Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I love Paris in the Springtime!

My other daughter wanted a Paris themed bedroom. Since I have recently been to Paris I was all for this, and way excited to design this room.
Here is her room before. Very bland and white.

Here it is after. Very bright, colorful, and Parisian!

This was one of the most fun rooms I have done in a long time. It was fun to work with her and her ideas, and incorporate her personality in it. We loved how it turned out, and it totally reminds me of Paris! Pin It

Monday, March 19, 2012


Lighting in a room can add so much fun and personality. I love taking a light fixture and making it my own. For instance, we found this chandelier on Overstock for an amazing price. It was brass, yuck, but with a little imagination and some turquoise spray paint, it turned into a whole lot of fabulous!

This is my daughter's personality all summed up in a light fixture. I wanted to add some sconces to the room by the bed for reading at night. We again bought some inexpensive brass sconces from amazon and sprayed them turquoise. We then bought some shades and covered them in a fun fabric. Little touch adds such a big pop!
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Friday, March 16, 2012

Re-purposing...love it!

I love adding personality and color to a room by making things. Either painting old furniture, or using fabrics. I love giving new life to things, doing a room on the cheap (inexpensive). Everything we did in my girl's room we made ourselves, or re-purposed. For instance, we decided that the room was too small for the current desk we had for it. So we chopped the desk in half, using the drawers on the bottom of the bed, and the other half as the desk. Love how it turned out, and besides the paint, it was free! Can't beat that.
Here is how the desk looked before.

After a little sawing and repairing, here is how it looks after.
It fits perfectly between her windows, and is just the right size to do some coloring on. I painted different colored squares on the top to add some personality, and to repeat the quilt pattern of her headboard. My hubby added some bead board to the side of the desk to finish it off, and for very little money, we gave new life to this desk.
Here is where the drawers from the other side of the desk ended up.
Totally worked on the bottom of her bed, and she still kept her storage for all her important things.
Love re-purposing, saves money, and it really personalizes a room and makes it yours! Pin It

Friday, March 9, 2012

pink, red, turquoise, green...

 So excited to show a completed picture of one of my girl's rooms.  The inspiration all started with the quilt that I showed earlier. I went from there, picking paint, bedspread, fabric for window treatments.

 Here are some of the before pictures of the room.

As you can see, a completely wrong color for a six year old girl.

Here is the after. A lot different. We changed everything, the color, moldings, doors, hardware, light fixtures.  My Hubby made the bed and built ins and I did a lot of customizing and re-painting already existing things we had. There are more posts to come about the things we did and how we did the project, but for now I decided to just show the room done.

I love how it turned out, and most importantly, so does she! Pin It

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Adding personality with fabric and color

I've been working on my girl's rooms lately. Our next big project. Deciding on colors for the room really had to start with fabric for me.  I was in the craft store and saw a quilt that had the perfect colors for my youngest girl's room. I quickly bought some fabric and started to make a quilt. It all came together from there.

These were the colors I wanted in her room.  I decided to paint the walls the red color, and the ceiling the pink color and add a lot of turquoise and green accents.  I even made doll quilts to match everything.
I love fabric and how it ties everything together. Always a fun inspiration when starting any room. Pin It

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Post number one

This is a new start, new house, new blog for me.  I have been blogging in the past, doing a family blog, but I wanted a place to journal about all the home projects that we do.  I love looking back on all the other ideas I have done on my other homes, so this blog will be a journey through all the change we are going to make in this home.  We purchased our home about nine months ago with the plan to completely re-do everything. So far we have done some yard work, built a shed, and re-done the garage.  Just recently, I have completed the girl's rooms, which were a fun and colorful project for us. Here is a picture of our home, and some of the changes that have taken place.

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