Saturday, July 13, 2013

My Latest Project....

Well, as usual, it has been a while since I have posted on my blog.  Apparently, I am not a very good blogger.  I have good intentions and plan to post often but life gets in the way and it just don't happen. Anywhooo...  I FINALLY started finishing Alexis' room.  I forgot to take before pictures but I do have a few during the process that I will post.  No, I'm not completely finished but I feel so much better now that I have a large portion of it done.  This included installing baseboard!  Yes, I learned a new skill.  I painted, measured, cut and installed baseboard!!  Sometimes, you just have to learn how to be a "handyman" if you really want something done.  Ok, on to the pictures....

I purchased a Step 2 entertainment center like this from a lady in Long Beach a few months ago.  I can't remember how much I paid for it but it was cheap compared to buying it new.  I think it was either $10 or $15....

The only thing different were the shelf and drawer underneath was black and the entertainment center itself was a lighter grey than this.  Anyway, I painted it!! Here it is in the process..




Here is the final product...


I used Rustoleum Painter's Touch multi-purpose paint in French Lilac and Green Apple.  This paint is great for plastic items.  Here is what it looks like if you plan to buy some...

I did the same with her toy chest.  Again, I forgot to take a "before" picture so here is one similar to the one that was in her room.  The only difference is the lid was teal instead of red...


 Here it is in the process...

Here is the finished product...

Alexis has a white table with two little benches that have storage inside.  I painted the top of the table with Disney's Great Slate purple chalk board paint.  I also painted the sides of the benches which you will see in a picture further down in this post.....

She really loves it!!  As you can see, it is definitely being used.  The chalkboard paint is $10 for a quart at Walmart.  I chose the Disney brand because it is tintable.  You can have it tinted with any of the Disney colors but they suggest using a dark color so that the chalk shows up well.  It only took a small amount.

If you look at the picture above with the chalkboard table you can see the wall behind it.  That is a Tinkerbell boarder at the bottom of the wall.  I purchased this from Lowe's about 4 years ago on clearance for $1 per roll!!  Ok, I just told on myself...yes it took me that long to finally find the time to complete her room.  In the pictures below, you will see the boarder at the top of the wall.  It is also Tinkerbell boarder that I purchased at the same time for $1 per roll.

Of course, I didn't take a before picture of her room but here are some pictures of the process...




Here is the ALMOST finished product....



This is not her entire room but you get the idea.  In the first picture you can see a light hanging above the chalkboard table...I saved some cute little flower hats from Disney on Ice to use as decoration.  I am looking for a lamp shade for the hanging light.  I will post it when I finally come up with something.  The lights around the top of the room were given to Alexis by my mom.  Alexis doesn't like to sleep in a room without the light on so, I decided to try this to sooth her fear of the dark.  She loves it.  In the second picture you can see the lights cascading down the corner of the wall and something hanging there.  That is Tinkerbell netting that would normally go over the bed.  I chose to put it in the corner and make her an enchanted reading area. There is a Tinkerbell chair inside it.  I do have some finish work to do on that as well.

Her bed if full of pillows and pillow pets.  She insists on them being on her bed so, you can't really tell but it is a Tinkerbell comforter and pillow.  I do plan to add more decor on the walls.  Maybe some vinyl sayings from Tinkerbell or some Tinkerbell silhouette.  Olivia has agreed to paint a Tinkerbell picture for Alexis' room.  When I finally get to that I will post pictures.

Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoyed seeing the progress made in Alexis' room.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Baby Scrapbook

I finally found time to work on some scrapbooks and learn how to use my Cricut Imagine.  Now that I have actually used the Imagine, I LOVE it!!!  I made two baby scrapbooks; one for my co-worker's daughter who had a beautiful baby boy in June and one for my sister whose baby is due in October but may give us a surprise appearance sooner.  I have to wait to see when he is going to come along before I can finish it because it includes a calendar.

A friend, Cassie or CraftyCassie from the cricut message board, was my inspiration.  I saw one that she did with her Imagine and the Nursery Tails cartridge.  I really liked the idea so, I gave it a try.  The size of the scrapbook is 8X8.  After doing two of these I have decided that I really like making this size.  I plan to make more of these.  They make great baby shower gifts.

Here is the one I finished for my co-worker's daughter....













































I really enjoyed doing this scrapbook and can't wait to finish the one for my sister.  It will be exactly like this one but with a different scrapbook cover.  I really hope they like them as much as I liked making them.

Thank you for looking and please leave me a comment.  If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

 

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