}

Black & White Photo Canvases - Canvas on Demand
Sham - handmade in Blue & White Stripe
Pillow Case & Sheets - Grey Gingham from Target
Bedspread - Indira by Ikea in dark blue
Round Circus Pillow - handmade by Nana :)


Hanging Pocket Organizer, Bunting & Crib Quilt - handmade by Nana :)
Grey Throw - Target
Grey Felt Bins - Target
 
Let me know if I missed anything -- or if you have any other questions. Have a great day!

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