New year, new goals, old project

I have not been good about taking pictures this last month or two. But I was looking through old pictures and realized I had older projects I could talk about and share. I've done a lot of projects and although I'm not always good about documenting the before and during stages, I almost always have the after pictures

I love sharing my ideas with people and inspiring them to be creative and step out of the box. I was reminded a few days ago that my strong suite, and what I'm most talented at, is being creative and seeing spaces and furniture for what they could be. I'm not always the best at writing or teaching, but I love sharing what I create. We all have strengths and weaknesses, so my goal for next year is to play up my strengths and concentrate on them and to get help with the things I am not so great at

I absolutely love decorating, especially kids rooms. You can have so much fun with them and just let your creativity run wild. I have probably redone both of my kids rooms more times then I would like to admit, but they don't mind. I rented a house in Texas and I was able to paint, which is not something everyone lets you do when you do not own

I also did not have a lot of money to decorate, so I stretched every dollar. Most everything in her room I redid from a thrift store or bought on clearance. The frame in the picture above started out as an ugly framed print, so I took the glass and print out, painted it black and stapled fabric to the back. I then bought $4.50 worth of letters to spell out my princess' name, painted them and glued/stapled them to the fabric to create personalized art for her room

Although I painted her room all gray, I wanted to add more interest and create a focal wall. I attached molding that I painted a silverish black color to the wall with hook and loop and I painted between them pink, and stenciled a saying in the space between. I used hook and loop so it would not be permanent

I redid everything in her room from the rocking chair to the toy box and end table. I wanted her to have a princess room that we could have tea parties in. She was so tiny, but I did not want to have a bunch of furniture I had to replace in two or three years because she grew out of it

I have a lot more pictures of this room but I can't seem to find them. She had a cute round table and two chairs, a night stand, and another sign I painted that was a quote. "One good pair of shoes can change your life" - Cinderella. It must have sunk in because my now 8 year old is obsessed with shoes!


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