Tag: diy

Craft Room Tour {part 1}

Craft Room Tour {part 1}

Today, I’m going to share my craft room that was in our first house. I’m writing this post in hopes that you will glean some insight on how I organized my room and maybe grab some ideas for your space. Here is the back story. My […]

DIY: French Provincial Dresser + Side table

DIY: French Provincial Dresser + Side table

I have always been a lover of classic and timeless furniture. I especially love vintage furniture. Mainly because I feel that the older pieces were built with better wood than what we are being sold today. In my first home, I had decor that was […]

Infant to Toddler Room (part 2)

Infant to Toddler Room (part 2)

In a previous post, (Infant to Toddler Room (part 1) you saw how we transitioned our son’s room. Now let’s talk about our daughter’s (Madison) room.

My husband repeated the same process in my daughter’s room. He added wainscot and then he striped the walls. This time, he painted vertical stripes. We stayed consistent and made her accent wall on the same wall as the window.

Because I had so much owl themed items from the (Guess whoo’s having two themed) baby shower and from a really good friend, I decided on an owl theme. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a tree using adhesive vinyl from Joann’s. Then, I got the bright idea to hang her name off the vinyl tree branch. I went to Home Depot and bought pink knobs so her name would hang from the tree branch. My friend helped me by gluing the ribbon to the wood letters.

Initially, I liked the room decor.  Mainly because, I love owls (well also penguins) but the owl theme was popular at the time. Sometime after, I started realizing that the owl decor didn’t really match the wall colors or bedding. And then, it wasn’t really a clean look. Side note: I really feel like my pregnancy brain deceived me. Things I thought I loved while I pregnant, turned into dislike, postpartum. At this point, I didn’t know what I really wanted,  but I did know that I didn’t want the owl theme. So, I decided to let her room stay until I could land on some solid decor.

Here are pictures of what her room looked like originally. 

After pursuing Pinterest for toddler rooms, I started gaining an idea of how I wanted her toddler room to look. Definitely, more of a clean look. Which meant a less colorful wall and more neutrals. When we transitioned her room, I decided to select wall decor that better reflected her bedding and wall colors. So then, I made a trip (see below) to Hobby Lobby and found a plethora frames that are simply adorable!

I decided to get frames that had messages of inspiration. Who doesn’t want to wake to a sign reminding them that they are beautiful? In the world of negativity, I want to surround Madison around as much positivity as possible.

The shelves on the walls were actually mine from college! I bought them from Target and they are still in pretty good shape. We painted them to match the new color schematic in her room.

We also added a couple of vintage furniture pieces to go with the overall princess theme. These went nicely with her decor. As you can tell, we painted her bed. I was torn about it because I wanted to keep their beds the same color (due to my OCD nature).

For her bathroom, we added a couple of pieces and a bulletin board that she absolutely loves! These also better coordinate to the new colors. I love how all these pieces came together.

Below are some pictures.

We have since taken the rocker out of her room and my wonderful hubby has built her a tea table (diy post coming soon). I am currently thinking about changing the beds. My next idea is to have farm house twin-sized beds.

How have you changed your child’s room? What were are some of your favorite pieces that you added? Please leave your thoughts/ideas below!

With love,

Tenielle

 

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Dining Room Do-Over?

Dining Room Do-Over?

As I mentioned in some of my previous posts, we did not immediately fully furnish our new home when we moved in, mainly because I was torn between decor styles. Our previous home was rich with traditional pieces, colors, and accents. Nothing against traditional styles, […]

$10 Memo Board

$10 Memo Board

One weekend in August while shopping at TJ Maxx/Homegoods for some items for the twins, I came across this super cute burlap memo board. I was completely sold on the board because it was a french memo board and I knew it would be perfect for […]

DIY: Pom Pom Balls

DIY: Pom Pom Balls

A couple of years ago, I decided that my craft room needed a face lift. There is so much that you can put in a craft space but you must be smart about not over-doing it with the frills. I wanted something girly and a dangly. After much thought, I settled on making a couple of pom-pom balls. I used a simple kind of life instructions to make these super cute fabric pom-pom balls. What is so great about using fabric is that it is way more durable than the paper pom-pom balls.

After we moved, I learned the balls were inadvertently damaged!!! I was devastated because I put hard work into making those balls. I was actually able to salvage the all pink ball. My favorite pom-pom ball, the pink and green, has a huge hole in the side from the move. Below is the original pink and green ball. Isn’t it just everything?!

first pom-pom first pom-pom

I decided that I would use the pink one and make two more for my daughter’s nursery. The colors of her room are pink, gray and white. I created these two balls in a day while I was on bed rest during my pregnancy.

Ready to see what my lovely pom-pom balls for my daughter’s nursery looked like?

img_2397-copy pom-pom up close

These pom-pom balls are super easy and fun to create. Take a break during the weekend or even a free week day to make some pom-pom balls. They can be used for a plethora of spaces or events. Having a party or event planning for a wedding? These pom-pom balls may be the perfect fit for your upcoming events or even for decorating your space. See more inspiration below. I challenge you to get our your glue guns, grab some super cute fabric and craft your hearts away!

With Love,

Tenielle


pom-pom balls by a simple kind of life
pom-pom balls by a simple kind of life
pom-pom balls by once wed
pom-pom balls by once wed
pom-pom balls by the chaseys
pom-pom balls by the chaseys

Share your thoughts!!!

With love,

Tenielle

 

Vintage Cabinet Transformation

Vintage Cabinet Transformation

A few years ago, I inherited several pieces of antique/vintage furniture from my grandfather’s family. One of the pieces that we received was a small cabinet. In our other home, I really didn’t know what to do with the cabinet. Since we did not have […]

Burlap Wire Wreath

Burlap Wire Wreath

Now that I am in my new home, I feel the need to have a wreath. I am not sure why I never had a desire before, but it is definitely of interest now. After perusing the Web for wreath ideas, I finally landed on […]