If there is one thing staying at home does to you, it’s create projects for your house. I’m sure my husband is loving it.
One big thing we’ve been working on is little man’s playroom! What a makeover it has been. It started as an office, and we completely changed it to a room he can play in. Somewhere we can store his toys and later where we’ll have “pre-school” activities! And way later it will serve as the kids study area (if we’re still in this house).
I wanted to post a picture of the reading corner that is now halfway complete. The other half goes on the wall perpendicular to it (on left by window). I’m planning on putting a Dr. Seuss quote and a professional picture of Beckham reading a Dr. Seuss book underneath the quote.
How I made it:
- Letters for R-E-A-D are the cheap card board letters from Hobby Lobby. They were $2.50 each. I painted them green using the cheap Acrylic paint from Walmart. I have no idea if that was meant for card board, but whatever, it worked. I hung them up with that wall tape stuff. They’re really light weight so I only used one piece at the top of each letter. $10 total.
- Frames – I found the frames at Hobby Lobby in that off -white color. They were 50% off, so they were each $9 (8×10). $27 total.
- I printed off an image of each book on regular paper. The one on the left is my favorite children’s book; the one on the right is Ryan’s favorite children’s book; and the one on top is just a classic! Free.
- Book “shelves” – I’m sure you’ve seen this all over Pintrest. I bought spice racks at IKEA. They were each $3.99. I painted them an off-white color to match the frames (and all the frame work in the room). I got a sample paint jar at Lowe’s for about $3. I still have so much paint left, which may come in handy later. $16 total.
So the total for that half of the corner was $56.00! Not bad. You could probably do it for cheaper, but I think it looks great and was as much DIY as I wanted to do!
As soon as I find my cord for my camera, I’ll take some pictures (not on my phone) of the projects we completed around the house and post them for ya!
Projects we’ve completed:
1. Turned our kitchen wall into an office.
2. Moved the awesome book shelf that was in the office, into our bed room. It’s my favorite part now!
3. Turned the office into a playroom (still in progress though).
4. Organized our kitchen cabinets and pantry.
5. Got rid of a wicker shelf (I’m over wicker) in the master bathroom and replaced it with a Target white three leveled shelf.
6. Tons of other little stuff that’s not worth mentioning, but we had just put it off during the school year!
1. Home Management Binder – Have this planned, but just need to do it.
2. Coupon organizer – can’t seem to figure out the perfect way to organize this, so if you have any ideas, please share. Anything besides baseball card holders and files where you can’t see the coupons.
3. EnCLOSED wall jewelry holder made with a glass cover so I can see the jewelry. I can’t find this anywhere. I want my jewelry (necklaces and such) hanging on my wall, but I want them covered. They get all gunked up if they’re out in the open!
4. Guest bathroom decorated to incorporate yellow (the wall color) and turquoise (new rug, towels, curtain, and wall hanging). This is down the line though.
5. Dining room decor, but this is WAY down the line.
6. Beckham’s closet needs to be organized badly! Ugh…babies go through things so frequently that I’m constantly bringing out one new “milestone” piece of equipment and putting away two others. I mean, where do people store their baby stuff (stroller frame, car seat, infant bath tub, Bumbo, swing, etc…)? It’s out of control. You almost need an extra storage room!
7. Clear out the “garage sale” junk in our guest room. You literally cannot walk in. This requires I do a garage sale. I don’t want to do it, but we have SO much stuff that I need to sell. I usually Goodwill everything, but this is some good, expensive stuff.
Be on the lookout for my updated projects! Makes me feel better to post my completed project rather than just see it myself!
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