Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Graduations, A Finished headboard, and Summer plans!

Man, have we had a BUSY two weeks. Jack graduated from preschool (sniff), Madison from fifth grade (sniff) and Carly is moving from the multiage program where she has been for three years to third grade. We had celebrations, end of the year parties, Field Day, talent show, and graduation practice. THIS silly mom volunteered to make desserts for fifth grade graduation. More specifically, I volunteered to make cake pops. Which I have never made. Many of curse words (yes, I curse in the kitchen) later and four fake cake pops produced (chocalate dipped big marshmallows), they were complete. Along with three bags of dipped chocalate pretzel sticks and four batches of homemade lemon bars. I did all of the baking I can do for a year. Seriously. Here a couple of my favorite pics from graduations and other end of the year celebrations.

Jack and his classmates saying Grace.

Cute little man:)!

Carly and one of her favorite teachers

Madison and my parents

Jackson's celebration, thanks to Amy from Living Locurta for the Star Wars Printables

Dessert table and 5th grade graduation look at all of those &#$*@ cakepops!

And we finally finished Madison's headboard. It began as this not-very-attractive, plain...yet functional brown headboard.

After being inspired by many spray painting projects here in blog world, I thought I would give spray painting a try. Oh my. This is what it looked like in the progress. Scary.

After three coats of spray paint, I finally decided to paint the rest with some white paint we had leftover from another project. Finally, I was satisfied and able to move on to next step:). Madison chose some hot pink zebra fabric and some pom-pom trim to cover the shelf and add softness.

We chose to use velcro to attach the fabric to the headboard. That we it could easily be removed and we could change out fabric if we needed to. I orginally going to handsew the velcro to the fabric (I don't own a sewing machine AND I don't know how to sew). Ha, ha, ha.

Meet my new best friend:

So here is the finished product!!! We will use the rest of the fabric to make a desk chair cover and cushion. It looks so cute in her room.

Behind the curtain, her books and STUFF (you know, all of the piddly little things tweens need). The backing of the shelf is still brown and rough. We have big plans to put mirrored tile back there.

The little round object is a little light we had orginally bought for under the kitchen cabinets. Madison had the great idea of velcroing it underneath the shelf, like a nightlight. So cute, the girl has some great ideas!

One more shot!

We also made this bolster pillow (which I did hand sew, don't judge:) and this desk blotter). Madison picked out the fabric, the suede fringe and the cute buttons on the sides.

Okay, I feel caught up. I think. My next post is about our summer plans and how we survive the summer without killing each other (my husband and I are both off all summer long).



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  1. the headboard looks wonderful! so fun for a young girl!

  2. What fun projects you have going on! The headboard is very cute, but I *love* the bolster pillow. Thanks for your kind comments at Red Hen Home!

  3. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party. What a handsome graduate.

  4. I saw you on Creative Bloggers Party. I'm your newest public follower. I love how the headboard turned out. The fabric is great. I would appreciate you following back http://talesfrommyjournal.blogspot.com I would also appreciate if you would like me in facebook http://www.facebook.com/DeniseMartin.LillaRose and in twitter @DeniseLillaRose. I always follow back. Just leave me a note so I know you stopped by.

  5. What a busy and fun time you all had! The kids wearing yellow togas totally rock! Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

  6. I love how your daughter's headboard turned out. The fabric is great. I love the bolster pillow too. thanks so much for your thoughtful comments and for visiting my blog! the fabric i used is outdoor fabric. i ordered it here, if you'd like the link...

  7. wow! you guys had a busy week!!! headboard is awesome...i'm sure your daughter loves it! too funny we are right next to each other on tt&j!! happy weekend!

  8. So cute! This looks like something they would sell at PB Teen! It turned out beautiful!
    I am your newest follower and I would love to have you come check out my blog and follow back if you would like!
    Camille @

  9. I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.


    Come strut your stuff.

  10. Thanks for linking up at Bacon Time. Wow for a first party I can't believe we had over 300 links. Can't wait to see what you share next week. I have a special give away planned just for the linkers at the party. Thanks for grabbing the button too, you rock!