Kids closet makeover

With the new baby on her way we needed to make room quick. My girls are going to share a room and baby will have her own. The closets in their bedrooms were very basic and really not a lot of room. In order for them to share a closet let alone a room that’s pretty small in size we knew we had to make it more accommodating to fit extras. Here’s the before and don’t mind my 5 yr olds dirty carpet

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And this would be the after….

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I really didn’t play a huge role in this one besides knowing what I wanted it to look like, picked out the wood and did some painting.
Hubby did all the hard stuff, cutting the wood and building it all. We considered buying a closet organizer from lowes but they’re so pricey and the wood they use is cheap laminate. We did ours for probably around $100! I got the baskets from Marshall’s I believe around $12 each.
We’re trying to get the girls room done first before we start in baby’s room and we just finished painting it this weekend. Still much more to do like getting a dresser to redo and some curtains. Wall decor will have to come slowly but surely.

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Future projects

I’m sure I won’t be able to get to these projects until I start my leave in 6 weeks because they require much sanding, staining and painting. Which isn’t going to be a quick project. And first priority will be the rocking chair that was picked up from a yard sale for $40!!

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My plan for this is to sand and stain dark to match baby’s crib. Lots of work and hand sanding for this piece 😳 let’s hope I’ll have it done before she’s here. Up next is the wood high chair which she won’t be using for quite a while so not a huge priority. Picked this up for 45 on craigslist. They’re hard to come by and when you do they’re so expensive!!

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My plan with this is to sand (ugh) stain dark then go over with white chalk paint distress it and put a top protective coat over that. Definitely will need it especially on the tray. I’ll post or at least try lol when I have these finished.

Rustic baby shower BBQ

As I mentioned in my growth chart post my sister just had her shower almost 2 weeks ago. It came out beautiful! And involved many family and friends help from food to bbqing to setting up and to decorating. Here are a few pics I got on my phone as all the pics are on my good camera that hasn’t been uploaded to the computer yet.

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I got all the flowers from Costco and highly recommend them to anyone planning on using flowers as centerpieces. So affordable and they were beautiful. In fact I went to my sisters just a couple days ago and they still look beautiful. My husband had found wood on the side of the road and I saw it sitting in the back of his truck and thought OMG if you cut that up I can use it to put my centerpieces on. And they came out awesome. He even stained some because the bark on the outside had fallen off some.
The troft and metal pans we borrowed from a friend of ours which worked perfect for the beers and bottled waters. I didn’t get a picture on my phone of all the food before the cake came out but It was amazing. My brother in laws mom put in a lot of work. And the BBQ boys did too.

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I had a friend of mine make the cake and she did amazingly. I sent her pics similar to what I was going for and she did just that. Brother n laws mom had a friend of a friend that did the cupcakes and they were a huge hit. Overall baby shower was great! Only a couple more weeks and my nephew will be here!!
Oh and the invitations I sent out were these.. They fit the occasion just right. The bottom is missing but for a good reason with personal info on it

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Almost forgot the diaper cake
I made. This was before it was finished I forgot to get a pic of it all done only thing added really were 3 smaller all different colored burlap flowers on the middle layer in the front. And as for the “K” on top is what my nephews name starts with.

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Wooden growth chart

I can’t believe it’s seriously been a year since I posted anything!!! I have done many projects but just never got around to posting them. Partially because my internet is so slow and I have to do most of my internet surfing on my phone. It doesn’t help that I updated my phone and deleted all my pics on my phone to make space. They’re on my computer so eventually when I get around to it I’ll post my older pics.
So for now things are going to be posted completely out of order from recent to older.
This project was just finished 2 weeks ago in time for my sisters baby shower. I wanted to make them something to keep track of baby’s growth which was Pinterest inspired but with my own twist.
It was fairly easy, I picked out the wood at lowes only $11. Hubby picked up the stain and clear polyurethane. I got the numbers at walmart in the mailbox section. Of course I couldn’t have done this project without hubby, I thought I would only need him to measure out all the lines for me but I needed him more than that. Being that I’m 7 months pregnant after staining one side of the wood the fumes started getting too stong. The polyurethane was even stronger so I had him do that completely. He marked off for me in pencil where to put my lines. I wanted the wood to have a slight groove( indentions) for each line which was probably
The most time consuming. I used the end of a small paint brush and just pushed really hard to let it penetrate the wood then after i was done with that i painted each line with regular black wall paint.
Enough blah blah blah here it is…

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I know being that the wood is darker and the paint and numbers are black it doesn’t stick out too much. I considered using white but black over ruled. We plan on making another one for our baby and girls soon which may end up looking completely different. Thank for stopping by!!

DIY picture frame chalkboard

A friend gave me a picture frame a while back and the back of it where the stand is was starting to detach, she figured I’d find something to do with it and …… I did!
So first I spray-painted the glass that it came with with chalkboard spray paint from lowes. I was so excited to hurry up and use it I didn’t give it enough time to dry properly so it was kind of hard to write on. This is how it looked

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It’s the same one you may have seen on the pallet table we made.
I was getting frustrated it didn’t write very well so I took the glass out and sprayed it again in the other side. A couple coats with drying in between. Then 2 days later I “seasoned” the chalkboard by rolling chalk in one direction over the whole thing then rubbing chalk over the whole thing the other direction.
I liked the frame but decided I wanted to paint it a different color to go with my decor better.

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I don’t know if I will be keeping it in this spot because I want to make a much larger one to go on the wall behind the table but for now this will do 👌

Skinny wall table

So far a while now I’ve been wanting a table to fill a blank spot against a wall that connects the dining area to the living room. I need to be able to put up more pictures around the house without just putting them on the walls.
What better place to go than to Pinterest for some ideas 😉. I found one I liked a lot but when clicking on the post it wouldn’t take me anywhere. Which was ok my handy hubby doesn’t need instructions.
This is how it began:

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This was the inspiration, to whomever the original table was posted by: thank you for the idea lol.
Time to get started

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In case your wondering….YES I do actually help. All my projects I see in my head exactly how I want them to look so I need to be 100% involved to make sure it goes accordingly. 😀

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It never gets old writing “love you” notes to hub. 💕

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Of course a helper is necessary 👧🔨

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Got the base in place

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Almost done….

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We decided to have it professionally stained

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And into the house it goes. This is a temporary set up until I get some pictures I want on it. Until then…..

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Fabric bookmark tutorial

So here is how I made the fabric bookmarks.
What you will need:
•fabric cut to 4×8″
•fusible interfacing 3.75×7.75″
•fabric glue
•fabric for making the flower
•button or embellishment
•sewing machine
•iron
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~TO START~
First follow the directions on the interfacing you bought. Mine said to soak in hot water for 15 minutes then let air dry before working with it.
I then ironed on the interfacing to back side of my main fabric.
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Then I folded in half to get ready to sew
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Sew 2 raw edges along the interfacing. 1 short side and 1 long side, leave open other short end.
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Turn it outside in carefully. ( this could take a little time and maybe a skinny sturdy tool to help get it through.
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Iron it all out
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Once that’s done turn the open side inside out on top and begin top stitching all for sides.
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Done with the sewing!
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Now it’s time to make the flower. Begin with the strip like you see here:
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Then fold in half at top
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Then roll into somewhat of a ball. Take your fabric glue and put a dab in the middle top. Place according to how big you want the flower. Place the fabric down for about 10 seconds and then place fabric glue a little at a time around the fabric as you twist and hold down. Twist, glue, hold down. Repeat until you have reached the fabric all the way around to the edges.
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Cut off the end, glue, tuck and hold down.
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Add button or embellishment.
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Tada!!! Super easy quick and simple. I’m a beginner sewer so for those of you that are more experienced I hope you weren’t looking too closely at my sewing skills lol!
Thanks for stoping by have a great day!!

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