The Finished Room

For a While now I had one thing left to do in order to finish the little Miss’ room but it required painting, a lot more painting than I’m used to. So, I procrastinated for as long as I could until Joe did it for me this week! Lol!

And here is a before picture and some after pictures of the finished product!!

BEST thing about this is that I found this dresser so it was free! I’d been looking for one like it at resale shops but I never could find one small enough until someone decided to throw this one out and I shamelessly picked it up!! Lol! I purchased some rustoleum semi-gloss white paint and my honey painted it. He did an amazing job and I loooove it!!! 😉

Isn’t it pretty?! All I’ve got to do now is get some knobs for the top drawer and it will be complete!! ((: I’m excited that she will soon get to actually use it as a dresser only because I’m planning on getting her a tv that we can set up on the wall (or as she would say, a “normal” tv like her brother’s! Lol!!) I know it’s not the greatest idea to have a tv in her room but who said I’m the best parent anyway?!! 😉

I also hung some frames and her mirror on the wall facing her bed. Remember the wreath that caused me my awful first glue gun burn?

I hung it over her mirror and this is what it looks like.

And this is what her bed looks like now.

Some of this stuff you guys have already seen before.

She and I had decorated those frames to hang in her room about two years ago and there is no way that I’ll get rid of them! The bunny doesn’t really go with her room but she keeps it because she’s had it since she was a newborn. It plays “You Are My Sunsine” and sometimes playing it for her was the only way to get her to stop crying when she was mad. Very early on (since she was about four months old) she learned to make herself throw up when she was mad so this bunny saved a LOT of outfits from getting ruined by vomit. Therefore, he deserves a place wherever she goes!! Lol!! 😉

I also made this bow holder and hung it in her closet so that she can keep at least the bows that we use most where we can find them right away.

I think I’m done in her room for now but that doesn’t mean that I’m not busy making other stuff!! Lol!! I’ve completed several projects for other rooms but I haven’t had a chance to post them. I will post them as soon as I get a chance.

Hope all of you guys are having a great weekend!!! ((:

My Dolled Up Space [:

I’ve moved all of my crafting supplies, photography supplies, and my laptop into one closet so that I can keep everything together and that way I always know exactly where everything is. 😉

I’d been procrastinating making it pretty because I was hoping to have a desk set up somewhere by now but I’ve started liking my little nook!! So, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to make it pretty and today I got to work!!

I had made over the little jewelry box a while back and it’s been sitting pretty on my closet shelf since so I decided to make this chalkboard to match it…

[It’s supposed to say “Be Calm and Carry On” but I often need to remind myself to “stay” calm so I changed it. ((:

And I added some of those pretty silk rosettes to it [that I learned to make a while back].

Then I got to my favorite part; spray painting!! See why I love that stuff? Lol!! I spray painted a regular plastic cup to use as a pencil holder and I made these magazine holders [to store all my junk] out of cereal boxes and spray painted them as well.

I had to embellish them some just because I’m cool like that!! ;]

Then, I spray prainted these boxes that I already had. The larger one is a photo box but it had a floral print and the smaller one is a box that I’ve been saving from a perfume that my sister in law gave me about two Christmases ago. It was a neat little box and I couldn’t bare to part with it! Now I’m glad I couldnt make myself get rid of it because I finally found a purpose for it!! ((:

I also covered my old mouse pad with the same ribbon that I had already used for the rest of my accesories and doesn’t it just look so prim and proper now?!! [:

I like the numbers on my stuff, too!! It’s something different that I’d been meaning to try but hadn’t had the opportunity to!!! I think that I could get used to being surrounded by all this prettyness!!! Some day I may work up the courage to show you guys my whole crafting/blogging closet but not just yet!! Lol!!

I hope you guys all had a great weekend!! Good night, everyone!!!

Desk Area Accomplished [:

I only have one more thing left to do for my Annie’s room to be finished [until I decide to change things again! Lol!]

I’m loving her desk area so much, though that I couldn’t wait to show it off!! 😉

I changed some stuff around and made a festive little banner with her name instead of the name that she’s had on her wall from before and I like it soooo much!! ((:

I also made her that chalkboard that the banner’s hanging on but I haven’t cured it yet so we can’t write on it until I do so but I’m sure my princess will definitely make some use of it! 😉

I also removed the frames from above her headboard and placed this on that wall instead [being the princess that she is, we couldn’t be missing this! Lol!].

I’ll post pics of the entire room over the weekend but for now here’s one last look of her desk area because I like it soooo much!! [:

Good night, you guys!!! (:

A Room In Progress [Part2]

I’ve been slowly but surely making some progress in my princess’ room and I’m almost done, if I don’t change my mind again! Lol!

I’ve made some more of these

And some of these festive little banners

And my favorite so far is this ruffly thing [the latest of my creations]!!

I absolutely loooove ruffles!!

I loved this little pillow so much that I might make another one to go in my bedroom, too!! 😉

I’m off to try and finish the room today (not sure if I will, though)!! Hope all of you guys have a good rest of the day!!

Monogram Frame

I am obsessed with monogramming things (it might have something to do with my controlling tendencies)! Lol! Monograms personalize things and I like my stuff personalized! What can I say? I can’t help that I love my initial that much!!;)

Anyway, in my obsessive attempt to continue marking my territory I came up with this monogram frame to hang in the master bedroom! ((:

I purchased the frame {at a thrift shop for $.75} for another project but changed my mind and left it for another time. That time came when I realized that I needed something with the honey’s and my initial to tie my room decor together so I got to work. I spray painted the frame white, then antique white and distressed it a bit.

Then, I lined it with {another one of my favorites} drop cloth, made some streamer paper rosettes and cut several one inch strips of scrapbooking paper and outlined our initials with them. Outlining the letter was the hardest part of this project because it’s hard to work with hot glue on such a thin surface and make it stick to the glass but in the end it was worth all the effort!

So, there you have it, another one of my spontaneous and quick projects!! ((:

Cardboard Never Looked This Good!

Why didn’t I ever think to do this before?!! I was watching tv last night when I had an aha moment! ((: You know, those moments when you are doing something totally unrelated to crafting and you get a really great idea, seemingly out of nowhere?! Well, I had one of those last night!!

I looked at a cardboard paper towel roll and realized that I could create something pretty out of it instead of throwing it out! So I got to cutting it up and curling it, and gluing it together and it ended up looking like this(excuse the dusty table):

Then, I got out my favorite!!! A can of black spray paint and painted it and then put it in a frame that I wasn’t using and I turned it into this! And I looove it!!

I made this picture black and white so that it would show the detail better. But here’s a close up of it!

I took the picture before the final coat of spray paint {because I’m impatient like that} so it still looks a little bit discolored on the edges but I did a final coat of paint and a top coat of gloss.

Here’s what it looks like now!

I lined the frame with drop cloth instead of a mat and glued my design on top of the glass and I must say that I am impressed at how pretty it looks!! Oh, the possibilities are endless!!! Lol!! I am officially hooked on those nifty paper towel rolls!! 😉

Good night, you guys!! ((:

I’m Loooving These! ;)

I don’t always get to post about the things that I make because I don’t always have time to do so but some things I just can’t help but make it a point to post about because I love so much how they turn out.

Such is the case with these two pretties that I made out of left over drop cloth from another project! I saw a post about them on blogspot and I couldn’t help myself, I just had to make my own! 😉

I can’t decide whether I love the rosette pillow more

or the ruffle one…

Don’t they just look so pretty sitting there? 😉 I have a feeling this won’t be my last pillow post!! ((:

Hope all of you had a wonderful holiday!! Good night, everyone!!

-Mari