Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I decided I wanted to make quilts for family members, though I've never made one before in my life.

I mention to husband that my sewing machine sucks, so it won't happen. He insisted I buy a new one, so of course I didn't argue, ha!

The next night, my very first quilt was done :) I used the tutorial from http://www.imperfecthomemaking.com/2012/01/easy-thrifty-pretty-rag-quilt-tutorial.html and it was done in no time!

I'm already almost done with my second.


My sons room is not tiny but it's not huge. it's around 12x12, but once you throw in a reading spot, train table, dressers, toy box, etc - there is no room left to play!

We decided he needed a loft bed, which would give him full use of the space underneath his bed.

Of course, because I am not a normal person who can go to a normal store and buy a normal bed, we decided to make one!

We decided on this one. 

I spent 2 nights re-figuring the wood we needed because I wanted it taller, and without the stairs. I went to Lowes (alone) and got the wood selected, but ran into trouble with a supreme douche-bag who didn't want to cut it.  It was such an awful experience that I ended up complaining before I left, and then ended up with half the wood for free. I can live with that.

The husband built the bed, then we took it apart, moved it upstairs and re-assembled and painted it.

We repainted his walls, and I fell in love with an argyle fabric I had found. I used the fabric and made him some curtains, and a few pillows for a reading spot I was making, inspired by this post.  I used some old shelves I already had, a crib mattress from a friend, and his reading spot was done for completely free.

I also had some old baseboard from an old project, so I used it to frame a portion of his wall, and painted the inside with chalkboard paint.

All done, we spent about $70 on the room make over. He's happy, the husband is happy, and it was so cheap that I'm happy :)






Friday, October 18, 2013

So, I started this blog a few years ago, and like pretty much everything in my life, I never followed through.
Until today, when I decided it might be nice to record the things I attempt (and sometimes, succeed) to make.

Let's see how long I stick with it :)