DIY neon triangle paper mobile


 Hello! I know its been a while since I checked in and I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving. We did. The twins are doing so well and just thriving, 4 months old now! Cannot believe how time flies, I am trying to soak up every moment with my girls while they are this little. 
One of my best friends from growing up came and spent the weekend with us and we crafted fun mobiles for the girls while watching The Holiday. Perfect girls day. The twins are getting to the age where they are fascinated with bright colors so we knew we wanted something bright so I figured neon pink would work. 
It was a super easy DIY and the girls LOVE it, and I think supplies for both mobiles cost around $25. 
Supplies:
- Colored cardstock. we did a mix of pinks, yellows and oranges.  Ours was about $.60 a sheet and we used one sheet of each color

- Hoops. We found ours where the leather and string area in Hobby Lobby. Think they were embroidery hoops? About $2 a hoop and I spray painted them gold. They only had silver in our store but I've seen them in gold before too.

- Triangle paper cutter. Biggest time saver. Found in the scrapbooking area. The most expensive thing at $10, but I used the 40% coupon!

-Gold thread. 

-Hot glue

Start by cutting out lots of triangles in each color. You are going to glue two triangles back to back so you don't see the glue. Then figure out how low you want your mobile to hang. We did about 18" hanging down from the mobile so you want to cut your strings at 24". You are going to tie your strings on the hoops at 18" and then twist the string around and glue the ends in one of your triangles. Does that make sense? That way you don't have any loose strings hanging out.
See? Gluing the triangles back to back makes it look cleaner. 

We laid our hoop out and stretched the strings straight out. Then we set out the triangles in just random patterns. Every string was different and then we started gluing. The gluing took the longest and we watched The Holiday while we glued. Best movie ever. 
 To attach to the ceiling I braided three strands and tied in the center of the hoop and then twisted it up to the ceiling were Luke hung a C hook from the ceiling. Just loop some of the strands through the hook. Easy peasy.

Renovation Update: getting there

You don't know how good this feels. Plumbing is finally done after a week of the plumbers being over every single day. The water being turned off with a pregnant lady who has to pee every 20 minutes did not go over well. I LOVE the tub we chose. Its a pretty standard size but super deep for soaking, 17". Its full of water right now for the inspection, so no I'm not taking a bath yet. Soon. 
 I never realized how beautiful plumbing can be. 
I picked this gorgeous huge subway tile for the shower surround and I can't wait for it to go up after the inspection this week.


And the twins have a hall to their room now! Just need to pick a flush mount for in here, any great resources?
Everything should go super fast now and we have a 'deadline' of August 9th. Three weeks and I really think its doable. Everything goes so much faster after the rough in work is done. So excited!

My house / renovation update

I'm so grateful for how much work has already gone into our house and focusing on what has already happened. Our bathroom really is almost done. Considering where we started... this is huge! The custom vanity is gorgeous and I love the hardware I chose. I decided to do a wall to wall mirror and mount the Visual Comfort sconces in the mirror to make the bathroom feel bigger.

 The granite was a piece we already had so I just had to get it cut down. Its not what I would have chosen but it was free and I do like all the black and grey in it. The tile is being installed this week and its my favorite thing! Be still my heart, the 3" hexagon carrara marble tile is my favorite design aspect in the room and I can't wait to see it installed. 
Now that we are almost done in here, we are focusing on our master custom closets and everything in our room is going this gorgeous blue/grey including the closets with gold hardware.
In the back of the house the twins hallway has gotten framed in. You used to enter the middle guest bedroom through the back bedroom which was awkward so we are putting in a short hallway. 
 So the twins bedroom will be to the right and the guest bedroom to the left. Its so exciting to see it coming together, esp after living with giant holes in my walls for a couple of weeks from where the door was moved. PROGRESS people. I just need to keep telling myself that when I feel like sheetrock dust is never going to leave our house :-)

our DIY sputnik / copy of LGN's

 Sometimes you just have to go with a DIY you know will rock it because Jenny from Little Green Notebook did it first. And that is what I did here with her DIY Sputnik fixture. We needed a new light fixture for our living room so I snagged the 22" diameter ikea fixture (smaller then the one Jenny used). 
 All in all the project took around 3 hours from start to hanging the fixture and that was with 30 minutes of drying time for the gold spray paint. I just watched lots of modern family and glued my amuse bouche cups. Luke snapped this picture when I was about 40 cups in and still had 40 to go.
We LOVE the final product and it cost about $70 total. Luke even gets on me when I turn off the light because he likes the way it looks lit up so much haha! 

Our girl's nursery

If we are friends on instagram then you saw a sneak peek of the girls rug yesterday. I snagged this rug at RugsUSA when they were having their big mother's day sale. Don't you just love that site?? (I only see the 5x8 on the site now.. maybe they are sold out of the bigger sizes). 
It is exactly what I was thinking, colorful and fun but not super girly. I'm also sure that these Biscuit sheets have a place in the nursery as well. I've actually had these crib sheets pinned from before I was pregnant because I love them so much!  Bailey always does it right, the girl has mad talent and right now they are running a bedding sale through tonight so make sure you take advantage of it! Have you seen the biscuit paint wall? Its insane and amazing.   

 


I'm not exactly sure what else we are doing in that room, I'm waiting until we get the renovations done. We are adding a small hallway into that room so once that is done I'll figure out what other furniture we are doing.But I'm liking where we are headed :-)