3.20.2009

Happy Spring~

You all sure know how to make a girl feel good!!!! I simply can't believe the wonderful response I had to my feature on Nester's Blog yesterday! I am so glad that you all love my pillows so much. I've been floating around on clouds all morning.

I had more than a few people mention that they'd like to see a nest pillow. You clever things, you. I had a nest pillow in my plans, yes I did. But I have a question for you my dears! Would you prefer a nest with little blue eggs, or the plain brown nest? Both? What do you think?


And since we're on the subject of nests and spring-y things, Happy First Day of Spring! To celebrate Spring, I have a week's worth of spring-y ideas and decorating to share with you all next week. Come back and see what I have up my sleeve!!


To get started, today I wanted to share with you a little spring spruce-up that I gave my library bookcase. I know this isn't a unique idea...I've seen it many times before, but it sure made a fun impact. I just went to Michael's and picked me up some of the new Anna Griffin scrapbook paper (you know I love me some Anna Griffin paper!) This is so pretty, it's a botanical print done all in red and white. I just taped the sheets to the back of each of the shelves, and VOILA! a spring-y, pretty facelift for my little bookcase! To further the impact, I also switched out some of my accessories to some garden urns and a little garden statuary cherub and I turned some of the books so that you see the white pages instead of the multicolored spines. Makes the whole thing seem ready for the sun!

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AFTER




So come back next week for more Spring fun...and don't forget TOILE TUESDAY linky party at Pretty Organized Palace. I'll be there with chocolate!! (She told me I'm in charge of refreshments!)


If you haven't had a chance to enter my fun Etsy giveaway please leave a comment on Yesterday's post...you have until midnight EST tonight. I'll announce the winner Monday.


Have a lovely weekend~

53 comments:

Mrs. L said...

Absolutely love your ideas. It's amazing how something so little can change so much. Well done.

Attic Gal Alysa said...

Both! I could use it in most of the rooms. I think I like the nest idea the best for the pillows. Very fun!

Sara said...

Both! I love the blue eggs though! Ok, so now I want to change my comment from yesterdays post. I want the nest pillow!

So blessed! said...

I love them both! I lean more towards the colored eggs though. They make me happy! Love the bookcase transformation too. Great idea!

Sarah said...

Happy Spring! I was thinking a nest pillow would be awesome but didn't say it! I like them both, some people that don't have blue might enjoy having the neutral theme available, I would make both! :)
I love your new shelf redo! :)

Rachel said...

Nest pillow!? Why yes please! :) The the bookshelf redo, I need to do something like that with my hutch.

:)R.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh that nest pillow would be daring! I like the blue egg one and it would be great in my bedroom as it's blue. But, since not everyone has blue maybe the plain would sell better for you?

Hugs,
Joanne

Pretty Organizer said...

Mmmmwhaaaa!!! Love ya! Happy first day of spring to you! I'm covered in paint. Spring nesting gone bad... real bad. See you Tuesday.

Robyn said...

I spy lovely thing!
Robyn

Laura said...

Happy Spring! I think both pillows would be beautiful! I love your bookcase idea - love those little touches that help lighten things up for spring!

PJ said...

Fresh, cheerful, lovely and simple! Great idea!!

Katie said...

the book case looks fantastic!!

I love little robin eggs and my sister's name is robin so I would probably get her the blue egg pillow. For my room, though, I would prefer the white eggs...
Make both!!

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

I bought scrapbook paper yesterday! Just waiting for the time to do something with it!

Lisa said...

They're both beautiful!

Great idea with the scrapbook paper. I'm trying to talk myself into painting the insides of my kitchen cabinets sometime this spring. I think I'll try some scrapbook paper in a bookcase first to get me started.

Lisa

Teresa said...

I like the brown one best- Thanks for the inspiration- I'm off to tackle the shelves in my home.

Carmen said...

I like the nest with the blue eggs the best. :)

I love the scrapbook paper on the shelf. I have some built-ins around my fireplace in the living room and I was planning to do that. I'm glad you said you TAPED it on there. I was thinking about how I was going to do it. Duh! :D

sherry lee said...

I would do one of each pillow -- variety is the spice of life!

Sharon said...

I would make both. I would love either one! Bookcase looks great too!

Judith said...

I'm new to your blog---love it. I am so practical that I would choose the white eggs. That way I could move the pillow from room to room and it would work wherever I put it!

Darlene said...

I absolutely LOVE the nest pillow idea. I think you need to do both of them.

Your bookshelf looks beautiful and definitely ready for Spring!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

I love that bookcase makeover! Stunning!

Amy

P.S. I'm celebrating 100 posts with some giveaways: 3 signed photos and 1 large chandelier decal from Wilson Graphics. I thought you might be interested! :)

Angie said...

I love Anna griffin stuff too! That paper looks so great on the bookcase!

Little Mama said...

Love the nest with the blue eggs!!

blondiensc said...

What a difference a little paper can make..love it!! Happy spring and happy weekend!

Christy said...

I love the blue eggs! I also think it would be LOVELY to have a little birdie perched on the side of the nest. I have an obsession with little birdies lately!

Ashley said...

I love the blue b/c it adds a pop of color wherever you put it... and I happen to have a room with blue accents that it would be perfect in. But the brown would be perfect almost anywhere. So I'm really no help to you. Haha!

ocean mommy said...

I Love the blue egg and the tan egg! Too cute..if I had to pick one I would probably go with the blue for a little accent color. :)

LOVE this blog and looking forward to reading through your past posts!

blessings,
stephanie

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

Wendy! What a fun spruce-up, and how perfectly Spring-y! (which you'll enjoy every day of the year!)

Happy Friday, Happy 1st day of Spring - L-O-V-E your Blog! xo

LuLu said...

I like the brown nest and plain eggs. the bookcase looks great with the paper, such a fun idea. Can't wait for next week I'll be sure to be there with my ice tea!
LuLu

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Happy Spring Wendy! You know, when Pottery Barn first started turning their books backwards it totally drove me crazy! Now, I find myself doing it in every room. It is funky and really does brighten the shelves. Of course, I am totally loving the paper backing on your shelves too!
~Misti

The Bridwells said...

i love BOTH nest pillows - especially the blue - just a little pop of color. But the all brown and cream would be great. You know us girls like having options! I can't wait to see what you have next week!

SoBella Creations said...

Love the book case idea!

I think I like the brown nest with regular eggs.

Sherrie said...

I really like the palin eggs.I know boring but they look so charmimg that way.
Sherrie

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love both pillows too much to decide. :) And I really love the bookcase makeover!

Kasey said...

lovely, just lovely.
and kudos to you, your rock star.
xo

Bee and Rose said...

I am so happy that I found you through the Nester!!! I love your blog!

Attic Gal Rachelle said...

Funny how a little touch of blue makes such a big difference in the look of the nest, but I do love both. Too hard to decide.

Shannon said...

Those nest pillows will be so cute! I think either would be great!

I love the bookshelf redo! That paper is so pretty.

Tammy said...

I like both nests. They look great. And I love what you did to your bookcase. I think I'm going to have to copy you and put some scrapbook paper to use on my bookcase. Great idea!

Tangee said...

I love that nest with the blue eggs, I can't wait to see what you'll have up for us next week.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I have to say I like the robins egg blue in the nest. They are all very pretty though.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I love them both!!! How does a girl pick when they are both so sweet~

kristal said...

i think i'm in the minority, but i prefer the non-blue eggs. i just feel they would complement ANY space. i'm so glad you were thinkin' of a nest pillow too:)

Elyse said...

i vote for both! they are both cool in their own way.

as you know, i love the bookcases backed with decorative paper. such an easy facelift, isn't it?

xo

Coastal Sisters said...

What a wonderful idea! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
Glad I found your Blog!

Have a lovely weekend :)

LuLu Kellogg
Eastern Shore, Maryland

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love the bookcase makeover! So fun and springy! And those nests are precious! Have a great weekend Wendy!
Carrie

Our Complete Family said...

Your bookcase redo is adorable Wendy! Perfect for the 1st day of spring hun!
The nest pillows will be just darling.
Happy weekend ahead!!! Les

Domestically Sassy! said...

Your bookcase gave me an idea for my Kitchen Cabinets! Fun!

Oh, and LOVE the white eggs.

JudyN said...

I like both nests; they look wonderful on the notecards. Is a larger print available?

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hi JudyN~
I'm actually looking for the best way to make prints available. Keep checking back!
THANKS!

Ms. Tee said...

You make the simplest little changes that turn out to be so cute. :) I love both nests, but like the blue one the most. Happy spring to you, too!

Kurstin said...

i love this idea! i have a book shelf that isn't doing to hot. and now i think i know what needs to be done!
thanks!!!

love the paper. you did a great job!
-k

Gigi said...

I just stumbled upon your blog today & wanted to tell you that I love it! Very inspiring. Thanks! Gigi