Sassy Girls' HOME TOUR

Well, before you get a chance to tour this lovely home, let me first introduce you to its owners. They are none other than three sassy and beautiful mermaid dolls. First there is Bluey (the oldest sister), next, Purpley (the middle sister), and last but not least, Yellowy (the youngest).






They are mermaid sisters from Dollar Tree. I first noticed them while looking for a princess tiara last Christmas. I fell in love instantly and purchased all three colors of each. Hence the now, mermaid house. The house and many other projects were diy.

Well welcome to the home tour....

The House




Kitchen
 [Yellowy having breakfast]

 
 Living Room
 [Bluey watching tv]



Purpley's and Yellowy's Bedroom - before wallpaper



(Decorated)
 

Bluey's Bedroom - Oldest sister

Bathroom
 

Playroom - in attic :-)

Well, that completes this lovely tour. It is time for our nap say Purpley and Yellowy. We will see you all later.


 Do come again says Bluey. You all are welcome to....................


 ..........have tea with us anytime you wish
  


Laundry Room REVEAL!

Well, hello there! I hope everyone had a fun and exciting weekend. The days go by so quickly, that it appears as though time has been cut short. Although this is seemingly so, we must find time to do the things we deem important. 
I am extremely grateful each day that I get the chance to see its new dawning. I try to get a little DIY project in every now and then because I currently have so many unfinished ones. My daughter claims I do a lot of projects, and my husband says, and I quote, "you are always doing projects." lol
"Of course, there's always something to do when you own a house".


Another of my completed project is my laundry room. 






As you may notice, the room is very small, so I try my best to make it work. 








       
 The rug was purchased at Target, and served as inspiration for the room. The ironing board cover was a DIY that I made using this fabric. I placed the fabric on the diagonal to add more interest.

Small details.....


 This drying rack is hidden behind my door. I do not put my children's clothes in the dryer. I discovered that by doing this, air-drying reduces shrinkage.


Thanks for viewing my small space. I hope you enjoyed it. Does size matter, when it comes to laundry spaces, or is it function over size? Let me know what you think.

Target Tablecloth Turned Cushion

It is yet another day for DIY projects. It is always fun to try something you have never done before. Two years ago, I purchased a tablecloth from Target because I liked it.

It was part of their large Dwell Studio line being sold at the time. I loved its graphic print, and also its bold and vivid colors. At the time, I had no idea what I would do with the tablecloth, until I thought about using it to make cushions for my bedroom. 

I decided to cut fabric squares from each end of the tablecloth to make the cushions because I was not really concerned about the placement of the print. I figured, it did not matter where I cut it, as it would still look beautiful. Also, this was a very lovely fabric and I did not want it to go to waste.




I purchased a brown twin sheet from Walmart to match the wall color of my bedroom. This I used to make the back of the cushion. I decided on an envelope style, mainly because I wanted the option of being able to wash the cover when necessary. I also cut the fabric from the bottom of the sheet to avoid having to stitch the edges. 


It was a reasonably sized cushion, 18" x 18" to be exact. 
This picture gives you a clear view of the scale. 



"Isn't she Love-ly? Isn't she won-der-ful?"  :-)

Now here they both are, in their rightful place, on my bed. The colors flow so well with the dark wood in the furniture.



[a side view]



**** While perusing the web I found a few bloggers who also used this tablecloth to do other projects. You can check them out if you like.....



Have you tried making an envelope style cushion? How did it turn out? I really like mine :-)









Is it a Clock? 'O' Yes!

Hi everyone. While putting together this post, I thought of the statement, "Just because you don't see it, doesn't mean it doesn't exist". Such was the case of my 12 year old clock. I loved it because it had a homely feel to it. I held on to it, with the hopes of using it to decorate my children's playroom. I could not think of any approach to take in terms of decorating with it.

Well, as if struck by lightning :-) I immediately thought of my clock when I saw Jen @ Iheartorganizing post pictures of her playroom. She substituted a round mirror for the letter 'O' to spell the word TOYS.

Just because I didn't see the letter "O" didn't mean it didn't exist :-). {I hope my attempt to explain myself was understood}.

Well, here is the finished product...



Unfortunately, I do not have a before picture to show, but this pendulum was removed in the process. It provides an accurate representation of the clock's previous color.


And here it is hanging on the wall in the playroom. I just love it!




As you can see, I painted the round exterior part, red to make the letter 'O' more dominant. I decided to do the remainder, white so as not to compete with the letters. I purchased the letters from Hobby Lobby. I bought the 13" Jumbo Letters one at a time using my 40% off coupons. They were originally $3.49 each. The letters were natural wood, so I spray-painted them red to match the color scheme of the playroom. I used medium sized command strips to attach each letter to the wall because they are not made with hanging attachments. I have started to use command strips on varied projects in my house.


My daughter truly loves her clock, oops, rather her TOYS sign.
What do you think about using art or objects to replace letters in kid's spaces? Are you in favor of it or not? Let me know your thoughts, please. Thanks for reading.

Linking up to:
House Of Hepworths 

The Pink And Green Bathroom

Hi everyone. I have been MIA for a while now, and it is solely because I was trying to learn more about the 'world of blogging'. I started out on a mere whim, not knowing what to expect or how to fully establish myself. However, I have since become more educated, and am now excited to continue posting, and also to watch my blog grow.

Today I would like to share part of my home that has been my little girl's space for a few years. I must say, this will be the first, and last you see of this room. This is mainly because I plan to redecorate to provide room for my 1  1/2 year old toddler who is a boy. I need to create a gender-neutral space, so they both can be happy.

 I now bring you........
The Pink and Green Bathroom! That's the name my daughter gave the bathroom soon after I painted it...lol. I made the shower curtain from this fabric Braemore Twister Spring.



Believe it or not, I found 4 of these artworks at Goodwill thrift store. They were only $3.93 per sets of two. So I paid $7.86 for 4 lovely pieces. They all had different photos of fish arts.



I only have pictures of 2 because I took apart the others  to add to my daughter's room decor. I posted a picture of the price written on the back of the frames which were taped together in twos. As you can see they were very reasonably priced, considering they are so pretty :-) and might I add, strong.



This photo was taken just for fun. The mirror is to the left of the flowers. Do you notice the letters 'SP" on the wall, showing through the mirror? Well, I had started to stencil the quote, "Splish splash, taking a bath" but discontinued because I will need to repaint very soon.




The hand towel was a Pottery Barn Kids' find. I like the way it ties in with the color of the room and also connects with the polka dot theme. Unfortunately, they no longer have this item.



The rug was also purchased from Pottery Barn Kids, sadly they are out of stock. The plastic container is from the Dollar Tree. It houses all her water toys. Do you notice the shower curtain has a light green dot with pink border, similar to the rug? Amazing! I really like the juxtaposition of these three items.

On another note, don't you just love the Dollar Tree? I mean the store has so many resources for organizational purposes.




I purchased the tissue holder stand at Ross. The space between the toilet and original holder was so wide, my daughter literally had to stand up to reach it. :-(





Well, I will work on this bathroom and re post when I am done. Thanks for reading! using

Do you decorate using bright colors, or do you like to play it safe? Please share your ideas of spaces you like to see done using bright colors? Let me know your thoughts.