Welcome to my blog! I have been intrigued by the idea of a blog for a while now. When I was a girl I always wanted to keep a diary. But, I would get one and keep up with it for a week or two. Hopefully I'll do better with this! This blog probably won't be especially exciting, but if you want to hear about what's going on at our house then just read on!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Megan's Wall Art

After posting the makeover pictures of Taylor's room, I decided to post what we did in Megan's room. This is on the wall above Megan's bed. I took a poster board and drew this shape, then cut it out so I could trace the shape onto Megan's wall. Then I simply painted it with hot pink craft paint and hung this wooden letter from Hobby Lobby (that was 50% off of course). I had plans to paint a canvas with the letter "M" on it, but I think this turned out pretty cute and Megan likes it which is the most important thing. :) The butterfly is a wall sticker.

I have plans to clean out Megan's room soon and maybe arrange furniture a little. But, her room is still cute if I do say so myself and Megan still likes it so we won't be doing a big redecorating project any time soon.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Taylor's Room Makeover

I know I am WAY overdue for a blog update... I had a few people ask me to post pictures of Taylor's room makeover on facebook and decided to blog about it instead. Taylor wanted to make her room a little more "shabby chic" and this is what we came up with on a VERY limited budget. We decided to base the decor on this quilt we got at Walmart a few months ago. Taylor really liked that it has a vintage feel with the colors that she likes. We had a good time coming up with creative decorating ideas. I thought I would post a few pictures showing what we did.

Here is the vanity table that we got at a thrift store. Pretty nasty isn't it? Nothing a little sanding and painting can't fix! We got the Vanity table for $25 and the paint was a bucket of oops paint that I got for $3! It was outdoor paint so it should be very durable. Taylor now uses this table to store and put on her makeup. We got a cork board for half off at Hobby Lobby to hang above it and hold all of Taylor's pictures and little keepsakes.

And here it is after...

We collected these frames from various places, painted and distressed them using sand paper and stain, and put fabric in them for a whole wall of art. We used craft paint on the wooden ones, and spray paint for plastic on the plastic ones. We decided afterward that it would have been cool if we had painted different colors under the cream paint so it would show through after we sanded it. The night stand was a great roadside find. Taylor liked the distressed finish on it so we just added new knobs (we got 50% off at Hobby Lobby). We freshened the lamp shade up with a new ribbon and painted a wooden bowl with our favorite shade of turquoise craft paint.

This is the other side of the room including artwork that Taylor hasn't finished yet, and a metallic and black trunk that I found at Hobby Lobby for 80% off. It's great storage for Taylor's stuffed animals that she isn't ready to part with, but doesn't want to display in her room. It also serves as additional seating. The green chest of drawers was something I bought a few months ago for $25! We might end up painting it later, but decided it's okay for now.

This is a little table that we painted with our turquoise paint for the other side of the bed. The rest of the furniture and decor is stuff that she already had in her room, or we had around the house.

This antique dresser was handed down from my great, great-aunt. This and the bed have been in Taylor's room for a while. Unfortunately the bed got BROKEN at the youth devo we had at our house this past weekend! Haha! Too many kids sitting on a VERY old bed at once. Hopefully we'll get it fixed soon. Right now her boxspring and mattress is sitting on the floor. Luckily I got a picture of it beforehand! :)