Wednesday, August 29, 2012

This is what I say to Charlotte every day. I have even made a little song about it. With all of the cute prints out there, I figured I would make my own. So, I made a few that match her nursery, and decided to share. I am not sure how to upload a link to a PDF file, so I am just uploading the jpeg files as normal. I would right click and save to your computer, and open in a program to edit the size. Or, if you  want a PDF, I will be happy to email! Just send me one at info{at}chestnutlanehome{dot}com

Baby Bibs & Shower

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I guess you have to know how to use a sewing machine just a little to do this. :) Sorry, I can't help you with that. My sewing skills are very limited. I like to wing it, and keep my fingers crossed.

Sunday, I helped host a baby shower for a friend here in town. We decided to hang a bunting garland, and mix in some custom bibs. Since our friend, who will remain nameless, hasn't picked a baby name, we couldn't monogram anything for this future baby gal....So what to do, what to do. Well, if you shop around for cute bibs, good luck. I didn't find any worth hanging up as the central party decor. The great party hostess, that held the shower at her house, luckily had a million fabrics to choose from. She had plenty to mix and match for the bunting and some bibs. I also threw in some burp cloths.

So here they are. I guess I will call them a DIY bib, because I will tell you how I made them.

First, I picked a bib I already had to make a template.

I traced around it on some cardstock paper. I gave about an inch around for seam allowance.

Then I used the pattern to cut my terry cloth, which was a hand towel I found at Walmart. The thinner the better. In the fabric dept, they only had bright white terry, and I was wanting an off white or cream. One hand towel was enough for two bibs.  

Then I cut the fabric for my front. This is leftover fabric from Charlotte's nursery. I made a tester first.

Then I sewed the two pieces together with the right sides facing each other. You then turn right side out, and stitch closed the opening. 

Once the bib was complete, I sewed another seam along the edge to help it lay flat. You can see that seam below. 

And last, I sewed little round velcro pieces on for the closure. 

And here are the bibs and burps I made for the shower. 

I think they turned out pretty good. Did I mention that these bibs are huge? They will swallow a newborn. :)

I also added my little ribbon tag to add some flair. I have done that will all of my burp cloths. Maybe it's my trademark.

Here are some shots from the shower. 

I'll also post later on a few other things I made for the shower. All Pinterest inspired!

Coastal Living Idea House Part 2

Monday, August 27, 2012

Here are the rest of my pictures from Rosemary. 

This was another guest bath. I think it was actually a hall bath for another bunk room, I can't remember there were a lot of bathrooms!

I love the skirted tables in the guest bedroom.

I think this is the bath that was connected to the bedroom above.

This is a super cute bunk room upstairs. 

The wallpaper, and green panelling was great.

Nice to have a pop of color in the house.

This is the upstairs playroom/den.

The ping pong table might be one of my favorite things in the house. Erika designed it, and it can double as a table or craft table. Just take the net down. Notice the stools tucked underneath.

There were some guys working in this area.

Another view of the room.

Ping pong storage doubling as art. :)

A kitchenette leading to the movie theater.

Window bed.

And the movie theater....So cool. Doesn't everyone need one of these?

And back to the mud room area/back door. 

My favorite Tilly Towels. And in the doorway you see a second bunk room.

One more guest bath.

And bedroom. All of the light fixtures in the house were amazing. 

And the fab backyard oasis.

The pool has a shallow end so your chair can sit in the water.

Coastal Living Ultimate Beach House

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Okay, so I have decided to go ahead and post my pictures. Please note that my skills are bad. I was taking them fast because there were so many people there. Had to work fast....

Anyway, I almost felt bad posting them even though we were allowed to take pics, and I've seen others on the web.

I loved all of the paint colors throughout the house. This is one of the guest baths.

Guest room #1

A little close up of the curtain rod.

Even the laundry room is fab. I am pretty pumped because our new dryer, that I found on clearance, looks similar to these! Mine is a matte gold, I think they called it Ginger.

So, who doesn't love some solid surface counter tops while they sort and fold??

On to the master bedroom. I love the Whippet-ish art.

I LOVED this chest and mirror.

Looks like little sea urchins.

Throughout the house, there were paint color cards for each room.

A lot of the upholstered furniture is from Lee.

The master bath was no disappointment. 

Very interesting drawers in lieu of cabinets to the floor. 

Moving on to the main living areas. This is a close up of the dining area. As I am typing this, I realize there isn't a formal dining room in the house. Funny that I didn't notice that while there. I was going to call this the breakfast area, but I guess it's the dining room!

A little den off of the main living area.

With a nice, tailored looking sectional from Lee.

A view of the main area. Dining, sitting areas, and kitchen.

Another nook off of the main area. I love a built in desk tucked away. 

And I think this was a powder room next to the desk area. 

That wall over the sink is all tile. Or probably marble.

Another sitting area off of the main area. 

An interesting accent in the fireplace. 

LOVE these sofas.

Most of the fixtures in this house were a dark brass.

Which I am liking mixed with stainless. Definitely gives some ideas to consider. 

This is the "scullery" aka butler's pantry. That is the fridge built in. 

I think the shelves in front of the windows are cool. I would have never thought that was okay to do, but I like.

That is all for today. I have a bunch of pictures left to post!