July 16, 2014

Squeaky Clean

Ah, there's nothing like coming into a freshly cleaned room!!  The floors are shiny and everything is in its place.

I popped in to school to drop off the other tables I made and to spend an hour or so rearranging my room.  I have changed things up a bit but am happy with the look so far.

July 3, 2014

What Have You Been Up To?

I think I'm finally on summer vacation mode!  I found myself asking what day it was this week.  I'm still up bright and early but there's nothing like kicking up my feet and enjoying a cup of coffee.

I've been busy working on a new color scheme for my room.  I've decided to go with blue chevron and I began changing things around a bit at the end of the school year.  Navy blue bulletin board paper, turquoise chevron border, and some pretty garland I found on Etsy. Pics to come soon.

My dad has been home visiting from Arkansas so what better way to spend his vacation (insert sarcasm here) than helping me build tables!!  Whenever I start a project he just never knows what he's in for.  It's always a lot of fun along the way and I definitely make it entertaining.

I've been wanting some SOLID work tables for my room so I asked for his help.  I just needed him to cut the angles with the "MANLY" tools. I found this DIY table here (Strawberry Chic).  She found a kid's table at Pottery Barn for $200 and decided to make one herself.  I built each table for about $40 (not including paint or finishing coat).

I like projects and consider myself quite handy so once the pieces were cut we built them and I painted.   I made a chevron template, taped it off with painter's tape, and painted away.  I started out only wanting two but once we got started I made a third.  I LOVE how they came out and can't wait to see how my room comes together.

A HUGE thank you to my dad for his help.  Every time I  look at them I'll think of him.  Awe...