Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Summer Project

Happy rainy Thursday!
We are entering day three of rain and cloudy days but the weatherman promises that it will be beautiful for Memorial Day so I am so looking forward to some sun and warmer weather.
I am so excited for summer and we are almost done with school and end of the year activities!!
I just want to enjoy the days ahead with no schedules or running from one end of the city to the other.
I need the beach and our deck and life will be good. :)

Over the summer things are going to slow down a bit here at Emerald Cove.
My posts may be spread out a bit and my time at the computer will be limited. My kids are growing so fast and I want to spend time with them while I can, but don't worry I have a project in mind that will keep me occupied and will take my time on.

Right now my son's room is Disney's Cars.
Saying that he loves Cars is an understatement and now with the new movie coming out he is getting pretty excited.

he also has a fascination with sharks.
That's my boy!
He will even watch Shark Week with me, actually both kids do, they love the water like their mama. :)

So, when I saw the shark sheets from Pottery Barn Kids I was so excited.
True story; He was paging through the catalog and saw them as well and said "Mommy can we get these for my room?" I was so proud! (wiping tear away)

So I ordered them the other day.
(apparently they are popular because they are on back order until the end of June)

So cute!!
Right now his room is chocolate brown and I would like to lighten it up a bit as well as paint his dresser and bed a blue to coordinate with the sheets.
I would have taken a picture but it is so dark here that they didn't turn out so well so I will show you one in a later post. :)

Here are the colors that I am leaning towards.
They are actually paints from The Land of Nod and are non toxic Mythcs Paints.
I will have to order some samples soon to compare to the sheets when I get those in.

This is my inspiration room from Potter Barn Kids.
I won't have the plank walls (sadly) and not sure about the other bedding yet but I am hoping that it will resemble this slightly.

Hopefully I can get out my handy little jig saw and paints and maybe make some of the accessories that are shown with the bedding.

So there is my summer project.
I am excited to tackle something again but also glad that I am going to take my time.
I will be posting things as I go, so hopefully you will bare with me. :)

I also hope to hope to finish my Bonus Room this summer but that may have to wait, it is only like 100 degrees up there in the summer and our little air conditioner broke so that may be my fall project. I did manage to get rid of a ton of things and after I cleaned the carpets like 8 times I think I won over the cat pee pee smell......maybe, Michigan humidity will test that out.

I am unplugging for the weekend to spend time with my family over the Memorial holiday. We have a party to attend Friday and Saturday and then we are just going to veg out!!

I hope that you have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day.

Also, don't forget to join ShellBelle's Tiki Hut for World Oceans Day on June 8!

- More than 97% of all our planet's water is contained in the ocean - SavetheSeas.org

So please join in and find out about our greatest resource and how you can help to save the seas!


*All images Pottery Barn Kids


Anonymous said...

Those sheets are adorable...and I am sure, you will do a fine job!

I will be looking forward to your posts. Take your time the room will be there forever,your kids will grow and leave. My youngest is 17 today.

Enjoy your beach and deck time!

tinajo said...

Hey - is another "Cars" on it´s way?! Wohoo - my boys will be thrilled (and me too)! :-)

Great pics, as always. :-)

Val said...

Adorable.....makes me want to have a little boy all over again!! =)

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I love your ideas, Michelle. That inspiration picture of the bunk bed is adorable. I love those patchwork quilts.


Tanya @ Make The Best Of What's Around said...

Adorable! I can't wait to see the progress and all finished. Have fun with it, soudns like a fun project :) HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

D and G Stories said...

Love the shark theme! It will no doubt be adorable!! can't wait to see the finished product. Enjoy your long weekend with your family! :)

Connie the crafterbug said...

Their room is going to look fantastic! I love all the crisp colors! I applaud you for all your work you are putting into your home and for also making time for your family.

Martina said...

You just never stop around the house Michelle - and i admire you for that! Great new inspiration here for boys rooms, am sure this one will be great! Have a lovely time with your family! xx

Pamela said...

I love the colors and the sharks! Looks like a fun project. Are you going to do the oar with the plaques hanging from it? I am sure it will all look great! Enjoy your weekend!

Brandi said...

I love the direction you're going with your son's room! Enjoy your summer!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Love your inspiration pics Michelle. I'm sure you will create an awesome room for your son. You are such a good mama. I remember the hours I put into my son's room last year. It was a ton of work, but so worth it. Take your time and have fun with it! I'll be following you as you go my friend :)

Anonymous said...

You must be such a proud mum lol. Love the colours you're considering for his room. It will look perfect.


Robin Johnson said...

What a fun summer project! Mine involves things like dirt, bricks and sore backs! LOL. I bet he'll love the room once you add your magic touch to it.

Leo said...

I can't wait to see how this comes out! I love the sheets. So cute. Have a great Memorial Day relaxing...and spending time with friends and family. Take care...XOXO

Pam Kessler said...

It looks like you have a fun project planned. Those shark sheets are very cute. Have a great weekend and a fun summer.

Unknown said...

Soooo cute!!! You know, my little boy (he's just 2y.o)adores sharks!!!This would be perfect for us!

Chris at Red Gate Farm said...

Sounds like fun! I love to redo a room... When my daughter was 15 she went to Costa Rica for 2 weeks on a school trip. We completely redid her room while she was gone, right down to the flooring. It was meant to be a surprise and of course her younger brother spilled the beans when she phoned from the airport after they landed in the US. Everyone on her trip wanted to see her "While You Where Out" (remember that show?) bedroom!

I'm betting those cut outs of sharks will be an easy task for you :)


simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Hallo mein freund, wishing you a wonderful weekend. Enjoy the time with friends and family. The sheets are adorable and I'm sure the room will turn out great. I like the Marco Polo color best. It is cheerful.

Passionate for White said...

"Set Sail"... love the name, love the color

Anonymous said...

You can't go wrong when you start with such a great photo and colour palette.
What a great mom you are, that room will be a haven when you're done with it!

Stop in to see me if you've the time!

Ciao Bella!


Deborah said...

Oh sweetie..I pray for some sunshine to come your way :)
We're having a fair bit of rain here too..even today :(
The beach and the deck with family sounds so relaxing hunny..hope you get to do all of that real soon!
That project sounds like so much fun, and your little one is going to love it..he must be so excited!!!
I cant wait (but will... patiently)to see what you are going to do with his room!
All three of those colours look great with the sheet set...that set is adorable!!
Yes sweetie take your time and just enjoy every minute of your summer!!
And wishing you the best Memorial weekend!!
Love you! xo

Deborah xoxoxoxo

Marie said...

A momma's work is never done as the saying goes. Love the paint color palette, perfect for your little son. I hope he enjoys his room when you're done.

Amy Kinser said...

Love the sheets! I can't wait to see what you come up with in that room. You are one creative lady...you know that, right? Have fun having a relaxing summer.

beachcomber said...

i love the bedroom pic..i'd like plank walls too!
cheryl x

Seaside Style said...

The sheets are adorble! The room will look awesome, can't wait to see. Kids grow so fast and the time passes even faster. Enjoy every moment of it. Have a great weekned with the family1 XOXO

Completely Coastal said...

Shark theme for boys..., I guess it makes sense, haha. Have the best weekend!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Shells!

Love the direction you're going with the room! Cute cute sheets! My kids love to watch Shark week, too. I bet whatever you do, it will be awesome!
Hope you have a nice weekend with your family!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning my friend! Well, rain is in my forecast so my gardening plans are AWASH again, BUT I don't care. I am planting my herbs and flowers in their pots IN THE GARAGE!!!! YEP!!! And I am loving what you are doing with your JIGSAW...you can make so many wonderful things but those whales you made take the cake; they are the cutest and with whatever piece of wood, you can make magic. HAVE A FABULOUS WEEKEND AND come visit me for Paris if you can....enjoy that beautiful lake of yours!!! Anita

René said...

I don't blame you one bit for wanting to spend time with the kids Michelle. They won't be around forever. Love those sheets!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Such a fun theme for a boys room! I am so looking forward to seeing what you do and how it all turns out. I know it will be great! Take your time and enjoy your summer though. ;)
Have a great three day week-end my friend!!

Kelle Dame said...

Awesome! I love your inspirations and I love that your son is into sharks of all things! So cute! I love the sharks with the madras. I found some cheap madras fabric and recreated this look for that little boys room I did. His room is gonna be great! Can't wait to see how it comes along!
Have a great weekend!

Brittany @ Each Day Gets Better. said...

i cant wait to see what you come up with.

Anonymous said...

I love the sheets!I know your sons room is going to look fabulous! Have a great holiday.


Arabella said...

What adorable sheets your son picked out - he has great taste like his mom! Can't wait to see how you progress through his room...and very glad to hear you are going to take your time. Kids do grow very fast so spend as much quality time as you can.

Love you lots,

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle
I've finally worked out how to comment and that is to sign in as anonymous.

I am in the throws of a boys bedroom makeover as well and I must say that the oar with hanging bucket and art work has just inspired me. I have a red oar and that is what I will do with it. Thanks for your lovely post. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and the sun shines on your beach real soon.
Best Carolyn

NanaDiana said...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family. You are right-You can blog more when they don't need you so much! Life is short with children...grab and savor every moment you can! xxoo Diana

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

LOVE your summer project and I know you will create some magic with your jig saw and paints!
Enjoy the holiday weekend!

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

You are such a busy girl Michelle! I experienced a bit of that dreary SW Michigan weather on Wed, Thurs & Friday as I was visiting my parents. Hang in there, it is going to get really nice!! I love this post and that you are focusing on one project and your kiddos. I am going to follow your lead. Have an awesome weekend!! hugs, Cathy

Tonya said...

Hey its me...Tonya!! Felt like I needed to clarify since blogger isn't letting me sign in with my google account....super annoying!!Anyway...I just wanted to say "hi" and let you know that I think those sheets are adorable & the inspiration room is gorgeous!! Can't wait to see what you come up with!! Hope you get that warm weather the weatherman is promising!!

sandra said...

Wow Michelle, I love the sheets, they are so cute!
As for the comforter shown in the add, a tadd busy with all the other stuff going on for my taste, I would go with a nautical stripe or solid, that way you'll get to use it for years to come. It's definitely a fun design and I'm sure with your oodles of talent, it will be beautiful!

Looking forward to the finished product, I'd be helping ya if we didn't live so darned far away from each other my sweet friend!

Anne said...

Michelle, I've so missed reading your posts while my darn computer was in the shop!! I love those shark sheets, how fun is that? and the wall colors are all great, my fave is Marco Polo (plus its such a witty name.) Can't wait to see how it all turns out.

the fishermans cottage said...

Those sheets are so cute, mine son's all grown up now but i'm sure he would like that blue paint being a Chelsea supporter :).. have a lovely weekend with your family and Happy Memorial day x

Anonymous said...

I love those colors! I love the colors of water, what can I say?! Your son's room is going to look fantastic! We are having a ton of rain in Atlantic Canada and we're trying to get a cottage painted to put it on the market. Fun stuff! Not!! Enjoy your summer!

Jenni said...

Happy Memorial Day, Michelle! I hope you all had a great weekend! :)

I love all your plans for your son's room, and those sheets are adorable! :) The colors you are leaning towards are beautiful, too! I can't wait to see it as it comes along! It's going to look wonderful. :) AND it will be fun to see what you do with your Bonus room this fall!

I hope you have a great Tuesday, my friend! :)


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Michelle my dearest! THANK YOU FOR COMING OVER LAST NIGHT! How is the painting and cutting going? Anymore whimsical whales or seafish in the making? With Memorial Day off yesterday, we got a lot accomplished; I wrote an article for a magazine, we hung a large tapestry and we also cut a piece of wood for a plaque we are making for above the entrance to my husband's study. WE HAD A BLAST and this week and next are my final weeks of school and then the summer fun STARTS!!!!!! Have a fabulous day and bless you my sweet friend! Anita

Donnie said...

Love the sharks and he'll be able to grow with those for a while. It's cute that you know him so well. My grandsons room is in surfboards and it's a really cool look. Have a great week.

Seawashed said...

Your entire home is going 'beach'. I love those sheets. I wish I had the resources to create a whale room for my boys when they were younger. My oldest, Luke, loved whales. I think I like the Denim and Set Sail blues best. Your son is going to love his room. I will look forward to watching the transformation!

SLR said...

your summer project will be so amazing when it's all done...looking forward to seeing the results!
enjoy the summer days ahead with your family :)


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