Monday, July 21, 2014

Navy, Coral and Yellow Bedroom Reveal

Are you ready to finally see Paige's completed navy, coral and yellow room makeover?  I am so excited to finally have her room complete enough to share it with you all today.  I've shown you bits and pieces of her room, but today I'm finally sharing her entire room and all the projects that I've done over the past few months.

I started out thinking her room would be mint, coral and black, but Paige quickly realized she didn't like those colors.  Since this is her room and her opinion counts, we changed the color scheme to navy, coral and yellow.  I could not be happier with how her room turned out and love the new color scheme.  I know I've said this before, but this room is definitely my favorite room in the house.

I started her room makeover with the board and batten wall.  It went through many color changes until I finally settled on Quite Coral by Sherwin Williams.
The gallery wall was made up of a collection of $8.00 Goodwill frames that I first paint coral then updated to navy.

I was unable to find a coral bedskirt, so I used this curtain panel from Target to make my own with minimal sewing involved. 
The silhouette tray was made from a Melissa and Doug toy packaging that I painted and updated with scrapbook paper.  
I also added scrapbook paper to inexpensive IKEA boxes then added gold labels for easy art storage.

I love these two little storage boxes that I picked up from HomeGoods on clearance.  I updated them with scrapbook paper then added gold adhesive labels.
The shelves are one of my favorite parts of the room makeover.  My daughter loves to read and I needed to figure out a way to maximize the space in her room, but also have plenty of storage for books.  

The Hello Sunshine sign was made from pallets that I nailed together then painted.   

The navy lamp was a $5.00 Goodwill find that I first spray painted gold then navy.  The gold pig, which was once pink was also updated with spray paint and purchased from a thrift store for $1.00.

Source List:

Chevron Curtains:  West Elm
You are so Loved Print: Etsy
Comforter:  Target
Yellow throw pillow: Target
Navy throw pillows:  HomeGoods (previously used in our living room)
Yellow Lamp Shade: Target
Pouf:  HomeGoods (on clearance)
Gold Mirror: HomeGoods 

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Mudroom planning and a couple HomeGoods purchases

Even though the completion of the mudroom is a little ways off, I've been having so much fun designing the space.  Yesterday, I shared a picture on Instagram of a few items that I picked up from HomeGoods.   I have no idea if they'll actually work in the space, but they were too good to pass up.
With two small kids a mudroom is like a dream come true.  The room will be unfinished for a while, but that doesn't stop me from planning and designing this space.  I'm thinking of even doing an unfinished "finished" mudroom until were able to save enough money to actually finish the space.

The door is a smooth finish fiberglass Jeld-wen door.  I don't think this particular one is fire rated, but I'm hoping to find a similar one that is.   You may notice it's the same door that I just purchased for the front of our house.

I plan on doing some sort of built-ins similar to what Erin did at The Sunny Side Up.  She just finished her mudroom and it's amazing!

I already purchased the Blocks Navy rug from Rugs USA when it was 60% off!  While the mudroom is unfinished I still wanted something to put down on the bare plywood.

I'm still debating whether or not to run the hardwoods into the mudroom or do a gray plank tile like these, straight off the shelf tiles from Lowes.

The Starburst mirror and white diamond pillow are from Target, but sadly the pillows are no longer available.  Whaaaaat!   The other diamond fabric is from Lewis and Sheron Textiles and is a little pricey at $26.25 a yard, but used as an accent fabric isn't too bad.

The hooks and knobs can be found (herehere and here)

The basket is the striped storage bin, also from Target.  Although, since I found the white wire basket from HomeGoods I think I'll just use that one instead.  I was thinking of using it to hold towels since our dog will be going in and out of this room or to control shoe clutter.
Our garage addition is moving slower than I'd ever imagine.  As of right now, we're on hold until we get the additional footings cleared up with the county.  We're in the process of talking to an engineer to see what our options are instead of tearing up part of our newly paved driveway and more existing concrete.  We thought this whole process would be much smoother since we already had an existing structure.  I'm sadly learning that is not true.  County codes are completely different than they were 30 years ago and they demand so much more.   All I have to say is, this thing better be done before it starts snowing.  This momma is not parking outside in the snow!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Organized Art Space for Kids

The other day while sorting through our mess of an office, I spotted the extra wood shelf that I built a few months ago.  I had made four shelves, but only ended up using 3 of them in Paige's room.  Not knowing what to do with the fourth one, I just threw it in the office.   It sat there for a few months, until I saw it and instantly got an idea to install the shelf just above the kids art table.

I've mentioned before that my daughter LOVES to draw and color.  I've always had a little space for her be creative, but now i've taken it a step further. 
I realized that if her supplies aren't out and easily accessible she doesn't use them as often.  The shelf was an easy way to resolve that issue and keep her art supplies out in the open and still organized.  

I also picked up some wood letters to spell "CREATE" and covered them in fun scrapbook paper.
The metal curtain wire was purchased at IKEA and was already hung from when I created this little space about a year ago.  Kids love to have their art displayed and the wire has been a great way to hang and display their art.  It's so easy to switch out my kids masterpieces and has been nice to have a place to hang wet paintings that need to dry.
The kids absolutely love using this table and I love that it keeps the mess (for the most part) in one area.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

10 Solutions for Storing Fabric...

A few months ago I finally organized the office closet into my dream craft closet.  It took some planning, but after a long trip to IKEA I was able to get enough storage items to organize all my craft,  DIY and sewing supplies.  While planning how I was going to layout the closet, I searched Pinterest for inspiration and found some great fabric storage solutions that I wanted to share.









 I actually incorporated a few of these amazing ideas in my own craft closet.

I used a white metal trash can to store my larger bolts of fabric (along with a few rolls of my favorite wrapping paper) 
The smaller pieces got folded and layered in drawers, while the larger pieces were hung using pant hangers.

Do you now have the urge to organize all your fabric?  

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Vintage Market and New Dining Room Server

The second Friday-Sunday of every month the Vintage Market in Glenwood, MD is open.  I haven't been for a few months, but made it a priority to go this weekend after I saw a blue vintage server they posted on their Facebook page.

I persuaded my husband to let me take his truck "just in case" they still had the server and it was what I wanted.  I was really worried about the color and their no return policy, but once I saw it in person, I  LOVED it!

Before I get to the server, I wanted to show you a few items from the sale that caught my eye.

How cool would this Chevy sign be hanging in our garage?  Even though we are a Toyota loving family, my husband has been keeping his eye out for an older Chevy Nova or Chevelle.  This sign would be perfect for his man space.
This is another server that would have also worked in the dining room.  It was about $100.00 cheaper, but it was the wrong color and the lines weren't exactly what I was looking for.
I thought these tin trays were cute and would be great to hold mason jars filled with silverware for a party.   I didn't get any, but at only $8.00 a piece I may get one next month if they're still available.

You see that blue server peaking out from behind the wicker bench?  Yeah, that piece of awesomeness came home with me!

The bottom drawer was the only drawer lined with old contact paper, so I tore it out and used a fun blue wrapping paper to line all the drawers.

There is so much more space in this piece than my last one.  I was able to put everything away and still have plenty of room for future purchases.

I love how it has the old silverware slats and original handles.

This was definitely a splurge piece, but after living with IKEA furniture for 10+ years it's finally time to start replacing those falling apart items with solid furniture.  Our old buffet was wobbly and so unsteady that I wouldn't even let the kids touch or lean against it.  I've been searching for a new server for months without any luck.  So, when this piece became available I jumped on it so fast.  I still have the other buffet in the dining room, so once I get that out of the way I'll share a full room picture.

Next up for the dining room are new chairs.  Although, our current table and chairs were not cheap and were a wedding gift from Crate and Barrel, they are completly falling apart.  The other week while my husband was using a spare chair at the computer desk it broke to pieces and he fell to the floor.  I think that warrants new chairs if you ask me.