Mini Mullan’s Room, Part 2

Hello friends!

Guess what!?  Mini Mullan’s room is almost finished!! Woohoo!  But, before I show you the entire room, I have another little sneak peek for you.  Are you ready?
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This is the changing station. This is hanging directly above the dresser/changing table. It will soon be filled with diapers, wipes, and all things baby! How cute is this?!
Peg Board – Home Depot
Wire Baskets – Home Depot
Burlap Sacks – Laurie Anna’s

This was my inspiration from Pinterest:

 

I have Mini Mullan’s initial that will hang, but that’s a secret for now 🙂

 

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Here is her adorable crib and bedding. I’m not a matchy-matchy person, especially when it comes to bedding, so I scoured the internet looking for bedding and here’s what I came up with.
Quilt – Etsy
Blue and White Gingham Crib Sheet – Target
Crib Bumper & Crib Skirt – Land of Nod

 

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Small Print – We Are 1976

 

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Small Print – We Are 1976
Doesn’t this look just like {d&k}?! Hehe.

 

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The green train case is from my mom and I’m not even sure how old it is. I’ve been hanging on to it for years, waiting for the perfect way to use and display it. Turns out, a book holder is Mini Mullan’s room is perfect!
Lamp – Hobby Lobby
Books – Various discount stores
Cloth/Foam Blocks – Ikea

 

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Chalkboard is an old window I found and then I painted it with chalkboard paint
Glass doorknobs came off of the antique doors that we currently use as our bed headboard
Mirror – Hobby Lobby
Hangers – Laurie Anna’s
Ruffled Onesie – I have no idea where I bought this from….some online boutique…sorry!
“Love” photo – This was from our wedding photo shoot on the Maumee River in Ohio. Our photographer found rocks that spelled out love…how cute!

 

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This dresser will serve as the changing table.  I, unfortunately, do not have before and after photos. I’m not sure what I was thinking, but pregnancy brain got the best of me. I will tell you that the dresser was completely black with brass knobs. This used to be my dresser when I was little 🙂 I used this photo from Pinterest as my inspiration:

 

 

 

 

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Paper bunting, made by yours truly! I wanted to go with fabric bunting, but I only needed a little bit of fabric. I couldn’t find any remnants that I liked and it didn’t make a lot of sense to buy such a small amount of fabric from the bolt. So, I found cute scrapbook paper that I liked, cut it into triangles (double-sided for extra strength and so it wouldn’t curl), and then hot glued twine in between the two triangles. Voila! Instant bunting! There will also be bunting on the other side of the wall with Mini Mullan’s name, but again, that’s a secret for now 🙂

 

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I made this burlap flower to use as a tie-back for the curtain. I got the burlap at Hobby Lobby for around $3/yard. It is what the name bunting will be made from also.

 

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This little rocking chair was mine when I was younger and I’ve been saving it for a Mini ever since!
I made the crocheted bubble blanket – you can find it on my shop, here.
Red Striped Basket – Hobby Lobby
Stuffed Animals – Various Stores

 

I’m not sure if you can tell from the photos or not, but the walls are a very light blue, almost white.  When we first moved in, we used this room as a guest room.  I painted the walls blue to go with the antique white bed and red/tan/gingham/rose quilt.  I love light blue and red together.  So, when we found out about Mini, I decided, boy or girl, the room would stay blue and there would be lots of red in there.  Once we found out Mini was a girl, I added in pink.  I’m so happy I kept the walls blue.  I love the color and it keeps the room nice and bright!

Well, there you have it. Another sneak peek of Mini Mullan’s room!! I can’t wait until it is completely finished and I can show you the whole thing. Just wait…it is adorable!

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day,
{d&k}

Mini Mullan’s Casa

Hey friends!  Thanks for stopping by our blog.  We hope you like it here.  It’s cozy and warm, just how I like it.

Speaking of cozy and warm, I’ve been working on Mini Mullan’s room and I thought I would share a little sneak peek with you.  Are you excited?!  You should be…no one has seen the room yet (mostly because it is far from finished).

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How cute is Mini Mullan’s Casa going to be?! I am already in love with it and it’s not even “put together” yet. Still on the way are the crib and mattress. And, I still have to paint the dresser/changing table. I actually still have a lot to do. I am making a mobile, bunting banner, and wall art. I have a lot of things for the walls to frame, also. And, we have a unique little feature to add to the wall above the changing table that I hope to have up next weekend. Fingers crossed. I can’t wait to share the finished room with all of you. Keep a lookout for it soon!

What is your favorite/least favorite thing/something you’d change about your kid’s rooms?

Enjoy your day,
{d&k}

Office Re-Do, DIY Part 1 – Chevron Striped Dresser

Drumroll please….

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for.  Wait, it’s not?!  Why not?!  You mean, your world doesn’t revolve around my blog?!  Hrmph.

That’s okay.  I forgive you.  I’ll still give you the DIY Dresser Makeover.

How cute is that!? I am in love with it and now I have the chevron bug. I want to paint chevron stripes on everything. This could be dangerous.

Okay, here’s the how-to:

1.  You’ll need to remove the hardware and you may need to sand your dresser.  I did not because I wanted the chippy-paint look.

2.  Make your grid.  You will be basically making a giant grid on the front of the dresser.  You’ll need a measuring tape, pencil, and painter’s tape.  First, you’ll measure the height (top to bottom of painted area) of dresser.  Figure out how many stripes you want.  My dresser measured 30″ high, so I decided 10, 3″ stripes would be perfect.  Next, measure the stripes down each side of the dresser and connect those lines.  Then, measure the width of the dresser (across the painted area).  While measuring, make a mark at the 1/3, 1/2, and 2/3 spots.  Do the same towards the bottom of the dresser.  Then, connect those lines.  The spots where the horizontal and vertical lines cross will be the points of your chevron.  Once you have measured and made your grid, you can begin to tape.

3.  Begin taping.  The taping was the hardest part for me.  You have to remember when to tape inside the lines or on the outside of the lines.  The stripe that will remain the dresser color will always be taped on the inside of the lines.  So, as you can see below, the first set of tape will be painted white and the second set, that is inside the lines, will remain black.  Also, when taping, you need to measure the distance between your set of tape to make sure it is consistent.  My lines were 3″, so once I made the first set of lines, I measured the inside, starting at the beginning, each point, and the end to make sure they were all 3″.  When measuring the tape set of the inside lines, you’ll measure from the outside of each piece of tape.

4. Paint. Now, the hard part is over and you can begin painting. I did one coat and I wanted brush strokes, so I made sure my brush only had a little paint on it and I dabbed most of the paint off on a paper towel. Once you are finished painting, let dry.

5. Remove tape. Once dry, remove the tape. Since I only did one light coat, the stripes were dry after about 10 minutes. Next, put the hardware back on. And, admire your new chevron striped dresser.

I hope you enjoyed my little DIY Chevron Striped Dresser tutorial. Stop back tomorrow for the DIY Fruit Crate Bookcase.

Enjoy your day,
{d&k}

Before and After

Happy Labor Day weekend, friends!  I hope you got to enjoy the weekend, relax a bit, spend time with friends and family, and eat good food.  We did!

We had a ton going on this weekend, one being my office re-do.  Yippee!!

Here’s what I did this weekend:

Painted desk white.  It was black and I just want to brighten it up a bit.

Painted white chevron stripes on my black dresser.  Eep.  So excited for this!

Built 2 bookcases out of the free fruit crates.

Painted bookcases coral.  Yep, that’s right.  Coral!  It’s bright.  It’s fantastic.  So pumped!

Made curtains.  I bought 2 $12 drop cloths from Home Depot and I will be cutting and sewing to make 4 panels and painting a thick black stripe on them.  I’ll have a tutorial for you very soon.  Get excited!

Organize!

Organize!

Organize!  This might actually be my favorite part!  I know, I’m a nerd.

So, here are the before pictures:

Bookcases (well, actually just a pile of fruit crates, but use your imagination).

Dresser

Desk

Ok, so I’m not going to show you the after just yet.  We’re building suspense here, people.  But, you should be very excited for the next few posts. Stay tuned.

Enjoy your day,
{d&k}