Catching up & Spare Bedroom Reveal!

I apologize for my recent MIA status – I have been crazy busy and sick and all that jazz. Blah blah, but i’m back and I have some awesome new stuff to share with you!

First, I finally scheduled my move and will be moving things next week so that means I have a whole storage unit to go through but I am super excited to get some of my craft items out of storage which means you may see a crazy surge in projects, but I’ve been missing all my stuff and now that I have finished the spare bedroom/craft room/sewing room and gotten that all updated I am totally excited to cross off some of the projects on my list.

So you guys saw a sneak peak at the cornice box for the spare bedroom last week but as I mentioned, I wanted a little something to jazz it up. I found the perfect thing. So without further delay – I’m totally pumped to share the WHOLE bedroom with you!

Let me remind you of what it was looking like before:

Cluttered, messy and a total dumping ground. After a million  enough trips for the Goodwill folks to remember me each time, we donated a bunch of stuff and got this room ready for some reorganizing. The whole update only cost about $150 – some new bedding and pillow covers, a couple of decorative items and the rest was just some careful shifting of items that were already lurking around the house.

So here is the final product

Here is a close up of the key I added to the middle of the cornice box

Lantern, books and an alarm clock on top of the chest. A TV might be going there in the near future. 

2 part desk area with tons of shelves for storage. 

The main part of the desk – can use both desks for sewing or crafts, etc. etc. 

Found an awesome clock for $14 at ross and then made the cork board below it. Tutorial on that to come. 

Got an awesome deal on a lamp at Kirkland’s – covered over the side table with scrapbook paper and mod podge and added a handle – tutorial for that coming up too. One more pic of my favorite part of the room

I love the nautical feel of the bedroom and I also love that a lot of the items were repurposed – the frames on the wall have these awesome coastal town pictures in them. I repainted the 80’s frames they were in and then painted the mats as well. I already had all those supplies so that was totally free. It is easy to get creative once you start rolling and know you have a limited budget.

My parents are totally happy with their spare bedroom makeover and are so glad it isn’t the family dumping ground anymore. Do you guys have rooms that end up being a dumping ground? You just kind of shut the door and pretend it isn’t there?

Have a fantastic weekend!

XOXO

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WDITOT Wednesday: Beauty and Function CAN co-exist

Hey ya’ll – sorry that this is almost a “why didn’t I think of that” THURSDAY post! Geesh! It has been a busy day.  This is a little of what my brain has been perusing over this evening –

and I had to put everything away so I could have some space to type and of course got distracted by new project ideas and now two hours after I sat down to write – here I am! Remember last week when I started the new Wednesday post about awesome ideas I’ve seen floating around that are totally helpful and they always make me say to myself, “why didn’t I think of that?” I am back with a new idea and I hope this helps you guys out like it did me.

I am sure that you have seen this post floating around Pinterest for a while. I have seen it several times and have thought “what a great idea” many times. It wasn’t until I saw an old over-the-door-shoe-hanger-deal just hanging there with nothing inside that I thought to do this in my bathroom.

I am a total freak, maybe some of you guys are also – but I want my bathroom counter to be pretty and clutter free. Totally not practical, I know, but this idea makes it so much easier. I put one on the inside of each cabinet door and put my most frequently used items in there.

Now all of my items are totally easy to grab and accessible and organized and my bathroom counter still gets to be clean and clutter free. Beauty and function CAN exist happily together!! You don’t have to sacrifice one for the other thanks to the awesome “why didn’t I think of that” ideas out there.

Am I the only crazy person that doesn’t want to see all of my products out on the counter? Surely not!? Do you guys have any other awesome tips for places to “hide” the functional things so everything can still look beautiful?

Happy Wednesday!  I have some awesome new projects to show you guys over the next few days so please keep on reading. I love hearing from you guys!

XOXO