Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Playroom {Makeover}

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I mentioned here that our playroom has long been a huge collection of toys.  Some organization, but mostly chaos!

I've been trying to change that with a few projects, like my DIY Industrial Dress-up Storage, and our awesome Lego Table.

Well, I finally tackled the whole room.  I'll give you a run down of what I changed, and maybe you can get some inspiration for your own space!


First up, I created an art center for my oldest, Miss J.  She loves to craft, and that means that my house is a constant mess, in every room.

Her table is the exact same table I used for our Lego Table.  It's the IKEA Ingo Dining Table.  I spray painted it white, and sealed it well.  For a tutorial on painting and sealing furniture, check out this post!

Don't you love the white art cart I found at IKEA?  Can you tell I love that place?  

It seriously holds so much stuff- and looks super cute!

And can we just admire those curtains?  LOVE.  THEM.

I also grabbed a lazy susan at IKEA, and some cute metal buckets to create this spinning supply station.  Cute, right?!

My child is seriously the queen of tape, so a sturdy wooden tape dispenser was also needed.


I found these awesome wood letters (which are HUGE!) at Hobby Lobby.  After giving them a quick coat of shiny gold spray paint, they were ready for our {new} playroom!

I transformed our "stage" area with some gold dots from Walls Need Love.  This was BY FAR the easiest project in this room.  I just kind of randomly stuck them on.

Was going for a "confetti" look.  Because you know, our playroom is party central!


Those storage cabinets also got a makeover.  They were a boring brown.  I painted them Sherwin Williams Gauntlet Gray.  About 3 shades darker than my walls.  I love how they turned out!

To add the numbers to the bins, I just cut out some vinyl.  As seen in this post!

ps-the old vinyl numbers I had on there have lasted for the last 3 years!


We also have the dress up corner.

I LOVE this plastic dresser thing from Target. It holds SO MUCH.  Because all you moms know that dress up stuff can get out of control-real fast!

Got all the princess shoes.  Lined up!


The last piece of our playroom to get a makeover was our playhouse.  I painted the outside Rich Navy, by Benjamin Moore.  And then I spray painted the roof gold.

Because it needed a little glamour!

Love those gold shingles!

This beloved structure is here to stay. 
 Literally, because it's so heavy and big.  And figuratively, because it's Miss J's doctor office!

(a peek inside....)

I think that about wraps up our playroom makeover!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

DIY {Industrial} Dress Up Storage

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Starting off the new year with lots of organizational projects!  First up, for me, is tackling our playroom.  It has long been a catch all toy room.

My goal is to get it organized, and cute to boot!

I started with our dress up center.  It's long overdue for a cute place to hang stuff.

This is CRAZY easy y'all.  It only took about 30 minutes to make!

Supplies Needed

(2)     48" Galvanized pipes
(1)     36" Galvanized pipe
(2)     90 degree galvanized elbow joints
(2)     Galvanized floor flanges
(4)     Caster wheels (optional)
(1)    Wood board, at least 48" wide (depth is up to you-I went with 16")
Wood screws
Spray Paint

Supply Pictures

Just in case you are wondering what any of this looks like!

How To

First up, clean those pipes.  They are SUPER grimy.  I used CLR, with gloves on, to get them nice and clean.

Next, sand the edges of that board!

Then, give it a few light coats of spray paint.

While the paint is drying, lay out your galvanized pipe pieces.

It should look like this at the corners:

Just screw the pipes together at the corners, and then add the floor flanges.

At this point, stand up your pipes, and center them on the board.

Use your wood screws, and secure the flanges.

After you have screwed in both flanges, carefully lay your board on it's side and attach your metal casters.

I LOVE these wheels.  They are super cute.

Guess what?  That's it!

Love the industrial look!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

I Know My Savior Lives {Printables}

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This year in Primary, the theme will be "I Know My Savior Lives".

I whipped some binder covers for our Primary, and thought I would share!

Let me know if you have any trouble opening the files. Enjoy!

GO HERE to Download now!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mermaid Tail {Tutorial}

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For Emma's 3rd birthday, I knew I wanted to have mermaid tails for party favors!  

Finding a good tutorial or how-to on how to make them = not happening!

I'm here to fix that!

These sequined tails are full of girlie goodness.  The mermaid in your life will LOVE this tail.

Supplies Needed

  • 1 yard of sequin fabric (I found mine at JoAnn's)
  • 1 yard of coordinating cotton for back (I bought the cheapest cotton they had)
  • 55" of 1 inch wide satin ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing Machine
  • Mermaid Tail pattern (download below!!)


First up, print your pattern and cut it out!  

It is 4 pages long, and should look like this when printed and taped together.

Fold your fabric in half length wise, and lay your pattern on top.

Should look like this:

Ignore my ugly pattern....I used scrap paper to make it!

MAKE SURE you line up your pattern on the FOLD of the fabric.

Cut out BOTH the sequin fabric and the cotton backing.

The fabric will look like this after cut and unfolded.

After you have cut both fabrics, pin them RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER.

Pin all the way around the tail, leaving a small gap in the top of the tail for turning.

Sew around the entire tail, leaving a small gap to turn.

Turn tail right side out and PRESS.  Don't get your iron too hot, or you will melt the sequins.  A good press will make the tail lay nice and flat!

Now it's time to close up the gap AND add the ribbon.  I'm all about combining steps!

Pin your ribbon across the top of the tail, making sure to close the gap with the pins.

Top stitch the ribbon to the tail on all four sides of the ribbon.

Guess what?  Tie on that tail, and DONE!

Notes: The length of this tail is perfect for the 3-4 year old crowd.  It brushes the bottom of the floor for my tall 7 year old, but doesn't drag.  Lengthen or shorten the pattern as needed!

A few cute girlies enjoying their party favors!

Mermaid Tail Pattern