Monday, August 27, 2012

Maia's Room Make Over - Room Reveal!

It's all finally come together! My daughters room is all done... she now has a little girly room, no longer "baby" room!

Here is the "before" picture of her room....

And here is the now...



I had some room over her closet that was pretty bare so I thought I would cut out her name and do some vinyl lettering. The "M" I found at Micheal's and just painted it white.





Hope you have enjoyed these last posts on my daughters room makeover! Hopefully it will be a few years until she get tired of this room, lol!

Happy crafting and redecorating :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Maia's Room Make Over - Lamp Shade - Part 6

I bought this boring lamp at IKEA for my daughter. So I thought I would pretty it up a little... the fastest project ever!


I tied some bows using some wired ribbon.


Then using a pin I placed it through the ribbon and attached it to the lamp shade.


Simple, pretty and girly now!


Happy crafting :)

Friday, August 17, 2012

Maia's Room Make Over - DIY Canopy Bed - Part 5

My daughter Maia has always wanted a canopy bed, as I think all little girls like. So I though I could make one for her, as I wasn't about to buy a whole new set of furniture for her. We will wait until she out grows her  bed for now!

Here is what I did...


TIP : To help me find the right measurements before I drilled holes in to the ceiling I used thumb tacks to pin elastic bands to the ceiling so I could see exactly where to hang up my curtain rod!


Here is a closer look! I bought these rods at IKEA for $1.99 on sale, woohoo!


I had gone to the fabric store to look for some shear type material, but for the amount I needed it was going to cost me a fortune! So good ol' IKEA had the perfect curtains. All I needed was 3 panels so I had to buy 2 packages.


All I did then was sew the panels to each other, leaving pockets for where the curtain rods would be placed through. 


Since I didn't like the ends that the rods came with, I used my own round crystal beads and just hot glued them in place.



And Voila! Super quick and easy canopy bed! 

Hope you liked this tutorial and maybe even make one for your little princess!

Happy crafting :)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Maia's Room Make Over - DIY Desk Station - Part 4

Today I'm going to share with you a project I made for my daughters room. Above her desk all there was, was a bare wall. You all know what happens when there is a bare wall behind a desk? Yes, you guessed it... scratches, dents, crayons, holes in the wall. Well that was my fear with having a 6 year old next to a freshly painted wall, lol! 

At first I thought I would just hang up an eraser or cork board up, but then I thought I would like to see something a bit prettier that I could coordinate with her room.  So this is what I created!  Pretty, right? Best thing is that it's so funtional!



Here is how I did it!


Supplies I used - Art canvas, picture frame (bought a while ago in the Micheal's clearance bin, knew it would come in handy one day!), acrylic paint, hot glue, batting, fabric, glass beads and ribbon.


I moved the hooks from the frame to where I needed them to be.


I needed to hang this picture frame on the wood pieces of the canvas so I had to figure out how to center it on the canvas.


Pretty easy to feel where the wood was through the canvas so found my center and placed nails on each side, for where the picture frame would hang.



It would have been way easier if I had just spray painted my frame, but I didn't have any on hand so scrylic paint it was! It took 3 coats. Thanks goodness it was a hot day, so it dried up pretty fast!


Then I layed the batting down on the canvas and just cut around it.


Did the same with the pink fabric.


I used hot glue to secured the edges to the frame. My staple gun just broke, this worked just as well!


Poke the nails through the fabric, so I knew where to hang my frame.


Put the picture frame back together, I used some ribbon to embellish it and just printed out a basic calender and another piece of paper that read Maia's Notes. The glass from picture frames make perfect dry erase boards!


Decorated the canvas with crisscrossing some ribbon, and then added some glass beads as buttons where the ribbon intersected. They look so cute!


And here it is again! My daughter loves this idea! She is always drawing on it and soon it will be filled up with her pictures and artwork! 

Hope you liked this post! 
Happy crafting :)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Maia's Room Make Over - Lighting - Part 3

Not sure why had chosen this light fixture originally. My guess is that at the time we built our house (about 9 years ago), this kind of lighting was the "in" thing! Well it isn't any longer, time to come down! Not feminine at all!


So here is what we replaced it with. I found this fixture at Costco! 


Perfect look, great price, and Maia loved it!



Monday, August 6, 2012

Maia's Room Make Over - Sneak Peak - Part 2

As you know we have been working on updating my daughters room. She wasn't a "baby" anymore, so it was time for a room makeover!


Here is Maia, excited for what was about to happen to her room! Although after the first few hours she kept asking when it was all going to be done, lol!


And here is a  peak of the colors we chose, kinda reminds me of Neapolitan Ice cream, doesn't it?!
It was a lot of work covering up the permanent black marker, but it was actually easier than what I had anticipated. Thanks to the  Kilz Clean start primer. 

KILZ Clean Start® Primer

Then to do the 3 colors was also challenging. The pink was the first color painted, then the brown. Once they were both dry then we painted the white strip along the middle.  The funnest part was pulling off the tape, only a few spots needed touching up because of bleeding under the tape. Overall, I was happy with my first ever paint job!

Happy crafting "painting" everyone :)



Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Maia's Room Make Over - The Before - Part 1

Today I thought I would start sharing with you all my daughter Mais's room makeover! This post will focus on the room as it was before.

When I was pregnant with my son (over 8 years ago), I had painted this mural of Winnie the Pooh in this bedroom (at the time his nursery). Then when my daughter came along she moved in to the nursery which is now her room. Well she turns 6 next week and tells me all the time that she is no longer a baby. So I guess it was time that my beautiful work of art came down :(



For those of you that want to know how I did this on the walls, it was pretty simple actually. First I drew out a picture of what I wanted. Since I had a really tall wall I wanted it to look like Pooh was using all his friends help to get to the honey comb. I used pics from a coloring book and combined pictures of Eeyore, Tigger and Pooh so they were all stacked on each other.


I then took the picture I drew out and projected it on the wall. Using a pencil with light pressure I traced it all out. Then I painted everything with acrylic paints. 




Poor Eeyore, looks so sad!




Piglet and Roo, watching from a far! 
I miss seeing these cute characters in her room already... it's hard when you realize you don't have babies anymore! :(

KILZ Clean Start® Primer

Here is the primer paint that saved the day! Covered the marker marks right up, with 2 coats of this stuff!

Next post painting the room!
Happy crafting :)