Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Master Bedroom Makeover

Today I am giving you a littl preview of our Master Bedroom Makeover. Since moving in about a year ago we never got around to decorating above our bed. Our bed was pretty much just thrown together and the only thing I had purchased was the bedding before moving. I had so much inspiration on Pinterest to go with a grey, yellow and turquoise color scheme. 

I absolutely love the look of gallery walls and knew one above the bed would be so fun so once the colors and ideas were decided I began shopping and searching for all the accents.

Picture frame from Kirklands
Love printable here

This was a fun project. I took a pre-cut piece of wood from our local craft store and painted it teal and added the vinyl decal. 

This was an old picture frame that I spray painted then I bought the unfinished letters at the craft store and painted them with metallic acrylic paint. 

Keep Calm Printable here
Instructions to add to canvas here

Bedding set from Ikea
Chevron blanket Wal-Mart
Lamps from Target
Pillows I sewed a simple pocket pillow cover for them

Thanks for taking a look today,
Happy Crafting!

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Big Boy Bedroom Reveal!

Today is the day that I am finally sharing with you my son's Big Boy Bedroom!
As you might have seen from my inspiration post I was going for a nautical feel but I wanted to incorporate more than just boats.

I found this perfect decal on Etsy and I decided to work the theme around the saying. So I used planes, trains, boats and some car decor throughout the bedroom while sticking with the red, white and blue color scheme. The wood pieces along the side of the decal were purchased unfinished at our local craft store then I painted them with acrylic paints. 

The wood boat shelf in the corner was a gift from my Dad for my son's 2nd birthday and it matched the room perfectly!

Lamp bought from Home Goods
Train Piggy Bank from Home Goods
Anchor Canvas Picture: Print here and instructions here

The Pilot in Training sign I painted by using a pre-cut piece of wood from our local craft store

This plane frame as well as the one below are the inexpensive unfinished frames that you buy from the craft store and I painted them with acrylic paint. 

The canvas pictures I made using these instructions here.

And lastly I sewed this pennant banner to match it all.

Thanks for stopping by
Happy crafting!

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Big Boy Bedroom Inspiration

The time has finally come that I get to change my son's nursery into a big boy bedroom! He turned 2 years old in September and I have been pondering ideas since before his birthday of what we could do. My first thought was to go full on nautical themed and while I love the colors and will be using that color scheme I also want to incorporate other things that he loves as well. 

My son has a deep love for airplanes and "boy stuff" so I wanted to be able to have a variety of object in the decor and not just boats. I recently remembered that some time ago I pinned this adorable wall decal from the Etsy shop House Hold Words and I realized it
 was perfect!

I want to use this decal but instead it is going to say Planes, Trains, Boats and Toys which helps incorporate all the elements of the room that I want. So with this being the main focal point above his bed I will decorate with items that include planes, trains and boats. 

Here are swatches of the fabric I will be using. The color scheme I am using is a light blue, navy blue, red, white and a grey.

I am a huge fan of pennant banners and love the way they look when added to a bedroom or party decor so when I saw this one on Etsy by Blue Moon Studios I knew I wanted to make something similar but using my color scheme above.

I found this adorable room set up over at Pottery Barn Kids and fell in love with the theme of trains. It is such a great idea and of course the colors match my vision for my son's room as well.

This bedroom has to be my favorite that I came across over at Thrifty Decor Chick. While it is an all plane themed bedroom the colors and accents are beautiful together and she did a great job putting together her son's bedroom. My favorite has to be this wooden plane as well as the propeller she painted and hung on the wall.

Over at Posh Paper Parties Co you can find this adorable pennant banner for sale but I not only like the banner I absolutely love the display and the entire bedroom's colors and the pillows.

Lastly I love this bedroom that was shown on Project Nursery. My favorite part is that you get to see the light blue color of the walls mixed with the navy curtains and bedding and the pennant banners. My son's wall have been painted a light blue since moving into our new house so this has given me a great idea of what his room will come together to look like. 

Head over to my Pinterest board Big Boy Bedroom Inspiration for more fun ideas:

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
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Monday, February 17, 2014

DIY Bean Bag Toss

For my son's second birthday this last fall we had a Farm/Barnyard birthday party for him. 
My amazing father contributed a ton of his time to help create some amazing pieces for his party and one being this bean bag toss game that we had. He is a carpenter by trade so this was a fun project for him. 

I came up with the idea after my son's first birthday when my mom suggested that my father should have made a bean bag toss board out of cookie monster for his party. I always kept the idea in the back of my mind and the moment I knew he was going to have a Farm Party I told my Dad that I wanted a barn made. My father had a scrap piece of wood that he sanded down,  he cut the shape and some trim pieces and I painted it red and white.

Now mind you not everyone is a carpenter and can make something so easily but this game can also be made with a large piece of cardboard, a thin piece of plastic or another similar material.

The best part about this game is how easy the bean bags were to make. 

I simply took burlap and cut two squares per bag into 5"x5" squares. 
Sew the two pieces together around the edges leaving a small hole on the top open to fill with beans.

I bought a cheap bag on pinto beans from Target.

Fill the bean bags about 3/4 of the way full then sew the top hole closed.
Because they were not completely full it was easy to use my sewing machine to close them up and not have to hand stitch them. 

Once you have all the sides sewn pull the access burlap strings off the sides and you are done!

This game was a fun addition to his party and it is a great game to have now to keep forever! 

Thanks for stopping by today,
Happy crafting!

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