The Pinterest Challenge!!!

So a few of my favorite blogs set up a challenge to make something you pinned on Pinterest. I am obsessed with Pinterest and found this super hard because I have pinned about a million things that I wanted to make. After some long deep thinking (HA), I went with a crate shelving unit for our bathroom.

This picture was my inspiration from Pinterest.

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And this is what I came up with..

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LOVE It!!

and it was done on the cheap side!! You know I love all things cheap!

I picked up 2 crates from Michaels, they were originally $12 but I used a %50 off coupon, I did buy 1 then go back a week later and pick up the second. You know I am not going to pay full price for something if I can get a better deal on it next week. It totally helps that I work close to the shopping centers so I can go to the craft store every day at lunch. I do it. ask my coworkers! We had the stain left over from our new kitchen table.. oh that’s a beauty too!! I’ll show it to you maybe next week. Then I just took long 2 in wood screws and screwed it into the wall. 4 screws on each crate. Sorry If I am offending anyone by using the word screw so many times.. anyways, make sure you find a stud to screw into. Again my mind goes dirty.

This is the stain I used. I am surprised at how far a little can of stain will go. I just used 1 coat. I didn’t seal it, but this has a polyurethane built-in so it should be fine. It’s not like it will be getting wet, maybe just a little steamy.

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I found these two pictures at Target the other day for $5.96 a piece, and I couldn’t resist the pretty little birdies! They are each about 8×10 and have a goldish frame. Way cuter in person..

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I think they look great with the crates. A little vintage+rustic=LOVE

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Well, that’s what I made!!

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The Pinterest Challege: Winter Edition is hosted by Katie from Bower Power, Sherry from Young House Love, Megan from The Remodeled Life, and Michelle from Decor and the Dog.

Thanks for Stopping By,

Caroline

Rag Wreath

Guess what.. this one was totally free!

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and who doesn’t love a free wreath??

All you need is a wire hanger and scraps of fabric. I took a bunch of leftover fabric I had, I had a lot, and cut it into about 1.5 x 6 inch strips. Then I just randomly tied them around the hanger that I bent into a circle. You do need a lot of fabric, and it’s sort of tedious. But if you can watch the Kardashians for an hour, you can make this wreath.  I have actually made a few of these and even when I have had to buy some fabric for them it really didn’t cost much. I am pretty sure I will bust out another one this weekend, possibly a St Pattys Day one..I have some green and yellow fabric left over, so I will probably just pick up a few more fabrics. Did you know you can buy fabric in a 3in strip? I found out last time I bought some for a wreath. So you can buy a few 3 in x 3ft pieces for super cheap and you will be able to cut a lot of strips off that for a big full wreath that has a lot of different patterns in it. Great!!

so go from this..

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add this..

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and get this..

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taadaa!

Thanks for stopping by,

Caroline

Ombre Love!

This has got to be my favorite piece of furniture in my house right now! And it cost me $6! Can I get a woot woot!!

 

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This was the dresser I used all growing up and I am pretty sure my parents bought it at a garage sale. A few weeks ago my mom dropped it off and said, “it’s yours, get it out of my house.” Not in a mean way though. 😉 This is what it looked like then..

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yuck.

I chose this greenish yellow color combo to help brighten up the room. The wall color is dark and with the black hutch and little lighting, the room was feeling quite small. I think it has lightened the room and really cheered it up!

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I picked up 2 sample cans of paint from Home Depot. They were $2.98 each! I grabbed a dark yellow-green called Lemongrass and a lighter shade with the same tones, but can’t find the paint chip to tell ya the name. After a ton of sanding, I started with the bottom 2 drawers and painted them with the dark color. Then I added some leftover white paint to the dark color and used that for the next 2 drawers. I did that again for the next 2. Then to do the top 2 drawers and the rest of the dresser, I added what was left of the dark can with the lighter color. I was cutting it close with having enough paint, but it worked out perfectly!

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I kept the original hardware. partially to save some money and partially because I just put fun knobs on the hutch.  I didn’t want matchey matchey or for it to be knob overload! What do you think? Keep the original pulls or get new ones??

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You don’t have to say it, the mirror is too small for that wall… I’m working on it.

 

Thanks for stopping by,

Caroline

Jazzin up the Latrine!

We have been working on our main bathroom for over a year. Why has it taken so long? I have no clue.. but it’s almost finished! Like 95% done!! Just a bit of touch ups on the baseboard, a little caulk for the tub, and a few more things for the walls and we’ll be good to go! Hmm that sounds like more than 5 %.. but really only an hour or two of work. Which it is super hard to get an hour of work in when you have 2 toddlers and a spouse who works an opposite shift of you. Anyways, back to the bathroom. I wish I had taken before shots. Picture Aqua tiles (half broken) on the floor and the walls, a large  shower and a window next to the toilet that when you pulled up the blinds you saw a wall. weird. We did it all for about $500. A tight budget for a complete gut job, but I think we did a good job! I’ll have to clean it soon and get more pics up. Here are just a few from some of the thing we did this week.

I finished painting the crown moulding! Love it! Especially with the wainscoting on the ceiling. It really finishes everything nicely.

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I also hung some artwork. I bought this print off of etsy.com for $18 and I used a frame we already had. I though it was fun for the kids!

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Here’s a shot of that wall…

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I’m loving this color combo right now!! BTW this is the 6th shower curtain we have had in the 4 years we have lived here.

What do you put above the toilet?? We had a gray wall for way too long..

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So I picked up a pack of shelving brackets at Home Depot, and made this shelf! We already had the wood, and I just used some craft paint from my stash. So it was pretty inexpensive and a quick fix to a bland wall.

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Well, hopefully we can wrap up this bathroom redo soon. I just bought a few big wooden crates from Michael’s that I plan on staining and screwing into the wall for some added storage. So I’ll be back soon with an update on those. They better come out as great as I am imagining they will. Fingers Crossed 😉

Thanks for stopping by!

Caroline