Here’s a handy-dandy little idea that I absolutely love. For about a year now, I’ve been keeping a folder of home improvement ideas that have caught my eye. I have simply stuck magazine pages, website printouts, paint sample cards, future house plans, and gardening tips in a simple folder for future use. So simple…so helpful…so FUN! I absolutely love going to this folder when I have the urge to make some changes.
Using a simple folder is a great way to start, but if you are like me, you will add and add and add things to your folder until it’s time to upgrade to a 3 ring binder. My folder is gettin’ pretty full so it’s time to find a better way to arrange my ever-growing pile of papers and samples. I’m hitting up the garage sales this weekend so maybe I’ll be able to find a great deal-i-o on something useful.(Check back tomorrow to see if we score big.)
I started remodeling Ava and Kyra’s playroom this week and I turned to my trusty folder for ideas. This idea really stood out from the rest…
I’m almost positive the people at Lowe’s thing we are a little crazy. We visit the paint counter at least once a week. So, why break the cycle, right? We hit up the paint counter for our favorite Olympic Premium paint in a dark pink color called “cerise”.
The room is now half painted with the cerise paint. The plan is to also paint the ceiling a color that is similar to the mint green color in the inspiration picture and add a few black accessories. I also wanted to paint a huge picture for an empty wall and here is an idea of what I would like to do. Sorry, but I’m not great using the paint program on the computer so hopefully it will look better when I actually do the real thing.
Other plans for the playroom include building a black toy box/window seat and recovering a large paper lamp shade with bright, fun fabric (My 2-year-old had a grand ol’ time using a pencil to punch holes in the shade). Should be fun! Of course, I’ll try to share every little detail of how it goes! Thanks for stopping by!