Organization has been my main concern within my bedroom decoration. It's very hard to keep a room organized when you have 4 people in it. Clothes are all over the floor along with toys and...what's that green gunk? Oh yeah... it's a fruit roll up stuck on the carpet. It's tough living with three boys. That's why I have been trying to brighten up our tight living quarters.
So far I have bought a wardrobe from Ikea to keep the kid's clothes in. (I'll post pictures of it later.) FYI, I bought that sucker in the nick-of-time. It went up to $249! I got it at $199.00; I though it was steal at that price. I also bought a Hemnes dresser in As-Is (love it!) for $100 off! My next project is to paint the knobs in a chevron style.
So anyway...I'll get to the storage bins I promise. We have two Ikea tables as night tables. Not much for storage. I knew I needed to buy some bins to place under the table for storage. I found 2 bins on sale at Target! If you don't know by now, Ikea & Target are my favorite stores! The only problem with the storage bins is that they were green. Green is not one of my colors in my decor palette. I have an obsession with all shades teal, aqua & turquoise.
I made a trip to Michael's & bought some acrylic paint stencil. At first I thought about making my own stencil but I don't think I am there yet. Martha Stewart to the rescue. I have a love/hate relationship with Martha. I love her products but hate her prices. Come on Martha let's not be greedy. Being greedy landed you in jail last time. I bought her acrylic paints because they were on sale. I bought her stencils because I had a 40% coupon from Michael's. I also bought craft smart because they had the aqua color I liked.
I also bought these Martha Stewart foam brushes
that attach to her acrylic paint bottles. I should have
known there was a reason why they were on clearance.
They were very flimsy. Very cheap quality. The foam
ripped off after each side I painted. There were 6 in the
package I used up 5 of them. I didn't remember
reading anything about them being "disposable." What a
disappointment. I pushed
First I covered each side with 2 coats of the light
aqua paint. Then I stenciled the Moroccan design.
I am trying an eclectic print theme for the room.
|My personal photographer, Jayden was there to capture me stenciling.|
If you have no Idea who Jayden is, his bio is right here.
Then Tah-Dah! And to think I did this all in the Florida heat! I am proud of my imperfect job!