Paris Bedroom Made for a Princess

This is one of my favorite projects!

My husband loves for the kids to have special unique rooms. ¬†When we moved into our new house a few years back, the kids lost their special rooms and were stuck with old normal rooms for a while…poor kids ūüė¶ ¬†For my stepdaughters 10th birthday she asked for her bedroom to be done. ¬†So we got to work brain storming. ¬†We knew she wanted a swinging chair, and that she loved Paris. ¬†So I got to work.

I decided to paint the room light pink with sparkles…this is amazing and I would use this again,super simple you add packets of sparkles in your paint. ¬†I used two packets. ¬† It was very shimmery instead of over powering glitter.

When designing the kids rooms I always think openness and functional. ¬†One of her favorite things to do in her room is dance around, I wanted to make sure her room was open enough for her to dance to her hearts content. ¬†This presented a problem because there wasn’t a ton of wall space for the desk/vanity she wanted and a dresser so I decided on a loft bed with a dresser underneath to give more space. I knew I wanted to do something one of a kind so ¬†I found the furniture online for a great price.¬† I hand painted all of her furniture. ¬†I rolled most of it and used a stencil cut with my Silhouette Cameo ¬†for all the design elements on the faces. ¬†I also replaced the knobs with a bit of bling!

Next my husband made his way to the attic to get the chair ready to hang.  We cut the legs off the chair to let it swing freely.  I did a little work on the edges to give it some character, and my husband did all of the rope detail.

I found a vanity at the thrift store and got to painting.  I just love the vertical striping on the side.

Then my husband had to brilliant idea to make canopies over the windows.  Here is the link to see what we did exactly. This made the room extra special.  I just love how it turned out.dsc_0674dsc_0673

The canopies that made the room complete. dsc_0672

This bed was a labor of love.  I spent a lot of time here. dsc_0671dsc_0669dsc_0670dsc_0668dsc_0667

We found this cute little mannequin at a store that was closing. ¬†My stepdaughter changes the outfits each season and we are just amazed at what she puts together. I found this cute little garden drink cart at the thrift store as well…it fit perfect for extra storage.¬†dsc_0666dsc_0665dsc_0664

I love this cute mirror on the back of her door. I didn’t want to do anything permanent so I used an over the door wreath hook and a command hook for the bottom. It works perfect. ¬† I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut this vinyl.¬†dsc_0662

Her hanging chair! dsc_0661


I also did this cute vinyl on her door.  It says the room of Tyler in French!

I think this room is exactly what I would have wanted as a kid!

Fabric Wall Cross

I have seen this idea circulating on Pinterest and decided to give it a try.  I really love it, I made a few extra for gifts as well.dsc_0855-001

I cut the boards.  It was my first time using the table saw.  Not a scary as I thought. dsc_0832-001

Then I stained them.  After that my hubby did pocket holes on the back with the router. dsc_0835-001

Then I stapled the fabric in place.dsc_0857-001dsc_0858-001dsc_0860-001

I used thick thread to tighten and tie a knot.  I needed help with this to keep it tight. dsc_0862dsc_0861

That’s it. ¬†It took about 1 hour start to finish. ¬†I made 3.

Dog Leash Hanger

I decided I needed a place to put the leashes. ¬†We got one more pup about a month after I made this…Now I have to make another one to put our new girl’s name on it! In case you are counting…yes that makes three. ¬†We are a little crazy! (Edit: And then we added a forth after this was written!)


I stained the board, I was lucky and found a scrap piece that was just perfect!  Then I have my husband help me attach the hooks and the bracket for the jar.  dsc_0843-001

I cut my vinyl on my silhouette cameo and then painted.  dsc_0845-001

So I made a HUGE mistake that actually turned out really cool. ¬†My vinyl bled a little…I will be using the modge podge method next time. ¬†So I tried to clean it up and ended up making a bigger mess. ¬†I figured I would try to stain again over the paint¬†and see what happened. ¬†It actually came out cool and made the lettering look a little aged! ¬†So I would do this again next time, I really love the look. ¬†dsc_0849-001dsc_0851-001

Love really is a four-legged word in this house!

Starwars Birthday

We did a combined party this year for my step kids.  They decided mutually on Starwars. It was really fun to plan, and was a great boy/girl party!


I painted these figures on MDF.  It was fun and pretty easy. dsc_0689dsc_0690dsc_0692dsc_0693

We made Leia outfits and Jedi outfits for all the kids to wear, complete with pool noodle light sabers. dsc_0697dsc_0703

We played “the force” game.  We just drilled holes in a frisbee attached rope and then put a ball on it and had the kids try to lift this all together.


We played storm trooper egg race.  I just drew storm trooper’s faces on the eggs, the kids loved it. dsc_0757



Captain America Car Redo


Well…It has been WAY to long since I have written a post. ¬†I got distracted by life, but realized I had a few projects I’ve been waiting to blog for a long time.

My nephew loves superheroes.  So I decided to do a Captain American car redo for his present.  I must say, I think it turned out great.

A few notes about what I did. ¬†I started by disassembling the car the best I could, I found this at goodwill for $15.oo. ¬†It kind of just snapped apart. I’m not going to lie, I was a little worried about it all fitting back together. ¬†Then I sanded this lightly. I think this is key although I would use a very light sand paper, I used a little rougher one and you could kind of see the scratch marks. I did use my silhouette to do the cutting, I used chipboard/old cereal boxes as the templates. ¬†We did a lot of touch up painting, because we had trouble with bleeding. ¬†I would definitely use vinyl next time :). ¬†I made the shield with a dog frisbee and cut out the shapes with my silhouette then modge podged over it.

Before it was kind of a mess ūüė¶ Sad little car!dsc_1042

The front wheels didn’t come off so I covered them with plastic before spray painting.¬†dsc_1046

My sweet hubby helping me!dsc_1117


Tape this with really good painters tape!!dsc_1111dsc_1109dsc_0602

DIY Silverware Holder


¬†We have a pretty large family, so when we have family get togethers we definitely have to use plastic utensils. I always end up putting the silverware in a plastic cup, and always hate it. ¬†I decided to make something more practical for the occasions. ¬†I didn’t want to spend much and actually this cost me $0. YAY!

I ended up using a scrap piece of wood, cans I had saved, a left over piece of leather for the handle and burlap I had leftover from another project. ¬†I think it turned out pretty cute for all the “leftover” craft supplies.

I decided to do the main colors I have going on in our kitchen which are Tiffany blue and red.

I sprayed my pieces, then glued them on the wood.  I used little nails to attach my leather strap on top.


I decided I didn’t want it to be all once color so I added burlap and a little red ribbon to tie it in with my kitchen.

Can’t wait to have a family get together to try it out!


Glamour Tent A.K.A Glamping

DSC_4216We are fortunate enough to have family with a cabin that we get to spend time at in the summer!  On the rare occasion that we get all of the families up there at once, we run a little low on space.  So over the fourth of July weekend we decided to set up a tent for the kids and Nana.  We wanted to make it a little more homey so we added some fun things!  A couch, twinkle lights, air mattress with pretty bedding and a chandelier with battery operated candles.  The kids loved it and spent two nights in it.  We even spent an evening hanging out in it.  I am not much for camping but this was pretty awesome!


Game Night Champion Trophy


Game night is always a fun time at our house.  I wanted to make a trophy that we could use for our family fun!


I found this action figure at the Dollar Store and a round glass cup and glued him on.


Then I got my gold metallic paint out.


After our first game night we decided it would be fun to record the winners with a Sharpie. I look forward to filling this trophy with lots of family memories!

Dog Feeding Station


Updated photo: found these cute bowls at Hobby Lobby half off! YAY!

I have two sweet doggies who are a big part of our family! ¬†We have always fed them in our kitchen on the kitchen rugs and I got super fed up with kicking, stepping and tripping over the bowls that inevitably got left there all day long. So I decided to make the dogs their own “feed station” area. ¬†All that really meant was finding a space on the floor where they could have an area out of the way. ¬†I got a rubber feeding mat from Target and decided I wanted to make it a little more personalized by adding little name tags. ¬†I also decided to make a sign that would tell us if the dogs have been fed or not. ¬†I always have trouble knowing if the kids fed them before they left for school. ¬†I am hoping this will help!

I got these cute signs at Micheals and used red paint.  I like to buy sample paints at Home Depot, they are much cheaper than buying acrylic paint and you get a lot more of it.


I added some cute little wooden accents.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut vinyl for the lettering.


I think it turned out very cute! Now I just need to find some matching bowls!