Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hannah's Room Reveal

I am done. So done. Like put a fork in me I'm done. Let me just say that it sucks getting old! A project like this was no biggie when I was a young 20-something. Oh how I wish I was in my 20's again . . . 

Can you tell my birthday is coming up soon and I'm dreading it? Okay, enough of the "old" talk. Let's get to the makeover.

Hannah's room turned out amazing! She loves it. I love it and best of all - it's done, clean and organized!

Here is a before pic just in case you forgot where we started from. Lots of pink!

Goodbye pink and hello grown-up-I'm-not-a-kid anymore room!

I love the curtain panels from Target! They were only $9.99 a panel! Love you Tar-jay! 
We replaced the cheapo plastic mini blind with a faux wood blind from Lowes

Here is the chalk board/bulletin board that Handyman Hubby built. I already had the name letters but they were pink so some white spray paint took care of that. Hannah wanted dots on the letters so I used a black sharpie to add them.

I put a fresh coat of white paint on Hannah's desk and painted the drawer knobs the wall color. A shelf kit from Menards and metal magazine holder complete the desk area.

Remember my IKEA trip a few months ago? I came home with 3 dog tail hooks and wasn't sure what I was going to do with them. They got a few coats of white spray paint and are perfect for Hannah's jewelry and purses.

The comforter is from PB Teen - on sale for $59.99. I found the matching polka dot pillow at Hobby Lobby and it was 50% off! 

The walls are still waiting for some artwork and I have a few fun ideas to work on. 

Here's a cost breakdown:

PB Teen Comforter $59.99
White Shelf Kit (Menards) $19.99
2 gallons of Valspar Paint (Lowes) $54.00
2 Curtain Panels (Target) $20.00
Faux Wood Blinds (Lowes) $25.00
Polka Dot Pillow (Hobby Lobby) $15.00
White Sheets (Walmart) $20.00
Black Pillow Sham (Target) $9.99

I already had the white bed skirt and re-used/painted a few items to work in the room.

I told Hannah that her room was staying like this until she graduated and moved out! 

Now I'm going to rest my old, weary body! I need to prepare myself for the next BIG project - never-used dining room turned calm and serene library.  : )

Have an awesome day!

Linking up to the following parties:

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Favorite Things Friday

Yeah! It's Friday! I haven't done a Favorite Things Friday post in a loooong time! I don't even have a good excuse as to why. Anyway, I'm here and this is what I'm lovin' this week.

Flour Sack Towels from
A pack of 2 towels is only
Gotta love Wally World - 
even if it is just for these

How cute would these be as cloth napkins! Just add a fun napkin ring and you're good to go! You know I am so going to do this! I bet they would make great cleaning cloths too.

Okay, I'm off to do more painting. My goal is to finish Hannah's bedroom makeover this weekend. 
We'll see . . .

Have an awesome weekend!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Back To School!

Today was the 1st day of school for my kiddos. I honestly can't believe summer break is over. Where did the past 3 months go? 

Taylor is now a Sophomore and has her temporary driving permit. Dear God help me! She recently got her braces off ~ finally! Her teeth look so nice! I guess they better for what we paid for them!! Holy cow! Handyman Hubby should have been an orthodontist! : )

Here is my baby Hannah. She is in the 5th grade ~ this is her last year in Elementary School. It seems like just yesterday she was in kindergarten! This is a big year for Hannah. As a 5th grader she gets a locker and switches classes/teachers in preparation for middle school. 

Every year, on the first day of school, I take a picture of the kiddos on the front porch step. It is so fun to look back through the years and see how much they've grown and changed. 

It sure was quiet at my house today! 

I'm Still Painting . . .

Hello my friends! I have been painting away and slowly making progress in Hannah's room. Her desk got a new coat of crisp white paint. I also painted the drawer knobs and chair the same color as the walls

I found her desk several years ago at a garage sale for $10. I love the scalloped detail on the bottom and the deep drawers. Hannah has filled them with A LOT of her stuff!

I'm planning on hanging a white shelf above the desk for more storage. I have some fun ideas for accessories on the shelf too!  : )

We also ordered the bedding from Pottery Barn. Hannah decided to go with black & white and I think it's going to look great next to the wall color!

The Pottery Barn Teen Dot to Dot comforter was on sale for $59.99!! Awesome baby! You all know I love me a sale!!

There are still quite a few things to finish but we're getting there!

Have an awesome day!

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