Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What to do with fabric covered boxes..

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Ok-so my last post was a little um..random. I wrote it quickly and it was late and I was feeling el-crapo and blah, blah, blah blah.
I thought that I would explain the post for you today. You know, cause I'm nice like that.
It all started with this pin from pinterest.

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If you don't follow me on my pinterest, you really should. 
I pin way too much, so I find some pretty awesome stuff.

I thought that it was a great, cheap idea! I love great, cheap ideas, so I gave it a go. 
The boxes turned out perfectly for the space. (my 7yr. old's room) 
If I were to do this in another part of my house, I would have used a more grown up fabric line. 
I probably wouldn't embellish the boxes either. 
That would be really hard for me to do though. I love glitter and buttons and ribbon and my glue gun. 
Way more than one should, I'm sure. 

So, the boxes inspired this room makeover.

I made the fabric covered boxes for my 7yr. old’s room. She got a mini room makeover for Christmas and her walls were still a little too bare for my liking. I can see her room from mine, so I do like it to look good.

A little truth telling here-my other two girls, they are PIGS! Granted, they are girls and they are 10 and 12 and I know that my room was very similar to theirs when I was their age. So, I choose to do as my mother did. Close the door. Out of sight, out of mind. They reside in the basement, so I really don’t see it and so I really don’t care. I do care about their younger sisters room though. I see it, therefore it must not only be clean, but decorated. Why decorated? Because it’s me and I decorate E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G!

So, to keep up with my past track record, I decorated some boxes with fabric for her room. What can I say, I am a little bit strange.

Ever since I saw this room on 320 sycamore, I wanted to make my own version.
april 2011 104 price

Love, Love, Love the framed shoes! I made my own using some red shoes that I picked up at…the thrift store. You are shocked..right? I then used mod podge and red glitter to make the ruby slippers frame worthy.

 Did I mention that I love them and I wish that they were a size 9 so I could wear them everyday?

I had my little sister make 15 pillows out of a bunch of fun, patterned fabric. Why so many different colors and patterns? Well, we all know that I am a bit on the lazy side when it comes to decorating. Grace had a few pieces of furniture that were random colors. I didn’t want to paint anymore than I absolutely had to, so I had to make the lime green desk and bright blue bookcase “go together.”

I also had to make the room come together on a budget. I did decorate it in December and funds were low, so I went through my stash of curtains. Yes, I have a stash of curtains. Panels, valances etc. This collection would be one of the reasons why my linen closet would barely closes. I was thrilled that I had a set of panels and plaid valances that would work. Wa-hoo! I again begged my sister to share her sewing talents with me and sew the two together. Worked out perfectly! This was one of the few times my husband was impressed with my curtain collection.

I found this cutest sign for Miss Grace at Ross for $5! Perfect!

I made this wreath with some yummy felt, a wreath form from the thrift store and straight pins. I used this fabulous tutorial from the blog, A bit of Sunshine. Her cute silhouette is from Kindergarten and she just made the rainbow the other day. She was thrilled to have a spot to hang her creations.

Overall, the room turned out better than I could have hoped.

Who knew that fabric on Christmas card boxes would look so good?

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  1. ohh, I love it all, but the pillows, curtains and fabric covered boxes are my favorite! She is lucky to have such a darling room:)

  2. so stinking cute! I love all the colors and how girly it is :)

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  3. I love the room. Super adorable. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

  4. Adorable! I'm all about red sparkly shoes! I just finished up a nursery come take a look when you get a chance.

  5. I want to live in that room... It's darling! Well done. I love it all :)



  6. What a SMART idea!! The fabric-covered boxes are genius! :) And I agree--you are a fab person to follow on Pinterest! :) Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  7. VERY cute girly room! Wish I had one to do this for. Instead I'll have to come up with some great boy's room ideas...in the future, when I feel like it.;)

  8. The cute little framed shoes and the flag banner make this room rock! It is really adorable!

    Thanks for sharing it at Tell it to Me Tuesday @ Creatively Living!


  9. what a lucky 7-year-old. such a great space!

  10. The sparkle shoes...they have grow-up ones at PAYLESS right now. Black and silver..but come one a little spray paint could fix that issue!!

  11. This is perfect for little girls! It has interesting colors!


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