2011-07-15

More Room Decor, Some Research and What Happens When I Call Myself a Hairdresser.....

Can't....stop....crafting.....
I've been lusting over all the Martha Sewart-esque pom poms out there in blogland and needed some of that fabulousness in my home....namely Aubrey's room. And let me tell you, when I saw this polka dot tissue paper in Walmart?!? Are you kidding me?! And at $1 a pack, I was in!
It's a little bit wonky, but it's the first one I've made and it's hanging nice and high, so we'll just pretend that it's perfect, 'kay?? Good.
Look at all that polka dotty goodness!

So like I've said previously, I've been on a spray painting spree and I've discovered a few things along the way. Let me enlighten you and you may then glean from my findings--I know, I know, you're welcome.
There are three main brands of spray paint out there(well, there may be more, but I haven't found them so you're getting my findings on the three). Valspar(Lowes $3.60ish), Rust-oleum(Home Depot $2.90ish and somewhere else, can't remember) and Krylon(Walmart $3.60ish, Hobby Lobby $4.99--are you kidding me?!?).
Well, let me tell you these three are NOT created equal people. I assumed that because of the higher costs of the Krylon and Valspar, they'd have a better quality. Yes, that is where my mind goes, I assume higher cost = better. WRONG! The one that has worked the best for me is....
Seriously, the coverage this thing has per can is second to none and I've found that the overall colors offered are better(personal taste). Valspar had fabulous colors too, but at the highest cost per can and probably the worst(in my humble opinion) coverage, not to mention the stench this gave off?!? I'm out. Rust-oleum it is.
I figured that I could save you all some time and most importantly $$$ by sharing this. Again, you're welcome.

Now on to the pictures of shame.....Aubrey's hair was driving me crazy! My daughter hates having clips, elastics, etc in her hair so it's usually all over the map, mainly her eyes. It doesn't seem to bother her that much, but like I said, it was driving me crazy. So, since I have no car pretty much every day of the week, I took matters into my own hands....unfortunately....
Yup. Classy. She's now a mix between Dora, William Shakespeare and an Amish boy.
The pictures are fuzzy because this kids DOES NOT sit still, ever! And she was not happy I was taking pictures of her, I think she knew she had/has a dud of a haircut. Oh well, nothing I can do about it yet, we still have no car during the day. At least it looks half decent when in a clip...assuming she lets me put one in.
But look at that beautiful face! Please don't hold her mom's mistakes against her....

4 comments:

Amy said...

Okay

One, love the pom pom. Cute.
I am a rustoluem gal well
And c. She is so pickin cute. I really don't think it is all that bad. Icute sara's hair when she was a we e one.... Oh my. That was not so good.

And 4. You so crack me up.

Kimberley said...

Aubrey's hair is not bad at all!! I was expecting a massacre to her hair and it looks cute! :) I love the pom pom you made for aubrey's room too, so fun!!

Sunny Vanilla said...

I think her hair is adorable. Loving the face in the very last picture...priceless! Thanks for stopping by :-)

Astrid said...

Too much talent going on here!! LOVIN' that pom-pom, and c'mon. Look at the Aub-meist. What is NOT to love?!?