Monday, October 26, 2015

Ikea Tarva dresser makeover

I have been on the hunt for a dresser since I made over my daughter's room back in January. I searched Craigslist and our local thrift shops, but everything I liked was way too expensive especially for second hand. Then I saw this Ikea dresser hack on Pinterest.

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I knew instantly that it was just what her room needed. My husband and I made the short trip to Ikea and picked up a Tarva dresser. After he assembled it, it looked like this.

I gave it a nice coat of primer and white paint.

I used this FolkArt metallic gold paint on the base of the dresser and added the same knobs from Menards as the inspiration dresser. 

Before and after

I am in love with how this dresser turned out. 
I also added some new artwork that my daughter picked out to finish off that side of the room.

Since her room reveal we've added some new accessories to the other side of her room.

I found the coral bean bag chair on clearance at Target for $9.99 and the gold HELLO pillow is from Hobby Lobby.
You can see the entire room reveal here.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Hallway gallery wall

I'm popping in today to share some quick pics I took of the new gallery wall I put together in our upstairs hallway. 

Ever since I redid the stairway gallery wall I've been wanting to continue it in our empty hallway (plus I have a massive amount of photographs of my kids). 

It was difficult getting a good shot of the wall since our hallway is dark and I literally had to stand in the kids bathroom to take some of the pictures. 

I had a few picture frames already but most of them came from Ikea which has great prices on large frames. The family rules sign is from Hobby Lobby. 

Have a great day!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Mudroom refresh

I wanted to pop in today and share some changes that I recently made to our mudroom. 

The walls were looking a little beat up from the constant traffic this small room gets, and I was over the yellow paint. For around $80.00 I was able to give the room a little refresh. 

Step one was paint... I used leftover paint from my daughters bedroom. The color is Graceful Gray by Behr and I love it (I've used it in several rooms in our home).

Step two was the fun part...decorate! I took everything that was previously there out and started fresh. I added the FAMILY sign over our coat rack from Michael's. On the opposite wall I hung a mail/paper organizer and key holder both from Hobby Lobby. I also replaced all the name tags on the baskets with chalkboard tags from Michael's. 

This was the first project I've done in awhile and it felt great! Something about the smell of fresh paint just makes me happy. 

If you would like to see before pics and the building our mudroom you can find it all here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Master bedroom entertainment wall

Oh my goodness, I don't even know where to start this blog post. I'll begin with apologizing for taking such a long blogging hiatus. I've been busy working on items for my Etsy shop and honestly I haven't really completed anything I felt blog worthy. I know that's no excuse for not dropping by but sometimes I think it helps to step away from blogging for awhile (atleast for me).

Any way I wanted to share a little updating that my husband and I have been doing in our master bedroom. Let me start by stating that our room is large approximately 19' x 20' . On the wall opposite our bed we had an old school television and entertainment center. I know some couples prefer not having a TV in the bedroom, but we are not one of those couples! 

My husband finally decided he'd had enough and purchased a bigger television for our room (when I first saw it I thought he was crazy). We mounted it on the wall and then built a long table underneath to hold our cable box, DVD player and other items. We used the plans from Liz Marie blog. It was easy and inexpensive to make (win win). Then to complete the wall and hide two white outlets above the TV I made a large wood sign.

Here is the new wall.



I wasn't sure about adding the brown wood tones to our gray and white bedroom, but I love it now. Later this summer I hope to add some more on the other side of our room to tie everything together.

If my budget allows I have some other small projects I would like to get done this summer while I'm free (no babysitting). I promise I'm not going to drop off the face of the earth again (atleast not right now).

Thanks for still following and hanging in there with me!

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Wood growth chart

Last weekend I attended a baby shower for my cousins wife who is due with their first baby this spring. I was excited to make them a special gift and something that I've been wanting to try for awhile. I've seen numerous wood growth charts and rulers on Pinterest and couldn't wait to try my own.

I ended up making two because I have two cousins expecting babies!

I set up my staining station in our garage {very glamorous}.

I stained one dark brown and the other weathered gray.

To make the chevron design I measured and cut out the shape on paper. Then I traced my cut out onto the wood.

Once I had the lines traced I taped them off with painter's tape.

I used white craft paint and a sponge brush for the chevron design. I gave the paint a few minutes to dry and removed the tape.

Then I used a tape measure to make all my measurement markings. Notice my little helper!

I used a ruler to make the lines straight and then went over them with a black sharpie marker.

I printed out my numbers onto copy paper and taped them onto the board. I used carbon paper to trace the numbers and then painted them in by hand with black paint.

Mom to be loved the growth chart and now I can't wait to make one for our home!

I also offer these in my Etsy shop if interested!

Monday, February 2, 2015

framed atlas pages

Time to change up the art in my craft room...again.

This quick swap only took a few minutes and cost under a dollar. 

I had three black frames that were previously in my daughter's bedroom.

I also had an old atlas that I picked up at the thrift store for .50 cents.

I picked out three pages that had some meaning. North America, Ohio our home state and the Philippines where my husband is from.

I love how they look in my craft room with my globes.

I love the pop of color in the room and changing things around always makes me HAPPY!

Have a great week!

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