Train up a child to organize their drawer

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The other day Jala was trying on clothes for picture day. After she found the outfit she wanted to wear it took her a while to come out her room. I thought she was up to something and asked her what took so long. She said she was fixing her pants drawer. Just now I came in to put away a pair of her pants and I see how neatly she organized and put all her pants back. I smiled. This gave me some joy this morning 🙂

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Repurposing old art work into new art work

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I’m in the process of giving Jala’s room a makeover. What I try to do before I buy something new is try to repurpose what I have. That way I’m able to spend money on other items that are needed. Like bedding, paint, rugs etc. As well as, some of the items that need replacing may still be in great shape. With the help of some paint, scrapbooking paper and adhesive, something old can be made new again.

This is what I started with.

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These four pictures were apart of Jala and James’ room when they were younger. I created a unisex theme for the both of them to share. Since my oldest is gone they both have their own rooms. These pics are still in excellent shape so I decided to paint the trim white and use scrapbooking paper to change the pictures. All of which I had on hand in my craft corner.

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This is the scrapbooking pack I used and I selected four prints. Her room will be painted purple so I wanted prints that would be a bit darker to contrast the walls and the white frames would pop out as well.

Here are the four prints I selected from the pack.

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Next, I cut the paper to fit inside the frames.

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After I was sure of a good fit I removed the scrapbooking paper so that I could paint the frames.

Once they were all painted and dry I replaced the scrapbooking paper using a tape adhesive to adhere them to the old picture. As far as paint goes… I primed them with white Kilz paint I used for another project and painted them with some basic acrylic craft paint.

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They turned out fabulous and will give us another 6 years of decor. Do you have an item in your house that can be repurposed into something new?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Home & Garden: The Kid’s Bedroom Makeover in Session

It’s about to be some paint flying, furniture moving, blue taping and please let’s not get paint on the floor, good time up in here…up in here! Well, it’s time to redo the kid’s rooms.  I’ve been asking them to pick out paint colors :-/ and give me some ideas of what they would like in their rooms. My daughter picked a pepto bismol pink. She will never know if I switch it to a different pink, I guess. My son on the other hand had to take a seat while giving me the vision for his room. Let’s just say I told him to exit stage left.  On a serious note, I told him we can work it out.

A couple weeks ago I was itching to visit Hobby Lobby. One of my favorite stores. I hadn’t been there in awhile and didn’t know they closed at 8pm. We made it there at about 7:30 and I had a little fun taking some shots of inspiration.


This mirror was in the clearance section for $99.00. Not the right fit for my daughter’s room, but cute.


These stools are so cute and they caught my attention because of the ENTER & DEL. To mature for my little girl, buuuuut CUTE!


Okay, my Attention Decorating Disorder set in and this caught my eye. When I took this picture my daughter asked me why do I always buy things that I can’t put anything in. LOL


Now, I’m in the garden.

This stool was just too cute to not take a pic of.

Which room was I looking for inspiration for?

I’m still trying to remember.

It’s coming back to me

I’m not a fan of the picture, but I love the canvas.

Those weren’t the only items that caught my attention, but 8’oclock came pretty fast. I also saw these canvases at Target and I’m noticing that canvas appears to be the in thing.

So, tomorrow we’ll start with the moving of furniture. Not sure how long it’s going to take because one minute I’m hype and the next I’m chill. Any-who I’ll keep you all posted on the progress.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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