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Girl’s Room: FAQs + Projects

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Thanks so much everyone for the kind comments on my younger daughter’s room, it was fun to pull together a space with a lot of pattern in color palette she chose. You asked, so I’m here to answer… here are a few more details on the projects that went into her young and feminine bedroom.

lavender blue girls room

 

Many of you wanted to know about the color on the chandelier – I used a spray paint in the color ‘Catalina Mist’ by Krylon to change it from dark bronze to a minty aqua blue. The round light bulbs can be found at Home Depot. I used the same spray paint to cover the three frames that hang above the bed (frames found at Michaels.)

aqua blue orb chandelier

framed leopard fabrics

 

The fabrics on the window panels and bench were a simple design I created last year for her room and printed over at Spoonflower. I’m not sure yet if these patterns will be available this summer. Thanks to Camille for sharing that the Moroccan print lavender rug is also available at Overstock.

lavender print fabrics

 

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Lavender + Blue Girl’s Room

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Hey everybody, I finally finished up my nine year old daughter’s room – a makeover I started back in October of last year. Over the past few months I’ve worked my way around the room, adding different elements here and there. You may recognize some of the projects I’ve posted about in the past.

My daughter just turned nine and is crazy about the combination of purple and blue – predictable for that age but sweet nevertheless, so I used those two colors throughout to make sure she really loved the space and would have fond memories of it when she’s all grown up.

lavender and blue girls room

 

As you can see we did go ahead with the bunk beds I asked you all about that she wanted for her ninth birthday. I’ll share some thoughts on this particular bed set and how we’ve adjusted to bunks in a follow up post.

girls room bunk beds

 

The nightstand we’ve had for years, I found it at a garage sale for $3 many years ago, it still fit the space and provided a perch for a lamp to read by at night. Even though the palette is very young and feminine, I do like that most of the accessories and fabrics are sophisticated enough to last for many years as she grows older.

nightstand and lamp

  

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Buy or DIY: Outdoor Square Planters

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

I’ve got a fever…. and the prescription is …to build planters for spring! I really do have a big case of spring fever right now and I’m sure do you too. I’ve got my mind set on filling up our courtyard with small trees and some climbing vines, and also sprucing up the front porch with beautiful new planters.

The old urns I’ve had there for years I can use elsewhere but right now I’m pretty much in love with these Chippendale style planters I’ve seen around the web. I want to make them in a larger custom size and for less money, so these are on my list as my next outdoor spring DIY project.

chippendale style planters

 

In my research for tips and materials and step by step instructions on building square and rectangular styles, I stumbled across plenty more inspiring outdoor planters that savvy DIYers have assembled, here you go:

diy outdoor planter projects

from top left: square planter with finials at ana white / chevron planter by zelo photo / simple planter by popular mechanics / tall dark and handsome planter by cleverly inspired / square cedar planters by being brook / tall white planter by lowes creative ideas / pallet planter by esprit cabane / white and steel planter by lowes creative ideas / cedar pine planter by infarrantly creative / pottery barn inspired reclaimed wood planter by the money pit / white planters by the accent piece / scrap wood planter by the book of jimmy / recycled wood planter by zelo photo / fence board planter by that’s my letter

 

If DIY is not your thing, here are some square and rectangular planters under $100:

outdoor planters under $100

from top left:  20” white square from Target, $50 / 16” blue wood by Simply Planters, $59 / 28” tall mayne fairfield from Amazon, $99 / 18” stained wood at Hayneedle, $80 / 14” Chippendale at Home Depot, $49 / 22” self watering colorful tapered by Improvements, $80 / 18” Wayfair square cedar $59 /  15” concrete planter at Target, $99

 

I’d ask you what spring projects you’re planning since I’d love to know but my comments are still not working, so sorry!  I’ve got my IT guy looking at it and the glitch will be fixed soon.

Related Planter Projects from the Archives:

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shim 2

mosaic

Recycled Wine Barrel

Weathered Wood Shim

Glass Mosaic Tile

 

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