Saturday, July 17, 2010

From Pallet to Bed!!

We are in the process of turning my 2 year old son’s room into a big boy room.  I started with the canvas on the back of vinyl flooring.  Notice in the final picture how much of Bessie, the cow, I lost due to my terrible measuring!


I had found this picture of a bed and wanted to copy it!  I can’t remember which blog I got this picture from! 


One day last month I went to my husband’s work to have lunch with him.  As I was walking to my car I noticed their LARGE trash pile.  It was calling my name!!  My poor husband!  I may not be invited to lunch again!  I found this large pallet and asked him to bring it home.  To my surprise he did!


First Scott (and Nicholas) reinforced each board with a screw.


I found these 4 inch casters at Harbor Freight for $3.99 each.  I needed 6.   I was able to use Sodderbug $$$ to purchase them so that makes me happy that it didn’t come out of our household budget!


Nicholas handed me the screws and I screwed them on!



We carried it into Nicholas’s room and this is what we had. 


I had not measured it and thought I would not mind if it was a little larger than the mattress but it took up way too much space in him room.  So… we took it back out to the garage and completely undid everything we had just done.  We cut 10 inches off the width and the last 3 slats.  Then put it all back together.  I think it was totally worth it!  Nicholas is sound asleep in his new bed!


He loves that Bessie is right next to his head! 


I might turn the bed tomorrow so that it is on the right wall and not covering up so much of the canvas.  A funny note about the comforter… it is from my college days!  Inside of the comforter is my older comforter from middle school age.  My mom had taken two sheets and sewed them together and put my old comforter inside.  So it is 21 years old! 

Just a reminder, my blog has a new place but I am double posting until I get you all over there!  Here is the new location:

Saturday, July 10, 2010

More Wooden Blocks!

So I have gone a little wooden block crazy lately. I do most of my photo editing for these on picnik. i just print them out and mod podge them on!

I have a new blog now!  I am double posting until I get you all over there!  Here is the link to the new one:  Sodderbug

My Boy and his Patch!

Scott draws tractors on Nicholas’s patches to get him to wear them with!

Here is a pic from Mother’s Day!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Sweet Treat Ceramics

Check out this super cute plate I had made for my in-laws! My friend, Anja, made it! To get one check out her website!!

She turned this:

Into this:

Isn’t it just the perfect gift!!??
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Wall Mural on Sheet Vinyl

My son is almost 3 and we are starting the change his room from a nursery to a big boy room. The theme will be farms and I wanted to start with a wall mural. We are renting our home so I wanted to paint it on something that will come with us when we build our home. My friend, Anja, who is an amazing artist, recommended I paint it on the back of sheet vinyl, or aka linoleum flooring. The back of it is paper so it is actually white easy top paint on. I just used my acrylic paint and had at it! Well, to tell the truth, Anja drew it. Then I just painted within the lines. She really made it beautiful when she went back and added highlights and lowlights. To hang it my husband used drywall screws and large washers along the top. Shhhh, don’t tell our landlord, we promise to fill in the holes before we move out. You have to make sure the screws are going into studs because the mural is quite heavy! Last, we (my husband) put trim molding around the edge to make it look framed! Check it out!! I LOVE IT and so does Nicholas!

Isn’t it just incredible?!?!?!?

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