July 19, 2011

The loft final reveal

I have finally finished our loft!
It took me some time to really know what I wanted to do with the space, but thanks to some great comments and suggestions, the playroom is finished.

I added the word "read" above the bookcase. I got the letters from Hobby Lobby and spray painted them red, then attached them to the wall using Velcro. 

I got new chalkboard labels for the baskets off of groupon

Yes we do have a separate basket just for action figures!  

I then recovered the lampshade. 
The previous shade wasn't bad, but it just blended in to much.

Notice all of the "art" on the table? You can imagine my frustration when I saw that! All I will say on the subject is that it now has a fresh coat of paint...grrr!

Here is the new shade...much better.

and then there is the curtain. You can read all about that here.

I added some frames to walls next to the window.

The art I found online and just had them printed on cardstock.
I love all of the colors!

And lastly is this gumball machine. I'm still on the fence about it, but I think its so cute. We found it at a garage sale a few months ago and its been sitting in Tatum's closet ever since. I'm a bit scared to put anything in right now. Any thoughts?

Now here is the rooms transformation from start to finish:

and now

This room suits our family needs perfectly and I am so happy with the finished result!

July 15, 2011

Joining Facebook and Twitter

Well I took a leap and joined Facebook and Twitter!
I really never understood Twitter and seriously didn't think it was for me,
but I decided that it would be good for my blog.

So please be sure to head over and like me!

You can click the above links or the links on my sidebar!

July 12, 2011

My first furniture redo

Remember this post about my garage sale find? 

Originally when I saw this table I thought it would make a perfect nightstand for my Master bedroom. After about a day I realized that it was all wrong, but for lack of something better I just left it.

Well a few weeks ago we found some new nightstands at a garage sale for only $5! 
They aren't perfect at all but I really didn't want to spend $70 a piece on nightstands, so for now, they will have to do!

The color was similar to the other but they were so dirty that I just decided to refinish them to match my bed.

First I took them outside and sanded them down to get rid of all the imperfections.

Then I started spraying.
I got this nifty little handle that made this step so easy.

Next I sanded the edges down to distress it and then went over it with a wood stain.

Here is the final project:

I think its an improvement. 

While I was at it I recovered this little foot stool to match better (plus my Husband spilled shoe polish on it).

Looks like I need to trim the excess underneath :)

Now I am still looking for some pretty lamps to go on my nightstands to complete the look.

Not a bad change for only $5, actually more like $15 after supplies, but still not bad!!

July 6, 2011

Screamin Daily Deals

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July weekend!
I am back after a crazy busy week at my house and things are finally slowing down around here.
More on that later, but now I need to share a little about my new sponsor  
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