Showing posts with label room design. Show all posts
Showing posts with label room design. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Organize Me Pretty

I'm not going to lie, I was a little scared of participating in this series and I told Ursula that I'm not sure I'm the right person for this. While my house always looks clean, I'm not going to ask you to open my closets and drawers. Some are more organized than others.
And my life has felt really out of control lately so committing to an organizing tour is a little out of my comfort zone. But what better way to feel like you are gaining controlled again than to organize things? It does make you feel better for sure.

So big thank you Ursula for asking me to participate.

While I didn't get everything done that I wanted to, I did get my daughter's room more organized. I have been talking about her a lot lately (HERE, HERE and HERE) and with her issues, she likes nothing more than spending time in her room doing crafts.

Yup, it was somewhat of a mess! Her old set up of a toddler table and chairs didn't work for her anymore. She turned eight and was ready for a big girl desk that she could grow with. 
Unfortunately we were restricted in size, since she has closet doors opening into her space. But the Ikea Besta Burs desk fit the area perfectly.

So this is how I organized the space for her:

Ikea Besta Burs desk

The sleek Ikea desk has room for her to grow and possibly get little crafting organization underneath in the future.
And she has storage for pencils, markers and other little craft supplies. 

I bought the "paint by numbers" at a Goodwill last year and never found the perfect spot for them until now. (I staged them in THIS dresser makeover, do you remember?)

Ikea Besta Burs desk

The vintage tulip chair is perfect for her desk. I bought a set of 4 chairs and table last year at an auction for $75 and I love one of the chairs in her room.

I used two of my milk glass vases for her pencils and markers so she doesn't need to open the drawers nonstop.

Click HERE to see the headboard tutorial.

I also finally found the time to paint her shades grey, remember they used to be black and white stripes? I used my curtain tutorial for that (click HERE).

(more cuckoo clocks HEREHERE and HERE)

This drawer organizer I got at Target HERE* fits the drawer perfectly:

Ikea Besta Burs desk

Her drawers probably won't look like this for long, but I tried ;)

Since she loves to paint I set up the other side of her room to display all her art projects with Ikea Dignitet curtain wire which makes it easy to change out the always changing pieces of artwork.

Below her artwork display are two old Ikea Expedit shelves with baskets and lots of books. (click HERE to see how I painted the thrifted lamps on her shelves)

Isn't her artwork great? I love it and hung some pieces around the house as well. Click HERE and HERE to see.

Click HERE to see how easily you can make one of these pictures yourself.

And I have another closet that I'm proud of and it is one that guests actually do get to open to hang their jackets into. I did keep the wire shelving. I know it is hated by many but I just didn't see a reason to throw it out nor did I have the budget to do so.

And my make-up station is pretty organized as well:

Read more about my bathroom HERE.

I'm currently working on a little makeover of my tiny walk-in closet. Here is a sneak peek:

But I wasn't finished to share it today, so stop back soon for a closet update. It's a classic work with what you have case again, which I usually do.

Monday, Oct. 6th | Home Made by Carmona 
Tuesday, Oct. 7th | A Thoughtful Place 
Wednesday, Oct. 8th | Primitive & Proper 
Thursday, Oct. 9th | Oh Everything Handmade 
Friday, Oct. 10th | Up To Date Interiors 
Saturday, Oct. 11th | Delineate Your Dwelling 
Sunday, Oct. 12th | Life On Virginia Street 
Monday, Oct. 13th | with HEART 
Tuesday, Oct. 14th | The Blissful Bee 
me ;)
Thursday, Oct. 16th | Place Of My Taste 
Friday, Oct. 17th | A Home Full of Color

Make sure to head on over to my friend Aniko's at Place Of My Taste tomorrow. 


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Monday, October 6, 2014

A new addition to our powder room

So I've got two new items in our powder room. Can you guess what it is?

Number one is the brass towel ring that I brought from my parents guest bathroom and the second item is a fabulous high-tech toilet.

Yes, a toilet and my entire family is super excited about it. Even the hubby was looking forward to this new addition and he is usually really blah about anything new I do. What is it with men and toilets?

(This is not a sponsored post but I did receive this product from Delta® faucet company. All opinions are 100% my own!)

When I went to Delta Faucet head quarters a couple of month ago (click HERE), they thought us all how to install a toilet for a reason. Little did I know that I was going to get my very own Delta® FlushIQ™ Toilet. I'm sure you are wondering what flushIQ stands for aren't you?
Overflow protection, leak detection and touch-free flush! Sounds really cool! And it is awesome because now I don't have to worry about the kiddos clogging my toilet and it overflowing onto my laminate floor. Because this is exactly what this toilet can do.
A sensor on the back of the bowl monitors the water level and if the level rises to a critical point, the sensor will prevent additional flushes until the issue is resolved.
Another built-in sensor identifies possible tank leaks, potentially saving money and water. If the water level drops and breaks contact with the sensor, the LED indicator will change to solid yellow the next time the toilet is flushed.
And the kiddos are obsessed with the fact that we can simply wave our hand to activate a flush.

Installing a toilet is actually really easy, yucky but easy!

Batteries and sensors:

The lid snaps on and off really easily too which makes cleaning much easier:

And just in case you are wondering about all the DIY projects in my bathroom, here are the links:

The walls are simple water-based sharpie lines and the ceiling is covered 
in vinyl dots which I sell in my Etsy shop

And here are the links to my Delta kitchen faucet (click HERE) which I love so much and my Delta shower head (click HERE)

Be sure to check out this new series that I'm participating in and is starting today at Home Made by Carmona who was so kind to invite me. Click HERE to check out her post!

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