Since this is a blog about faith growing, you’d think I’d write some spiritual post about Martha of the famous Biblical duo.
No, this post is dedicated to THE Martha: Martha Stewart. The one who makes domestication seem complicated. The one who makes you feel like you need a PhD in Craftiness with an emphasis in Decoupage. THAT Martha.
I have been in redecorate/reorganize mode lately. It seems to be in the air. The Queen has been redecorating bedrooms and Fringegirl has been remodeling baths. I guess since spring is all about rebirth and rejuvenation, it just comes naturally.
So I’m going totally
off-road off-topic today. Who wants to see my latest craftiness? No one? Well, tough. Here it goes…
The remodel of The Youngest’s Room:
Sorry I don’t have a before photo, but just imagine a headboardless bed with a light blue comforter and color-cordinated quilt on top, and no curtains. Yeah…it was pretty plain. She picked the light purple walls last year (a kind of consolation prize having to move–LOL!), so I had to find something that matched. JCPenney to the rescue! The comforter set and curtains were on clearance. Score!
I picked up the headboard off of Craigslist. Sadly, I probably ended up paying full retail price after I painted-stripped-repainted it. Grrr…. And promise you won’t look on the backside, okay? Let’s just say, Mama got tired of doing it “the right way.” 😉
We’ve had this lamp f-o-r-e-v-e-r. I painted it light pink to match The Eldest’s room when she was a wee laddie of two years old (turning 12 this week!). I used leftover purple spray paint, but it was a bit too “plum” for my taste. So, I used some scraps of scrapbooking paper leftover from another project.
I think Martha should be most proud of this cute and simple little addition. It cost less than $5 to make! I got the frame at a half-price sale at Hobby Lobby, one piece of polka dot scrapbook paper (also half-price) and an “L” cut out of white paper I had lying around. I did have to spray paint the frame, but still. FIVE DOLLA’!
It’s all about details, right Martha? I picked these cute little switchplate covers up at Hobby Lobby for–you guessed it–half price! I think they cost a whopping three bucks each. Woot!
The Youngest wanted a dry erase board in her room so she could play school. (It’s still a mystery to me why she wants to play school, the one thing she claims to hate most.) I complied with her wishes after bartering a trade. The “play kitchen” has now been moved to the garage sale pile.
Please notice the bookshelf and dresser that I painstakingly painted last fall. After that undertaking, I swore I would never paint furniture again. That promise lasted a whole six months.
BTW, that TV is only used to watch videos–I’m talking old school stuff like Rodger and Hammerstein musicals that we only have on VHS–because she houses the only VCR dinosaur left in our home. I don’t like kids having TVs in their rooms, especially TVs with cable connections. *Rant over* 🙂
I needed to add something above the drab dry erase board, so I picked up these chipboard letters at (all together now): “Hobby Lobby for half price!” *Cue audience “Ooo’s” & “Ahhh’s”* Another project that cost less than 5 dollars. All I did was cut and glue. Seriously, I even used The Youngest’s purple glue stick to complete this one!
So watch your back, Martha Stewart. Spring is in the air and the competition is getting fierce. 😉