Holy Cow!!! It’s week 3! Which means we are half way to the finish line. Which would be awesome, if I had more done 🙁 Things are kind of moving along at a snail’s pace. But I did get one big piece completed this week!! Woot! I got my DIY diamond tufted headboard done! [Read more…]
As I mentioned in last week’s post, I listened to a podcast by Linda Weinstein, the founder of the One Room Challenge. And one of the things that she mentioned was that it is not necessary to do the challenge in “real time” as long as the content is fresh when presented. Unfortunately I am doing this one in real time. And I wish I weren’t…Ugh. She also mentioned that this challenge is more difficult for Canadians. She’s right about that one! I should definitely have started planning earlier and more
importantly ordering sooner. Time is NOT on my side! [Read more…]
This is the Billy bookcase stencil tutorial for my Billy bookcase hack from week 2 of the September 2018 $100 Room Challenge.
Who doesn’t love IKEA??? And their Billy bookcases are pretty versatile. I used them for my new pantry. And I used them in the $100 Room Challenge that I took part in September 2018. I had three of them. Two of the shorter ones (31.5“ wide) in White, which I was using in my livingroom, but they weren’t really working there. The third one is a 79.5” tall one, and was birch. It used to live in my spare bedroom in my former home. When we moved it was stored upstairs in the room that would become my Craft room. [Read more…]
It’s week 3 of the $100 Room Challenge and I tackle my DIY sewing table this week. [Read more…]
Welcome to Week 2 of the $100 Room Challenge – My Ikea Billy Bookcase Hack
This is the part of this challenge that I am the most excited about!
Billy Bookcase Hack
Cutting Edge Stencils has provided us with stencils, but we will still be counting this towards our budget for the purposes of the challenge. My stencil is the vision craft stencil in medium. [Read more…]
Can you hear the crowd going wild?!?! Or is that just me? 😉
A craft room was a MUST when we were house hunting. I always planned on using one of the bedrooms as my craft room/office/sewing room. How nice to be able to leave your project as it is and just close the door 🙂 This should stop the cat from sleeping on my projects, providing of course that I remember to shut the door! Keep reading to see the craft room design!
When we first moved into the house this was just an empty CLEAN room. Then It became the room where all of the left-overs went while I figured out what to do with them, Here is what it looked like after about 8 months in the house
We combined 2 households when we moved here, so I have a few left-over pieces of furniture that I plan on using in this room. I have gotten rid of a LOT of stuff, but I’m glad that I hung onto a few pieces that will be the foundation for my craft room
Here they are
Kitchen Table – My new layout table
Kitchen chairs – they can stay
Manicure table – My new sewing table
More bookcases from the living room (I don’t like them here)
Zebra pics from iKEA
Cutting edge stencils is sponsoring us for this round of the $100 Room Challenge. Click on the link above to go shopping!!!! They have provided the stencils to us for free, but for the purpose of the challenge, we are counting the cost of the stencil in our $100 Budget. I chose the Vision all-over stencil. I have been wanting to use this stencil for a long time.
The Master Plan
My plan is to pull off this craft room design with mostly paint and fabric, and the pieces that I already have. I’m using a colour palette of Grey, white, black, silver and HOT PINK!!!!
- Paint large billy bookcase white
- Paint manicure table
- Stencil backs of bookcases
- Re-cover ‘kitchen chairs’
- Add new photos to zebra pictures
- Make storage boxes for shelves
- Cover accent pillows
- Add a lamp if I can find one cheap enough 🙂
- Add an accent stencil to the wall
- Add some decor pieces
A word of warning, I will be exercising my option to US exchange 🙂 We Canadians generally do US exchange, since our dollar just doesn’t go as far as the American dollar. If you have ever come shopping in Canada, you will know that our prices are generally higher! I’ll be using a flat rate of 70 cents on the dollar for my craft room design, so I will top out at $130.
Here is my colour inspiration
source: home bunch
Here is my craft room design board
I need to get to work, so please check back next week to see how much I get done.
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