Saturday, September 25, 2010

Painted Powder Room

A little paint can make a huge impact...


After, with two coats of Martha Stewart's Tobacco Leaf paint...

Ahhh, much better...

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Show us Your Life-Living Room and Master Bedroom

So, I love Kelly's Korner blog and she is redoing a round of Show Us How You Live. Last week was living rooms and this week is master bedrooms. So, I need to catch up since I didn't do last week and show you my living room first...

Now on to the master bedroom...It is still a little bare since we only moved in 6 months ago. I need window treatments some kind of bad!

There is still a ton of work to be done in this room - more pictures on the walls, a sitting area where the toys are now, a rug, and window treatments...but all in good time.

Hope you enjoyed the tour!


Friday, September 17, 2010

Cute, Cheap, and Easy Halloween Decorations

So, one of my friends and I have started getting together on Wednesday mornings to craft and pretend we are Martha Stewart while our kids play together for a few hours.  It's a win-win, because we are enjoying the playgroup time as much as the kids!  Anyhow, this week we made a few framed Halloween decorations and we did it on a dime.  Here are some pics of the final product and then I will give a super easy how-to and supplies really doesn't get any easier than this, people...

How cute are these?! The templates for the witch and frankenstein are from the bhg website.  Click HERE for the link.

The owl picture in the middle is from The Graphics Fairy - love that site!  The additional image gives us a little color in the middle to brighten things up!

The frames are from the dollar store and the silhouettes were cut out on black construction paper we already had.  The project calls for cardstock but we thought the paper turned out just fine!

All we had to do was print out the silhouette templates on cardstock, and trace onto our black paper...

Cut'em out carefully and stick to a piece of white cardstock, insert in the frames and you are good to go!  The owl image was just printed out and put right in the frame.  Brainless, I tell you!  Cute, classy, and cheap Halloween decorations for anywhere in your house!

I decided to display mine on the bookcase in my kitchen...

Total cost for all three projects - around $4.00!

Stupid camera glare! I guess you don't really need to glass but you don't really notice the glare except for in the pictures...

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The DIY Show Off

Go on and check out all of the different blogs out in blogland! A great way to find some new inspiration!

I am going to try and get a new decorating post up this afternoon!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Big Boy Room!

Well, now that my mom has shown a few of her amazing room renovations, I am ready to show an exciting redo of my son's big boy room!  I have been on the hunt for items in this room for months now, and it is starting to come together.  The main part of the room is complete, but I am still on the hunt for a small chest of drawers (hopefully found at a thrift store) and some more artwork.  For now, the essentials in the room are complete.  Here are pictures to show you the process...

I started out with finding a set of twin beds at a thrift store for $30 for the pair! Great deal but they needed sanding and painting...the beds had a blue metallic paint on them and I used spray paint primer and navy blue spray paint to give them a new look!
I also bought some red duck fabric at Wal-Mart for $6.97 a yard - 6 yards and a couple of yards of blue rick rack and I had the new curtains done!  With some help from my mom, we measured, folded, hot glued, and clipped and didn't have to sew a thing!

Now for the rest of the room and then details to follow...
 The comforters were a great find online from Wal-Mart for $40.00 each.  Here is the link
The bulletin board sign was repurposed from the nursery.  You can see the nursery version here and a how to blog post here.  I used a cheap quilting fabric from Wal-Mart in a pale blue and navy - $4 for all of it.  The letters I already had and spray painted them red - Banner Red from Rustoleum. 
 The frames were $4 each from Wal-Mart.  They were black and I spray painted them red.  The art was a kit sticker kit found at the dollar store.  It was a set that folded open and you could create your own scene.  I added the stickers to the background, cut the set in half, and framed each piece.  The theme is obviously pirates based on the art so I have been on the lookout for more pirate accessories and art. 
The lamp was a thrift store find for $4.00.  It was country blue and I spray painted it red.  The lampshade was $10 at Wal-Mart - I added some ribbon and rick-rack to give it a custom look and brighten it up. 

Breakdown for the room...

Beds - $30 (not counting costs of the mattresses and bed rails)
Comforters - $80
Nightstand - $60 from Big Lots
Lamp - $15
Bulletin board art - $4
Pirate art - $10
Curtains - $40
Spray paint - $25

 Total - $264  

Not too shabby! Once I find a cheap thrift store dresser and some more art I will show the rest of the room.  Hope you enjoyed the tour!

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