Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Round 3 Entry, S.R.'s New Room

Well, we didn't make it to Round 4..and I am slightly okay with that. This has been a tough competition, and my babies haven't been feeling well for a few days. A big thank you to Beckie from Infarrantly Creative who was my coach/mentor/friend throughout this competition. She made this experience so fun. I definitely would not have made as far as I did without her assistance....THANK YOU BECKIE!!!!
Congratulations to the winners of this round. I can't wait to see what they have up their sleeves for round 4;o)
 This was my entry for Round 3 of Crafting with the Stars. I just want you all to know how much I LOVE THIS ROOM! It turned out exactly how I envisioned it. S.R. is so happy with her new room and has decided that she would much rather sleep on her new "couch" than her actual bed:o) (Makes for a proud daddy)

We are definitely past the "Baby" stage, so when I found out that the challenge for round 3 was "baby," my immediate thought was toddler daybed. S.R. has been in her big girl bed for about a year and a half, but I thought that a day bed could very well serve as a couch for her room. Plus, if we have guests to stay the night, there would be an extra spot for the kids to sleep.

I headed straight to Hobby Lobby for fabric. Shocker, huh? I was beyond ecstatic when I ran across my FAVE fabric that I had originally wanted to use in her room for $4 a yard(previously $13/$14? a yard).
Thus began the snowball effect:o) After purchasing the fabric, I ran to Lowes and found two coordinating paint colors and got home as fast as I could and started painting. This process can take one day, but I didn't start until Wednesday afternoon. There was church that night, and preschool the next morning, so I got finished with the painting by Thursday afternoon. 
 This is the mountain of tape that was removed from the walls once I was finished...all 2 and 1/2 rolls!
 I had a simple design in my head of how I wanted the daybed/couch to look, and the hubs came through for me. He started working on this Friday night and had it ready for me by Saturday afternoon. He refers to himself as the "hired-help" around here:o) He does such a good job and I really couldn't have finished the room the way I wanted it without his help!
 The carousel horse prints are pictures that I pulled from the internet and used a projector to transfer them onto the boards. If you remember the flower pictures that were hanging in her room before, I "up-cycled" them and spray painted them:o) It's always a good idea to have extra spray paint lying around...you never know what last minute project will pop up:o) And I am really pleased with how this table skirt turned out.
 I actually found the table and the bird cage from our local thrift store. They were $2 each.
 I wanted to do some sort of pennant window treatment, and this is what I came up with. 
 Here is a picture of her closet and bathroom doors. I painted some flowers above just to fru-fru it up a bit.
 A closer shot. I am by no means a muralist, but I do like to attempt things that are outside of my comfort zone every once in a while.
 This is directly across from her bed. The frame was a clearance section find at, you guessed it, Hobby Lobby. I am the sole reason why Hobby Lobby stays in business:o)
 And the day bed. The cover on the crib mattress is actually made to come off. I made it in the same way that a sheet is made. That way, if it needs to be cleaned, I can pull it off and throw it into the wash. I added some piping just to dress it up a bit, so that it didn't LOOK like a sheet.
 The front view. 
This room was completely exhausting, but I am so glad that we did it. Now both of my kids have really cool rooms:o)
To see E's room, click HERE
Thank you all who went to the polls over the past few weeks. Even though this competition has been grueling at times, I have learned a lot, and in return, ended up with some great finished projects. Make sure to stay tuned to see who the winner of the final round will be!!

7 comments:

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

The room looks GREAT!!! Glad you had fun and hope the 'babies' feel better soon. :)

kiki comin said... Best Blogger Tips

it was amazing. good job!:)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

This room is absolutely incredible! It is obvious that you put a lot of time and effort into something beautiful for your daughter! I love it and you should be proud of your accomplishments!!!

Tam @ Sew Dang Cute said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! That was a lot of work and you did a fabulous job!! Thank you so much for being part of Season 2!!

Hopewell Creek Designs said... Best Blogger Tips

You did a great job!! I also checked out your son's room and it is awesome too! Love your blog,I will have to visit again real soon. Rebecca

Lindsay & Alyssa said... Best Blogger Tips

I tried to find this fabric online, "to the Zoo" says it comes in several colors, is yours the red one? It looks more Hot Pink in the picture but I can't find a Hot Pink option.

Crystal from Fussy Monkey Business said... Best Blogger Tips

It is red. There are so many pinks in the fabric, that it gives the red a more "hot pink" look.