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August 30 Day RoomChallenge

Happy Monday!! & Happy August!! I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling more energetic when the calendar page turned to August 🙂 Totally something I’m welcoming with huge arms! So I’m going to channel that energy into my next room challenge hosted by Serena of the Thrift Diving Blog.  You may remember June’s Challenge when I did my craft room.  I actually won a set of Ryobi Drills! I’ll attach a pic through my instagram later on today 🙂 That was really exciting!! So glad that Serena has created a great community through bettering our surroundings & has thrown in a little flare for extra fun.

I chose to do my bedroom this month.  It’s blah & needs some much needed new decor.  We have blank walls & miss matched bedding.  Here’s my before pics:

20140804-082039-30039283.jpgManny chose to pose for these pics & since he’s in this room during the day more than we are, he should absolutely be in the pics! Haha!!

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We were lucky enough to get new furniture when we moved in here last year, I just never really decorated it & now is definitely the time!

20140804-082034-30034017.jpgI do love our comforter, but I may need to get a new one, it is getting a little old.  We’ll see what I find! The wall on the right in the picture above needs a nice little gallery type of set up.  I wake up facing that wall, it would be nice to see some pretty artwork or photos.

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This tv stand definitely has seen better days.  It survived a move, but not very well.  I’d love to find a stand/cabinet from Habitat’s Restore.  I went in there the other day & didn’t see one yet, but I know I can score one soon.

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We need new curtains or upgrade what we have on hand.  I also have a RIT dying kit that I’d love to do something fun with the 2 curtains on the one wall

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Oh Manny you know I’ll be asking you first for your approval 😉

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Wish me luck! Looking forward to getting crafty with this room.  I have lots of ideas & I’ll be posting them along the way.  Happy August Everyone! WooHoo!!!

30 Day June Room Challenge

Hi! Happy July! June was a really busy month!! I had 2 craft nights, a bachelorette party, a wedding & my birthday & last but not least THIS challenge 🙂 I knew I needed to straighten out my craft room but it was a lot of fun to do it through a group hosted by the blogger Serena from http://www.thriftdiving.com/ and the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ThriftDiving.  She created the group & everyone on there was first, open & honest about their crazy rooms and then it became a motivational environment where everyone is still cheering everyone on! So here’s what my room looked like before :-O  Ugh.  Soooo embarrassing!  I literally used this room to dump everything in! I’m so glad that I get to host craft nights & have been given the opportunity to have this & this is what happens?! Ok, never again!    So here’s the Before pics:

 

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Yikes!!!! I wanted to start off with this after pic since it involves 3 things.  1- My husband worked hard painting the floor & added the cool specks in it.  2- I love this rug & hate that I only have my cell phone to upload pics & the color is not as fab as it is in person.  & 3- It’s A Clean Floor! Woohoo!!!! No more junk!!!! 🙂

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Look! Is that a clean craft table I see?! Complete with a leftover hand crafted wedding centerpiece & craft odds & ends at our finger tips? 🙂 Why yes it is!!!! I’m so happy!!!! The blue chair at the top of the pic was an old chair that I just had to take from a friend that was moving.  I need to give it some tlc & it will help with the other vintage upcycled accents I plan on adding to my room.

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I need a message center & so far I found a chalk/cork clipboard that I made a while ago that I could hang up.  Next up is a large chalkboard that will be joining this soon.  I have a lot of crafts & vendor events that I’d like to be a part of & I need to start writing all of these things down & make huge check lists to help me out in the process. 🙂 Attached is a fun card we made one night for our monthly craft nights.  I created a feather theme & came up with this.

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Up next is one of my favorite yard sale finds EVER!!!! This set of vintage suitcases were bought for $5 Total!! Woohoo!! Vintage storage at it’s finest with a fantastic price tag! I LOVE townwide yard sales!!! 🙂 The brown box is an artists kit that a friend of mine gifted me.

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Here’s a fun pic of trash picked window frames & a vintage shelf that I’ll be able to decorate each season.  I’ll create a blog post every holiday around this corner 🙂

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I’m showing off this corner because I’d like to make these the focal gallery walls & even add a small hostess table for drinks & snacks during our craft get togethers.  That painting is something I’d love to do some fun collage work to it, maybe add a poem or 2 & spice it up with some fun crafty embellishments.  That will definitely be another blog post! What are your suggestions, I’ll start to gather them here & apply them to this 🙂

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I wanted to hang this up here since it actually has a little family history.  I don’t know too much about it, but my mom has had it longer than I’ve been around.  I think it went up in my parents first apartment & then I put it up in my first apartment.  There’s something so very calming about this 60’s (ish) print that fits with what I’m applying all over this room. I’ll get more info about it when I see my parents next week on vacation.

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I love that I found this piece at Home Goods! I love it there & get into too much trouble when I step foot in that store! Ours is attached to a Marshall’s so I am in there waaaaaaaaaay to long! lol  😀 This is a fun way to display our craft night cards, handmade jewelry & a special card I received from a friend.  Look at the artist card with a blank canvas that says “Begin Anywhere”.  Perfect & I adore it.

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There is sooooooooooo much I want to do with this room that I’m far from done, but I’ve progressed a lot with spacing, cleaning & planning.  Thank you Serena for hosting our Challenge!!! Please swing by her blog and Facebook page & show her some love.  Tell her I sent you & join us in her August challenge too! I’m glad that she didn’t stop with June & that we get to do this all over again with a great group of people! What room would you like to spruce up & clean?