Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Dressing Up My Nest

For weeks now, our dining room has been a combination of bare white walls and a small table and chairs. It has been in dire need of dressing up! So last week I put up the gorgeous wood cabinet that The Nerd's grandpa built many years ago:

I am going with a color scheme of robin's egg blue and brown; my modern paisley frame seemed
perfect for the top of the cabinet:
I found some pretty distressed ceramic birds at Craft Warehouse to perch on the shelves. The postcards are from a fun tongue-in-cheek shop called DippyLulu's. I needed some gentle reminders for my kids that whining is not allowed! :)
Some vintage-look items from my kitchen fit perfectly behind the mesh door of the cabinet:
And a real bird's nest (abandoned) is nestled on the bottom shelf, filled with darling felted eggs.
On another wall, I set up Message Central, with a sparkly memo board, our white board/cork board combo, and our calendar. I have a tutorial for making the calendar board at my craft blog, The Scrappy Frog.

Just trying to make my nest a little prettier...


  1. Cool felt eggs. I like them in that bird's nest. Very decorative.

  2. wow, look at all your feathered friends!


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