Saturday, February 28, 2009

For My Prince

I have been busy these past few weeks decorating and making basic stuff for my children's room. They are still very young so they will be sharing a room for the time being. I had a lot of fun looking for stuff for my son's room. He loves cars, trains, airplanes, basically anything that has an engine and moves! So I've decided to incorporate a transportation theme :o). These are what I have made so far:

A mirror with a heli and a train. The mirror was on sale. It was previously SD$39.95 and it went down to SD$9.95! It was the perfect colour too! I just had to grab it!

This is a clothes hanger. Bought the hanger at a thrift shop for RM2.00. It was a natural wood colour so I spray painted it blue.

I was looking everywhere for a blue wastepaper basket and found it at a local supermarket. A car, train and airplane later.. voila!

I found these colourful boxes at a two dollar store. It would be very handy for putting his little toy cars and trains in (all 1,578 of them! :o))..

A little blue clock (shhh.. I bought it for only RM5.90 :o)).

I found this lamp at IKEA. Not as cheap as I would have liked it to be but it compliments all the other stuff so it's a good excuse :o).

Ohh.. and I'm so proud of this growth chart that I made from scratch! I went to the hardware store and got them to cut a long piece of wood for me (for just RM4.00!). Brought it home and spray painted it blue. A lot of measuring and gluing and drawing later.. a growth chart is born! :o)

And last but not least, a sign for his door :o)

Glad to say that it all did not cost very much but my son gets all excited every time he looks at them :o) Ahh.. the little pleasures of life :o) Enjoy my little munchkin, mama loves you!

Twigs & Feathers

Friday, February 27, 2009

Twigs and Feathers

If you have visited my other blog, you would already know that I love home decorating. Alhamdulillah, we have been so blessed to be able to purchase our own home (well, it actually currently belongs to the Bank! haha.. but you know what I mean :o)) and now we are working real hard to furnish and decorate it (on a budget!) and transform it from a house to a home :o). It has not been easy, as this is our first home (all this while we were staying with my parents), so basically we have had to start from scratch. It is still a work-in-progress (it will be for many months more I believe :o)) but I thought it would be fun to share :o). I love to D.I.Y. (the hubster is learning fast!) so it has been quite a challenge! I am sooo in love with my drill, my spray paint, my glue gun, my staple gun and my measuring tape (no worries sayang, you are still number one! :o)). So please join us on our journey in searching for the twigs and feathers to build our humble nest..

Twigs & Feathers