Wednesday, March 6, 2013

DIY: Polka Dot Dot Dot


{Seriously. He's licking it. Willy Wonka was right.}


Our little whim wham family has been in the new-old house going on four months now, which is plenty of time to get unpacked, settled in and have the cupboards fully stocked and memorized. 

We even have our favorite corners to pile up dirty laundry and secret drawers to stack junk mail. 
The true definition of mi casa.

Of course, the main reasons to cross those t's and dot those i's  on our mortgage papers were things like, "wall decor", "linens", "paint swatches", and "tchotchkes!" 

{Daniel, I'm speaking for the both of us on this one, right?}

I'll admit, it has been slow going with time/budget/motivation in tiny bursts here and there. 
{"ONE ROOM AT A TIME!" is my new life motto
as I scour Craigslist for Restoration Hardware knockoffs} 

Although, this morning's french press left me full of unbridled energy to DIY. 
Something. Anything.  

Bedroom Wall. I pick you! 



Slowly and randomly, the house is becoming our home. 

...

{I'd share the polka dot "tutorial," but it's so easy a caveman could do it and if I tell you, you'll write it down in your diary and laugh about it later. BUT, if you reallllly want to know my super secret $6 polka dot wall keys to success, email thewhimwhamlife@gmail.com and I'll let you know. Shhhhh}


xoxo

{Bon Bon}






28 comments:

Rhiannon Lorenzo said...

so adorable, love that wall!
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Susannah said...

Oh my word, I love polka dots! I polka dot wall would be amazing!

Jessica said...

LOVE the wall and need to know how you did it. Hahaa

Naomi Peffer said...

So cute Bon! Love it! and I love your definition of mi casa!

Jessica Holly said...

ahhh! I love this!

Megan Lane said...

how cute!! i love the personality in your posts, so fun. i'm hoping we can find a sweet old house to rent in portland that doesn't cost an arm and a leg!

L.M.A. said...

Very fun & cute!
When we first got our house I wanted everything done RIGHT AWAY. Scott was like . . . sloooooooow dooooooown. We're going to live here a while--there's time.
As I scour craigslist too. ;)
xoxo

JanM ♥ said...

It looks really good!

xo,
janmloves.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

As pathetic as this may sound, the main reasons I want to buy a house sooner rather than later are so that I can decorate (and paint!) and have a garden (with maybe a chicken coop and fresh eggs...). That last one is really showing mu SF hippie influence, huh? ;)

Nonchalant Rebel said...

Lovely!!

xx Mounia

Regine Karpel said...

Love it!
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Elizabeth @allthatisbeautiful said...

Totally swooning over those dots. xxx

Allison said...

So cute! And I love the Willy Wonka reference! Haha.

Jen A @ Love, the Arthurs said...

Love that polka dot wall! We built a new house about 5 months ago and it's still pretty bare. It's like my husband doesn't want to spend thousands of dollars decorating it. Weird, right? So we do the same thing...one room at a time, or wall, or perfect accessory, whatever! (and I am so not a patient person!) Did you stencil your polka dots or stamp them? Share your secrets!

p.s. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog AND leaving a comment! It means so much to me! :)

Melissa Blake said...

SO pretty!! i love how calming it looks.

thanks, too, for visiting my blog! :)

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Love your name! Hee hee. And I REALLY love the idea of a polka dot wall! Adorable!

LaynahRose said...

so. dang. cute! And apparently, baby likes it too haha

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Bonnie Rose said...

That is adorable and I love the Willy Wonks reference

Bonnie Rose | The Compass Rose

Julia @ WritersBlockNearYou said...

AH! LOVE that wall! I couldn't imagine decorating a house! I get overwhelmed just decorating our little apartment! "One day at a time" is a good motto. Hang in there!

Eli Sedlachek said...

Never seen anything like it but I love the idea! xx

www.todaymyway.com

Michaela said...

Really cute, Bon!!! One room at a time is a great motto :)

Courtney Ramsey said...

the polka dot wall is so cute! i keep seeing all those "gold" polka dot wall stickers all over pinterest and i really want to do it. i'm afraid it might be the husbands breaking point tho haha.

and craigslist is the BEST for knock off restoration hardware things. i mean come on, who can afford ANYTHING in the actual store. i just go in there to drool.

xo, Courtney
shabbyloveschic.com

teeny said...

HAHAH! i love that little bean is licking the polka dots. the schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries!

mylettchronicals

little said...

i didn't know wall paint could taste good. you'll have to start grocery shopping at home depot now.

love the dots...might have to do that to a wall of mine : )

romantically challenged

Alexa said...

Oh my gosh I love it! And how adorable! Loving your sweet blog...glad you stopped by ours!

Victoria said...

Oh howi love this. So happy to see you making this home your own little by little - every house needs the junk mail drawer :) absolutely love this polka dot wall - so cute!

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