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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The new Boys room

Good morning peeps! Last week I finally got both the boys rooms picked up and organized and finished! Yes, I said finished. Okay, well finished, for now anyway. As you know nothing is EVER finished around here.  I think that's why I have such a hard time blogging about our projects, they never get completely finished.  I'm working on getting that one changed! You know how that goes though!


So as I told you here, we've been prepping the littles room to accommodate his big brother while we have guests.  Now if you know me at all you know I am in no way going to buy a new bed and just stick it into a room he already had.  I mean who does that?!  I know, I know I have issues. Any chance to redecorate I'm all on that train! So I did, and I totally love it.  He's still kinda little but, lets face it.  He's  a big kid now,  and I wanted that to reflect in his room.



I happened to find the sheets and soft blanket on sale at Target and I couldn't be happier with them.  The black and white is super cute.  Except those cute little cat pillows, I screen printed the rest of them myself! It was my first time screen printing and I must say it was easier than I had anticipated!  I'm kinda smitten with how awesome they turned out!  Needless to say I will be experimenting again!


Do you love the little light for the top bunk? IKEA yet again.  It was only like 10 bucks and it's perfect for a little reading lamp. It saves him a trip down the ladder if nothing else!



So here is his cute little room in all it's glory! I'm totally smitten over the triangle wall. It was a labor of love that's for sure!!  Join me next week and we'll talk about that screen printing! Maybe even give away a few cut files eh? Don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss it!  
until then, 
Michelle


Friday, January 27, 2017

IKEA Bunk Beds


Good evening friends, if you follow me on Instagram then you know I've been working on the little boys room for what seems like forever! We decided he needed bunk beds because we don't have a designated "guest room."  So when company comes into town one of the big kids always seem to land on the couch. I've been meaning to change all that!  If you know me you know that I can't just throw up a set of bunk beds and call it a day.  Whats a girl to do you ask? Duh, I redo the entire room!
 It's funny because you know those little Facebook messages that pop up with "memories" yea, a year ago today I was redoing his room...  I have just a few issues. You know. It's how I roll.



If your searching for an inexpensive option that you don't have to feel bad about painting straight out of the box then this might work for you! I was super leery about purchasing this bed, in fact I sat there in the big blue and yellow store contemplating buying this bad boy for what seemed like forever.  In truth I had been scouring the thrift stores to find a decent bed to paint, with no luck I turned to IKEA. I think I payed right around 150 bucks for this thing.  The thrift store were selling ugly metal ones for almost that price so I decided to go for it.


It comes in a raw pine. Perfect for painting or staining.  I went with the grey stain, primarily because I did not want to paint this bad boy.  Staining is so much easier! There are bookoo boards to be painting in that box! Once I had all the pieces stained it was time to assemble that bad boy! It was quite simple to put together in fact I did most of it with just a pair of  helpful 7 year old hands!

In truth I like it, I think it can't be beat for the price. Easily customized and honest it seems quite sturdy!  The bedding I'm loving, and the pillows I did with a little DIY screen printing!  More on that later!

Happy Friday Friends!
Until next time,
Michelle



Friday, January 20, 2017

Do more of what makes you happy!

I've finally decided on what my new year resolution shall be. I know, I'm a little late getting to the party but hey, that's how I roll. The thing is, I'm tired. Like all the time tired. Stressing on this and that. Deadlines and failed attempts to get one foot in front of the other. I'm an all or nothing kinda girl which in turns leaves half finished (maybe I should say half  started) projects laying about.  So I've decided I'm just going to do more of what makes me happy.  Sure making a little money makes me happy but if the trade off is everything falling apart around me then where's the fun in that?

My home makes me happy. My intentions when we bought this house was to share the adventure of decorating and painting and all the good stuff. I've been so consumed with everything else around me that I've got lost on what is truly important to me. I will continue to do local sales and slowly add work to my online shops. However I'm not going to let it consume me. For now I'm still kinda in hobby mode. In the near future I will have  partner (two is so much better than one) and then we'll start letting things fly!

She is pretty though isn't she?

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Painted Kitchen Cabinets

Here we are folks, just another diy blogger or maybe struggling diyer is a bit more fitting (if we're being honest) about to go on some long rant. A rant about how I painted my kitchen cabinets and it was sooo super easy and you should totally do it too, like tomorrow.

However, I'm going to be real with you. It sucked. Plain and simple it sucked. I dreaded it for weeks... okay months. I put it off and put it off. Until one day I decided to take the plunge. I plunged so hard my arm almost fell off from sanding. Okay so not literally, but c'mon I think it was the single worst step in the whole process! That's the thing though it's a process.



Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Laundry room cabinets

Hello loves. Today I am coming at you with a huge problem this house faces everyday.  It's the wire shelves. As big as the closets are in every room they are a jumbled mess. These particular wire shelves are just that.  They don't have a nice bar for hanging, you can't slide your clothes from one side to another. They just suck!  This room is no exception! I am on a mission to rid (or upgrade) these wire shelves I find lurking in every closet!

See isn't this so much better?


However, today I'm going to show you how I tore down the wire shelf in our laundry room, and replaced it with two re-purposed cabinets.