Saturday, December 27, 2014

Teen girl bedroom

Loved doing this teen girl bedroom.  She already had a great room with lots of character.  Two dormers, one on each end of the room and awesome windows.  They had already painted the room with this pretty blue color when I entered the picture.
I found, second hand, a desk for homework, and a dressing table for make-up and jewelry.  I had them painted coral and put them in either end of the room in the dormers.  Here is the homework side...

And here is the make-up side...

The curtains I made custom with the coral fabric on top and bottom.  I used rings so she could slide them easily for privacy.

I found the matching chairs second hand also and had them painted Ivory.

The magnet board was painted with the grey and white chevron pattern.
The jewelry organizer I found at Hobby Lobby and it was the perfect

I made the headboard solid grey with white buttons and white rope trim. 

The lamps I got at TJ Maxx and put the ribbon on the shades for some more color.  The bedding was purchased online. One pillow was made from the same fabric as the curtains to tie it in.
The armoire was purchased second hand and painted ivory to match the chairs.

 The wall beside the armoire is her "brag wall".  She is very athletic and has many trophies and metals to prove it.  I wanted a unique way to display her trophies so I painted two crates white and added jute around the handles.  I hung them on the wall so they made shelves.  It turned out great and I used a hat rack painted coral for her metals. 
We took off the doors to her closets because they were damaged and decided to use fabric instead for some more color.  We used the same fabric as in the curtains and pillow on the bed.

Such a fun project and she was very happy.  That is all that counts! Hope you enjoyed this fun bedroom, stop by again.


Friday, December 12, 2014

Made these darling ornaments with my daughter. She needed an inexpensive ornament for her tree so we went out to the firewood pile. We cut slices of a log that was about 3". We used a sharpie for most of it but pulled out the paint for the nose and highlights. All that is left is a ribbon for hanging on the tree. So fun and inexpensive.

Aaaahhh Christmas, the very best time of year! Love the lights, music, traditions, and decorations.  Here are some of my favorites.  Hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas.

Monday, October 13, 2014 feature

So that was so fun to be contacted by to feature our murphy bed we made. We have really loved it and use it a lot. Here is the link if you want to check it out...
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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fall! My favorite time of year.

Just adding some fall loveliness to my mantel and entry.  Oh how I love fall colors and the beautiful weather. Hope you are enjoying your fall.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Free headboard to darling bench

Oh my, it has been "Forever"! I have been doing sooo  many things I just have to share.  I love to see what everyone is up to and hopefully you will be inspired to do some projects that you have had on the back burner.
I found this headboard at a garage sale.  It was free.  I have wanted to make one of those darling benches from a headboard and footboard for so long.  Usually you only find a headboard and not the matching footboard.  I was lucky this day.

I cut the footboard in half and trimmed the top down.  Only because I didn't like what it looked like.  Then you attach the footboard to the headboard at a 90 degree angle.  I used screws through the back to attach them.  I then put on the 2x4's for the base of the seat.  I used 1x4's to make the top of the seat. I had to cut one to fit on both sides using my jig saw. 

Here it is all put together.  I spray painted it red, sanded, and then rubbed walnut stain all over it.  I love how it turned out.  So fun and unique.

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Monday, January 31, 2011

Laundry room "mostly" finished

Yea! I love my new laundry room. Well I guess I shouldn't say new, it's just kind of a makeover. You remember I got a new washer and dryer and painted the room. Well I have just been putting the finishing touches in there now.

There is a picture of those beauties. I have really loved them, but, you do have to remember I was using 20 year old ones before.Here is my new sink and tile counter my hubster did for me. And, look there above the sink, I needed some place to hang things to dry so hubster did that for me too. Gotta love it.Then for the "Mudroom side" of the room. I got this fabric at JoAnn's. I covered the bench with some quilt batting and then stapled the fabric on top and trimmed with a board around the edge.
Then I made a little curtain to hide some things under my fold-out table. I can hide alot of stuff back there.The baskets on the shelf above the bench holds hats, gloves and scarves.
This little cabinet hides the fold out ironing board I made from one that hangs over a door.I don't know about you but we have winter here. I always have wet gloves and hats when the family comes in from the cold. I bought this shelf thingy from Walmart years ago and it works so well to dry and warm up the hats and gloves. Just place it over a heating vent. Everyone puts their wet items on a shelf and the heat blows up through the vent and dries all three shelves of gloves and hats. It works great. In the summer I just put it away under the fold-out table, behind the curtain.
In most of the pics you can see I got a new rug also. I ordered it from I got one that almost covers the whole floor this time. I am tired of wet boots making a puddle of muddy water on my tile. Hopefully this will help.
If you would like to see what the room looked like before you can go to my laundry room show and tell post.

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