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 😦  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 vinyldsc_0662

Her hanging chair! dsc_0661

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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!

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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!)

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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!

Homework/desk Board

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My brother and sister-in-law just finished new rooms for their boys and she wanted something to put above their desks in their new rooms.  Here is what I came up with.

I measured the space and had my husband cut a board the right size.

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Then I used batting and fabric to create the ribbon memo board.  I didn’t follow to normal pattern for the ribbon I did what I thought would look cool and different. I like how it turned out.

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We found some baseball buttons that I used here.

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I didn’t get any pictures of how we attached this.

After that I used some cork board and paper to create the other squares.

We also screwed hold into cans and the board and then covered them with fabric to create space for them to store pens and such.

I really like how they turned out!

Kids Table and Chair Makeover

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My husband had this cute set before we were married.  We don’t use it often, usually for nieces and nephew when we need extra seating.  I decided that they were looking a little to worn and to be honest ugly so I decided to give them new life!

I bought spray paint and one large felt backed table cloth, I got the table cloth for $2.50 on clearance.  SCORE!  This project cost under $10 total!  Most of the cost was in the spray paint.

This it before…you can see two of the seats were covered in duct tape 🙂

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I started by taking off all the pieces.  I taped all the bottom black pieces with blue painters tape.

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I kept all my screws in a bowl so I wasn’t searching for them in a couples days when I was trying to get them back on.

I didn’t get a pictures of me painting the table and chairs, but I used spray paint for this project.

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Next I started stapling the new cover on.  A few tips you can learn from my mistakes. Put the table cloth in the sun for 10 or 15 minutes….it will get all the creases out!  I used the staples that were in my staple gun, they ended up being a little to long so I had to go back with a hammer and smash the ends down, it left a few tiny holes in my new material but it still turned out great! Try to fold your edges like a present then pull it in tight.

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Ta da!  So much cuter now!

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Mud Room

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When we moved last year something that was on my “must list” was a mud room.  I love this area!  It so nice to have a drop zone area when we walk in from the garage!  When we moved in there was nothing except the bench.

My hubby put up the awesome shelves, and hooks. I love how it turned out!

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I love our awesome industrial washer and dryers, the only problem is how ugly they are!  So I decided to give painting them a try! I am not going to lie, a few coats in I was freaking out a little!  I ended up doing 6 or 7 coats. I did a primer of Kilz first and then started layering my red paint on, I used roller and small paint brush for details.  After I got done painted I cut some vinyl on my silhouette cameo and added it on the washer and dryer!

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After a few months I noticed how scuffed up the bench was getting so I decided to cover it with a foam cushion to protect it a little!

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I really love how it turned out and love the fun colors!

Chalkboard Freezer

DSC_4308I love having a freezer in the garage to hold all the extra’s that don’t fit inside.  The only problem is that I am short, and its a little difficult to dig to to bottom of our freezer.

So I decided to clean it out recently, I was surprised by all the things I had hiding in the bottom out of my reach! AHH! What a waste, most of it was expired 😦

I decided to fix the problem with chalkboard paint!  I tapped off the edges and used 4 coats of chalkboard paint. I rolled it with a small foam roller, I did each coat in an opposite direction and it came out nice and smooth!

A place for my aprons

I didn’t have a good place for my aprons to hang at our new house, so they ended up in a bin in a cupboard.  I realized how much I don’t use them down there, so I was determined to find a place for them to hang.

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Our basement stairs are right across form our kitchen, so I decided they could find a home in the basement hallway.

I just used command hooks (love no holes in the wall when I can get away with it). I also cut some removable vinyl with my Silhouette Cameo that said “Let’s Bake!”.  I love how cute it looks and I defiantly use them more!