Monday, May 4, 2015

Kitchen Remodel

Here's what our kitchen looked like when we moved in!

Now we finally have it finished!!!! So Happy! We refinished the cabinets and added trim and bead board. We added trim to the island and I painted & distressed it. We did new counter tops and a back splash. My favorite part though is the sink! because I was without hot water in my kitchen for about 3 months so it was sooo exciting to have hot water again!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Toy Room Reveal!

Here is the Toy Room Before:

Tada! I'm so excited about how it turned out! I love the colors and different prints.

There is a dress up corner, this is probably their favorite spot.

If you can't tell I even painted the lamp green so it would match :). I wanted there to be different aspects of playing: so there is a craft area where we can hang their art and a chalkboard. They have their pretending area with toys, and then my favorite part...

The reading nook. Its fun to snuggle together on the bed and read books together, plus it gives an extra bed for when company stays.

The part that tied it all together was the pictures on the wall, at first everything was kid level which created a straight line all around, once I added the pictures it draws your eyes up. I got the rug at (I loved the print of it but when I got it the texture is really rough, I was I had gotten a softer rug), the material for the bed I got at Johann's Fabric, Fabric totes I bought some at Walmart and some on Amazon. Pillows on the bed came from Johanns Fabric, Amazon, and Walmart. The cute hamper I used to hold the stuffed animals I found at Walmart. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Painting a Striped Wall

I am so happy I did this striped wall in the toy room! It made the room feel brighter and bigger! It was pretty simple and only took a few hours to complete. These tips helped to make a pretty fool proof way to paint without getting drips.

Supplies I used was painters tape from 3M, the thicker size I think is better and it took a full roll plus a little bit more so it'd be best to buy 2 of them, I had to use a thinner size because it's what I had after I ran out. You will need a paint brush and a small roller. I used a roller with a semi smooth surface. Paint, if you want to go cheap just know it is better to buy a smaller can of the more expensive paint that has the primer included because the cheap walmart brand will have you putting on coat after coat! Trust me it is way more worth it to get like the Behr brand instead with the primer in the paint. pencil for marking, a level, measuring tape.

Step #1
You want to measure your wall in inches then divide that by 7, it's best to do lines in an odd number plus it makes it so you don't have to paint around the ceiling or floor. After I divided by 7 my number was like 13.14, so keep it simple and do 13" stripes, it leaves the lower one a little bigger but it isn't even noticeable. Use a pencil and your level to make sure your line stays straight. After you get your lines penciled on all the way across then tape, make sure you tape on the outside of your pencil mark so your paint lines are the full 13" or whatever you have in inches. also go outside your pencil line a little bit so the paint will cover it up. smooth the tape down completely.

#2 using a brush paint along edges and corners with a thin amount of paint and focus on painting towards the center of the stripe so you don't push the paint into the tape. You're going to start working in sections, so lets call the stripes your painting stripe 1-3. 1 being the 2nd stripe from the top of the ceiling. "Cut in" or paint along the tape in stripe #1. Then roll the paint onto stripe #1.

#3 move to stripe #2 and cut in and roll the paint. Go back to Stripe #1 and roll another coat- if it looks solidly colored then take the tape off of stripe #1. Cut in Stripe #3 and roll with paint. Roll another coat on stripe #2. Pull tape off of stripe #2. Paint another coat on stripe #3 and remove tape. 

If your stripes need more coats than 2 then work it in, the goal is to remove the tape before the paint dries. If your paint is still wet the tape will remove without peeling your paint...however if it has dried then you will be doing a lot of touching up! So save yourself the heartache and remove the tape before it has dried. I had company come in the middle of painting stripe #2 & #3 so I ended up having a little bit of peeling on stripe 3 because it had already started to dry. 

Tadaa!! Your stripes are finished and fabulous! Continue checking back for the makeover of the toy room reveal!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Piano and Toy Room Remodel

So it has been FOREVER since I have posted in Craze Texture! Craze Texture covers all sorts of textures including furniture remodeling and in this feature, home remodeling. I'm going to take you through my Toy Room Makeover. It might take a bit because I'm also working on some furniture remodeling at the moment. Speaking of which here is a piano I just finished...

Before: This was a sad piano experiencing who knows what to take off the front...anyway it needed some TLC

My hubby helped by adding trim and bead board. Next I primed all of the surfaces.

Continuing on I painted a red coat twice to make sure it was covered. Then I applied black paint/ water mixture to glaze, the ratio was probably about 3/4 black paint to 1/4 water. Paint it on then have a rag handy to wipe off. 

To really add some depth I then antiqued in all of the edges and cracks with more black paint- this time the black paint was not watered down. Also have a rag handy so you can have it be distressed just how you want. 

Last step is to apply a top coat. I loved how it turned out!
Anyway so now I'm onto getting a cute toy room that will enhance learning and play, that will also be fun if we have boys over to play, because right now with my two girls its completely pink and purple princess everywhere! Now I'm having another needless to say when my friends with boys come over they are sometimes bored. So it will still be girly but also kind of neutral. Here's what I'm starting with so stay tuned for the process :)

Monday, October 22, 2012

No-Sew Pumpkin Tutu How-To

First start with an orange ribbon the length that you need to go around the waist, leaving room to be able to tie a bow to hold it on. I tied each end to a table so its easier to tie the tulle.

Cut orange tulle the length that you want, for my newborn my pieces were about 6 inches, tie knots along the ribbon.  

Once you have the orange tulle the length that you need tied onto your ribbon get green tulle. Tie one end of the green tulle to the end of your skirt, then wrap the green tulle around the ribbon until you get to the end of the skirt and tie a knot.

Here's the end result! I'll have to post pictures of my daughter wearing it! Good Luck!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Braided Headband

Pinned Image
From Pinterest!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter Nails