Saturday, August 28, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
For a long time, I've wanted to make a "missionary wall", with a big world map and pictures of all of our missionaries in our family. I thought the boy's room would be the perfect spot for this. And so today, with the help of Jolyn, we busted out the vinyl and created our own little version.
Jolyn and I couldn't stop at just one with the vinyl, though!
We made some perfect artwork for our little Star-Wars themed room.
And on to other accessories....
The silver curtain rod (free) was from our other house.
Two of the pillowcases were shipped, but the other bedding is on back-order so we'll have to wait a few weeks to see the final product!
Remaining in our budget:
$500-$93(dresser & paint)=$407
$407-$388 (bedding, curtains, art, accessories)=$19
Whew, we're getting close!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I headed down to Salvation Army to see what they had. What I was looking for: a well made, wood dresser that I could potentially refinish to match the room.
Once there, I found a yellowy-green smaller sized, 4-drawer dresser with funky handle-pulls that was well made, but $90!!! Yikes- too much.
But after going home and looking around more, I still liked it. So I returned and .... I asked if they could lower the price. And they said yes. While it still was a small splurge at $60, I can tell from the craftmanship that it will last.
I had to nail/glue one of the drawer brackets, but aside from that it was ready to be refinished.
Dresser~ $60 (Salvation Army)
Grey-blue paint~ $13 (Lowes)
New hardware (drawer pulls)~ $2.50 X 8=$20 (Lowes)
A little more than I had hoped....
But, wait till you see the after pics! :)
repaint bunkbed, new curtains & rod, bedding
artwork, new dresser, rug, lamps, shelving
The colors: navy, grey, and grey-blue
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
For the guest room, we've finally decided to get a daybed with a pop-out trundle, so that we can have room for guests, as well as keeping the room open for other activities~ crafts, office stuff, etc.
Let me tell you, it is hard to find a cute daybed... they aren't always the nicest household furnishing. But I was happy because I just found this daybed on Craigslist for $250 and it includes a cute bookshelf.