Sunday, October 11, 2009

Power Point

Welcome to all who are here from Between Naps on the Porch

I wish I knew how to use something fancy like AutoCad, or even photoshop - but I don't.  For a while, I was the Business Development Manager for a major food brokerage company.  This fancy title meant I was in charge of making the presentations that our senior executives used to sell their business to other senior executives at retailers like Kroger, or manufacturers like Kraft. 

So, I just played on powerpoint all day.  That's where I am most comfortable.  If I have to make anything on the computer, I at least start with power point.  My header up there?  Yep, powerpoint.

Not exactly sophisticated or cutting edge, but it helps me to visualize, or help others visualize those ideas constantly swarming around in my head.  Here are a few examples:

Levi's Nursery:

It's still a work in progess.  I am going to do chalkboard paint, a mirror for him to play in front of, a toybox of some sort below his window and a window treatment:

Our Front living room.

Those blinds used to be a nasty ugly natural wood yellowy color, and we just spray painted them to look like dark wood blinds.  I didn't think it would actually work, but it turned out great!

  Another angle of our living room with my CRAZY EASY WALL ART!

The original play was to do four of these panels, but I only ended up with three.  I may add another later, because I feel like the space looks blank still.  What do you think Im missing?

Curly bamboo was too expensive for me, but I found these plants at Pier 1 for only $4 each!

This was posted on Met Monday!


  1. Isn't that amazing! You really get a sense of how the room will turn out using that technique. That was so much fun to see. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Met Monday...


    Sheila :-)

  2. Love getting the ideas first a , it does make the shopping easier !

  3. So much fun seeing this, thanks for sharing. You have a wonderful house.

  4. What a great way to see what a project is going to look like. Amazing how much it looks like the real thing. My little boy is named Levi too. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Ha, just read your profile. My husband was a tuba player..and we are Texans.

  6. Well, I am impressed with your powerpoint skills and your talent for turning your vision into reality. Love the mirrors and the black and white photos over the bed!

  7. Wow I would love to learn how to do this with powerpoint. I have the program but have not used it for much as Publisher seems to work for me with our office stuff.
    It is amazing how real and close they are to your actual room! Is there a website that could maybe help me get started. We need to do something with the outside front of our house and would love to visualize it like this!


  8. Power point is so wonderful, Like I know how to do that no no no, but I love it when someone does...

  9. That was so fun, I loved looking at that, thank you for posting it.

  10. Wow! I wish I could do that!! I want to learn. This is amazing and you're doing beautiful creations.

    Happy Met Monday!

  11. Wow! It all looks so beautiful. You did an amazing job. I love your little boys room. I'm glad everything turned out as planned. Thanks for sharing your beautiful rooms.

  12. Wow!! Power point! Whodathunk?! (Obviously you) That's so impressive!

    I have a linky party and a plea for help at my place, care to stop by:

  13. Cool!! I have no idea how to do power point. Looks so helpful!!

  14. Wow, you are the PowerPoint Princess...what a great idea. I work in PowerPoint for office presentations, but no way would I ever be this creative. I love your PP to Room compares. Great stuff.

  15. I love this idea! I don't have photoshop either, so I will have to try PowerPoint.

    I also wanted to let you know that your "Follow Me" button doesn't seem to be working. Maybe it's just me, but it keeps giving me a weird unknown page...

  16. great site, keep it up the good work.

  17. Ah, thank you for shedding light on that...your skills are astounding!

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